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  1. Captain America: Zach Parise named New Jersey Devils captain

    Oct 5, 2011, 2:12 PM EST

    Zach Parise

    New Jersey has settled and picked a captain for the upcoming season and American Zach Parise gets the call to wear the “C.” Perhaps this will help get his long-term contract negotiations settled.

  2. Waiver news: Canadiens claim Blair Betts from Philly, Sean Avery goes unclaimed

    Oct 5, 2011, 12:35 PM EST

    Blair Betts

    Today’s waiver wire fun sees Sean Avery going unclaimed and Blair Betts being plucked by the Canadiens after being waived by Philadelphia.

  3. Comeback complete: Petr Sykora signs one-year deal with New Jersey

    Oct 5, 2011, 11:18 AM EST

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    Petr Sykora, lya Bryzgalov

    Petr Sykora’s comeback to the NHL is complete and he’ll be looking to fill in the goals in New Jersey this year.

  4. Video: Brendan Shanahan shows us the right way to hit someone

    Oct 5, 2011, 10:52 AM EST

    Brendan Shanahan

    Brendan Shanahan shows us how some players are making sure to take notes on how to hit guys into the boards. He’ll also show us what a great, legal hit looks like.

  5. Glen Sather: No timetable for Marc Staal’s return

    Oct 5, 2011, 10:26 AM EST

    Marc Staal

    Bad news for the Rangers as GM Glen Sather says Marc Staal could be out of action for up to a month.

  6. Can Jaroslav Halak pull out all the stops for St. Louis to make the postseason?

    Oct 5, 2011, 8:30 AM EST

    Jaroslav Halak

    The Blues enter the season with a lot of buzz surrounding them to be a potential playoff team in the Western Conference. They’ll need Jaroslav Halak to pull out all the stops to do it. Can he?

  7. Brandon Saad signs entry-level deal with Chicago, gets to start on first line

    Oct 5, 2011, 8:00 AM EST

    Brandon Saad

    Brandon Saad’s impressive camp in Chicago leads to signing a pro deal and starting the season on a line with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp.

  8. Paging Matthew Stajan? Calgary’s Mikael Backlund out six weeks with broken finger

    Oct 5, 2011, 12:20 AM EST

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    Mikael Backlund

    Calgary’s depth at center will be tested at the start of the year thanks to youngster Mikael Backlund breaking his finger. So about Matthew Stajan being in the doghouse…

  9. Rangers waiving Sean Avery could screw up Dallas’ salary cap situation

    Oct 4, 2011, 11:14 PM EST

    Sean Avery

    The Rangers choice to waive Sean Avery could very well help screw up the Dallas Stars’ salary cap situation. How? The Stars might be off the hook in a special way if Avery is demoted.

  10. Is Chuck Kobasew a top six forward? He is in Colorado

    Oct 4, 2011, 10:01 PM EST

    Alec Martinez ,Chuck Kobasew

    Chuck Kobasew has never been a big time scorer in the NHL. This year in Colorado, he’ll get to be a top six forward. Is this a good move?

  11. Islanders signings: 2011 first round pick Ryan Strome and tryout Jay Pandolfo make the cut

    Oct 4, 2011, 7:32 PM EST

    Ryan Strome

    The Islanders got some work done today by inking both 2011 first round pick Ryan Strome as well as tryout candidate Jay Pandolfo to separate deals.

  12. Devils trade David Steckel to Maple Leafs for a fourth round pick; More moves coming?

    Oct 4, 2011, 7:15 PM EST

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    David Steckel

    After being a fan favorite in Washington, and not for injuring Sidney Crosby, David Steckel is on the move again this time from New Jersey to Toronto where there’s more than a few centers ready to play there.

  13. So much for the 2011 draft class not being immediately NHL-ready

    Oct 4, 2011, 6:42 PM EST

    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Round One

    Remember how smart guys were talking about how the 2011 draft class didn’t have much in the way of immediately-ready NHL talent? Yeah, about that… Eight draftees will start the year on NHL rosters.

  14. Tim Connolly’s Leafs stint starts as expected: with injury concerns

    Oct 4, 2011, 5:46 PM EST

    Buffalo Sabres v Toronto Maple Leafs

    In possibly the least surprising news of the day, TSN reports that Tim Connolly will likely be a game day decision for the Maple Leafs’ season opener.

  15. Blackhawks hand GM Stan Bowman a three-year extension

    Oct 4, 2011, 5:16 PM EST

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    Stan Bowman

    Stan Bowman continues to make a name for himself after living in his famous father’s shadow. The Blackhawks signed the league’s youngest GM to a three-year contract extension today.

  16. Poll: Who will win the Stanley Cup?

    Oct 4, 2011, 4:45 PM EST

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    All right, who ya got? PHT wants to know who you think takes home the Stanley Cup this season.

  17. Wojtek Wolski might be early winner of the Richards-Gaborik sweepstakes

    Oct 4, 2011, 4:14 PM EST

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    wolskiandtortsap

    While the left wing job is up in the air, reports indicate that Wojtek Wolski is the frontrunner to play alongside Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik. Can the large but often soft winger take advantage of this golden opportunity, though?

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

    Oct 4, 2011, 3:31 PM EST

    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?

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

    Oct 4, 2011, 2:45 PM EST

    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.

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

    Oct 4, 2011, 1:54 PM EST

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

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