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  1. Mike Green's case for the Norris Trophy

    Mar 29, 2010, 2:57 PM EDT

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    We’re big fans of Mike Green here at Pro Hockey Talk. We’ve talked about how his numbers compare to some of the greatest all-time defensemen, and the PHT readers all agree that Green is the best offensive defenseman currently playing in the NHL. But is it enough for a Norris Trophy? Mike Brophy of…

  2. NHL working on sending Coyotes to Winnipeg?

    Mar 29, 2010, 2:08 PM EDT

    A story that at first seemed to be nothing but conjecture and complete speculation has turned into something much, much more substantial. The Phoenix Business Journal is reporting that, according to unnamed sources, the NHL is working with Toronto Billionaire David Thomson to possibly send the Phoenix Coyotes franchise back to Winnipeg. Two sources with…

  3. Don't forget about Henrik Sedin and the Canucks

    Mar 29, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

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    With everyone’s focus on Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin and their East Coast race for the Rocket Richard trophy, it seems that Henrik Sedin and incredible season he’s having in Vancouver is going just a bit unnoticed. Crosby, Ovechkin and even Steven Stamkos will fight to the last game for the goals lead in the…

  4. Injuries put Rangers' playoff hopes in doubt

    Mar 29, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT

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    The New York Rangers are headed into a big game Tuesday, and they could be as much as six points behind 8th place Boston. Unfortunately, they’ll likely be without Ryan Callahan and Sean Avery who were both injured in the past week. From Larry Brooks of the New York Post: “Sean has been playing his…

  5. Senators sign UNH's Bobby Butler

    Mar 29, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

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    With New Hampshire finishing up their NCAA tournament a bit prematurely, the Ottawa Senators have signed winger Bobby Butler. According to Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Butler, a native of Marlborough, Mass., is a Hobey Baker Top 10 Finalist and helped lead the UNH Wildcats to the Hockey East season championship. The 6-foot, 185-pounder…

  6. Mike Modano could return Friday

    Mar 29, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    The best hockey player in USA history should have at least five more games before he has to decide on whether to return next season or not. According to Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News, Mike Modano will skate on Wednesday, practice on Thursday and then plans on playing on Friday at home against…

  7. Flyers targeting young goaltender this summer?

    Mar 29, 2010, 11:32 AM EDT

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    According Anthony SanFilippo, the Philadelphia Flyers will be targeting on getting a young goaltender this summer. Shocking, right? According to his “anonymous source”: “It’s already been decided that our No. 1 priority for next season is to get a goalie. We have to go out and get that player and commit to him as our…

  8. Should Dan Carcillo be suspended for high stick?

    Mar 29, 2010, 11:11 AM EDT

    If the NHL is just as intent on punishing dumb and reckless plays that result in injury, just as much as they want to singly out intentional and dirty ones, then it’s possible that Dan Carcillo could be facing a suspension by the NHL. At the 15:14 mark of the third period, Carcillo went after…

  9. Capitals fans need a reality check

    Mar 29, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    It’s amazing what is happening in Washington. The Capitals and Alex Ovechkin have been able to turn the D.C. area into a thriving, intense and absolutely crazy hockey town. In fact, it’s generally considered that the Verizon Center is the most exciting place to watch a hockey game. The fans are loud and boisterous, and…

  10. Red Wings best team in the West?

    Mar 29, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

    When you look at the Eastern Conference, it’s easy to say who the best teams in the conference are. The Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres are all firmly entrenched on a tier well above the rest of the Eastern teams. Yet when it comes to the West, that’s a tougher…

  11. Save(s) of the Night: Thomas Greiss

    Mar 29, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The Sharks may have found their goaltender for next season if Nabokov departs. Maybe.

  12. Goal of the Night: Rene Bourque

    Mar 29, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    I was tempted to go with Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin as they went back and forth for the NHL scoring lead, but I can’t turn down the chance to feature a great spin-o-rama backhanded goal.

  13. The PHT Nightcap – Sunday, March 28

    Mar 29, 2010, 1:40 AM EDT

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    We put a lot of content on this blog each day, and we understand it can be a bit tough to keep track of everything. So at the end of the day we’ll put up a nightly recap of all of that day’s news. Presenting the Pro Hockey Talk Nightcap: NHL Playoffs Update: Flyers sinking –…

  14. Get to know your Frozen Four finalists

    Mar 29, 2010, 12:40 AM EDT

    With Miami of Ohio knocking off Michigan in double overtime after a dubiously early whistle prevented a goal for the Wolverines, the NCAA Frozen Four is set to go on April 8. Here are the two games that will be played that Thursday. And just for fun, I will scour the Internet to give you…

  15. Source of frustration master post

    Mar 28, 2010, 11:50 PM EDT

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    We’re going to try to represent all 30 NHL teams with this “Source of Frustration” series, so it’s understandable if you miss a few here and there. There’s some fantastic writing in these posts, though, and we want to give you every opportunity to read them all. For that reason, this post will house links to…

  16. The outlook for the 'rest' of the West

    Mar 28, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

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    Earlier this evening I discussed the five Eastern Conference teams who are battling for the last three playoff spots. The Western Conference has a similar situation in its bottom playoff ranks, although those teams are notably stronger. (Also, Calgary is the only squad with a realistic chance to make the four Western underdogs sweat for a…

  17. Byfuglien: a deep dish of frustration

    Mar 28, 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, Brandon and I also provided our “guesses” as to who that player might be. First, here are…

  18. Analyzing the race for the East's bottom 3 seeds

    Mar 28, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

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    The Eastern Conference’s lower seed situation is murky to say the least. The bottom three seeds could go to any combination of Montreal, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta or the Rangers. Some teams have better chances than others, but the 6th-seed Canadiens are only 6 points ahead of 10th place New York. With this muddy picture in…

  19. Crosby, Ovechkin continue see-saw Richard race

    Mar 28, 2010, 6:55 PM EDT

    It’s almost as if Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin are playing some sort of telepathic game of goal scoring “H-O-R-S-E.” The two seem especially likely to score when the other did so earlier in a given day. Really, the Rocket Richard trophy lead is as fleeting as an encounter with Kaiser Soze. Ovechkin scored his 46th…

  20. Tonight's remaining games

    Mar 28, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT

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    While the Maple Leafs – Penguins game and the irrelevant Oilers – Blues contest are already in progress, the remaining three games are fairly big. Some factor into playoff positioning, while one can either stop the bleeding of a now-playoff-threatened team or continue a troubling drop from contention. New Jersey Devils (44-25-5, 93 pts) at…

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