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  1. Washington Capitals' most frustrating player

    Apr 19, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT

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    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 decided to throw my guess in the hat, too.   First, here is my guess for…

  2. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Kings 'Back in Black' tonight

    Apr 19, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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    This has been a beautiful first week of the playoffs. Tonight we have three games and all of them will break 1-1 ties. Every single one of these games could be pivotal (although Game 5’s tend to be bigger). Let’s take a look at the three games we have to look forward to. (1) Washington…

  3. William Houston says he was 'too harsh'

    Apr 19, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Earlier today, I touched on William Houston’s squabble with Pension Plan Puppets (via Houston’s surprising comments toward James Mirtle). After receiving critiques from a wide variety sources, it seems that Houston is ready to apologize. Here’s what he posted a short while ago. On Friday, I deleted a paragraph from a previous posting that made…

  4. Dany Heatley expected to play in Game 4

    Apr 19, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT

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    It’s quite possible that the shot-happy, low-luck San Jose Sharks missed Dany Heatley last night. Despite putting up a stunning 51 shots, the team was not able to slip one past Colorado Avalanche goalie Craig Anderson. TSN reports that the controversial sniper will probably be back for Game 4. San Jose coach Todd McLellan says he expects…

  5. HC Dynamo Moscow expected to fold after 64 years

    Apr 19, 2010, 4:40 PM EDT

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    The official announcement hasn’t been made just yet, but Puck Daddy’s Dmitry Chesnokov reports that Russia’s famous Dynamo Moscow team will no longer exist. It is now a fact: the oldest hockey club in Russia, Dynamo Moscow, does not exist anymore. The official announcement is coming in a few days. Again, it’s not a guarantee (or…

  6. Shane Doan questionable for Game 4 tomorrow

    Apr 19, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan took a nasty spill into the boards during Sunday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings, so it’s no surprise that Kevin Allen of USA Today just Tweeted that he’s day-to-day. Shane Doan skated briefly Monday and he’s day-to-day. Tippett said Coyotes may know at morning skate whether Doan will play Game…

  7. Thomas Vanek out, Drew Stafford in for Game 3

    Apr 19, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    Thomas Vanek is not expected to play in tonight’s Game 3 match against the Boston Bruins but it’s not all bad news for the Buffalo Sabres. Solid winger Drew Stafford is supposed to return after suffering from concussion symptoms, the Boston Herald reports. The Sabres may be missing their best goalscorer in Thomas Vanek, out with…

  8. William Houston's skirmish with bloggers continues

    Apr 19, 2010, 2:50 PM EDT

    I usually have mixed feelings when bloggers and/or newspaper people get into slap fights. On some level, it’s uncomfortable because usually both sides bring something to the table; while a blogger might have a better sense of number crunching and snarky analysis, a columnist often brings years of experience to his or her writing. That…

  9. Capitals owner Ted Leonsis impersonated at game

    Apr 19, 2010, 2:10 PM EDT

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    There are worse people you can imitate than Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis (pictured to the right). After all, he’s super-rich and an owner known for being media savvy (he has a blog!). So perhaps it shouldn’t be that surprising that someone decided to do just that; Marty Siegel pretended to be the owner during a…

  10. NHL attendance down overall, but up in second half

    Apr 19, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

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    The Biz of Hockey featured a story that has some good news and some bad news regarding NHL attendance figures. The bad news is that – overall – league wide gates dropped 2.2 percent compared to the 2008-09 season. The good news, though, is that things went up in the second half of the season as…

  11. A gallery of Sharks' sadness

    Apr 19, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT

    Brandon covered the essential bases of that Shakespearean tragedy of a Sharks-Avalanche last night. He did well to mention the horrific Dan Boyle mistake*, Craig Anderson’s masterful 51-save performance and include highlights of the game. Still, I cannot help but weigh in a bit and then provide some reactions via Sharks fans and bloggers. Before the…

  12. Oilers GM not communicating with prospects

    Apr 19, 2010, 12:55 PM EDT

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    Good friends of the blog The Copper & Blue have a story up linking to an interesting interview with Gunnar Svensson, the father and agent of Oilers prospect Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson. Apparently he is unhappy with how his son is being treated by Oilers GM Steve Tambellini, saying that the general manager does “not speak clearly”…

  13. Oilers owner takes next step for new arena

    Apr 19, 2010, 12:33 PM EDT

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    Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz has started the formal process for building a new arena for the Edmonton Oilers, formally submitting a rezoning application to the city today for a new downtown arena and entertainment center. The project includes two hotels, a new casino, and commercial development as well as the new arena, all enveloped…

  14. The 2010 Vezina Trophy finalists

    Apr 19, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    We have our finalists for the first of the NHL awards, which will be announced one award at a time over the next two weeks at Noon EST. Here are the Vezina Trophy finalists, which are voted on by the 30 NHL general managers: Ryan Miller, Buffalo Sabres – 41-18-8, 2.22 GAA, .929 Sv%, 5…

  15. Varlamov to start for Capitals in game 3

    Apr 19, 2010, 11:29 AM EDT

    Jose Theodore received a quick yank against the Canadiens on Saturday night, after allowing two goals on two shots. The Habs would score three more on his replacement Semyon Varlamov and with the series headed back to Montreal tonight, I was thinking that perhaps the Capitals might want veteran Theodore back in net for an…

  16. Savard close to playoff return

    Apr 19, 2010, 11:09 AM EDT

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    It seemed like an impossibility just a few weeks ago when a pale and visibly shaken Marc Savard appeared in public to speak about his troubles with symptoms from a concussion. Yet Savard is optimistic about being able to return to game action soon, after skating for the first time since his injury this morning.…

  17. 2010 NHL playoffs: Goal of the Night

    Apr 19, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    The Phoenix Coyotes have stunned the Detroit Red Wings, and have steadily built the pressure on the more experienced team as each game has progressed. Sunday, this build up finished with a great goal by Petr Prucha, the eventual game-winner. My favorite part? The drop pass that Prucha banks off the boards.

  18. 2010 NHL playoffs: Sunday night highlights

    Apr 19, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Highlights of last night’s playoff action:  

  19. 2010 NHL playoffs: Save(s) of the Night

    Apr 19, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    It’s almost a shame that Craig Anderson had such a great game as Martin Brodeur’s incredible effort in the third period and overtime are going to be overshadowed in some ways by the amazing Avalanche win. Yet we know how good Brodeur was and how much he deserved a win; it’s too bad his teammates…

  20. Mike Modano facing a Brett Favre decision

    Apr 19, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    While he’s certainly not the NFL superstar that Brett Favre was at the time, Mike Modano could certainly start to draw some comparisons to the this summer to the quarterback. Just a week after the NHL regular season ended, Modano is already answering questions about his decision on retirement and if anything, he’s even more…

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