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  1. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: We're in for a treat, says Burish

    May 27, 2010, 12:33 PM EDT

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    I doubt many people expected a Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers finals for the Stanley Cup. I know I didn’t. Despite the great run the Flyers have been on this postseason, it also doesn’t seem that many are giving the Flyers much of a chance (more on that later today). Still, I’m expecting we’re in…

  2. Video: Steve Yzerman press conference

    May 27, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

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  3. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Video Preview

    May 27, 2010, 11:09 AM EDT

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  4. Sutter, Iglinla staying put in Calgary

    May 27, 2010, 10:07 AM EDT

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    Well, Darry Sutter is staying put as the Calgary Flames general manager. From George Johnson of the Calgary Herald, team president Ken King was adamant this morning about that fact: “We weren’t vascillating on whether or not to keep Darryl,” said King of his embattled general manager. “It wasn’t a question of, ‘If this happens,…

  5. Thrashers off Afinogenov contract, none for Armstrong

    May 27, 2010, 8:56 AM EDT

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    Rick Dudley has started making some of the tough decisions of the summer, as the Atlanta Thrashers have decided to offer Maxim Afinogenov a one-year contract, per Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Consitution. The Thrashers have 10 players on the roster set to become unrestricted free agents this summer — doesn’t it seem there’s a…

  6. Contest: NBC's Championship Season – Stanley Cup Finals

    May 27, 2010, 7:51 AM EDT

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    NBC Sports is holding an ongoing contest, with the winners will receive an Apple iPad and a chance for a trip to the 2011 US Open. All you have to do is answer three questions about the Stanley Cup finals, and you’re automatically entered. Here’s the page for the contest. Details on the contest: This…

  7. Kings unlikely to keep Alexander Frolov

    May 26, 2010, 9:40 PM EDT

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    Per Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider, we have a good transcipt of Kings GM Dean Lombardi’s appearance on radio today, as he discussed free agency and what the team might be thinking when it comes to Alexander Frolov. The Kings have a significant portion of their roster set to hit free agency this summer…

  8. Blue Jackets in no hurry to find new coach

    May 26, 2010, 8:46 PM EDT

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    Generally, a team likes their coach to at least be a part of the offseason decision making. Of course, when there is no coach in place that makes it a bit difficult, so teams generally prefer to find their new coach as soon as possible after the season ends. Of course, that also includes finding…

  9. Sharks GM Doug Wilson: "You can't keep everybody."

    May 26, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson spent a good amount of time with the media today, discussing this past season, the playoffs disappointment and the outlook for the team moving forward. Specifically, a lot of the focus was on the high number of pending free agents and what the team is looking to do with…

  10. 2010 free agent goalie pool looks shallow

    May 26, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

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    There are some big name goalies whose contracts are expiring this season. Some are unrestricted free agents, such as Marty Turco and Evgeni Nabokov. Others are considered restricted, including Jaroslav Halak and Antti Niemi. Yet Behind the Net reasons that the offseason free agent market is “pretty ugly” and states that teams might be better off going…

  11. Brian Boucher could back up Michael Leighton for Game 1

    May 26, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Beyond the Chicago Blackhawks offense, Michael Leighton has another thing to worry about: the potential return of Brian Boucher. reports that Boucher might be ready to backup Leighton as early as Game 1 on Saturday. “I think there is a chance, yeah,” Boucher said. “I think today was a day to get through, and it went…

  12. Will Marian Hossa finally win a Stanley Cup?

    May 26, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

    For three straight seasons, Marian Hossa will play in the Stanley Cup finals, and he’ll be doing so with his third different team in a row. It’s an odd mercenary accomplishment for the Czech winger, who chose to leave Pittsburgh for Detroit (the team that beat the Penguins) and then the Red Wings for the…

  13. Examining PHT Staff third round predictions

    May 26, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

    We don’t take ourselves too seriously here at Pro Hockey Talk. Ultimately, we want to bing you a nice mixture of puck-based news and entertainment. One of the more torturous practices involves making fearful predictions for a sport that is about as predictable as a David Lynch film. To the chagrin of us three, we…

  14. These Flyers vs. the 'Broadstreet Bullies'

    May 26, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    In the last post, I discussed how the current Chicago Blackhawks compare to the last Chicago team that won the Cup. It’s been ages since the Flyers last won a Cup, too. After winning two straight Cups in the Broadstreet Bullies era (last in ’75), the team has been on a serious championship drought. The league…

  15. How the current Blackhawks compare to the 60-61 team

    May 26, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    It’s been a long, long time since the Chicago Blackhawks won a Stanley Cup. Almost 50 years, actually, as the last time they raised it was the 1960-61 campaign. With the team four wins away from a championship, it seems reasonable to compare the 2009-10 Blackhawks to their predecessors, something that Vintage Leaf Memories did today.…

  16. Ottawa Senators sign Mike Brodeur to 1-year, two-way deal

    May 26, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

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    The Ottawa Senators signed the “other” Brodeur, Mike Brodeur, to a new deal according to TSN. The contract is a one-year, two-way contract, meaning the team is free to send him to the minors and call him up to the professional club whenever it needs to. The 27-year old spent the majority of the 2009-10 season with…

  17. Why they're the Chicago Blackhawks, not 'Black Hawks'

    May 26, 2010, 1:10 PM EDT

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    A lot of times, I feel a little strange writing “Chicago Blackhawks.” Something doesn’t seem quite right about it. It’s sort of like spelling an old junior high favorite band, Soundgarden. Is it Soundgarden or “Sound Garden”? It boggles the mind, really. (It’s Soundgarden, though.) Joe Pelletier of Greatest Hockey Legends shares a history lesson on…

  18. 2010 Stanley Cup finals: Don't expect the same 'Hawks next year

    May 26, 2010, 12:25 PM EDT

    Back in March, I took an in-depth look at the looming Chicago Blackhawks cap crisis. The actual cap commitments are the same, as you can see in this breakdown of the 2010-11 scenario. (Numbers from Chicago’s 2010-11 cap commitments (some cap hits rounded up for simplicity): Forwards (9 of 12 spots covered): Toews (6.3); Kane…

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