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  1. Montreal Canadiens' most frustrating player

    Apr 5, 2010, 9:15 PM EDT

    Every now and then, Pro Hockey Talk will ask for insight from some of the best team bloggers out there. For this feature, we asked a simple question: “Who is your team’s most frustrating player?” Just for fun, I will also provide my “guess” as to who that player might be. First, my guess for…

  2. Draft talk: Living up to hype, Hall-Seguin update

    Apr 5, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

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    Since the lockout forced the NHL to finally enforce its rules (and therefore allow speedy, talented and young players to shine), the draft has become the cheapest and often quickest way an NHL team can rise from infamy to  become a contender. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few draft related…

  3. Last night to vote for Bertuzzday IV

    Apr 5, 2010, 7:15 PM EDT

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    Just a reminder, tonight is the last night to vote for our weekly Bertuzzday award. Get your votes in and tell your friends to do the same. We’re still trying to figure out if this is a feature that you folks are interested in. Who should win Bertuzzday IV?survey software

  4. Tonight's games: Focus on Boston

    Apr 5, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

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    There might be three games tonight, but there’s only one that really matters: Boston vs. Washington. That game has big implications for the Bruins, who still need to scratch-and-claw in order to make their way into the playoffs. Let’s take a look at that match and Monday’s other two games. Boston Bruins (36-30-12, 84 pts)…

  5. Should the Capitals rest their stars?

    Apr 5, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Once the NFL season comes closer to an end, high-end teams like the Indianapolis Colts commonly face the question of whether or not they should rest key players. There’s a camp that says, “Why risk injury in games that are little more than symbolic exhibitions for your team?” Then again, there’s also the line of…

  6. PHT at Wachovia: My first day in the media

    Apr 5, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Everyone has a first time. First step. First day at school. First day at college, away from the parents. First sip of a brewski. First..well, you know. Yesterday was my first day as a member of the credentialed media. Despite what they might say, most members of the hockey media were one-time hockey fans just…

  7. Byfuglien on Keith: He plays weird

    Apr 5, 2010, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald has some great stuff today from Dustin Byfuglien of the Blackhawks, who has been converted to a defenseman after Brian Campbell was lost to a broken collarbone. If you’re a team with Stanley Cup aspirations and you have to put a forward back on defense, then pairing him with…

  8. Stars sign Petersen to 2-year extension

    Apr 5, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

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    The Dallas Stars have signed Toby Petersen to a 2-year contract extension worth $1.55 million, the team announced today. “Toby Petersen’s character and work ethic are the type of attributes we want in our players,” said Nieuwendyk. “He is a very versatile forward that can play throughout your lineup. He is a good example of…

  9. Oduya at peace with trade to Thrashers

    Apr 5, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Johnny Oduya spoke with Rich Chere of The Star-Ledger about being traded from the New Jersey Devils to the Atlanta Thrashers, in the deal that sent Ilya Kovalchuk in the other direction. What’s notable about the story? He found out about the trade while watching Avatar. “I turned on my phone halfway through the movie,”…

  10. Hawks commit to Niemi for the postseason

    Apr 5, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

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    Good thing the Blackhawks have Antti Niemi. Perish the thought of actually using the goaltender the Hawks are paying nearly $6 million a season for the next three years, in the playoffs of a season which may be their best shot at a Stanley Cup. It’s a very slippery slope. With Cristobal Huet floundering, and…

  11. Modano responds to ownership reports

    Apr 5, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT

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    I warned you there will be a lot to come out on this story. Anytime you link Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull and Mike Modano together as a potential ownership group there’s bound to be some juicy tidbits to come out surrounding the reports. We have the official statement from Modano, but here’s some more quotes…

  12. Mueller has concussion, out indefinitely

    Apr 5, 2010, 1:35 PM EDT

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    Per Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche winger Peter Mueller has been diagnosed with a concussion and is being further evaluated, the team said today. He will not be with the team for Tuesday night’s game against the Canucks in Vancouver. No word yet on the severity of the concussion. Mueller has already had…

  13. Hull actually interested in Stars ownership?

    Apr 5, 2010, 1:06 PM EDT

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    I’m sure that from here on forward, we’re going to be hearing tidbits of reports from ‘sources’ and whispers from the back alleys of the NHL about just what exactly might be going on with a potential Stars ownership group. Mike Modano has been linked with a potential group for over a year now, one…

  14. Theo Fleury disappointed after James' pardon

    Apr 5, 2010, 1:01 PM EDT

    It took a lot of courage for Theo Fleury to come public with claims that he had been abused by his former juniors coach Graham James, who had previously been convicted in 1997 in Canada of assaulting Sheldon Kennedy. Fleury had stated one reason he came forward was to raise awareness that victims of sexual…

  15. Gretzky & Modano: Clearing up Stars ownership mess

    Apr 5, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    This morning I was alerted to a story in the Dallas Observer that stated that Wayne Gretzky had been linked to a possible Stars ownership group along with Mike Modano and Brett Hull. Since the Dallas Observer is not exactly known for breaking sports news, I was questionable as to the validity of the report.…

  16. Video: Minnesota's wild comeback

    Apr 5, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    How many times has a team with a one-goal lead scored an empty net goal with under a minute remaining, icing the game? Countless times. In fact, pulling the goaltender in an attempt to tie the game with an extra attacker is a gamble that pays off far less than actually leading to a tie…

  17. Blues' Jackman played through injury for 2 weeks

    Apr 5, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    Last week Chris Mason called out a number of his teammates for a lack of effort during a third period collapse against the Nashville Predators. Apparently Blues fans focused in on Barret Jackman as the object of their hate and discontent. When the home crowd openly cheered after finding out he would be scratched against…

  18. Mueller injured after 'questionable' hit by Blake

    Apr 5, 2010, 9:15 AM EDT

    [Updated: Check after the jump for screen caps of the hit] The big Colorado Avalanche victory last night over the San Jose Sharks — in which the Avs came back from a two-goal deficit, allowed two late goals and then won in overtime — is tainted a bit as the team waits on word on…

  19. NHL Playoffs Update: Colorado, Philly survive

    Apr 5, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT

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    Finally, finally we get some teams taking control of their playoff destiny and rising to the occasion to win a big game. The Philadelphia Flyers kept their playoff dreams alive with a big home win over the Detroit Red Wings (can we say they’re in a slump now, that’s two losses in a row for…

  20. NBC Video: 'Bad boy' Dan Carcillo

    Apr 4, 2010, 9:50 PM EDT

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