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  1. Flyers sign budding star James van Riemsdyk to a six-year, $25.5M contract extension

    Aug 30, 2011, 1:10 PM EST

    Philadelphia Flyers v New Jersey Devils

    The Flyers are buying in to the notion that James van Riemsdyk is primed for stardom; they signed the budding power forward to a six-year deal worth $25.5 million.

  2. Video: Stanley Cup takes a fall on Michael Ryder’s day

    Aug 30, 2011, 12:00 PM EST

    Michael Ryder

    Blame it on the table if you like, but the Stanley Cup took a ding on Michael Ryder’s day with the silver chalice.

  3. Report: Devils to retire Scott Niedermayer’s number this season

    Aug 30, 2011, 11:37 AM EST

    Scott Niedermayer

    It’s just a report, but it sounds like the Devils will retire Scott Niedermayer’s number 27 next season, which might be controversial to some of the team’s fans.

  4. Capitals bits: Tomas Vokoun talks about taking less money, Jason Chimera asks for patience

    Aug 30, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

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    Washington Capitals v Florida Panthers

    Jason Chimera asks the hockey world to be patient about the Capitals, but Tomas Vokoun and many other Washington players would surely benefit from more immediate results.

  5. Eric Staal discusses falling short of playoffs, Erik Cole’s departure and Canes’ changes

    Aug 30, 2011, 8:30 AM EST

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    Eric Staal spoke about the Hurricanes’ disappointing final game of the 2010-11 season, Erik Cole’s departure and the new look roster.

  6. Assessing the fortunes of the Ducks, Panthers and Stars since NHL’s 1993 expansion

    Aug 29, 2011, 11:11 PM EST

    Brett Hull

    Here’s a look at how the Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars and Florida Panthers fared since they came into existence in 1993.

  7. Flyers boast an abundance of options at center despite trading Mike Richards and Jeff Carter

    Aug 29, 2011, 8:06 PM EST

    Danny Briere, Claude Giroux

    Even after trading Jeff Carter and Mike Richards, the Flyers have a lot of centers to work with going into training camp.

  8. Is Filip Kuba the answer for help on defense for the Islanders?

    Aug 29, 2011, 5:57 PM EST

    Filip Kuba

    The Islanders could use some veteran help on their blue line. Is Filip Kuba the right answer? Maybe…

  9. Calgary trades Daymond Langkow to Phoenix for Lee Stempniak

    Aug 29, 2011, 4:45 PM EST

    Lee Stempniak

    Phoenix gets the help up the middle they’re looking for as they trade Lee Stempniak to Calgary for Daymond Langkow.

  10. Jamal Mayers wants to be the missing piece in Chicago, win his first Stanley Cup

    Aug 29, 2011, 2:21 PM EST

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    Jamal Mayers

    Stanley Cup-winning teams are always in need of that character grinder to win it all it seems. Jamal Mayers hopes he’s that guy for the Blackhawks this season.

  11. Are the Coyotes in trouble on the ice this season?

    Aug 29, 2011, 12:52 PM EST

    Shane Doan

    We know that the Coyotes are seemingly always in peril off the ice, but are they in big trouble this season when actually playing the games?

  12. Ryan Malone hoping to turn back the clock in more ways than one after shoulder surgery

    Aug 29, 2011, 7:34 AM EST

    Ryan Malone

    Ryan Malone hopes a surgically repaired shoulder and his old number can help him turn back the clock to his more effective days.

  13. Will Ilya Bryzgalov be the difference maker the Flyers are looking for?

    Aug 28, 2011, 10:23 PM EST

    Ilya Bryzgalov

    You know that Ilya Bryzgalov is meant to be the savior and stopper in goal for the Flyers next year… But will he be?

  14. Nervous about potential NHL labor strife next year? Daniel Paille isn’t

    Aug 28, 2011, 8:14 PM EST

    Daniel Paille

    While the NBA deals with their own lockout, the NHL’s CBA ends after this season. Boston’s NHLPA player rep Daniel Paille is feeling good about things for the NHL.

  15. Edmonton Oilers must deal with weighty issue of Ryan-Nugent Hopkins bulking up

    Aug 28, 2011, 6:18 PM EST

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    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Portraits

    A lot has been made of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins needing to add weight to his frame in order to make it in the NHL, but Jim Matheson and others wonder if he’s struggling with the extra bulk.

  16. Ulf Samuelsson’s son makes list of U.S.-born players primed for 2012 NHL Draft

    Aug 28, 2011, 5:04 PM EST

    NHL Draft Hockey

    Ulf Samuelsson’s son Henrik made USA Today’s top five list of U.S.-born players eligible for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. If that holds true, two of Ulf’s children could have a shot at NHL careers of their own. Read more for other details about the top five American-born prospects.

  17. Michael Grabner reflects on his path to the NHL

    Aug 28, 2011, 2:30 PM EST

    Michael Grabner

    Michael Grabner’s 2010-11 season contained its highs and lows, but it was just part of his interesting journey to the NHL. Grabner stopped by the Spokane Chiefs’ training camp to reflect on the challenges he faced (and ultimately overcame).

  18. Quick hits: Street hockey in Times Square, Bryan Murray’s hatred of smart phones and more

    Aug 28, 2011, 12:36 PM EST

    Peter Forsberg

    While Senators GM Bryan Murray sees technology as a threat to team chemistry, at least it allows us to witness people playing street hockey … in Times Square.

  19. NHL leads the four major sports in championship parity during the last 12 seasons

    Aug 28, 2011, 11:39 AM EST

    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    In a 12-season span, the NHL topped the four major sports when it comes to parity in its championship rounds. PHT takes a look at those numbers and also compares other eras to see how much parity has increased in the NHL.

  20. Five free agents who could be the missing piece for a contending team

    Aug 28, 2011, 9:30 AM EST

    Cory Stillman, Bryan McCabe

    We’ve taken a look at who else is out there on the free agent list, but which five could be the best contributors to a team in need? We’ve got a list of five we’d run to first.

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