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  1. Injury Updates for Carcillo, Gill and others

    May 10, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

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    Earlier today I shared reports that Dan Carcillo might miss today’s game, but it sounds like his status has improved. More on him and the various Montreal Canadiens who may or may not be available in this injury update. Carcillo a game-time decision. Ryan Parent and Michael Leighton will be back. Here’s snippets from an…

  2. Boston Bruins honor Bobby Orr with statue

    May 10, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

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    When people talk about the greatest hockey players of all-time, Bobby Orr’s name inevitably comes up (and, I would think, it always will). Simply put, the Hall-of-Fame defenseman changed hockey as much as any single player did, taking the torch from Eddie Shore and proving that a blueliner could create as much offense as they…

  3. World Anti-Doping Agency wants NHL to expand drug testing

    May 10, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

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    The NHL rarely deals with the steroid backlash that hounds Major League Baseball and troubles the NFL. Some, like former World Anti-Doping Agency head Dick Pound, wonder if it’s simply because of the league’s drug testing policies. Former WADA chair Dick Pound has been harshly critical of the NHL’s approach to doping, alleging in the past…

  4. NHL, Nashville Predators aid in Tennessee flood recovery

    May 10, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Soon after the Nashville Predators suffered yet another first round loss, an unprecedented flood put hockey in perspective. It’s good to see, then, that the team and the NHL are giving back as the city/state/region tries to bounce back from the devastating effects of the weather crisis. It’s unclear just how much was/will be donated, but…

  5. Team USA's WC hopes take big blow after 2-1 OT loss to Denmark

    May 10, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Team USA’s World Championship team was upset once again 2-1 in overtime. This time the surging underdog Denmark team did it to them, with Stefan Lassen scoring the game winner in OT. It was the Americans’ second straight overtime loss in the tournament after falling by the same score against Germany, and they now need to…

  6. Jaromir Jagr troubled by lack of Czech participation

    May 10, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Kids these days; they just don’t have any respect. What with their loud music, lack of patriotism … and disinterest in growing mullets (unless it’s just for laughs). Those are the words I envision going through Jaromir Jagr’s head as he critiques the Czech players who declined invitations to play for their 2010 IIHF World…

  7. 2010 NHL playoffs: Sami Salo's scare

    May 10, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Not many men can go through a lifetime before they have a tense moment with their, um, “boys.” While I don’t intend to make America/Canada/the cubicle’d world squirm this afternoon, but here’s the footage of Sami Salo’s scary moment. He took a shot to the groin during the end of the first period, but apparently he’s OK.…

  8. Flyers injury news: Carcillo doubtful, Leighton nearing return

    May 10, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

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    There’s some good news and bad news injury-wise for the Philadelphia Flyers as they attempt to cut into Boston’s 3-1 series lead tonight. On one hand, it appears that Dan Carcillo might not be healthy enough to pester and pummel opponents in Game 5. The forward appeared to injury his knee in Game 4 against…

  9. Should Blackhawks be concerned with home struggles?

    May 10, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Is it a sign of “youthful immaturity” that the Chicago Blackhawks failed to put up much of a resistance against the Vancouver Canucks last night? Nope, my guess is that the two teams aren’t separated by much from a talent or will power standpoint and the Canucks rode a great start (2-0 in the first…

  10. 2010 NHL playoffs: Roberto Luongo's save

    May 10, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    After carrying the Canucks to a Game 1 win, Roberto Luongo struggled mightily in the next three games. It must be heartening, then, to see Luongo play so well. He stopped 29 out of 30 shots to hold the explosive Blackhawks to just one goal. Here’s one of his best saves of the night.

  11. 2010 NHL playoffs: Kevin Bieksa's beauty

    May 10, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Sometimes there are goals that are just pretty. This one qualifies. Kyle Wellwood sent a perfect pass to Kevin Bieksa who never had to break stride as he made a simple little deke past Antti Niemi to score a beauty. Bieksa added another goal in the game, helping the Vancouver Canucks stay alive with a…

  12. Update: Sami Salo's boys are intact

    May 10, 2010, 5:14 AM EDT

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    Good news, as we learn that previous reports that Salo had a ruptured testicle were a bit premature. Contrary to previous TSN reports, Salo is intact and his testicles are just fine. I hope to never have to write a sentence like that again. It had been reported that Salo was taken to the hospital…

  13. Sami Salo may have ruptured testicle

    May 9, 2010, 11:17 PM EDT

    There are several reports floating around, and it’s been mentioned on TSN, that Sami Salo may have suffered from a ruptured testicle when he was hit with a puck late in the first period. I’ll wait for you to get back up off the floor before continuing…. Seeing how Salo reacted to the shot, the…

  14. Canucks survive with 4-1 win behind Bieksa's big night

    May 9, 2010, 10:50 PM EDT

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    Chicago Blackhawks 1, Vancouver Canucks 4 Blackhawks lead series 3-2 The Vancouver Canucks did a lot of talking leading up to Game 5, and some wondered if this was a team on the brink of falling apart. Their goaltender wasn’t focused, Shane O’Brien was the most outspoken player on the team and the coach routinely…

  15. Sami Salo heads to hospital; O'Brien bloodied

    May 9, 2010, 9:37 PM EDT

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    While the Vancouver Canucks are doing a great job of playing a perfect road game, up 2-0 3-0 in the second period, they are now facing a serious shortage on the blue line. Defenseman Sami Salo took a puck somewhere off his midsection at the end of the first period, and was down on the…

  16. Lidstrom not ready to decide on future

    May 9, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

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    Now that the Detroit Red Wings are out of the playoffs, so begins the endless debate and hand wringing over the decision that Nicklas Lidstrom must make this summer on whether to retire from the NHL or not. He’s stated several times this season that he would prefer to go out while still playing at…

  17. Jagr and Ovechkin lead countries to victory

    May 9, 2010, 7:03 PM EDT

    Bet you thought the Jaromir Jagr love fest was over with after the Olympics, didn’t you? Guess again as the future hall of famer is playing for the Czech Republic at the IIHF World Championships, the seventh time he’s done so, and merely had three assists in the Czechs 6-2 win over France in their…

  18. UFC fighter tells Montreal fans who he's rooting for

    May 9, 2010, 6:40 PM EDT

    It’s amusing to see what happens when other sports collide with hockey and with last night’s Ultimate Fighting Championship being in Montreal, it’s only fitting that some hockey-related nonsense shook loose. Enter UFC fighter Josh Koscheck into the mix after winning his match over Paul Daley and being serenaded with boos from the fans and…

  19. San Jose Sharks were waiting to exhale

    May 9, 2010, 4:26 PM EDT

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    The top-seeded San Jose Sharks are off to their second Western Conference Finals, their first since 2003-2004 and reading the reaction from bloggers and fans alike today is one that fascinates me. A lot of that is probably due to the fact that I’m not directly embroiled with the Sharks and don’t understand the perspective…

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