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  1. Poll results: Paul Kariya's career isn't quite Hall of Fame material

    Aug 29, 2010, 6:30 PM EST

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    When Paul Kariya’s agent announced that the winger will miss the 2010-11 season because of concussion problems, many people speculated that we might not see any more of Teemu Selanne’s former running mate. Being that he’s been bothered by injuries the last couple years and will turn 36 around October, it’s a pretty reasonable question…

  2. Ottawa Senators team doctor in critical condition following motorcycle crash

    Aug 29, 2010, 5:05 PM EST

    Ottawa Senators team doctor Dr. Donald Chow is in critical condition following a motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon in Ottawa. According to TSN, he suffered severe head and chest injuries in the accident when his motorcycle collided with the passenger side of a car, throwing him from the bike. Dr. Chow is the head physician out of…

  3. Blue Jackets have plans for Ken Hitchcock to work within the organization

    Aug 29, 2010, 3:36 PM EST

    When teams fire a head coach, we often forget that those teams are on the hook to pay that coach what he’s owed until he finds another job. In the case of the Columbus Blue Jackets, when they fired Ken Hitchcock back in February, they were getting rid of the coach that brought them to…

  4. Former Sabres forward Tim Kennedy grows up, looks for a new team

    Aug 29, 2010, 12:47 PM EST

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    The weird, wild and disappointing summer for former Sabres forward Tim Kennedy plods along quietly, much to his dismay. After winning a million dollar award in arbitration from the Buffalo Sabres, Kennedy was waived and had his contract bought out making him an unrestricted free agent. If you haven’t been paying attention this off-season, being…

  5. Paul Kelly: League would be foolish to go after Marc Savard's contract

    Aug 29, 2010, 10:30 AM EST

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    While we wait to see if the NHL will approve the latest contract for Ilya Kovalchuk, we ponder how the NHL’s investigation is going with the other contracts they’ve eye-balled as being potentially cap busting. While folks focused on Marian Hossa’s contract, Marc Savard’s contract extension with the Boston Bruins is one that seemed to…

  6. Kirk Maltby close to re-signing with Red Wings

    Aug 29, 2010, 9:45 AM EST

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    The life of a free agent this summer is proving to be a difficult one as we’ve documented all off-season long. If you’re a veteran free agent just looking to re-sign with a team you’ve spent 14 seasons with, you’d think this process might be a little easier, but for Kirk Maltby times are tough.…

  7. Pierre-Marc Bouchard looks to finally overcome concussion issues, return to Wild lineup

    Aug 28, 2010, 10:45 PM EST

    While we got the brutal news yesterday that Paul Kariya won’t be playing this season thanks to the after-effects of post-concussion syndrome, another player continues his struggles with concussions but looks to get back on the ice sooner than not. Minnesota Wild forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard has been out of action essentially since the 2008-2009 season.…

  8. Devils GM Lamoriello confident NHL will approve latest deal for Ilya Kovalchuk

    Aug 28, 2010, 9:15 PM EST

    While we wait to see what the NHL will do regarding the latest contract submission for Ilya Kovalchuk and the New Jersey Devils, which they’ve got up to five days to mull over, our thoughts wander over to the architect of these deals in Devils GM Lou Lamoriello. Lamoriello is feeling pretty confident about how…

  9. Four Broad Street Bullies set to become American citizens

    Aug 28, 2010, 7:10 PM EST

    If there’s something every hockey fan knows about Philadelphia it’s that they’ll always be known for the “Broad Street Bullies” of the 1970s. Hell, they’ve been trying to recreate that atmosphere in Philly ever since then it seems and why not, those were the teams that brought Philadelphia their only two Stanley Cups in team…

  10. Is Sidney Crosby a dirty player?

    Aug 28, 2010, 5:30 PM EST

    Maybe it’s just because it is the summer time or perhaps his gold medal winning goal forced people to eat some crow, but the cottage industry on hating Sidney Crosby dried up a bit lately. For those of you who simply don’t have the same spring in your step unless the NHL’s golden child is…

