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  1. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Colorado signs Peter Mueller to two-year, $4M deal

    Sep 10, 2010, 4:30 PM EST

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    Peter Mueller looked like a totally different player – more specifically, the kind of player who is a top 10 draft pick – once he was traded from the Phoenix Coyotes to the Colorado Avalanche. He scored more points in 15 games in Colorado (20) than he produced in 54 contests as a Coyote (17).…

  2. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Oilers sign speedy center Andrew Cogliano to one-year, $1M deal

    Sep 10, 2010, 4:15 PM EST

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    It seems like the Edmonton Oilers roster can be split into three general categories: the new young (such as Taylor Hall), the old young (such as Sam Gagner) and … the old and broken (Nikolai Khabibulin). The team signed one of their “old young” today, as they inked speedy center Andrew Cogliano to a one-year,…

  3. Fantasy Hockey Cheat Sheets: Workhorse goalies vs. 1a/1b rotations

    Sep 10, 2010, 3:50 PM EST

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    While Pro Hockey Talk doesn’t specialize in fantasy hockey (our Rotoworld cousins do, though), we still think that there are areas where we can help you, the budding imaginary general managers. For that reason, we’re going to discuss different philosophies, strategies and cheat sheets as fantasy drafts begin to increase around North America. Previous entries:…

  4. What should be expected of Jarome Iginla next season?

    Sep 10, 2010, 1:15 PM EST

    It’s hard to root against Jarome Iginla. He’s a great role model for hopeful black hockey players, a leader willing to drop the gloves with a wide array of opponents and just seems like a quality human being overall. Sure, Sean Avery might make fun of him for being bland, but what Iginla lacks in…

  5. Islanders forward Kyle Okposo could be a player to watch in 2010-11

    Sep 10, 2010, 12:00 PM EST

    While the team doesn’t have a dark horse-type goalie like Craig Anderson (instead they’re a bit wobbly with the aged Dwayne Roloson and the hobbled Rick Dipietro), but perhaps the New York Islanders’ most optimistic fans might be hoping for a Colorado Avalanche-type resurgence. One area where the Islanders match the Avalanche is in the…

  6. It won't be easy for Tyler Seguin to make the NHL jump right away, but he appears ready

    Sep 10, 2010, 11:15 AM EST

    For some reason – maybe because I’m not a Boston Bruins fan, maybe because my expectations for him are different – I never thought to compare former B’s top draft pick Joe Thornton and their latest potential rookie sensation Tyler Seguin until Kevin Paul Dupont did so for Boston.com. The two are coming into very…

  7. The PHT Nightcap: Thursday, September 9th

    Sep 9, 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. Mike…

  8. Fantasy Hockey talk: Suggested stat categories for your league(s)

    Sep 9, 2010, 10:50 PM EST

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    For the last couple weeks, I’ve been pumping out some fantasy hockey cheat sheets of the league’s less common stat categories. I’ll begin covering some of the more “meat and potatoes” stuff soon (and put them all in one easy post in the near future as well), but I thought I’d throw out my two…

  9. Chicago's John Hancock Center will install a hockey rink on its 94th floor

    Sep 9, 2010, 10:10 PM EST

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    You normally don’t have to worry about a fear of heights when you skate or play hockey, unless you’re sitting on Tyler Myers or Zdeno Chara’s shoulders. That could be a genuine fear for some adventurous skaters in Chicago, though, as NBC Chicago reports that the John Hancock Center will install an ice rink on…

  10. Former Oilers owner Peter Pocklington might avoid jail time amid perjury charges

    Sep 9, 2010, 9:50 PM EST

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    Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington has been in some legal trouble the last couple years, but it sounds like he will most likely avoid jail time on perjury charges, according to CBC News. The documents filed in U.S. District Court show the prosecution is seeking two years of probation and six months of house…

