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  1. How Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Magnus Paajarvi fared in their 'Oilers debut'

    Sep 16, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    The San Jose Sharks beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in Wednesday night’s game in the Young Stars tournament, but just about anyone will tell you that wasn’t the real story. Nope, it was all about the “debut” of the Oilers three big prospects: No. 1 overall pick Taylor Hall, clever forward Jordan Eberle and Magnus…

  2. The PHT Nightcap: Wednesday, September 15th

    Sep 16, 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. Eric…

  3. Gary Bettman says the NHL won't get involved in Quebec arena politics

    Sep 15, 2010, 11:40 PM EDT

    Funding expensive arenas like the new $400 billion building the Edmonton Oilers want to construct almost naturally brings about some politicking. Big wigs in the Quebec area are trying to drum enough federal and local support to build a new arena in part to bring the NHL back to the region after losing their beloved…

  4. Tyler Seguin tallies two assists, Nino Niederreiter gets in first fight during Bruins-Islanders rookie game

    Sep 15, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

    While the Traverse City Prospects Tournament wrapped up tonight, there were other rookie competitions of note. We’ll cover the big three Edmonton prospects’ debut in the Young Stars Tournament tomorrow, but the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders also had a rookie game that caused quite a stir. NHL.com captures the scene that included much…

  5. Traverse City Prospects Tournament results: Minnesota beats Detroit 3-1 for title

    Sep 15, 2010, 10:35 PM EDT

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    (Note: We’ll have results of the night’s other prospects game – Edmonton vs. San Jose in the Young Stars Tournament – tomorrow morning.) The Traverse City Prospects Tournament concluded tonight, with four games deciding the team’s final standings in the exhibition of young talent. Here are the results, beginning with the “gold medal” game all…

  6. Oilers receive more criticism for barring Sheldon Souray from training camp

    Sep 15, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Perhaps the most surprising news of this week came when the Edmonton Oilers announced that wayward defenseman Sheldon Souray would not attend training camp. Apparently we’re not alone in wondering how, exactly, such a move will make it easier to trade the useful but injury-ravaged blueliner. The Edmonton Journal’s Jim Matheson feels the same way,…

  7. Does Eric Belanger have a 'leg to stand on' in pursuing legal actions against the Capitals?

    Sep 15, 2010, 7:10 PM EDT

    When word broke that Eric Belanger signed with the Phoenix Coyotes yesterday, I have to admit that I was stunned that his deal with the Washington Capitals didn’t work out. As we’ve learned today, Belanger was stunned too, as his agent Joe Tacopina lashed out at Capitals management including general manager George McPhee (seen in…

  8. Oddsmakers weigh in on Montreal and Vancouver vacant captain spots

    Sep 15, 2010, 6:04 PM EDT

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    Both the Vancouver Canucks and Montreal Canadiens are in the running for new team captains and we should know who both teams will pick before the season begins in October. What does that mean for us? It means it’s time to lay down some betting odds as to who the favorites are. Luckily for us,…

  9. Rookie tournament hype alert: Oilers "Big Three" to play on same line tonight

    Sep 15, 2010, 5:21 PM EDT

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    Tonight’s major hype alert goes out to Penticton, British Columbia where the Edmonton Oilers will face the San Jose Sharks in the Young Stars Rookie tournament. Why the hype alert? Only because the future faces of the Oilers franchise will be playing on the same line together. Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal shares the…

  10. Thrashers prospect Patrice Cormier looks to put ugly past behind him

    Sep 15, 2010, 4:59 PM EDT

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    To call Thrashers prospect Patrice Cormier’s last year turbulent would be being nice. The former Devils prospect spent the better part of the last year looking to get past being labeled as a reckless and careless player after a vicious elbow he laid on Mikael Tam during a QMJHL game last season, one that saw…