  11. Thomas Junta finishes prison term for involuntary manslaughter

    Aug 28, 2010, 4:00 PM EST

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    Parents can spiral out of control when it comes to their kids. One of the most common situations where this happens is during sporting events, particularly in full-contact events that include some serious impact blows. Yet as heated as these situations can become, you never expect someone to die during the worst exchanges. That’s exactly…

  12. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Toronto signs Clarke MacArthur to one-year, $1.1M deal

    Aug 28, 2010, 2:25 PM EST

    Though their logic was totally justifiable, it was still kind of stunning when the Atlanta Thrashers walked away from an arbitrator’s decision to award Clarke McArthur $2.4 million. Obviously, that decision was way out of line with his true market value and this summer showed that quite clearly. On the bright side, at least MacArthur…

  13. Evaluating the Edmonton Oilers' options after Khabibulin's guilty verdict

    Aug 28, 2010, 12:45 PM EST

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    So far, I’ve shared the possible affects the guilty verdict could have on Nikolai Khabibulin and Oilers GM Steve Tambellini’s statement on the matter. Barring the unclear possibility of a league-mandated suspension, the last big piece of the puzzle is how this situation impacts Edmonton’s messy goalie situation. The first thing to note is that…

  14. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville throws a solid first pitch at White Sox game

    Aug 28, 2010, 12:10 PM EST

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    The celebrity ceremonial first pitch is a lot like those occasional photo op faceoffs in hockey; it’s a chance to honor a local hero or big time big wig. There’s only one big difference: you can really embarrass yourself by wildly falling short of home plate or evading the catcher’s grasp. (Honestly, I’m the type…

  15. Oilers GM releases statement on Khabibulin verdict; Sentence will be announced August 31

    Aug 28, 2010, 11:25 AM EST

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    I’ll get down to the greater decisions the Edmonton Oilers will need to make (or could make) later today, but first I wanted to share their official statement on the Nikolai Khabibulin conundrum from yesterday. Here is what Oilers GM Steve Tambellini had to say at the Scottsdale, Arizona court room. Edmonton Oilers General Manager…

  16. The PHT Nightcap: Friday, August 27th

    Aug 27, 2010, 11:55 PM EST

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    Even in the depressingly hockey-free summer, we expect to be a productive bunch here at Pro Hockey Talk. Sometimes it might be difficult to follow our pace. We understand that. For that reason, whenever we can, we’ll put all of the day’s stories in one convenient post called the PHT Nightcap. Enjoy, hockey fans. Where…

  17. Daymond Langkow cleared for 'light skating' as he struggles to recover from fractured vertebrate

    Aug 27, 2010, 11:10 PM EST

    Not to be too negative, but it’s almost surprising that scary slap shot-related injuries like the one that happened to Daymond Langkow are so rare. The tough, productive center is struggling to bounce back from a scary injury that occurred during the 2009-10 season, but the good news is that he’s been cleared for “light…

  18. NHL '11 video: Expanded trades, plus the ability to play with CHL teams

    Aug 27, 2010, 10:30 PM EST

    While their competition’s Nintendo Wii-exclusive (OK, OK, it’s on the iPhone too in some form) title “NHL 2K11″ title already shipped on Tuesday, EA Sports still is in the process of promoting the latest iteration in its flagship hockey franchise, “NHL 11.” We’ve discussed the game quite a bit already, but let’s take a look…

  19. Paul Kariya will not play next season; If his career is over, is he Hall of Fame worthy?

    Aug 27, 2010, 9:15 PM EST

    It’s been a night of bad news for veteran NHL hockey players, with Nikolai Khabibulin receiving a guilty verdict for extreme DUI charges and now, apparently, the future of Paul Kariya’s career in greater doubt. Kariya’s agent Don Baizley released this statement for his client. “Paul Kariya will not play hockey during the 2010/11 season.…

  20. How the extreme DUI guilty decision may affect Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin

    Aug 27, 2010, 8:10 PM EST

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    In case you haven’t heard already, Nikolai Khabibulin was found guilty of the following charges. Driving under the influence of alcohol (with a BAC level above .08 percent). An extreme DUI Excessive speeding Although the sentencing hearing hasn’t been determined just yet, it is certain that Khabibulin will face at least 30 days in prison…

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