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  1. 2011 NHL SuperSkills – Fans choose Alex Ovechkin as winner of Breakaway Challenge

    Jan 29, 2011, 8:10 PM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin took home the title in the Breakaway Challenge winning the NHL’s version of the slam dunk contest with a pool cue-like shot from his knees.

  2. 2011 NHL SuperSkills results: Fastest skater event dominated by Michael Grabner

    Jan 29, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT

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    Just about every talking head predicted that Michael Grabner would have a great chance of ending up the fastest skater tonight and he didn’t disappoint. The speedy New York Islanders right winger earned the fastest times of the night and helped Team Staal defeat Team Lidstrom 5-3. Full times at the bottom of this post.…

  3. Report: Penguins star Sidney Crosby cleared to start skating

    Jan 29, 2011, 7:37 PM EDT

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    Concussion-addled Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is cleared to resume skating for the Penguins.

  4. Report: Witnesses deny that Mike Komisarek punched woman at Hollywood club

    Jan 29, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT

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    “Multiple witnesses” claim that Mike Komisarek did not, in fact, punch a woman at a bar in a nightclub incident. Click “Read More” for the cloudy details.

  5. How does Carolina get ready for a game? Tailgating

    Jan 29, 2011, 6:16 PM EDT

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    The tailgating in Carolina is an often understated but instantly legendary aspect of hockey in the south. Let the photos take you away. Sorry, smells not included.

  6. NHL SuperSkills participants named; Chara going for fourth straight hardest shot

    Jan 29, 2011, 5:37 PM EDT

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    Can Team Staal’s Zdeno Chara take home his fourth straight hardest shot competition? Not if Team Lidstrom’s Shea Weber and Dustin Byfuglien have anything to say about it.

  7. Sights around the All-Star Game Fan Fair and fantasy draft

    Jan 29, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT

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    Curious as to what’s going on around Raleigh? Here’s some of the sights around the Fan Fair. Warning, mascots ahead.

  8. Action and reaction from a whirlwind Fantasy All-Star Draft

    Jan 29, 2011, 11:23 AM EDT

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    Last night’s All-Star Fantasy Draft provided lots of fun for the fans and players alike and it shows.

  9. Fantasy Draft results: Team Staal and Team Lidstrom rosters

    Jan 28, 2011, 9:31 PM EDT

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    Here are the rosters for Team Staal vs. Team Lidstrom. Cam Ward was the first pick, the Sedin twins were split up and Phil Kessel became Mr. Irrelevant. Want to know the full story? Click “Read More.”

  10. Poll results: PHT readers pick Team Staalbrien over Team Yerdstrom

    Jan 28, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

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    PHT readers chose Team Staalbrien over Team Yerdstrom. Click “Read More” for poll results regarding this epic imaginary battle.

  11. Joel Quenneville will coach Team Staal; Team Lidstrom gets Alain Vigneault and Peter Laviolette

    Jan 28, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

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    A coin flip determined the All-Star Game coaches: Joel Quenneville will sit behind the bench for Team Staal while Alain Vigneault and Peter Laviolette will coach Team Lidstrom.

  12. 2011 NHL All-Star Game first event to get “cross-channel priority” on NBCUniversal

    Jan 28, 2011, 5:03 PM EDT

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    The NHL All-Star Game marks a historic moment in broadcasting for the new NBCUniversal.

  13. Ales Kotalik clears waivers, sent to AHL’s Abbotsford Heat; Can Jay Feaster clean up Calgary’s mess?

    Jan 28, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

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    To the surprise of just about no one, Ales Kotalik cleared waivers today. Will this be the beginning of a much-needed Flames renovation?

  14. Flyers defenseman Matt Walker clears waivers, opening up cap space for Philly

    Jan 28, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT

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    The Flyers received the cap space they desired and kept a potentially useful depth player after Matt Walker cleared re-entry waivers today.

  15. Handicapping the Fantasy Draft: Who might end up on Team Staal, Lidstrom?

    Jan 28, 2011, 2:10 PM EDT

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    It’s tough to predict what Eric Staal and Nicklas Lidstrom have up their sleeves, but we’ll give it a shot.

  16. Waffle-throwing Leafs fan only faces 5 hours of community service, but is still banned from games

    Jan 28, 2011, 1:09 PM EDT

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    Joseph Robb got off lightly for disrupting a Toronto Maple Leafs game with his waffle-throwing antics, but the biggest punishment he’ll face won’t be the measly five hours of community service. (Joe found this interesting bit of “photographic evidence” of waffle tossing via the Toronto Star.) Nope, chances are that Robb is most upset that…

  17. Poll: Team Staalbrien vs. Team Yerdstrom

    Jan 28, 2011, 11:40 AM EDT

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    The PHT authors conducted a Mock Draft for the 2011 NHL All-Star Team rosters, with James O’Brien taking Team Staal and Joe Yerdon taking Team Lidstrom. So which team do you think is better? Vote in the poll to tell us.

  18. PHT Mock Draft results: Team Lidstrom (by Joe Yerdon)

    Jan 28, 2011, 10:40 AM EDT

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    The PHT authors conducted a Mock Draft for the 2011 NHL All-Star Team rosters, with James O’Brien taking Team Staal and Joe Yerdon taking Team Lidstrom. Now let’s look at Joe’s picks.

  19. Red Wings activate Pavel Datsyuk from injured reserve

    Jan 28, 2011, 1:14 AM EDT

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    The Red Wings should be even tougher to beat beginning after the all-star break, as the team activated Pavel Datsyuk from the injured reserve on Thursday.

  20. Why the NHL should move the All-Star Game to the preseason

    Jan 27, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

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    Want a way to improve the All-Star Game? How about moving it to the preseason? Click “Read More” for reasons why it might work.

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