  11. Dan Boyle and his family welcomes new baby boy

    Sep 9, 2010, 9:00 PM EST

    San Jose Sharks fans shouldn’t worry about Dan Boyle’s dreams being haunted by that hard-luck own goal from the Colorado Avalanche series. Chances are, he won’t be sleeping enough to endure such flashbacks in the first place. Boyle and his family welcomed their second child early this morning, with the awesome name Wesley Ocean Boyle.…

  12. St. Louis Blues introduce Jaroslav Halak, unveil two new goalie mask designs

    Sep 9, 2010, 8:15 PM EST

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    It was a bit of a surprise when the St. Louis Blues shipped a couple prospects to the Montreal Canadiens to gain Jaroslav Halak’s restricted free agent bargaining rights, but it’s tough to blame the frequently goalie-challenged franchise for taking a swing at one of the breakout stars of the 2010 playoffs. Many people wonder…

  13. City of Glendale might need to make dent in $25M it owes the NHL by September 15

    Sep 9, 2010, 7:30 PM EST

    Things are looking up for the Phoenix Coyotes on the ice. Although they’ll feel the loss of Zbynek Michalek quite a bit, the team that raised many eyebrows last season will remain mostly intact. In fact, they could even boast some extra offensive punch with the addition of veteran winger Ray Whitney. While I think…

  14. Report: NHLPA player reps must vote for or against Donald Fehr by Saturday

    Sep 9, 2010, 6:45 PM EST

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    For fans, hockey writers and anyone outside of the process, the thought of Donald Fehr becoming the head of the NHL Players Association is a bit scary. If you ask Jim Kelley of Sports Illustrated, he’d probably tell you that the league’s players are just as frightened by the mere task of making a decision.…

  15. Red Wings' Derek Meech clears waivers

    Sep 9, 2010, 5:53 PM EST

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    If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to get your ego punched, perhaps consulting Red Wings forward/defenseman Derek Meech might be in order. Yesterday, Meech was waived by the team and today we find out that he’s cleared waivers.Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News shares this. Derek Meech cleared waivers and will be in training…

  16. Predictable conclusion: Dan Ellis quits Twitter

    Sep 9, 2010, 5:10 PM EST

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    Lightning goalie Dan Ellis is calling it quits on Twitter. No, he’s not retiring from hockey, he’s just not going to use Twitter anymore. We’ve outlined Ellis’ missteps and repentance for his words to this point but to say that this is a surprising outcome from everything that’s happened the last few days would be…

  17. Richard Park leaves the NHL to sign three-year deal with Swiss team

    Sep 9, 2010, 4:33 PM EST

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    The free agent crunch has been a theme we’ve hit from all sides this summer and yet another player is packing his things up and heading to Europe after being unable to land a deal in the NHL. Former Wild and Islanders forward Richard Park is packing his bags to join the Swiss Elite League.…

  18. Video: Mike Modano takes the ice in Wings gear for the first time

    Sep 9, 2010, 3:26 PM EST

    If you haven’t gotten your dose of reality in a while, it’s about high time you did. Prepare to rub your eyes in disbelief at seeing longtime Dallas Star Mike Modano taking the ice for the first time as a member of the Detroit Red Wings. If you’re not prepared to see such a drastic…

  19. Alex Tanguay looking to re-charge his career in his return to Calgary

    Sep 9, 2010, 3:01 PM EST

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    If there’s going to be a team to keep an eye on all year it’s going to be the Calgary Flames. Not because they’re a true Stanley Cup contender but because of the test of fans faith Daryl Sutter made with the team’s off-season moves. While a lot of attention has been paid to signing…

  20. Blue Jackets sign 2010 first round pick Ryan Johansen

    Sep 9, 2010, 12:56 PM EST

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    There’s some prospect news out of Columbus this morning as the Blue Jackets have signed their 2010 first round pick Ryan Johansen to his three-year entry-level contract officially making him a pro. Aaron Portzline of Puck Rakers has the contract details. Johansen will make a base salary of $900,000, but the deal could reach $1.975 million…

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