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  1. NHL Network and will provide coverage of the NHL's research and development camp

    Aug 16, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

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    We’ve covered the considerable amount of talent on hand for the NHL’s research and development camp as well as what kind of rules changes will be tested, but there’s some great news from the league regarding coverage of the proceedings. Apparently, and the NHL Network will carry some shows/interviews/other information on the events. Here…

  2. Minnesota Wild earn accolades for environmental improvements

    Aug 16, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Earlier this month, I passed along a note that the Pittsburgh Penguins earned some serious kudos for the environmentally conscious construction of their fancy new home, the Consol Energy Center. Perhaps it makes just as much sense, though, that a team named The Wild is receiving awards for how “green” they are going, too. Here…

  3. Should the NHL get rid of the trapezoid and enforce icing on penalty killers?

    Aug 16, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    While casual fans probably don’t really bat an eye at the league’s post-lockout “trapezoid rule,” it’s something that bothers purists for sure. For those of you who aren’t aware, before the lockout a goalie had much more freedom to play the puck (and therefore hamper an opposing team’s dump-and-chase game). In hopes of increasing scoring,…

  4. Tampa Bay Lightning name Al Murray their new director of amateur scouting

    Aug 16, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Even with smaller moves that seem a bit difficult to contextualize (maybe you’re an expert on the NHL/hockey’s best scouts, but I’m not), it’s still interesting to follow every bread crumb left on Steve Yzerman’s trail to make the Tampa Bay Lightning a credible franchise. The latest front office move involved the Lightning adding a…

  5. As Southeast rivals make big changes, the Hurricanes are left twisting in the wind

    Aug 16, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    One of the easiest questions for most hockey people – aside from the least objective Washington Capitals fans, perhaps – was “which division is the weakest in the NHL?” Any puckhead worth his or her salt would swiftly choose the Southeast Division as the league’s worst. The fact of the matter is that the SE…

  6. Dustin Byfuglien's emotional, tear-filled day with the Stanley Cup

    Aug 16, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    Dustin Byfuglien was often an interesting combination of talents who never seemed to consistently equal the sum of all of his parts until he exploded onto the playoff scene this year. Once he heated up by making life miserable as a gigantic, goalie-eclipsing answer to Tomas Holmstrom, it was clear that Big Buff could handle…

  7. The PHT Nightcap: Sunday, August 15th

    Aug 16, 2010, 2:10 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. Patrick…

  8. Tomas Kaberle will remain a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs … for now, at least

    Aug 16, 2010, 12:30 AM EDT

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    You cannot blame this all on Brian Burke. Instead of calling him the “Boy Who Cried Tomas Kaberle” it’s more appropriate to drop it in the lap of the the team itself (it seems like those rumors existed before Burkie right? Maybe? Do we even have memories or has it all concussed our brains?) or…

  9. Ilya Kovalchuk contract rejection might hurt future contracts, like Zdeno Chara's

    Aug 15, 2010, 10:45 PM EDT

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    When it comes to discussing other players who might be affected by Ilya Kovalchuk’s contract rejection, most of the conversation revolves around players whose deals have already been signed like Roberto Luongo. The fact is, though, that it might have just as much of an impact on players getting ready to sign new deals. Fluto…

  10. Tomas Kaberle update: Columbus Blue Jackets bow out of sweepstakes

    Aug 15, 2010, 9:20 PM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke hasn’t pulled the trigger on a Tomas Kaberle trade yet, but there is news/non-news that has come through recently. The Columbus Post-Dispatch reports that the Blue Jackets are out of the Kaberle sweepstakes. It appears unlikely Tomas Kaberle is going to be a Blue Jacket — at least any…

  11. Looking back at the California Golden Seals and their wacky owner Charlie Finley

    Aug 15, 2010, 8:40 PM EDT

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    In sports – just like many areas of life – history seems to repeat itself but trailblazers often stand out. Often times, it’s great ideas but every now and then it’s just off-the-wall stuff that stands out in our memories. It seems like the 60s and 70s were an especially wheels-off time in sports history,…

  12. Tomas Kaberle Watch is on until midnight ET; Brian Burke sounds pessimistic about a deal

    Aug 15, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

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    The Toronto Maple Leafs face a midnight eastern time deadline to deal silky smooth defenseman Tomas Kaberle before his no-trade clause kicks back in. This is a reminder that we’ll stick with this story until at least midnight, whether a deal is made or not. Joe’s been keeping you abreast of the news (most recently…

  13. Former NHLer Brendan Bell reflects on KHL training camp, getting to know Jaromir Jagr

    Aug 15, 2010, 6:45 PM EDT

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    It’s been no secret that the mid-level talent exodus of players from the NHL to the KHL has been a growing storyline for the league, particularly this summer. Brendan Bell fits into that category, as the moderately productive offensive defenseman moved to Omsk, Russia to play for Avangard Omsk, a KHL team that happens to…

  14. Dallas Stars not in the hunt for Tomas Kaberle

    Aug 15, 2010, 5:51 PM EDT

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    You can eliminate one team off the potential list of those seeking to trade for Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle. It appears the Dallas Stars are not in pursuit of the Leafs star. Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News tells it like it is. Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk said he has had trade…

  15. Hartford Whalers fan fest brings back memories, raises questions

    Aug 15, 2010, 4:17 PM EDT

    There was a heaping dose of hockey nostalgia this weekend surrounding a team that hasn’t been in the NHL since 1997. For the fans of what once were the Hartford Whalers this weekend provided a time to come together to celebrate not just the past glory of the Whalers but also to praise one of…

  16. A grim view of the NHLPA and where the NHL is headed

    Aug 15, 2010, 12:58 PM EDT

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    If you haven’t gotten to following the New York Post’s Larry Brooks by now, it’s tough to say you’re keeping tabs on the NHL very closely. Ever since the NHL stepped up to challenge the NHLPA over Ilya Kovalchuk’s contract, Brooks has been the lone voice amongst team scribes to express what a dire situation…

  17. Mike Comrie and Hillary Duff are married

    Aug 15, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    If you’re waking up on this Sunday morning and felt that little twinge in your heart it could be from the wedding bells of yet another NHL celebrity couple. Free agent centerman Mike Comrie finally tied the knot with one-time Disney star and singer/actress Hillary Duff. Don’t you feel enlightened already? Just wait, your bizarro…

  18. Four teams reportedly seriously interested in Tomas Kaberle

    Aug 15, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    Brian Burke’s platter is going to be full today. With today being the last day he’s got to try and trade defenseman Tomas Kaberle, it’s looking like he’ll be going down to the wire at midnight tonight to try and send Kaberle packing elsewhere and free the Maple Leafs of his $4.25 million salary this…

  19. Patrick Kane seeks personal improvement by reading "Twilight" books

    Aug 15, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Leave it to Patrick Kane to be perhaps the most fascinating NHL superstar of the summer. After scoring the Stanley Cup-winning goal for the Chicago Blackhawks, he’s been mesmerizing to watch in the public eye. From his on-ice interviews after winning the Cup, to his obviously intoxicated behavior throughout the Blackhawks Stanley Cup parade, to…

  20. Marc Savard "hurt" by Bruins' efforts to trade him

    Aug 14, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

    While things have calmed down on the Marc Savard trade market as far as we can tell, that doesn’t necessarily mean that all is well with Marc Savard. For the better part of the last two months, rumors have swirled around about the possibility of the Bruins dealing one of their top point producers over…

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