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  1. Predators defenseman Francois Bouillon suffers setback in concussion recovery

    Jul 21, 2011, 4:39 PM EDT

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    Francis Bouillon

    Francis Bouillon is one of a handful of players spending their summer recovering from a concussion. His progress, however, isn’t going so well.

  2. Nikolay Zherdev’s summer of waiting continues… But why?

    Jul 21, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT

    Nikolay Zherdev

    Nikolay Zherdev is a player who could help any team offensively… So why hasn’t he been signed by anyone yet and potentially headed back to the KHL?

  3. Doc Emrick joins NBC/Versus as full-time play-by-play man

    Jul 21, 2011, 12:53 PM EDT

    Doc Emrick

    Doc Emrick is one of the best play-by-play voices in the NHL and he’ll be coming to NBC/Versus as the full-time lead man for the NHL broadcasts.

  4. Brandon Dubinsky avoids arbitration, signs four-year, $16.8 million deal with Rangers

    Jul 21, 2011, 12:26 PM EDT

    Brandon Dubinsky

    Brandon Dubinsky avoids having to argue with Glen Sather in court over how much he’s worth and instead signs on for four years and big money.

  5. Waiting until the last minute: Arbitration hearings still pending

    Jul 21, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v New York Rangers

    The vast majority of arbitration eligible restricted free agents have already signed contracts with their current teams, but there are still a few teams and players negotiating as their arbitration hearings loom.

  6. Selanne continues to contemplate retirement; channeling his inner-Brett Favre?

    Jul 21, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

    San Jose Sharks v Anaheim Ducks

    As Teemu Selanne continues contemplate retirement yet again (and the Ducks continue to anxiously await his decision), is he becoming the NHL’s version of Brett Favre?

  7. What do the Islanders need for a new arena? More cowbell!

    Jul 21, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

    Islanders and Nassau County Agree on New Arena Plan

    The New York Islanders announced they’ll be hosting an event outside Nassau Coliseum with current and former Islanders players, ice girls, and a free concert featuring Blue Oyster Cult to help convince voters to vote “YES” for a new arena on August 1.

  8. When the Caps say they aren’t trading Semin, does anyone listen?

    Jul 21, 2011, 2:48 AM EDT

    Alexander Semin

    Caps GM George McPhee reiterates that he does not plan on trading Alexander Semin during the offseason. Actually, he doesn’t plan on making any more moves period.

  9. Jeff Carter and James Wisniewski meet the media in Columbus

    Jul 21, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v Montreal Canadiens

    James Wisniewski and Jeff Carter finally met with the media in Columbus. The next step: bringing the playoffs back to Columbus.

  10. Mark Bell returns to the NHL, signs one-year deal with Anaheim Ducks

    Jul 20, 2011, 10:14 PM EDT

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    Switzerland Icehockey

    The Anaheim Ducks take a flyer on former 8th oveall pick Mark Bell. Bell, who has played the last two seasons in the Swiss League, looks to resurrect his career after a 2006 auto accident and DUI charge.

  11. Pegula Effect: Sabres fans showing optimism with their wallet

    Jul 20, 2011, 8:57 PM EDT

    Terry Pegula

    Buffalo Sabres fans are renewing season-tickets at a highest rate in franchise history. With 99% of the ticket holders renewing for next season, have hopes (and expectations) ever been higher in Buffalo?

  12. Blackhawks walk-away from Campoli, defenseman becomes unrestricted free agent

    Jul 20, 2011, 7:45 PM EDT

    Corey Crawford

    The Blackhawks exercised their “walk-away” rights after Chris Campoli’s arbitration hearing making him an unrestricted free agent. So what is next for the defenseman without a home?

  13. Peter Mueller’s recovery from concussion issues remains a mystery

    Jul 20, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT

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    Concussions derailed Peter Mueller’s renaissance with Colorado in 2009-10 and kept him from playing a single game in 2010-11. So will he be back? The Avalanche are keeping him at arm’s length from the media.

  14. NHL 12 video preview: EA Sports unveils ‘revamped’ Be a Pro mode

    Jul 20, 2011, 5:47 PM EDT

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    EA Sports released an intriguing video that details the changes that have been made to their Be a Pro mode for NHL ’12.

  15. Predators roundtable: Which one of Shea Weber, Ryan Suter and Pekka Rinne is most expendable?

    Jul 20, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

    St. Louis Blues v Nashville Predators

    Amid discussion of the Predators’ struggles to sign Shea Weber, there are worries that the team won’t be able to keep its “big three” of Weber, Ryan Suter and Pekka Rinne together. With that in mind, we asked our favorite Predators bloggers to name the most “expendable” player in that trio.

  16. Penguins bits: Orpik undergoes hernia surgery, video evidence of Malkin’s stickhandling skills

    Jul 20, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

    Evgeni Malkin

    Two Penguins bits for today: Brooks Orpik underwent successful sports hernia surgery while Evgeni Malkin showed off his skills in a training video.

  17. Report: Rangers appear hesitant to give Brandon Dubinsky $5M per year

    Jul 20, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Four

    With a Thursday salary arbitration deadline looming, the Rangers and Brandon Dubinsky can’t seem to come to terms on a contract extension. This post details why his value is tough to gauge, his age makes things complicated and Ryan Callahan’s deal also hangs in the balance.

  18. Disney’s ‘Phineas and Ferb’ will make their way onto NHL merchandise next season

    Jul 20, 2011, 2:11 PM EDT

    phineasferb

    Disney and the NHL will team up to produce “Phineas and Ferb” merchandise. This post attempts to answer the question many of you are probably asking: “What is Phineas and Ferb”?

  19. Shea Weber, Predators currently locked in a ‘stalemate’ regarding a new contract

    Jul 20, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

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    Shea Weber

    Both sides have been saying all the right things, until now: Shea Weber’s agent claims the sides have hit “a bit of a stalemate” in their contract discussions. This post covers the Predators’ big three headaches and why Weber’s deal is so complicated.

  20. Report: Patrick Lalime set to retire from NHL

    Jul 20, 2011, 12:39 PM EDT

    Patrick Lalime

    Reports indicate that Patrick Lalime will retire from the NHL. This post discusses his highest and lowest moments in the NHL, revealing an overachieving career.

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