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  1. Leaked Sabres jersey designs hint at end of 'Buffaslug' uniforms

    Sep 8, 2010, 11:20 AM EDT

    One of the perks of getting NHL ’11 on or around its launch day comes when you see the game’s uniforms and team logos. Back when Reebok changed the way hockey jerseys were designed with their “Edge” series, hockey video games were sometimes a treasure trove of sweater sneak peeks. While it’s been a long…

  2. The PHT Nightcap: Tuesday, September 7th

    Sep 8, 2010, 1:00 AM EDT

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    Even in the depressingly hockey-free summer, we expect to be a productive bunch here at Pro Hockey Talk. Sometimes it might be difficult to follow our pace. We understand that. For that reason, whenever we can, we’ll put all of the day’s stories in one convenient post called the PHT Nightcap. Enjoy, hockey fans. Johan…

  3. Tampa Bay continues its front office overhaul by adding new goalie consultant Frantz Jean

    Sep 7, 2010, 11:40 PM EDT

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    It’s actually not that unusual to see the Tampa Bay Lightning go through big changes in a summer. It seems like that’s been happening ever since they decided to keep their Cup winning trio of forwards (Brad Richards, Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier) rather than parting with one of them to retain Nikolai Khabibulin.…

  4. Chicago Blackhawks reward Stan Bowman for Cup run with a promotion

    Sep 7, 2010, 9:45 PM EDT

    I’ll admit it, I was probably one of the original naysayers when it came to Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman. It’s not that I had (or have) a problem with the guy, but one look at their salary cap situation made me wonder if the son of famed head coach Scotty Bowman was in over…

  5. Quebec province claims they'd cover 45 percent of construction costs for new arena

    Sep 7, 2010, 8:50 PM EDT

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    Who knows if the province of Quebec can actually land another NHL team, but their politicians certainly seem like they’re doing their best to make it happen. We’ve been all over this rumor-laden story so far and while it’s far from a done deal that they’ll build a new arena – let alone add an…

  6. Fun with ratings: taking a look at the best (and worst) of NHL '11

    Sep 7, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

    Hockey video games will always have some wonky player ratings. For one thing, it’s human nature. These things are also almost exclusively subjective. Years ago, long-washed-up players would still be given the benefit of the doubt (I remember players such as Eric Lindros were great long after their eggs were scrambled beyond effectiveness in real-life).…

  7. Report: Bobby Ryan and Anaheim Ducks finally agree on a five year deal

    Sep 7, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT

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    One of the most important restricted free agent haggling sessions looks like it is reportedly over. Various outlets report that the Anaheim Ducks and Bobby Ryan are about to agree on a big new deal, while Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports that the terms of the contract will be for five years…

  8. Kirk Maltby even closer to re-signing with Detroit on a two-way deal

    Sep 7, 2010, 5:49 PM EDT

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    If reports are to be believed, the ongoing debate over whether or not the Red Wings should re-sign veteran forward Kirk Maltby will be settled within the next day or so. George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press says that an announcement on Maltby is expected very soon. Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland…

  9. Peter Mueller and the Avalanche still struggling to make a deal

    Sep 7, 2010, 5:26 PM EDT

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    Waiting on restricted free agents to come to terms with their teams is a bit of an arduous process. Some teams don’t have the cap space they’d hope to to make a signing while others are sticking to a budget when looking to sign a player back. Other times, it comes down to differences of…

  10. 2010 NHL free agency: Canadiens sign Jeff Halpern

    Sep 7, 2010, 4:39 PM EDT

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    The Montreal Canadiens have added another forward to the mix and made sure to keep their depth strong. Veteran centerman Jeff Halpern has signed with the Canadiens for one year helping boost the depth up the middle for the Habs. Salary details were not made immediately available but once they are we’ll update this post.…

  11. Devils' Brian Rolston has not been asked to waive his no-trade clause

    Sep 7, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

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    The Devils have salary cap problems and they’re in need of answers before the season starts next month. Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice finds out that one player who has been mentioned as a solution to the Devils cap problems, Brian Rolston, hasn’t been approached at all by the team to send him elsewhere.…

  12. Wild forward James Sheppard to miss 3-4 months after ATV accident

    Sep 7, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT

    James Sheppard’s make it or break it year with the Minnesota Wild may have just been decided for him before it even started. Michael Russo of The Star Tribune breaks news that Sheppard will miss the next 3-4 months after being injured in an ATV accident. Wild center James Sheppard was in an ATV accident…

  13. Panthers ticket plan breaks out the ghosts of the 1972 Dolphins undefeated team

    Sep 7, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

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    The Florida Panthers may not be a team that’s immediately on your radar to watch or think about, but they’re doing some things to really help themselves out in Sunrise, Florida. While some folks might be critical of their plan to use tarps to cover up seats and shrink the maximum capacity for their games,…

  14. One Quebec columnist eyeballs two potential teams to fill new Quebec City arena

    Sep 7, 2010, 1:24 PM EDT

    So we’re all a bit excited that they’re going to build an NHL-sized arena in Quebec City. Granted this is something that’s coming about 15 years too late given that one of the main reasons why the Quebec Nordiques moved to Denver to become the Colorado Avalanche is because they played in the archaic and…

  15. When keeping it real goes wrong: Dan Ellis' bad night on Twitter

    Sep 7, 2010, 8:54 AM EDT

    Sometimes when you’re having a tough night and want to sound off to an always-willing-to-listen audience it helps to be aware of who makes up your audience. Last night, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Dan Ellis was getting down about how much money he and other players in the NHL lose out on because of escrow…

  16. A healthy mule: Johan Franzen excited about the Wings' season

    Sep 7, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT

    Last season saw the Detroit Red Wings deal with a host of injuries. Coming off of back-to-back seasons reaching the Stanley Cup Finals, it’s understandable that players could get tired and hurt as well and on a team that lost 40-goal scorer Marian Hossa, losing any kind of offense makes living a bit rough. Losing…

  17. Rumor time: Ottawa to host the 2012 All-Star Game?

    Sep 6, 2010, 11:47 PM EDT

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    Who doesn’t love a good, juicy rumor? No, I said rumor, not hamburger. Everyone loves a juicy hamburger too, so I guess that point is moot. Anyhow, there’s speculation out of Ottawa today that Gary Bettman is coming to town on September 15th to meet with Senators owner Eugene Melnyk and GM Bryan Murray. Bruce…

  18. Body of QMJHL owner found in northern Quebec lake

    Sep 6, 2010, 9:46 PM EDT

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    The story we brought you yesterday about the owner of the QMJHL Chicoutimi Sagueneens, Gervais Munger, going missing while boating unfortunately will not have a pleasant ending. Authorities in Quebec have announced that the body they found in a lake north of Quebec City is that of Munger. Dominique Savard said police divers found his…

  19. Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheets: Shot blockers

    Sep 6, 2010, 6:45 PM EDT

    While Pro Hockey Talk doesn’t specialize in fantasy hockey (our Rotoworld cousins do, though), we still think that there are areas where we can help you, the budding imaginary general managers. For that reason, we’re going to discuss different philosophies, strategies and cheat sheets as fantasy drafts begin to increase around North America. Previous entries:…

  20. Which teams are the most likely candidates to 'break through' in 2010-11?

    Sep 6, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

    Late last week Mike Chen of From the Rink gave his three picks for possible “breakout” teams for the 2010-11 season. I personally agree that the Tampa Bay Lightning and Atlanta Thrashers show some promise, but while it cannot get much worse for the Columbus Blue Jackets, they don’t scream “breakout” to me. (Then again,…

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