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  1. Campbell not worried about reception in San Jose

    May 14, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

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    Brian Campbell will be making an extended return to the home of the San Jose Sharks over the next two weeks, but this time he’s not worried about the reception he’ll receive from the fans. “I didn’t like it my first time back,” Campbell told David Pollack of the San Jose Mercury-News, but this time…

  2. Wild sign AHL veteran Jean-Michael Daoust

    May 14, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Always in the need for some more scoring, especially from talented wingers, the Minnesota Wild have signed minor league hockey veteran Jean-Michael Daoust to a one-year contract. Daoust has was once part of the Pittsburgh Penguins system, before signing as a free agent with the Houston Aeros of the AHL. The 26-year old  was the…

  3. Pucktales: Sami Salo's off-season 'plans'

    May 13, 2010, 8:15 PM EDT

    Art by: Deven “Gray” Hoover from Couch Tarts Joke by: James O’Brien

  4. Both Conference finals series to start on Sunday

    May 13, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Sunday, May 16 looks to be a great day for hockey fans. Both the Western and Eastern Conference finals will begin on then, with the Blackhawks-Sharks tilt appearing on NBC at 3 PM ET. Here’s the news from the NHL. The National Hockey League today announced that the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference Final,…

  5. Sharks organization sports deep Blackhawks roots

    May 13, 2010, 7:20 PM EDT

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    When the Chicago Blackhawks organization to travels to San Jose to open the Western Conference finals, forgive them if they feel like they’re looking into a mirror (although maybe on the other end, the faces are a little bit tanner). You can see Chicago’s fingerprints all over the Sharks organization. Need evidence? Let’s take a…

  6. Disgraced former coach Graham James spotted in Mexico

    May 13, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT

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    CBC News and The Globe and Mail reporters found pardoned sex offender and former junior hockey coach Graham James living in Mexico. The stomach-turning story is captured here by Greg McArthur. With dozens of hungry patrons jostling for position at the El Super taco stand, and nuns weaving between double-parked cars, the retired hockey coach carrying…

  7. Sidney Crosby passes on 2010 IIHF WC Team Canada invite

    May 13, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    To little surprise, Sidney Crosby turned down an invitation to play for Team Canada in the 2010 IIHF World Championships. Here’s the Associated Press story. Crosby, who played in all but one of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 95 games this season, including playoffs, turned down the invitation on Thursday after being asked to replace the injured…

  8. Willie Mitchell criticizes Colin Campbell's 'relationships'

    May 13, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    Willie Mitchell finally spoke to the media today after being out of action since January 16 because of concussion issues caused by an Evgeni Malkin hit. The rugged defenseman spoke out against NHL disciplinarian Colin Campbell, particularly the effects his “relationships” have on some of his decision making. The Vancouver Province has the story. “I know Colin…

  9. Jared Staal joins brother Eric in Carolina thanks to trade

    May 13, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    Instead of sibling rivalry, perhaps the Carolina Hurricanes will be known for sibling revelry. The team traded for Jared Staal, the youngest brother of the team’s best player Eric Staal. Here’s a little bit more from The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired forward Jared Staal, the youngest brother of Hurricanes captain Eric Staal in a trade…

  10. Poll: Re-assessing Jaroslav Halak's value

    May 13, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT

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    About six days ago, I couldn’t help but wonder what Montreal Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak might be worth. Even then, he was the No. 1 reason the team made it so far. Another thing I couldn’t help but do was ask the general hockey public to share their thoughts on his value. Here’s the poll results.…

  11. Should the Penguins trade Evgeni Malkin?

    May 13, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    It’s been a couple years since someone brought up the idea of the Penguins trading Evgeni Malkin. On some level, it’s kind of refreshing. Like hearing an old friend make the same terrible joke he used to make when you were still in high school. This time, John Grigg of The Hockey News brings the concept…

  12. Video: Crosby 'stunned' by loss

    May 13, 2010, 2:45 PM EDT

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  13. Don't forget about the Philadelphia Flyers

    May 13, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    What the Montreal Canadiens have been able to do so far in the playoffs is certainly tremendous. They’re the eighth seed in the East and have taken out the two darlings of the NHL, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals. No more Sid. No more Ovi. All thanks to the Canadiens. But we can’t…

  14. Penguins loss not just Crosby and Malkin's fault

    May 13, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    David Staples of the Edmonton Journal has a great post up this morning, on how the little moves made by GM Bob Gainey have certainly paid off this postseason. While many teams went after the big name acquisitions (and only Dany Heatley’s trade has truly paid off for the Sharks), the Canadiens decided to instead…

  15. Sharks focused on Toews, Kane and Byfuglien

    May 13, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

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    Watching the Chicago Blackhawks agitate the Vancouver Canucks all the way to a series win the San Jose Sharks are certain to have taken detailed notes on just what exactly went wrong for Vancouver. The Sharks, fresh off of getting that elusive playoff monkey off their backs, now have the pressure on them to continue…

  16. Steven Stamkos injured at World Championships

    May 13, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    At first it was thought to be just a shoulder injury, but now we learn that Steven Stamkos will miss at least one game of the IIHF World Hockey Championships with a possible concussion. From Sportsnet: “I think it’s just a protocol that you follow when someone has the symptoms that he had,” said Canadian…

  17. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Michael Leighton, Jaroslav Halak highlights

    May 13, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

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    For some reason, there were many people down on Micheal Leighton heading into Game 6, but it’s important to remember that he was going to be their goaltender for the playoffs before his injury. Sure, there some consternation that this was his first game back (although he was great in relief in Game 5) but…

  18. 2010 NHL playoffs: Goal(s) of the Night

    May 13, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

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    First up, we have Dominic Moore giving the Canadiens a lead they’d never relinquish. While this ultimately wasn’t the winning goal, it served to stun the Penguins and the home crowd. Then we have Danny Briere, who was once one of the more frustrating players on the Flyers, scoring his sixth goal in eight games.

  19. Canadiens fans mob the streets after Game 7 win

    May 13, 2010, 1:53 AM EDT

    Given how hockey-mad the city of Montreal is (they did sell out a viewing of Game 7 at the Bell Centre in 40 minutes) and given the somewhat checkered past Canadiens fans have after winning and losing big games, all eyes shifted to Quebec after the Canadiens finished off the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2. The scene…

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