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  1. Today’s Starting Goalies – October 11

    Oct 11, 2010, 6:32 PM EDT

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    Whether you’re interested for fantasy hockey reasons or just want to know which goalie your team is playing in a given day, we thought it might be helpful to share our best guesses (based on various previews from newspapers and Web sites plus our own instincts) on who might start each day.

    Because of a quirky schedule, three of the seven games today already began/happened. If you want to know who’s going to play in the net for the remaining for games, though, we’ve got you covered.

  2. Welcome to the new look Pro Hockey Talk

    Oct 11, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT

    It’s been in the works for a little while now but we’re happy to show off our new look here at Pro Hockey Talk. We look nicer, we move around a little faster, we’re easier to access and show off to all your friends. Towards the top of the page you’ll see headers for our…

  3. James Wisniewski shows Sean Avery what he thinks of him

    Oct 11, 2010, 5:54 PM EDT

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    Ever get the feeling that the life of Sean Avery is never dull? You better believe it. During today’s Rangers 6-4 loss to the Islanders, early in the game Avery ran afoul of Islanders defenseman James Wisniewski and the two had an enlightened chat after the whistle. Wisniewski shared his thoughts of Avery by greeting…

  4. Devils suit up just 15 skaters against Pittsburgh this afternoon

    Oct 11, 2010, 4:08 PM EDT

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    You had to know that when it was known that the Devils wouldn’t be able to afford any injuries early in the season thanks to their salary cap constraints that the hockey gods would find a way to make things interesting. It turns out that day is today as the Devils will be skating just…

  5. Chris Drury could return to Rangers lineup by Friday

    Oct 11, 2010, 3:17 PM EDT

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    The Rangers have gotten off to a good start just a game into their season, but they could be getting their captain Chris Drury back by the end of the week. Larry Brooks of the New York Post got word from Rangers coach John Tortorella that Drury could very well rejoin the team by Friday.…

  6. Signings: Lilja signs with Anaheim, McGrattan signs with Boston

    Oct 11, 2010, 2:39 PM EDT

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    We’ve given you reports recently about the possible signings of Andreas Lilja in Anaheim and Brian McGrattan in Boston and if you’ve been waiting with bated breath to know if either of these guys will land with those teams, today is your big day. The Anaheim Ducks confirmed that they have signed defenseman Andreas Lilja…

  7. Ondrej Pavelec collapsed due to fainting spell

    Oct 11, 2010, 1:09 PM EDT

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    With Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec out of the hospital, the question about why he collapsed to the ice in Atlanta on Friday night has finally been answered. The Thrashers released this update as to what happened to Pavelec and what his immediate future holds. Ondrej Pavelec was released from the hospital yesterday following two days…

  8. Stars forward Mike Ribeiro arrested for public intoxication

    Oct 11, 2010, 12:17 PM EDT

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    Love him or hate him, Dallas Stars forward Mike Ribeiro always manages to get your attention. Either he’s pulling off highlight reel goals in the shootout or mid-game or making opposing fans scream their heads off at him for taking an apparent dive to draw a call. This time around, Ribeiro is getting noticed in…

  9. Nikolai Khabibulin’s stellar play stealing the show in Edmonton

    Oct 11, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

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    While it’s awfully early in the season to get too excited about the play of any one player, one guy you have to think is doing especially well considering all things is Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin. After an off-season filled with more questions about whether or not he would be going to jail for drunken…

  10. Red Wings sign head coach Mike Babcock to four-year contract extension

    Oct 11, 2010, 11:13 AM EDT

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    Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock will get to deliver his death stare in Detroit for four more years. The Wings announced they’ve signed Babcock to a four-year contract extension. Babcock has been instrumental to getting Detroit to stay on top of things in the Western Conference and brought Detroit their most recent Stanley Cup…

  11. Around The Rink – October 11

    Oct 11, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Happy Columbus Day to all of you fortunate enough to have a bank holiday to sit around and watch afternoon hockey. There are three games dropping the puck before the sun sets today while you’re kicking back enjoying some lasagna to celebrate everyone’s favorite 15th Century Italian explorer. All times are eastern because that’s the…

  12. Flames’ Rene Bourque and Adam Pardy injured in 3-1 win over Kings

    Oct 11, 2010, 2:03 AM EDT

    While the Flames were able to secure their first win of the year tonight, a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings, they were able to also add a couple more names to their ever-growing injured list. Forward Rene Bourque and defenseman Adam Pardy both left tonight’s game with separate ailments and their status is,…

  13. You make the call: Shawn Horcoff’s reviewed goal vs. Florida

    Oct 10, 2010, 10:56 PM EDT

    Edmonton captain Shawn Horcoff was able to net the game-winning goal in the Oilers 3-2 win over Florida tonight, getting rookie Taylor Hall his first NHL point in the process as Hall landed an assists. Horcoff, however, would see his goal get reviewed by the gang in Toronto as the puck went off his skate…

  14. Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec released from hospital

    Oct 10, 2010, 10:15 PM EDT

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    The news for Atlanta goalie Ondrej Pavelec is getting better. After collapsing Friday night in a game against the Washington Capitals and spending the last three days in an Atlanta hospital, Pavelec has been released and now rests at home to recover. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution has the story. After losing consciousness…

  15. Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson gets called out by coach Cory Clouston

    Oct 10, 2010, 9:43 PM EDT

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    While the life of a rookie is often viewed as being tough in the NHL, sometimes the life of a second-year player is even harder. After all, you’ve shown what you can do once before and the expectation levels go up. For Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson, the first two games of his season have put…

  16. Paul Martin says Devils were never a factor in free agency, expects to get booed by fans

    Oct 10, 2010, 7:03 PM EDT

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    Penguins defenseman Paul Martin’s off-season was filled with intrigue as an unrestricted free agent. When teams came calling bidding for his services, he had two serious competitors in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. The team missing from that list was his former team the New Jersey Devils. Did Martin spurn the Devils to sign with their…

  17. Today's starting goalies – October 10

    Oct 10, 2010, 5:50 PM EDT

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    Whether you’re interested for fantasy hockey reasons or just want to know which goalie your team is playing in a given day, we thought it might be helpful to share our best guesses (based on various previews from newspapers and Web sites plus our own instincts) on who might start each day. Just two 8:00…

  18. NHL suspends Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond for one game

    Oct 10, 2010, 5:25 PM EDT

    To the surprise of few, the NHL suspended New Jersey Devils enforcer Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond for one game after he instigated a fight in last night’s game against the Washington Capitals. Here’s the league’s statement on the matter. New Jersey Devils forward Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond has been automatically suspended for one game, without pay, for instigating a…

  19. Report: Anaheim Ducks sign Andreas Lilja to one-year deal

    Oct 10, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Andreas Lilja might not be getting the kind of $1 million deal he passed on with the Detroit Red Wings during the summer, but it sounds like he might finally land an NHL job. With Andy Sutton on the mend with a broken thumb, the Ducks have a hole to fill on their already shaky…

  20. Opening games in Finland just beginning of Carolina Hurricanes' brutal October schedule

    Oct 10, 2010, 4:10 PM EDT

    Hockey experts break down player additions and subtractions, goaltending, overall team talent, coaching and various other attributes. Yet when people make predictions or judge teams, it seems like a club’s schedule rarely gets the attention it deserves. The Carolina Hurricanes must be happy they took the maximum four points out of their European vacation, because…

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