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  1. Former Virginia chiropractor who treated members of the Caps pleads guilty to steroid charges

    Sep 21, 2010, 10:53 PM EDT

    File this news away as something to remember in the future. The Virginia chiropractor who treated a number of current and now former Caps players plead guilty to steroid possession charges today. A spokesman for the state attorney in Polk County, Fla., says Douglas Nagel was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty…

  2. Isles owner Charles Wang commits to staying in Long Island through 2015

    Sep 21, 2010, 9:11 PM EDT

    It may officially be time to put the “Islanders moving from Long Island” rumors to bed for a while. Islanders owner Charles Wang addressed the media in New York today to say that he’s more than happy to commit to staying in Nassau Coliseum until 2015 while also working to get a deal done for…

  3. Report: Marc Savard could miss the season; Bruins deny everything

    Sep 21, 2010, 8:10 PM EDT

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    Bruins forward Marc Savard certainly isn’t lacking intrigue. After being held off of the ice during the start of training camp due to lingering effects from post-concussion syndrome, worry grew about just what Savard’s condition actually was. After all, he came back seemingly early to rejoin the Bruins in the playoffs last season and now…

  4. New York Islanders sign 2010 fifth overall pick Nino Niederreiter

    Sep 21, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

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    The New York Islanders announced that they signed first round pick Nino Niederreiter to an entry-level contract today. Financial details haven’t been revealed yet, but there’s a rookie maximum anyway, so there are limitations on the kind of money that can be thrown around. Here is more about Niederreiter from the Islanders. The Islanders selected…

  5. Patrice Cormier pleads 'not guilty' to charges related to a hit he delivered last season

    Sep 21, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    While Jason Smith pleaded not guilty for charges that allegedly happened off ice, Atlanta Thrashers prospect Patrice Cormier faces a trial for something that happened on the ice. Cormier pleaded not guilty as well, according to Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Thrashers prospect Patrice Cormier pleaded not guilty of assault causing injury on Monday,…

  6. Jason Smith pleads 'not guilty' to assault charges, faces Nov. 12 trial

    Sep 21, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Earlier this month, we shared the sad news that former NHL defenseman Jason Smith was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife and daughter. The Calgary Herald has an update on that story, including the fact that Smith is pleading not guilty and will face a November 12 trial. Former National Hockey League star Jason Smith…

  7. Washington Capitals extend Tom Poti's contract through 2012-13 season

    Sep 21, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT

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    As a holdover who many criticize, Tom Poti won’t ease many of the concerns people have about the Washington Capitals defense. That being said, the team decided to extend Poti’s contract, keeping him in the fold for two years after his old deal expires this season. TSN’s Bob MacKenzie reports that the deal will pay…

  8. Carolina Hurricanes sign first rounder Jeff Skinner to entry-level deal

    Sep 21, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    The Carolina Hurricanes signed Jeff Skinner today, locking up the seventh pick of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft to a three-year contract. TSN shares the terms of the deal. He will be paid $810,000 per season at the NHL level or $67,500 per year at the minor league level, and also received a $270,000 signing…

  9. Analyzing the trend of 'skimping' on goaltending

    Sep 21, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT

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    I firmly believe that there isn’t a “magic bullet” or specific formula when it comes to building a winning hockey team. Simply put, the NHL changes too much year-to-year in the post-lockout era to claim that there’s one way to skin that Stanley Cup cat. Before I expand on this point, though, let me point…

  10. NHL preseason schedule begins with 9 games tonight, NHL Network carries three

    Sep 21, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Today is a good day to be a hockey fan, even if by the nature of preseason competition, we probably won’t remember these results once the first week of the regular season is over. The NHL’s preseason begins with nine games tonight, three of which will appear on the U.S. version of the NHL Network…

  11. How did your favorite team come up with their nickname?

    Sep 21, 2010, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Picture, if you will, a world where the NHLs most popular team in northern California would hit the ice being introduced as, “Your San Jose Rubber Puckies!” That sounds rather insane, I know, but it almost came to be. Of course, they also might’ve been known as the San Jose Salty Dogs or the San…

  12. It's "put up or shut up" time for Habs' Benoit Pouliot

    Sep 21, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

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    When Benoit Pouliot was traded by the Minnesota Wild to the Montreal Canadiens for Guillaume Latendresse, it was viewed as a deal that sent team headaches going in each direction. For a while afterward, it looked like it was a great deal for both teams as the issues each player had in their old cities…

  13. Flyers enforcer Jody Shelley was apparently born to be a Flyer

    Sep 21, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

    If you thought that the easiest way to make friends with the fans in Philadelphia as a member of the Flyers was to punch players on the opposing team in the face you’d be completely right. For newest Flyers enforcer Jody Shelley, he’s going above and beyond the call of duty to endear himself to…

  14. Flames forward Matthew Stajan is tired of hearing about Dion Phaneuf

    Sep 20, 2010, 11:44 PM EDT

    As it turns out, being one of “the other guys” in a blockbuster trade featuring one major star isn’t quite as glamorous as you’d think. Last season, the Toronto Maple Leafs sent a package of players to the Calgary Flames to obtain defenseman Dion Phaneuf. Matthew Stajan, Niklas Hagman, and Ian White all headed to…

  15. Return of the Hartford Whalers… Sort of

    Sep 20, 2010, 11:14 PM EDT

    Like a long dead television franchise or a band that broke up long ago that is looking to cash more checks, the Hartford Whalers will rise again. Before you get too excited and dust off that green Kevin Dineen jersey with “Pucky” the Whale on the shoulders, let’s just stress that this isn’t about the…

  16. Leafs' Mikhail Grabovski being sued for punching Habs fan and wife in the face

    Sep 20, 2010, 9:33 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski could be in some trouble off the ice. If law suits and allegations are to be believed, you could say that Grabovski’s still got some bad feelings about his past days as a Montreal Canadiens forward who sparred with the Kostitsyn brothers. A man from British Columbia claims that…

  17. Martin Gerber's return from the KHL sees battle with goalies rather than henchmen

    Sep 20, 2010, 8:25 PM EDT

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    When a player takes off the KHL from the NHL, they usually go away to never be heard from again aside from the occasional “What ever happened to…?” profile pieces. In an effort to prove that you can go home again, so to speak, former Hurricanes/Leafs/Senators goalie Martin Gerber is back trying to win a…

  18. U.S. NHL Network reveals its 35-game preseason TV schedule

    Sep 20, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

    Starting tomorrow (Tuesday, September 21), the U.S. version of the NHL Network will begin televising 35 preseasons games, according to the network’s press release. For picture quality snobs like myself, you’ll be happy to find out that 33 out of those 35 contests will be in fancy pants HD. (Hopefully the other two will be…

  19. The sad story of Mark Wells selling his 'Miracle on Ice' gold medal

    Sep 20, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    Although there are occasions such as Reggie Bush and O.J. Simpson losing trophies for off-the-field issues, you’ll rarely see an athlete give up the symbol of their greatest achievements easily. Usually, it’s the exclamation point at the end of a very sad story. Life hasn’t been easy for Mark Wells since he helped the U.S.…

  20. Training Camp Battles: A PHT Feature

    Sep 20, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

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    While we are comfortable discussing all 30 NHL teams here at Pro Hockey Talk, sometimes we ask for a little guidance from people who watch their team’s every move. That’s exactly what we did with our “training camp battles” feature in which we asked a blogger from all 30 teams to describe the positions that…

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