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  1. Marian Hossa suffered sprained MCL in Cup finals

    Jun 12, 2010, 7:59 PM EDT

    Everyone knew that Andrew Ladd was playing with a bum shoulder – which turned out to be fractured — and it certainly looked like he was playing injured at times. There were times I noted while watching Ladd after he returned that he just appeared to be laboring, unwilling to get into the corners at…

  2. Mark Hardy resigns as Kings assistant coach

    Jun 12, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

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    We haven’t really covered this much on PHT, as I prefer to focus on the actual hockey, but as expected Mark Hardy has resigned as assistant coach of the Los Angeles Kings. Hardy is facing felony fourth-degree sexual abuse, a charge than involves a family member. I’m not going to get into the details of…

  3. Blackhawks will send ex-GM Dale Tallon a Stanley Cup ring

    Jun 12, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

    While Stan Bowman was the Chicago Blackhawks’ official GM during the 2009-10 season, there’s no doubt that former GM (and recently hired Florida Panthers GM) Dale Tallon’s fingerprints were all over that Cup winning team. Of course, a negative Nancy would say that he is also responsible for the ticking time bomb that is their…

  4. Rob Niedermayer wants to return to New Jersey Devils; What about his brother Scott?

    Jun 12, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

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    Rob Niedermayer might not be anywhere near as talented as his brother Scott, but he’s been a player who can play a specialized role on a hockey team. As Earl Sleek of Battle of California said of Rob when he was a member of Anaheim Ducks, he’s an “All-Star” in tight areas – particularly against…

  5. Hershey Bears take 3-2 series lead over Texas Stars in 2010 Calder Cup finals

    Jun 12, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT

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    With the World Cup tournament kicking into high gear while the Stanley Cup finals concluded on Wednesday, there’s one other Cup being fought over right now. That other tournament would be the AHL’s Calder Cup championship. Last night, the Hershey Bears took a 3-2 series lead over the Texas Stars thanks to a 2-1 overtime…

  6. Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik has sports hernia surgery, should be back for training camp

    Jun 12, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

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    Looking for “free candy”? You might have to wait 4-6 weeks. TSN reports that Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik underwent sports hernia surgery. It’s being reported that Orpik is expected to be back in time for the Penguins’ training camp in September. Orpik has a career-high 25 points during the 2009-10 season despite playing with…

  7. Blackhawks fans, police officer hit by ATV during Blackhawks Cup parade

    Jun 12, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    It seems like details on this situation are pretty scarce, but as was reported on Puck Daddy, the relatively safe – if not serene – Chicago Blackhawks Cup parade did have at least one scary moment. Take a look at this unsettling video of an ATV (meant to provide crowd control during the massive 2…

  8. Poll: How much should Antti Niemi get paid?

    Jun 12, 2010, 11:25 AM EDT

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    (Campbell: “Ask for at least $7 million per year …”) From what I can remember, there really isn’t much precedent for Antti Niemi’s “rookie” season, when it comes to contract negotiations. The 26-year-old Finnish goalie played 39 games regular season along with 22 in the playoffs, backstopping the Chicago Blackhawks to its first Stanley Cup…

  9. Toews, Kane hit bonuses; Blackhawks over the salary cap by millions

    Jun 12, 2010, 4:33 AM EDT

    You have to give Dale Tallon credit. He was given free reign to do whatever was needed to build a Stanley Cup champion and that’s exactly what he did. He may not have been able to stick with the team due to an inability to work a fax machine, but he was able to bring…

  10. Will Michael Leighton be a Flyer next season?

    Jun 11, 2010, 11:26 PM EDT

    If I were a betting man, I would say that the chances of Michael Leighton returning to the Philadelphia Flyers next season are slim. After making just $600,000 last season, and helping lead the Flyers to the Stanley Cup finals, Leighton will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Judging by the comments of Leighton…

  11. Chris Pronger responds to Burish's comments

    Jun 11, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT

    Adam Burish made a bit of stir yesterday when video was circulated of him stating after the Hawks’ win that he thought Chris Pronger was “the biggest idiot in the league” and that he’d punch him in the face if he saw him again. The immediate response was one of incredulity, as most couldn’t believe…

  12. 'Over 2 million' people show up for Chicago Blackhawks Cup parade

    Jun 11, 2010, 6:35 PM EDT

    So, it seems like that whole “Stanley Cup” thing is kind of a big deal to the people of Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the victory parade garnered more than two million screaming revelers. With a 49-year Stanley Cup drought finally over, the City of Chicago estimated over 2 million ecstatic Blackhawks fans basked…

  13. Andrew Ladd played with fractured shoulder

    Jun 11, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

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    One of the most interesting traditions that take place once a series – or the entire playoffs – ends is the series of stories that trickle through about players fighting through injuries. It’s not surprising to hear that Chicago Blackhawks winger Andrew Ladd was banged up, though, being that he missed the first three games…

  14. Rob Blake expected to announce retirement next week

    Jun 11, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

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    At 40 years old, it’s far from stunning that all signs point to Rob Blake retiring. Mark Emmons of the Mercury News reports that Blake will probably make that announcement sometime next week. The formal announcement is not expected to come until next week. On Wednesday, both the Sharks and Blake declined to comment. But…

  15. Devils should consider trading for Tomas Kaberle

    Jun 11, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Tomas Kaberle has been such a constant source of trade rumors (especially in Toronto) that sometimes I wonder if sports writers just put together stories in a Mad-Libs format at this point. “Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Tomas Kaberle is rumored to be traded to (team) for (prospect) + (draft pick) so that the team can…

  16. Report: Maple Leafs to name Dion Phaneuf first captain since Mats Sundin

    Jun 11, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

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    The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t had a captain since Mats Sundin departed the team after the 2007-08 season, but if TSN reports are accurate, that will change on Monday. The Leafs are expected to hand the ‘C’ over to hard-hitting (and shooting) defenseman Dion Phaneuf. The former Calgary Flames product has had a rocky few…

  17. Blackhawks fans toilet paper coach Joel Quenneville's house to celebrate Cup

    Jun 11, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    I once wrote that I’d be afraid to run into Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville in a dark alley (thanks to the general intimidation that comes from his magnificent mustache). While my reaction to Quenneville is a mixture of fear and ‘stache-deification, it appears that some Hawks fans treat him more like an unpopular gym…

  18. Philadelphia Flyers 2010-11 cap situation: Now or later?

    Jun 11, 2010, 2:45 PM EDT

    The Philadelphia Flyers are probably still a little sore about Wednesday’s loss. After all, they were one overtime goal away from preparing for a penultimate Game 7 bout tonight. Instead, their season is over, two wins short of a Stanley Cup. Still, as I’ve written many times before, this team exceeded most people’s expectations. They…

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