Aug 25, 2011, 8:21 PM EDT
HSBC Arena, the home of the Buffalo Sabres, shall henceforth be known as First Niagara Center.
Aug 25, 2011, 6:52 PM EDT
Brendan Shanahan’s job with the NHL is a high-stress one that he can make very easy: By restoring sanity and adding transparency to the NHL’s punishment process when it comes to questionable acts on the ice.
Aug 25, 2011, 5:42 PM EDT
Ilya Bryzgalov finally had his day to meet with the media in Philadelphia and he talked about helping the defense and trying to win it big with the Flyers.
Aug 25, 2011, 4:01 PM EDT
It’s been nearly a year since Avalanche forward Peter Mueller has suited up for a game since suffering a concussion, but he’s put that behind him now and he’s ready to resume his career.
Aug 25, 2011, 2:36 PM EDT
Michal Neuvirth says he wants to challenge new guy and childhood hero Tomas Vokoun for the #1 job in goal. That’s cute.
Aug 25, 2011, 1:36 PM EDT
Stan Bowman thought Patrick Kane would be ready for training camp. Patrick Kane thought he would be ready by the season opener. Kane’s doctor says he’ll split the difference.
Aug 25, 2011, 11:25 AM EDT
After Nathan Horton’s Stanley Cup finals came to a sudden end after receiving a concussion from Aaron Rome, Horton is symptom free and ready to start the season. He’s also taking a shot at Rome as well.
Aug 25, 2011, 10:37 AM EDT
While playing in Atlanta allowed Thrashers players to stay well under the radar, moving things to Winnipeg is going to rock their formerly anonymous worlds.
Aug 25, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT
The New York Islanders still have not come to terms with their restricted free agent Josh Bailey. There’s no need for fans to worry yet… but if there’s still no deal going into training camp, it could be a different story.
Aug 25, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT
Stanislav Galiev, a member of the Memorial Cup winning St John Sea Dogs, signed an entry-level deal with the Washington Capitals.
Aug 25, 2011, 1:49 AM EDT
Not surprisingly, even Tim Thomas’ day with the Stanley Cup is inspiring.
Aug 24, 2011, 11:43 PM EDT
Coaches, general managers, and scouting staffs are learning that size doesn’t matter as much as it used to. As long as the player is skilled, smart, and determined, it doesn’t matter how big the player is on the ice.
Aug 24, 2011, 10:14 PM EDT
Amidst rampant speculation, Sidney Crosby and his agent spoke to the Penguins official site explaining that he’s seek second and third opinions from specialists and would “appreciate patience and understanding at this time.”
Aug 24, 2011, 8:32 PM EDT
Brooks Laich signed a monstrous 6-year contract this summer worth $27 million. Capitals Bruce Boudreau thinks the center is worth every penny.
Aug 24, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT
Which rookies are worth watching during the 2011-12. There are always surprises and players who burst onto the scene, but there are already at least ten prospects ready to make a name for themselves next year.
Aug 24, 2011, 6:41 PM EDT
He might not get the fame and recognition of scorers such as Patrick Kane or Jonathan Toews, but Dave Bolland has proven to be a valuable player for the Blackhawks. The team hopes that he can put together a breakthrough 2011-12 season, but that would require him to stay healthy after two injury marred campaigns.
Aug 24, 2011, 5:44 PM EDT
Even Oilers coach Tom Renney admits that Nikolai Khabibulin is a big question mark next season.
Aug 24, 2011, 4:48 PM EDT
The Panthers made some big risks during this off-season, but Tomas Fleischmann might be the biggest wild card of all. GM Dale Tallon thinks it will pay off big, saying the winger “is going to be something special.”
Aug 24, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT
Ondrej Pavelec and Chris Mason are big question marks in net for Winnipeg next season, but contract years should give them plenty of motivation to perform at their highest levels.
Aug 24, 2011, 3:13 PM EDT
Judd Apatow enlisted Ian Laperriere for a false teeth-related gag, so the injured Flyers grinder brought Scott Hartnell, James van Riemsdyk and Matt Carle along for the ride.
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