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  1. High alert off for Penguins fans, Eric Tangradi recalled from ECHL and should play tonight

    Oct 7, 2010, 10:07 AM EST

    Remember last night when we told you about that awkward move last night that lead to Pens prospect Eric Tangradi being sent to the ECHL? Yeah, about that… He was recalled by the Penguins this morning. You can bank on him being in the starting lineup tonight for Pittsburgh as they open the season at…

  2. PHT predicts the 2010-2011 Stanley Cup playoffs

    Oct 7, 2010, 10:00 AM EST

    Earlier we told you about how we thought the regular season was going to play out and now it’s time to look at how we think the playoffs will go. Joe says: Eastern Conference quarterfinals Washington over Tampa Bay New Jersey over Montreal Philadelphia over Buffalo Pittsburgh over Boston Eastern Conference semifinals Washington over Philadelphia…

  3. PHT predicts the 2010-2011 regular season

    Oct 7, 2010, 9:00 AM EST

    It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for since the Blackhawks lifted the Stanley Cup in June. It’s the start of the regular season. Every day there will be hockey that counts. Every day there will be amazing goals, unbelievable saves, incredible passes, thrilling fights, and completely boneheaded mistakes.And we will enjoy every second of…

  4. Maple Leafs president and CEO loves job Brian Burke has done with team

    Oct 7, 2010, 12:28 AM EST

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    Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment president and CEO Richard Peddie was asked for his thoughts on the job Leafs GM Brian Burke is doing with the team, and you have to wonder if maybe Peddie’s underlings are showing him tapes of other teams winning and calling them the Leafs. Shi Davidi of The Globe And…

  5. Awkward salary shuffle gets Penguins prospect Eric Tangradi sent to ECHL

    Oct 6, 2010, 11:46 PM EST

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    While we outlined some of the more interesting starting roster notes of the day earlier, the most eyebrow-raising move of the day came when the Pittsburgh Penguins released their opening day roster and one name was missing from it. While Pens prospect forward Eric Tangradi was mentioned in the press release announcing the roster, it…

  6. Shane O'Brien trashes Canucks coach Alain Vigneault after being traded

    Oct 6, 2010, 11:04 PM EST

    While yesterday’s trade involving Vancouver and Nashville sending defenseman Shane O’Brien to the Predators may not have made waves around the league, Shane O’Brien would not go quietly away from Vancouver just yet. O’Brien, while being quizzed by reporters following the trade got a chance to open up about Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault. Iain…

  7. Thrashers start the season without team captain, opt for three alternates

    Oct 6, 2010, 9:54 PM EST

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    It’s a rarity in the NHL but on occasion a team will sometimes go without a team captain. The Minnesota Wild went without a permanent one for years before choosing Mikko Koivu. The Montreal Canadiens last year went without a captain in the wake of former captain Saku Koivu leaving the team. This year, the…

  8. Former coach Pat Burns continues to laugh over false reports of his death

    Oct 6, 2010, 9:02 PM EST

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    Many folks while stricken with life-threatening illness will sometimes be morose or downbeat about things going on in their lives. It’s understandable to do so, so when you see former three-time Jack Adams Award winning coach Pat Burns yukking it up and having fun at the expense of those seemingly eager to report on his…

  9. Opening night roster choices in Vancouver, New Jersey, LA, and Philly cause a stir

    Oct 6, 2010, 8:19 PM EST

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    With teams setting their final rosters for the start of the season, some of the teams with salary cap issues are making what appear to be curious moves but may ultimately prove to be nothing more than paper shuffling for the bookkeepers. In Vancouver, the Canucks recalled defenseman Lee Sweatt while sending goalie Cory Schneider…

  10. Nino Niederreiter makes the New York Islanders' opening day roster

    Oct 6, 2010, 6:20 PM EST

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    It’s not surprising that No.1 pick Taylor Hall will make the Edmonton Oilers as a rookie, but as you go deeper into the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, it becomes less expected. So I was a little surprised to hear that Nino Niederreiter, the fifth pick of the draft, made the cut…

