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  1. Is the Blackhawks logo offensive? Damien Cox thinks so

    May 28, 2010, 7:54 PM EDT

    With the Stanley Cup finals beginning tomorrow without much in the way of drama or controversy, leave it to the Toronto Star’s Damien Cox to get find an angle of which to get people talking about something completely different than but related to hockey. Cox comes out with all guns blazing claiming that the logo…

  2. Bettman: NHL salary cap could raise $2 million

    May 28, 2010, 4:32 PM EDT

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    During his press conference today in front of a horde of NHL media, Gary Bettman covered a number of topics. One of the bigger and surprising revelations was that the NHL salary cap could raise as much as $2 million next season. There was thought that the cap would either stay the same or could…

  3. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: PHT's finals predictions

    May 28, 2010, 3:13 PM EDT

    Everyone has their predictions for the Stanley Cup finals, where they try and determine which team will win and in how many games. You’ll see plenty of that tonight and especially tomorrow as we gear up for Game 1. We here at Pro Hockey Talk decided to take things a bit further, predicting not only…

  4. NHL releases full 2010-11 schedule of events

    May 28, 2010, 2:02 PM EDT

    The NHL has released it’s schedule of events for next season, and it’s a jam-packed schedule full of big events that is sure to put the NHL and hockey at the forefront of the sports world. At least, I’m sure that’s what the NHL is hoping will happen. By now, you’ve heard the news of…

  5. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Michael Leighton's long journey back to Chicago

    May 28, 2010, 12:59 PM EDT

    Michael Leighton’s journey to become a starting goaltender in the Stanley Cup finals is nothing short of amazing. Since being drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks, he’s spent time with the Buffalo Sabres, Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators, Montreal Canadiens and the Carolina Hurricanes. Many times he was claimed off waivers, as he was deemed expendable by…

  6. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Wirtz pushes the boycott on orange

    May 28, 2010, 12:08 PM EDT

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    The city of Chicago has fallen deep into the void of hockey madness. With the Blackhawks finally back in the Stanley Cup finals, for the first time since 1992 and after years of frustration, the city has now gone completely nuts as they gear up for what they hope to be ultimate victory. You can…

  7. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: These aren't the Broad Street Bullies redux

    May 28, 2010, 11:03 AM EDT

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    With the Philadelphia Flyers back in the Stanley Cup finals, hoping for their first win in nearly a quarter of he century, there is inevitable going to be comparisons to the last great Flyers team, otherwise known as the Broad Street Bullies. Known as much for their relentless physicality, punishing attitudes and willingness to drop…

  8. Did Bettman have a hand in the Yzerman hire?

    May 28, 2010, 9:51 AM EDT

    Jim Kelley at SI.com makes a very interesting — and possible baseless — assumption over the hiring of Steve Yzerman as the new GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning. In a fairly long article praising the hire as a great, inspired move by the Lightning, he proposes that Gary Bettman might have had a hand…

  9. 2010 Stanley Cup finals: Blackhawks' brutal run since '61 Cup

    May 27, 2010, 11:20 PM EDT

    Earlier tonight, I took a look at the Flyers’ history since they won a Cup way back in 1975. Stretching back to 1961, it’s not out of order to say the world changed a lot since the Chicago Blackhawks won one. Here’s a timeline of nearly 50 years of heartache. After winning that Cup, the team made it…

  10. 2010 Stanley Cup finals: How the Flyers fared since '75 Cup

    May 27, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

    With the Philadelphia Flyers back in the Stanley Cup finals and HBO airing its documentary on “The Broadstreet Bullies,” it’s fun to think back to that era in the team’s history. After all, a lot has happened since that dominant 1974-75 Cup run. In fact, let’s look at the different eras in the team’s history…

  11. Crosby, Ovechkin to meet in next year's Winter Classic, Canada gets second outdoor game

    May 27, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT

    Rumors were swirling about next year’s outdoor games for quite some time, but now it’s just about official. There will be two during the 2009-10 season. The first will take the traditional Winter Classic spot on New Year’s Day 2011 and will feature a bout between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals at Heinz Field.…

  12. Could NCAA teams get into EA's NHL '11 video game?

    May 27, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

    There are three things that got me into hockey in the mid-90s. The first was the on-ice brilliance of Mario Lemieux (and also, to a great extent, Jaromir Jagr). Like a bunch of other snot-nosed kids, the artistically devoid but nostalgically rich “Mighty Ducks” movies also drew me into the sport. The last piece of the puzzle,…

  13. Ilya Kovalchuk, Alex Frolov receive offers from KHL

    May 27, 2010, 8:20 PM EDT

    When it comes to Russian hockey players – from superstars to middling talent – the KHL will be a great negotiating tool for the foreseeable future. Sure, there are players from other countries who might elect to go there, too (as you could see with goalies Ray Emery – briefly – and Robert Esche). But for the…

  14. Andrew Ladd hopes to play in Game 1

    May 27, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

    It’s no secret that hockey players will fight through some gruesome injuries and often take crazy health risks to play in the playoffs. Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Ladd needs only to look back at his Stanley Cup winning run with the Carolina Hurricanes – and his former teammate Erik Cole’s courageous Game 7 return despite…

  15. Is Ted Nolan a victim of racism or his own reputation?

    May 27, 2010, 7:10 PM EDT

    There aren’t many head coaches who are wallflowers. After all, it’s their jobs to wear suits and make split second decisions and yell at people who either could be close to their own age or young enough to be their sons. This is not a career path for the meek, weak-willed or shy. Still, even…

  16. City of Glendale delivers on $25M pledge to NHL

    May 27, 2010, 6:35 PM EDT

    The City of Glendale made good on the $25 million promise it made to the NHL for loses the league dealt with regarding the sale of the Phoenix Coyotes. The Arizona Republic has details on the situation, including where exactly the money is coming from. The money in the enterprise funds comes from fees paid by…

  17. Report: Rob Blake 'leaning toward' retirement

    May 27, 2010, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Rob Blake was still an asset for the San Jose Sharks at the far-from-tender age of 40, logging the second most time-on-ice for the team during the playoffs. Still, the rugged defenseman looks like is leaning toward retirement, reports David Pollak of the Mercury News. Sharks captain Rob Blake is leaning toward retirement at age 40,…

  18. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Will anyone pick the Flyers to win?

    May 27, 2010, 4:34 PM EDT

    When writing the postgame story for the Chicago Blackhawks’ series win over the San Jose Sharks, I finished the post with this statement: You wonder if the Eastern Conference team will even stand a chance. Now, obviously that was a bit hyperbolic, and even though the series wasn’t over yet there was a good chance…

  19. Mike Modano not making decision on retirement just yet

    May 27, 2010, 3:21 PM EDT

    Mike Modano was on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas this morning, and discussed — among a number of other topics — his future with the team. The Dallas Morning News has the transcript of his interview, including these thoughts on the possibilities of playing next season: Well, it’s tough to say. I enjoy watching the…

  20. 2010 Stanley Cup Finals: Four odd predictions for the finals

    May 27, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    We’ll have our more ‘normal’ predictions and picks up on PHT later this week, but just as there will always be a top scorer, a better goaltender and an ultimate victor in the Stanley Cup finals there will also be some unforeseen events that leave you scratching your head some or just basically fall outside…

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