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  1. Edmonton's Taylor Hall shoulders the franchise's future, takes Kevin Lowe's number

    Sep 8, 2010, 11:52 PM EST

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    While last year was one to forget for the Edmonton Oilers, the future is shaping up to potentially great. Today, the Oilers introduced three of their rookies who could be the cornerstones of the next wave of Oilers greats in Taylor Hall, Magnus Paajarvi and Jordan Eberle. One of those three will be wearing a…

  2. 2010 NHL free agency: Blackhawks sign Ryan Potulny

    Sep 8, 2010, 10:28 PM EST

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    The Blackhawks aren’t done shopping just yet. Now with Cristobal Huet on his way to Switzerland to give the Hawks the cap relief they so desperately need, they’ve had room to add cost-effective players to the roster and tonight we find out that they very well may have landed a diamond in the rough. CapGeek.com…

  3. Bruce Boudreau quashes rumors about Tomas Fleischmann and Eric Belanger

    Sep 8, 2010, 9:39 PM EST

    If you’re a Capitals fan and you’ve been fretting about the possibility that Tomas Fleischmann might be traded, head coach Bruce Boudreau is here to calm your nerves and talk you off the ledge. The Sporting News’ Craig Custance got word from the Caps head coach that the offensively-gifted forward wasn’t going anywhere. Fleischmann, a…

  4. Former Oilers captain Jason Smith arrested for domestic abuse

    Sep 8, 2010, 9:00 PM EST

    Former Devils/Flyers/Senators/Leafs/Oilers defenseman Jason Smith is in some hot water tonight after being arrested for alleged domestic assaults. Canoe in Canada has the disturbing story. Jason Smith is charged with assaulting his wife and daughter, who QMI Agency is not naming, on Aug. 10 in Calgary. The 36-year-old also faces a charge he confined his…

  5. Dan Ellis apologizes for Twitter salary gripes and the world moves on

    Sep 8, 2010, 7:53 PM EST

    You could say that Lightning goalie Dan Ellis has had a rough couple of days on the Internet lately but you’d be downplaying things wildly. We outlined the Twitter ramblings that got Ellis in hot water with fans yesterday and while I was coming off more like a disappointed father saying that Ellis should be…

  6. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Thrashers sign Nigel Dawes to one-year, two-way deal

    Sep 8, 2010, 6:30 PM EST

    New GM Rick Dudley is re-stocking the Atlanta Thrashers with a lot of players who fit his own, imposing image but Dudley must realize that he also needs to add some slick scorers too. While Nigel Dawes hasn’t exactly set the world on fire (his career high is 14 goals), he could provide a nice…

  7. Video: Sidney Crosby hits a big home run at Pirates' PNC Park

    Sep 8, 2010, 5:50 PM EST

    Apparently hitting huge game winning shots isn’t the only thing Michael Jordan and Sidney Crosby have in common. Of course, if Crosby has dreams of playing Major League Baseball, his fantasies might be a bit more justified. Or maybe he just got lucky. Either way, check out this video of Crosby hitting a home run…

  8. Tomas Kaberle denies father's comments about his issues with Ron Wilson, Maple Leafs

    Sep 8, 2010, 5:00 PM EST

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    While the real story boiled down to a discussion of blogs being credited by mainstream media members and all the teeth gnashing that brings with it, hearing Tomas Kaberle’s father raise doubts about his son’s chances of remaining a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs was still pretty surprising. Who knows if Tomas Kaberle really…

  9. Report: Marc Staal, New York Rangers nearing a new deal

    Sep 8, 2010, 4:05 PM EST

    It seems like most of the final restricted free agent dominoes are falling into place as training camps approach around the NHL. Bobby Ryan ended his long negotiation process with the Anaheim Ducks last night. Patric Hornqvist reached an amicable agreement with the Nashville Predators. If reports are correct, Marc Staal will follow suit with…

  10. NHLPA could take first official steps toward making Donald Fehr their leader today

    Sep 8, 2010, 3:00 PM EST

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    From an outsider’s perspective, it seems like any move to impede Donald Fehr’s quest to become the head of the NHLPA would just delay the inevitable, but the process still hasn’t technically begun. Ken Campbell reports that Fehr may finally become an “official” candidate for the job today, though, as the players association is holding…

