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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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”…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.…

  8. 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.

  9. 2010 NHL playoffs: Sunday night highlights

    Apr 19, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Highlights of last night’s playoff action:  

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Video: Craig Anderson addresses home crowd

    Apr 19, 2010, 8:05 AM EDT

    It’s amazing to think that a team that had Patrick Roy for so long, for two Stanley Cup victories, would never have seen as great a playoff performance in net as we witnessed on Sunday night. Craig Anderson was simply amazing, stopping 51 shots in a 1-0 shutout, but the best part of the entire…

  13. Boyle: Goal was "worst thing that could happen"

    Apr 19, 2010, 7:00 AM EDT

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    As soon as the Sharks and Avalanche game was complete, ended by the flukiest goal I’ve ever seen in hockey, all mediums of social media exploded. Hockey fans have control of nearly all of them, and immediately Dan Boyle became a trending topic on Twitter in the United States. If you know anything about trending…

  14. Dan Boyle's own-goal shot dooms Sharks in OT

    Apr 19, 2010, 12:42 AM EDT

    Game 3: Final – Colorado Avalanche 1, San Jose Sharks 0 Avalanche leads series 2-1 How do you end a game in which you’ve put over 90 total shots at the net, have zero goals to show for it and are starting sudden death overtime with a 0-0 score? Why, score on your own goal…

  15. 2010 NHL playoffs: Avs & Sharks head to OT

    Apr 19, 2010, 12:10 AM EDT

    If you want just one reason, and one reason only, why playoff hockey is the most exciting time in all of sports you need to look no further than the Sharks and Avalanche game tonight. The San Jose Sharks have controlled play for the past 40 minutes of the game, outshooting the Avalanche 50-16 through…

  16. 2010 NHL playoffs: Niemi shuts out Preds, 2-0

    Apr 18, 2010, 11:33 PM EDT

    Game 2: Final – Chicago Blackhawks 2, Nashville Predators 0 Series tied 1-1 This time, the shotty ice in Chicago wouldn’t betray Antti Niemi. In game one, after two solid periods, Niemi allowed a bouncing backhand to beat him glove side, a goal that tied the game and took the air out of the Chicago…

  17. 2010 NHL playoffs: Avs lose Hejduk to injury

    Apr 18, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

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    Game 2: End of 2 – Chicago Blackhawks 1, Nashville Predators 0 Hawks lead series 1-0 Pekka Rinne is keeping the Predators alive, especially in the second period when the Predators committed three straight penalties. The Hawks are outshooting the Predators 26-12, and while the chances have been few Antti Niemi has been strong in…

  18. Metropolit close to returning for Canadiens

    Apr 18, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT

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    With the series headed back to Montreal tied a one apiece, the Habs could be getting a valuable injection of veteran experience as Glen Metropolit prepares to return from a shoulder injury. The 35-year old forward practiced hard today, and there’s a chance he could return for tomorrow’s game 3. “I feel good,” he told…

  19. 2010 NHL playoffs: Carcillo scores in OT

    Apr 18, 2010, 9:25 PM EDT

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    Three games down, two to go. We’ll be hit with the same problem as before as the Predators and Blackhawks game will be on at the same time as Sharks and Avalanche, which is unfortunate. We’ll do our best. Game 3: Final – Philadelphia Flyers 3, New Jesey Devils 2 (OT) Flyers lead series 2-1…

  20. Dany Heatley out for game 3 against Avs, 'day-to-day'

    Apr 18, 2010, 9:15 PM EDT

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     I love nearly everything there is when it comes to playoff hockey. Nearly. What I don’t love, and what has frustrated me for years, is the lack of disclosure when it comes to injuries. It’s not changing anytime soon, so no use crying now. As it is, it’s being reported that Dany Heatley will miss…

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