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  1. Andrew Ladd played with fractured shoulder

    Jun 11, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

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    One of the most interesting traditions that take place once a series – or the entire playoffs – ends is the series of stories that trickle through about players fighting through injuries. It’s not surprising to hear that Chicago Blackhawks winger Andrew Ladd was banged up, though, being that he missed the first three games…

  2. Rob Blake expected to announce retirement next week

    Jun 11, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

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    At 40 years old, it’s far from stunning that all signs point to Rob Blake retiring. Mark Emmons of the Mercury News reports that Blake will probably make that announcement sometime next week. The formal announcement is not expected to come until next week. On Wednesday, both the Sharks and Blake declined to comment. But…

  3. Devils should consider trading for Tomas Kaberle

    Jun 11, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Tomas Kaberle has been such a constant source of trade rumors (especially in Toronto) that sometimes I wonder if sports writers just put together stories in a Mad-Libs format at this point. “Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle is rumored to be traded to (team) for (prospect) + (draft pick) so that the team can…

  4. Report: Maple Leafs to name Dion Phaneuf first captain since Mats Sundin

    Jun 11, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

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    The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t had a captain since Mats Sundin departed the team after the 2007-08 season, but if TSN reports are accurate, that will change on Monday. The Leafs are expected to hand the ‘C’ over to hard-hitting (and shooting) defenseman Dion Phaneuf. The former Calgary Flames product has had a rocky few…

  5. Blackhawks fans toilet paper coach Joel Quenneville's house to celebrate Cup

    Jun 11, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    I once wrote that I’d be afraid to run into Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville in a dark alley (thanks to the general intimidation that comes from his magnificent mustache). While my reaction to Quenneville is a mixture of fear and ‘stache-deification, it appears that some Hawks fans treat him more like an unpopular gym…

  6. Philadelphia Flyers 2010-11 cap situation: Now or later?

    Jun 11, 2010, 2:45 PM EDT

    The Philadelphia Flyers are probably still a little sore about Wednesday’s loss. After all, they were one overtime goal away from preparing for a penultimate Game 7 bout tonight. Instead, their season is over, two wins short of a Stanley Cup. Still, as I’ve written many times before, this team exceeded most people’s expectations. They…

  7. Should the Flyers stick with Leighton and Boucher in net?

    Jun 11, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    While this group of people was curiously absent for a few weeks, the “Paul Holmgren should have traded for a veteran goalie” brigade conveniently appeared once the Chicago Blackhawks took a 3-2 lead in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals. That’s a pretty ridiculous stance to take when you consider the fact that the…

  8. Poll results: How much PHT readers think Bobby Ryan is worth

    Jun 10, 2010, 10:50 PM EDT

    In late May, I asked PHT readers to vote on how much money Bobby Ryan should make as a restricted free agent. Take a look at the poll results below (click to enlarge). So, my general guess for Ryan’s value seems to match the majority opinion of our audience (Perry-Getzlaf money) although “Jordan Staal money”…

  9. Toronto Maple Leafs now own NHL's longest Cup drought; Will it end soon?

    Jun 10, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT

    After nearly 50 years – most of which were spent falling pretty far from victory – the Chicago Blackhawks broke their drought (“The curse of Espo,” maybe?) and hoisted the Cup last night. So, the question is, who is the new team to wait the longest at the old Championship Deli Counter for a pound…

  10. President Obama congratulates Blackhawks for Cup win

    Jun 10, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

    While the Washington Capitals failed to get President Barack Obama to attend a game at the Verizon Center, the Chicago Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup victory earned them a phone call. Here’s more from the Chicago Sun-Times. In the wake of the Blackhawks Stanley Cup victory, President Obama on Thursday called Head Coach Joel Quenneville to congratulate…

  11. Maybe Gary Bettman should let someone else hand out the Cup …

    Jun 10, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

    Every year – but especially when a road team wins – the Stanley Cup handout ceremony is a hilariously awkward moment. For the winning team’s captain, it’s the height of exhilaration, whether that player is a fresh-faced (but wacky side-burned) youngster such as Jonathan Toews or a gray-bearded veteran like Ray Bourque. Yet, every time,…

  12. Nashville Predators sign Hobey Baker winner Blake Geoffrion to two-year deal

    Jun 10, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT

    Just about every team in the NHL envied the Chicago Blackhawks last night, but one of the clubs with the most bittersweet feelings must have been the Nashville Predators (as Dirk Hoag from On the Forecheck discussed). While both the Flyers and Predators pushed the Stanley Cup champions to a sixth game, one could make…

  13. Don Maloney is feeling good about the Coyotes' future

    Jun 10, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

    It’s been one hell of a ride for the Phoenix Coyotes in the past year. This time last summer there was a campaign by Jim Balsillie to purchase the franchise and move it to Hamilton, as debate raged over the merits of a hockey team in Arizona versus in Canada. The case eventually went to…

  14. Tampa Bay Lightning officially announce Guy Boucher as head coach

    Jun 10, 2010, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Guy Boucher had the chance to coach the Columbus Blue Jackets, yet turned them down. Some thought that perhaps the Montreal Canadiens had coaxed him to stay within the organization. Turns out, he had a chance to go to another beleaguered team except this one was being managed by Steve Yzerman. Today, the Tampa Bay…

  15. Video – Adam Burish: "Chris Pronger is the biggest idiot in the league."

    Jun 10, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

      My initial thoughts on this? This is just Adam Burish being himself, in a state of joy and for some reason uncontrolled honesty. What’s interesting about Burish calling out Pronger like this is that while Pronger was playing near 30 minutes a night, he was seeing very limited playing time and was scratched more…

  16. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Michael Leighton was expecting a pass

    Jun 10, 2010, 1:15 PM EDT

    I am admittedly hard on goaltenders, especially NHL goaltenders in the playoffs. Many people wondered what Dan Boyle was doing when he threw his own puck on net; me, I was all over Evgeni Nabokov for not being square to the play. Before the Cup finals began everyone was all gaga over Michael Leighton and…

  17. It's official: New Jersey Devils move AHL afilliate back to Albany

    Jun 10, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

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    With the Albany River Rats leaving for Charlotte, NC, the New Jersey Devils have formally been approved to move their AHL affiliate, the Lowell Devils, to Albany for the 2010-2011 season. The River Rats had been the Devils affiliate in the AHL from 1993 to 2006, before New Jersey decided to switch the affiliation over…

  18. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals Game 6 highest rated NHL game since 1974

    Jun 10, 2010, 11:41 AM EDT

    You knew the numbers would be big, but I don’t think anyone thought they’d be this big. As the Flyers tied the game and sent Game 6 into overtime, the call went out across the nation: there’s a Stanley Cup finals game in overtime, you have to watch this. The ratings peaked in the third…

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