  11. Hurricanes defenseman Tim Gleason gives figure skating a try

    Sep 15, 2010, 3:44 PM EDT

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    We’ve talked about how hockey players will sometimes do curious things to cross-train for the season. Justin Abdelkader of Detroit, for instance, took boxing classes earlier this off-season to be better prepared for the season. Other players, like Carolina’s Tim Gleason, an experienced pugilist in his own right, look for other methods to improve their…

  12. Canucks GM Mike Gillis lashes out at media over Cody Hodgson injury coverage

    Sep 15, 2010, 3:05 PM EDT

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    If you thought we were just messing around the other day when talking about Vancouver GM Mike Gillis’ anxious relationship with the media in Vancouver, we’re here to offer you the finest in proof that even some days a team executive can have just about enough of the media’s scrutiny. With the developments the last…

  13. 2010 NHL free agency: Rangers re-sign Marc Staal

    Sep 15, 2010, 1:35 PM EDT

    The Rangers summer of fretting and worry can finally come to an end today. The Rangers have come to terms with restricted free agent Marc Staal on a five-year contract. The final totals are five years at $19.875 million and the years and a cap hit of $3.975 million per year break down like this…

  14. Devils' Patrick Elias moving to left wing, could Parise or Kovalchuk move to the right?

    Sep 15, 2010, 12:34 PM EDT

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    If you thought that things were going to stop being interesting in New Jersey once Ilya Kovalchuk’s situation was squared away, you’ve got another thing coming. Rich Chere finds out from Devils coach John MacLean that one prominent Devil will be switching his position and seemingly making the left wing a bit crowded this year.…

  15. 2012 NHL All-Star Game awarded to Ottawa

    Sep 15, 2010, 11:43 AM EDT

    The world’s worst kept secret has been confirmed this morning in a press conference in Ottawa. The 2012 All-Star Game will be headed to Canada’s capital city. Well, at least a city near Ottawa (the Senators play in Kanata, Ontario). Ottawa is the last of the Canadian cities to host an All-Star Game. Gimmie some…

  16. Rookie tournament recaps: Tuesday, September 14th

    Sep 15, 2010, 10:24 AM EDT

    Here’s your morning recap on what went down in the NHL rookie tournaments across North America last night. Things will be wrapping up soon because real NHL training camp opens up this weekend for everyone and for some of these guys it’s their last chance to make a first impression on their teams. Traverse City…

  17. Eric Belanger upset with Capitals for breaking verbal contract agreement

    Sep 15, 2010, 9:58 AM EDT

    If you thought Eric Belanger signing with the Coyotes came as a surprise, you’re not alone. Weeks ago, rumors were flying about how Belanger would soon be signing with the Washington Capitals and that there would be a subsequent move happening in order to squeeze him into the lineup. After all, the Caps already had…

  18. Brendan Morrison waits it out for another job, might end up with reality check instead

    Sep 15, 2010, 12:00 AM EDT

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    We’ve examined the free agent possibilities out there for a few players this off-season but there’s one formerly prominent scoring center out there still without a home. Former Canucks star Brendan Morrison is still looking for an NHL job and after down years with the Stars and Capitals the last two seasons, he’s looking to…

  19. Peter Forsberg returning to Denver for reunion, doubtful about resuming NHL career

    Sep 14, 2010, 10:59 PM EDT

    We’ve had some fun at the expense of former Avalanche great Peter Forsberg this summer. The perennial awakening of stories about a potential Forsberg comeback to the NHL are always ripe for commentary. It seems that Forsberg at 37 years-old now is being realistic about his NHL future these days. While speaking on a conference…

  20. Bruins bring in AHL penalty minute record holder Brian McGrattan for tryout

    Sep 14, 2010, 9:38 PM EDT

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    The Boston Bruins, never seemingly set to have enough actual punch in their lineup, are bringing in a fighting specialist on a tryout. Former Senators and Flames enforcer Brian McGrattan will be putting on the foil during training camp for the Bruins and his pedigree speaks for itself. While his NHL work is a bit…

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