  11. Detroit Red Wings officially sign Kirk Maltby, place Derek Meech on waivers

    Sep 8, 2010, 2:10 PM EST

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    The Detroit Red Wings did some lower-level roster shuffling today. George Malik passes along the news that the team finally officially signed aging forward Kirk Maltby to a one year, two-way deal while Red Wings GM Ken Holland placed young defenseman Derek Meech on waivers. Maltby’s deal will be worth $525 K at the NHL…

  12. Prepare your fat jokes: Phoenix Coyotes invite Kyle Wellwood to tryout during training camp

    Sep 8, 2010, 1:45 PM EST

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    Kyle Wellwood gets his fair share of fat jokes, no doubt about it. At times I think it’s a little overblown (or bloated?) but one can imagine that he secretly might enjoy getting a bit more attention than an average player such as himself might normally receive. (This is not that different from the Twitter-based…

  13. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Predators sign Cody Franson to two-year, $1.6M deal

    Sep 8, 2010, 12:40 PM EST

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    The Nashville Predators resolved their biggest remaining free agent situation today, signing young defenseman Cody Franson to a two-year deal that NHL Preds Insider reports will be worth $1.6 million (or $800K per year). (Note: this was originally reported by Joshua Cooper.) The team provided a little more information about Franson, including his solid rookie…

  14. Minnesota Wild might be able to suspend James Sheppard for ATV accident-related injury

    Sep 8, 2010, 12:00 PM EST

    An unfortunate ATV accident could rob Minnesota Wild forward James Sheppard of as many as four months of hockey, but it’s quite possible the incident might also make an impact on his $800K-plus salary. Ken Campbell of The Hockey News points out the fact that there is a provision in the Collective Bargaining Agreement that…

  15. Leaked Sabres jersey designs hint at end of 'Buffaslug' uniforms

    Sep 8, 2010, 11:20 AM EST

    One of the perks of getting NHL ’11 on or around its launch day comes when you see the game’s uniforms and team logos. Back when Reebok changed the way hockey jerseys were designed with their “Edge” series, hockey video games were sometimes a treasure trove of sweater sneak peeks. While it’s been a long…

  16. The PHT Nightcap: Tuesday, September 7th

    Sep 8, 2010, 1:00 AM EST

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    Even in the depressingly hockey-free summer, we expect to be a productive bunch here at Pro Hockey Talk. Sometimes it might be difficult to follow our pace. We understand that. For that reason, whenever we can, we’ll put all of the day’s stories in one convenient post called the PHT Nightcap. Enjoy, hockey fans. Johan…

  17. Tampa Bay continues its front office overhaul by adding new goalie consultant Frantz Jean

    Sep 7, 2010, 11:40 PM EST

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    It’s actually not that unusual to see the Tampa Bay Lightning go through big changes in a summer. It seems like that’s been happening ever since they decided to keep their Cup winning trio of forwards (Brad Richards, Martin St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier) rather than parting with one of them to retain Nikolai Khabibulin.…

  18. Chicago Blackhawks reward Stan Bowman for Cup run with a promotion

    Sep 7, 2010, 9:45 PM EST

    I’ll admit it, I was probably one of the original naysayers when it came to Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman. It’s not that I had (or have) a problem with the guy, but one look at their salary cap situation made me wonder if the son of famed head coach Scotty Bowman was in over…

  19. Quebec province claims they'd cover 45 percent of construction costs for new arena

    Sep 7, 2010, 8:50 PM EST

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    Who knows if the province of Quebec can actually land another NHL team, but their politicians certainly seem like they’re doing their best to make it happen. We’ve been all over this rumor-laden story so far and while it’s far from a done deal that they’ll build a new arena – let alone add an…

  20. Fun with ratings: taking a look at the best (and worst) of NHL '11

    Sep 7, 2010, 8:00 PM EST

    Hockey video games will always have some wonky player ratings. For one thing, it’s human nature. These things are also almost exclusively subjective. Years ago, long-washed-up players would still be given the benefit of the doubt (I remember players such as Eric Lindros were great long after their eggs were scrambled beyond effectiveness in real-life).…

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