  11. Doctors tell Ian Laperriere to retire because of concussion problems

    Oct 6, 2010, 5:40 PM EST

    Incredibly sad news broke today, as it appears that a shot to the face during the 2010 playoffs ended Ian Laperriere’s career. NHL.com shares the story that doctors are asking Laperriere to retire because of post-concussion syndrome and nerve damage to his right eye. A Pittsburgh neurologist on Friday confirmed a Philadelphia doctor’s opinion that…

  12. Czech-born forward Petr Prucha helps Phoenix Coyotes defeat Dinamo Riga 3-1 in Latvia

    Oct 6, 2010, 5:00 PM EST

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    The Phoenix Coyotes played the last of the NHL’s exhibition games against foreign hockey clubs today, so let’s take a look at the results from that game. Phoenix Coyotes 3, Dinamo Riga 1 Plus: The Coyotes’ all-Czech line delivered in this one, as Petr Prucha scored a game winning power-play goal in the second period…

  13. NHL Center Ice package offers a free preview from October 7-24

    Oct 6, 2010, 4:10 PM EST

    Keeping with their tradition of offering a “free preview” of the service for last few years, the NHL Center Ice package will be available for free from October 7-24 according to the NHL. From Oct. 7-24, fans will be able to watch up to 40 out-of-market games per week, as well as see the numerous…

  14. Edmonton Oilers 'loan' Sheldon Souray to the AHL's Hershey Bears

    Oct 6, 2010, 3:35 PM EST

    Sheldon Souray is such an unpopular guy within the Edmonton Oilers organization, they don’t even want him to play for their minor league affiliate. Rather than having skate with the Oklahoma City Barons in the AHL, the Oilers reportedly “loaned” him to the Washington Capitals’ affiliate the Hershey Bears according to Hockey Night in Canada’s…

  15. Vancouver Canucks trades Darcy Hordichuk to Florida Panthers for Andrew Peters

    Oct 6, 2010, 3:20 PM EST

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    A day after shipping defenseman Shane O’Brien to Nashville for Ryan Parent, the Vancouver Canucks continued their low-level shuffling by trading well-liked grinder Darcy Hordichuk to the Florida Panthers for Andrew Peters, according to TSN. The Vancouver Canucks have traded forward Darcy Hordichuk to the Florida Panthers in exchange for winger Andrew Peters, TSN has…

  16. Flyers injury updates: Chris Pronger might miss opener, Michael Leighton won't be on LTIR

    Oct 6, 2010, 2:05 PM EST

    We passed along word that Chris Pronger had “minor” knee surgery in August, but hadn’t heard much about his status since then. Apparently the menacing defenseman is still working his way back into playing form as Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inqurier reports that Pronger was “coy” about playing in Thursday’s opener against the Pittsburgh…

  17. Carey Price, Andrei Markov might miss Montreal's season opener against Toronto

    Oct 6, 2010, 1:20 PM EST

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    There are many telltale signs that hockey season – and cold weather time – is approaching. Unfortunately, one of those signals happens to be an increase in flu symptoms among players and people alike. The Canadian Press reports that Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price might miss Thursday’s regular season opener against the Maple Leafs in…

  18. Edmonton Oilers name Shawn Horcoff their new captain

    Oct 6, 2010, 1:00 PM EST

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    There are a few NHL teams who are still without a captain, but the Edmonton Oilers named their franchise’s 13th captain today. The team decided to name veteran center Shawn Horcoff their captain, according to the team. The Edmonton Oilers have named Shawn Horcoff as their new captain, making him the 13th player to wear…

  19. Yesterday's waivers go un-claimed, Matt Lashoff and Nathan Paetsch are sent down today

    Oct 6, 2010, 12:30 PM EST

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    Sometimes no news is good news. Today’s non-news is probably good for teams and half-good for players, as everyone demoted to the minors yesterday will remain with those organizations at that level. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that no one placed on waivers yesterday was claimed today while the Toronto Maple Leafs put Matt Lashoff and…

  20. Jonathan Cheechoo returns to the Sharks … only these ones play in Worcester

    Oct 6, 2010, 11:30 AM EST

    What happens when your career or life goes just short of full circle? Jonathan Cheechoo knows how that feels, as the 30-year-old winger will return to the Sharks … only this time, he’ll be suiting up in Worcester instead of San Jose. Here is the story from Bill Ballou. Jonathan Cheechoo, with 170 NHL goals…

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