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  1. Tyler Seguin’s move to the wing, added PP time could help him break through

    Oct 4, 2011, 3:31 PM EDT

    Tyler Seguin

    A move to the wing (and hopefully more power play time) could help Tyler Seguin improve next season. The question is: will he make a small step forward or take a giant leap in 2011-12?

  2. Flyers send Brayden Schenn to minors, waive role players

    Oct 4, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

    schenntominors

    The Flyers made some eye-opening moves today, even if Brayden Schenn’s demotion might just be temporary. The real question revolves around their penalty kill situation, though.

  3. Capitals join forces with Penguins to support families affected by Lokomotiv tragedy

    Oct 4, 2011, 1:54 PM EDT

    lokomotivpatch

    The Capitals and Penguins will join forces to help families affected by the Lokomotiv tragedy during their Oct. 13 game in Pittsburgh.

  4. Matt Duchene wants John Tavares money for his second contract

    Oct 4, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

    Honda NHL SuperSkills

    Matt Duchene has produced remarkably similar stats to John Tavares, who went two picks higher in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. Perhaps that’s why he’s asking for a remarkably similar second contract.

  5. Lightning place aging defenseman Mattias Ohlund on the IR

    Oct 4, 2011, 12:18 PM EDT

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    Brad Marchand, Mattias Ohlund

    While they await MRI results, the Lightning placed aging defenseman Mattias Ohlund on the injured reserve.

  6. Flyers have high expectations in Czechs: Jaromir Jagr and Jakub Voracek

    Oct 4, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    voracekjagrap

    The Flyers have high expectations for one Czech who might be past his prime (Jaromir Jagr) and one who might not quite be there yet (Jakub Voracek).

  7. Rangers waive Sean Avery; John Tortorella gives brutally honest explanation

    Oct 4, 2011, 11:28 AM EDT

    New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

    As PHT speculated about a week ago, the Rangers decided to waive pest Sean Avery. It marks another low point in a career that’s starting to have far more valleys than peaks and begs the question about the 31-year-old forward’s future.

  8. 2011-2012 season preview: Los Angeles Kings

    Oct 4, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Phoenix Coyotes v Los Angeles Kings

    After acquiring Mike Richards and Simon Gagne (and re-signing Drew Doughty), some say this could be the best Kings team in franchise history. But will that be enough to win the Pacific and make a deep run into the playoffs this season?

  9. 2011-2012 season preview: Anaheim Ducks

    Oct 4, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Teemu Selanne, Corey Perry, Saku Koivu

    Will the Ducks be able to ride their fantastic finish last season to yet another playoff appearance this season. Never underestimate the power of an elite scoring line and great goaltending.

  10. Bodog’s oddsmakers aren’t worried about Alex Ovechkin’s tough 2010-11

    Oct 3, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

    Alex Ovechkin

    Many people critique Alex Ovechkin for an off year in 2010-11, but Bodog gives him the best odds to win the Hart Trophy next season. Check out their picks for other awards in this post.

  11. 2011-2012 season preview: Phoenix Coyotes

    Oct 3, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Phoenix Coyotes - Game Four

    People have vastly underestimated Phoenix over the last two seasons and the Coyotes have consistently exceeded expectations. But without Ilya Bryzgalov around and question marks in net, is this the season when the Coyotes fall from the playoff race?

  12. 2011-2012 season preview: San Jose Sharks

    Oct 3, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Five

    Once again, the Sharks will battle among the league’s elite as they try to take the next step in their development. Back-to-back appearances in the Western Conference final have set the bar fairly high in the Bay Area; and they have a team that has the chance to fulfill the lofty expectations.

  13. Find all of PHT’s 2011-2012 season previews here

    Oct 3, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    If you missed out on any of our team previews for the upcoming season, fear not, we got your hookup.

  14. Troubles ahead? Marc Staal will miss at least the first two games of season

    Oct 3, 2011, 6:07 PM EDT

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    Marc Staal

    Marc Staal’s continued neck and post-concussion issues will keep him from joining the Rangers in Europe. Time to worry in Manhattan?

  15. Swiss cheese: Rangers lose to Switzerland’s EV Zug 8-4 in final exhibition game

    Oct 3, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT

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    Switzerland Hockey New York Rangers Zug

    All right, you can make the Swiss pun for yourselves as the Rangers were dropped like a sack of Toblerones by EV Zug 8-4 in an exhibition in Switzerland.

  16. 2011-2012 season preview: Dallas Stars

    Oct 3, 2011, 5:00 PM EDT

    Dallas Stars v Phoenix Coyotes

    The Stars were within a single win on the final day of the regular season from a spot in the playoffs last season. Will they be able to take the next step and secure a playoff berth next season? Don’t bet on it.

  17. And Chicago’s backup goalie this year will be…

    Oct 3, 2011, 4:50 PM EDT

    Ray Emery

    The job for Chicago’s backup goalie position was down to veteran Ray Emery and youngster Alexander Salak. In Chicago’s case this time, the veteran leads the way.

  18. Alex Ovechkin heads back to Russia due to death in the family

    Oct 3, 2011, 4:25 PM EDT

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    Alex Ovechkin

    Alex Ovechkin is heading back to Russia after a death in the family putting his status for opening night in question.

  19. Seattle lawmaker has a Nashville-like plan to build new arena to draw NHL to city

    Oct 3, 2011, 3:46 PM EDT

    Seattle

    One Seattle lawmaker has hatched a plan to get a new arena built in the city to help draw the NBA and NHL to town.

  20. 2011-2012 season preview: Columbus Blue Jackets

    Oct 3, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Jeff Carter

    Newcomers Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski had Blue Jackets fans hoping for a playoff spot this season. But without a better effort from Steve Mason in net, none of the offseason moves will make a difference.

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