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  1. Save of the Night: Cristobal Huet

    Mar 26, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Just to prove that Cristobal Huet was actually in net last night, and not one of those cardboard cutouts you put in net for street hockey when no one wanted to play goalie

  2. Goal of the Night: Mikhail Grabovski

    Mar 26, 2010, 8:00 AM EDT

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    I’m a sucker for game-winning goals in overtime.

  3. The PHT Nightcap – Thursday, March 25

    Mar 26, 2010, 12:30 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: Don’t blame…

  4. LA Kings should bring back Gretzky-era jerseys

    Mar 25, 2010, 10:40 PM EDT

    Despite being 25 years old, I’m already nostalgic for certain things. I feel sad when I see an empty space that once held a mediocre pizza place that served dirt-cheap pitchers of beer and cardboard crush pizza (it was my sub-par pizza joint!). That feeling also comes when I think back to a time when I…

  5. Booth knocked out of another game

    Mar 25, 2010, 9:35 PM EDT

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    It’s already been a long season for David Booth considering the fact that he missed 45 games due to what would now be an illegal hit from Mike Richards. This time, he took what (at least to my eyes) looked like a legal but hard hit from Jaroslav Spacek that laid him out on the…

  6. How does Mike Green compare to the greats?

    Mar 25, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

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    Last week, I put up a poll asking PHT readers which defenseman is the NHL’s best at creating offense. As you can see from the poll results (click the thumbnail image to enlarge it), Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green won in a landslide. In fact, if you added the other choices together, they’d only have…

  7. NHL teams who depend most (and least) on home cooking

    Mar 25, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

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    As we inch closer to the playoffs, full season stats begin to come into focus. Sometimes it’s too simple to just look at the numbers alone, but observations can certainly be made from 82 (or even about 70) games of hockey. One of the things that I focus on in stretch run situations is how…

  8. Tonight's best: Atlantic, Pacific races take spotlight

    Mar 25, 2010, 6:10 PM EDT

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    Considering the fact that eighth place in the Eastern Conference isn’t really much to brag about, I’d say that the two most interesting tug-o-wars going forward are for the Atlantic and Pacific divisions. Today’s best games feature bouts that will affect those intriguing races. Since the remaining eight games vary from bland to lighting candles…

  9. Will Donald Fehr, NHLPA bring another lockout?

    Mar 25, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

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    Whether this is good news or not remains to be seen, but the murmurs are turning into rumbles. It sounds like there’s a good chance that former Major League Baseball Player’s Association leader Donald Fehr will run hockey’s players association. Moving him into that position now would provide plenty of time to prepare for the looming…

  10. College hockey player faces charges after alleged hit on ref

    Mar 25, 2010, 4:23 PM EDT

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    Colorado State college hockey player A. J. Hau is facing a charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly checking a referee into the boards after a game during the American College Hockey Association’s Division II tournament. The bump was said to have happened during a heated moment after Colorado State lost to William Paterson 5-4 in…

  11. Quick hits: Reviewing 'Hockey-tar', Pens' struggles

    Mar 25, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Here are some assorted bits from around the NHL today. Should the Penguins be worried about their poor play against the Eastern Conference elite? ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun brings up the question, pointing out that Pittsburgh is winless against the conference’s two best teams. They’re 0-6 against New Jersey and 0-1-2 against Washington. LeBrun went on to…

  12. Pucktales: Matt Cooke has friends, after all

    Mar 25, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    Artwork By: Deven “Gray” Hoover from Couch Tarts Written By: James O’Brien Last week’s edition of Pucktales: NHL finds solution to head shots

  13. Video: The types of hits that are now illegal

    Mar 25, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

    Many of you out there might be wondering: so what exactly is an illegal hit right now? features a fantastic video that includes a detailed rundown of the rule change along with clips of seven examples of newly illegal hits. Check out the embedded video below to get an idea of how hits to…

  14. NHLPA approves modified rule for hits to head

    Mar 25, 2010, 12:50 PM EDT

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    It’s been an awfully bumpy road to get to this spot, but at least the NHL got somewhere when it comes to its head shot epidemic. TSN reports that the NHLPA approved the proposed modifications to the league’s rules regarding hits to the head. The temporary rule will give league disciplinarian Colin Campbell the power to hand out…

  15. NHL Playoffs update: Don't blame Carey Price

    Mar 25, 2010, 12:04 AM EDT

    There were a few big games tonight in the NHL, and the games were just as entertaining as you’d hoped they would be. What’s even more interesting is the immediate, knee jerk reactions you see after some of these games by fans (and sometimes the media). No, Carey Price should not be buried for tonight’s…

  16. League gives NHLPA time to approve rule change

    Mar 24, 2010, 9:29 PM EDT

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    Nearly 24 hours after it seemed the NHL and the Player’s Association would get locked in an ugly political battle over what in reality is a needed and simple rule change, both sides have come to their senses and the new rule should be in place by tomorrow. From Ira Podell of the Associated Press:…

  17. Season over for Tuomo Ruutu, Cam Ward set to return

    Mar 24, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Years ago when much of the energy I currently spend blogging was once spent obsessing over fantasy hockey, Tuomo Ruutu was very much on my radar as a Chicago Blackhawk. The hype was that Ruutu had that rare blend of power (aka the ability to take a lot of penalties, which is good in the…

  18. Tonight's games: Caps and Pens meet again

    Mar 24, 2010, 6:20 PM EDT

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    Boy, I wish there was at least one game with some kind of panache. I mean, really, what a boring slate of — oh yeah. Washington vs. Pittsburgh is tonight. I guess that game, you know, has a tiny bit of relevance … right? Maybe. Today’s Best Pittsburgh Penguins (42-25-6, 90 pts) at Washington Capitals (48-14-10,…

  19. Ovechkin could learn from 'Rocky IV'

    Mar 24, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    When I heard about the Washington Capitals’ most recent headaches revolving around steroid investigations at the team’s training facility, I didn’t immediately assume that some of their players were up to no good. Instead, I couldn’t help but whimsically compare Alex Ovechkin to Dolph Lundgren’s Ivan Drago from “Rocky IV.”* This was the first image…

  20. Magic or Bird? Elvis or the Beatles? Ovechkin or Crosby?

    Mar 24, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

    Over the last few years, I’ve tried to find a great comparison for the Sidney Crosby-Alex Ovechkin rivalry. For quite some time I went to basketball and flip-flopped between Kobe-Lebron and Magic-Bird (personally, I prefer Magic-Bird since both players came in the league at the same time, although Russia doesn’t exactly equate to French Lick,…

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