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  1. Alex Kovalev bashes Ottawa media, hints at possibility of eventual NHL return

    Aug 8, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

    Kovalev

    Alex Kovalev will be far away from Ottawa after signing a two-year deal with the KHL, but that doesn’t mean that the wounds from his experience with the Senators (and the media) have totally healed.

  2. Mike Comrie won’t return until he completes rehab from hip surgery; Is his career over?

    Aug 8, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v Detroit Red Wings

    Mike Comrie’s NHL career is on hold as he continues to rehab from hip surgery. Could this be the last we see of Comrie?

  3. Best and worst sweaters of all-time: Boston Bruins

    Aug 8, 2011, 12:23 PM EDT

    Raymond Bourque, Cam Neely

    Our summer series featuring the best and worst sweaters of all time starts with the Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins.

  4. Could the St. Louis Blues be a ‘sleeper team’ in the West?

    Aug 8, 2011, 11:14 AM EDT

    David Backes, Chris Stewart

    Could the St. Louis Blues be the “sleeper team” of the West next season? Let’s take a look.

  5. Striking while the team’s hot: Lightning reportedly sell twice as many season tickets for 2011-12

    Aug 7, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Three

    The steady stream of positivity keeps building for the Lightning organization, as they reportedly doubled their season ticket sales for 2011-12 and earned about a 90 percent renewal rate to boot.

  6. Not all of this week’s Sean Avery news is bad: Namesake horse wins Vanderbilt Handicap

    Aug 7, 2011, 7:20 PM EDT

    Longfellows Stakes Horse Racing

    Sean Avery (the hockey player) might be making bad gambles with cops this week, but Sean Avery (the thoroughbred horse) actually beat the odds by winning a race Sunday.

  7. Dan Bylsma says the Penguins will be better this season

    Aug 7, 2011, 6:26 PM EDT

    Dan Bylsma

    The Penguins weren’t exactly a bad team last year, but coach Dan Bylsma says they’ll be even better this season. Be afraid, NHL.

  8. Oilers top pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins looking like real deal at Team Canada camp

    Aug 7, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT

    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

    Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is looking like a kid ready for the NHL right now at Team Canada’s WJC development camp in Edmonton.

  9. Blue Jackets hope that casino money will help keep team in Columbus

    Aug 7, 2011, 12:46 PM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets Press Conference Introducing New Players Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski

    The Columbus Blue Jackets are bleeding money and revenues from a Columbus casino could help ensure the team stays in Ohio.

  10. Minnesota’s offseason transformation necessary for Wild culture change

    Aug 7, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT

    Chuck Fletcher, Mike Yeo

    The big changes that GM Chuck Fletcher has made happen in Minnesota this summer were all necessary to change the culture for the Wild and make roles more clearly defined.

  11. Is Dan Cleary the heir to Tomas Holmstrom’s throne in front of the net?

    Aug 7, 2011, 12:15 AM EDT

    Dan Cleary, Ilya Bryzgalov

    Tomas Holmstrom isn’t going to be a menace in front of opposing nets for the Red Wings forever. Could Dan Cleary be the heir to Holmstrom’s home in front of the goalie?

  12. Shall we dance again? Sharks acquire James Sheppard from Wild for 2013 third round pick

    Aug 6, 2011, 11:27 PM EDT

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    James Sheppard

    The Sharks and Wild know each other awfully well this summer and made their third deal of the offseason, this time with the Wild sending frustrating forward James Sheppard to San Jose for a 2013 third round pick.

  13. The Islanders could be moving … elsewhere on Long Island

    Aug 6, 2011, 9:47 PM EDT

    Charles Wang

    The Islanders could be on the move in the future, but perhaps it’ll be to another location on Long Island and not Kansas City or Quebec City.

  14. Report: Predators put Brett Lebda on unconditional waivers; Buyout coming… Or not?

    Aug 6, 2011, 8:20 PM EDT

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    Brett Lebda

    A report today says that Brett Lebda will be bought out by the Nashville Predators after being put on unconditional waivers. While that’s all well and good… Can they even do it?

  15. Chara, Ovechkin and Phaneuf make list of 10 ‘biggest hitters’

    Aug 6, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT

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    Four active NHLers made NHL.com’s list of the ten biggest hitters. Check out who they were and discuss those choices in this post.

  16. Tackling how the US debt debacle might affect the NHL

    Aug 6, 2011, 4:27 PM EDT

    A picture shows the reflection of a man

    With the United States credit rating taking an “unprecedented blow,” blogger Dirk Hoag broke down how that might affect Canadian and American NHL teams. “Read more” for the details and some extra thoughts.

  17. ‘Furry’ rumors: Rescheduled event leads some to think 2012 NHL Entry Draft will be in Pittsburgh

    Aug 6, 2011, 3:34 PM EDT

    Iceburgh

    What’s the best way to start a rumor about the 2012 draft being in Pittsburgh? Just keep an eye on the city’s calendar for … “Furry” events.

  18. Are Marty Turco’s days in the NHL over?

    Aug 6, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT

    Marty Turco

    Could Marty Turco’s lack of options force him to retire or at least leave the NHL?

  19. Chris Pronger is ‘progressing nicely’ but could miss beginning of Flyers training camp

    Aug 6, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    prongerap

    It’s not shocking news but it might be a little unsettling for Flyers fans: Chris Pronger will likely miss at least the beginning of training camp.

  20. Rangers to speak with Sean Avery; He says “it will all work out somehow”

    Aug 6, 2011, 11:22 AM EDT

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    Sean Avery says he thinks that his legal issues “will all work out at some point,” but the question is: will his NHL career?

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