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  1. The PHT Nightcap: Thursday, September 24th

    Sep 24, 2010, 2:00 AM EDT

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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. Wild…

  2. Kovalchuk contract has been submitted for approval, NHL has up to five days to decide

    Aug 27, 2010, 4:07 PM EDT

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    Here’s the update on what’s going on with Ilya Kovalchuk. ESPN’s EJ Hradek tweets that Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly has confirmed that a contract has been submitted to the NHL for approval. As part of the process, the NHL has five days to go over it and decide if it passes muster. Yahoo’s Dmitry Chesnokov…

  3. Skepticism surrounds the World Hockey Summit in Toronto

    Aug 23, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Some of the big news of the week is going to surround the World Hockey Summit going on in Toronto. About the only thing that can stop people from talking about that this week would be Ilya Kovalchuk signing and we haven’t heard from him in a few weeks.  The World Hockey Summit brings together…

  4. Flames prospect battles back after surviving blood clot scare

    Aug 22, 2010, 1:57 PM EDT

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    It’s not always injuries that occur on the ice that can threaten a player’s career. Sometimes it’s something you don’t realize is there until it’s sometimes too late. Take the case of Calgary Flames. Two years ago, Flames prospect Mickey Renaud died because of a genetic heart condition. This year, prospect Matt Pelech found his…

  5. Hockey writers poke fun at possible rule changes from R&D camp

    Aug 21, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Whenever the NHL discusses making changes – particularly ones that are off the beaten path – they make life pretty simple and easy for satirists and bloggers. So it’s probably no surprise that while blogs such as our own did indeed pour over a ton of the details, some of the funniest hockey writers had…

  6. Broad Street Bullies Era Flyers named fourth 'most hated' sports team of all-time

    Jul 28, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Falling behind two reviled creations of football coach Jimmy Johnson (the Miami Hurricanes and the Dallas Cowboys) along with the “Bad Boys” era Detroit Pistons, Sports Illustrated named the Broad Street Bullies the fourth “most hated” sports team of all-time. (Eh, I think this is a case of bigger sports getting the nod because the…

  7. Atlanta Thrashers fans gladly pass on Kovalchuk 'drama'

    Jul 19, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

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    At the 18 day mark, we may just run out of thesaurus entries for the word “exhausting” when describing the Ilya Kovalchuk saga. Dare someone use the headline “Ilyawn” at this point? The give-and-take between the Russian winger and the Los Angeles Kings/New Jersey Devils has been drawn out beyond well-worn boundaries, not unlike the…

  8. Quick hits: Kovalchuk to decide today, Chara talks begin, Versteeg's day with Cup

    Jul 5, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Here are a few quick hits from around the league. Ilya Kovalchuk’s (American) agent Jay Grossman says that the Russian winger is looking to make his decision today. That’s good news, because my l, y, and k keys have been getting an unusual amount of exercise lately. (Seriously, though, I don’t know about you ……

  9. Congress passes resolution to honor Chicago Blackhawks

    Jun 29, 2010, 10:34 PM EDT

    The sport of hockey has seen a massive jump in popularity over the past season, as evidenced by the support shown the United States in the World Juniors and the Olympics and by the historic jump in ratings in the postseason. The rise in national attention and popularity is also due to having the Chicago…

  10. Wild re-sign James Sheppard, Wild fans lose their minds over it

    Jun 16, 2010, 9:54 PM EDT

    I know that the Minnesota Wild aren’t a team people really clamor for information about in a huge way, at least not in the way that say the Penguins or Capitals turn internet browsers into ravenous fiends, but they make news on occasion. Like today for instance, they re-signed forward James Sheppard to a one-year…

  11. Ozzie Guillen says the White Sox parade was better

    Jun 13, 2010, 6:38 PM EDT

    Maybe he didn’t mean for it to come across the way it did. Then again, I doubt that Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen really cares about how his comments are perceived. Before tonight’s game at Wrigley Field, where the Chicago Blackhawks will be honored before the Cubs and White Sox crowd, Guillen made this…

  12. 2010 Stanley Cup finals: How the Flyers fared since '75 Cup

    May 27, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

    With the Philadelphia Flyers back in the Stanley Cup finals and HBO airing its documentary on “The Broadstreet Bullies,” it’s fun to think back to that era in the team’s history. After all, a lot has happened since that dominant 1974-75 Cup run. In fact, let’s look at the different eras in the team’s history…

  13. NHL, Nashville Predators aid in Tennessee flood recovery

    May 10, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Soon after the Nashville Predators suffered yet another first round loss, an unprecedented flood put hockey in perspective. It’s good to see, then, that the team and the NHL are giving back as the city/state/region tries to bounce back from the devastating effects of the weather crisis. It’s unclear just how much was/will be donated, but…

  14. San Jose Sharks were waiting to exhale

    May 9, 2010, 4:26 PM EDT

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    The top-seeded San Jose Sharks are off to their second Western Conference Finals, their first since 2003-2004 and reading the reaction from bloggers and fans alike today is one that fascinates me. A lot of that is probably due to the fact that I’m not directly embroiled with the Sharks and don’t understand the perspective…

  15. Mike Green speaks about Capitals' Round 1 loss

    May 3, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT

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    As much heat as Alex Ovechkin and Bruce Boudreau received (and will continue to catch) for the Washington Capitals’ stunning first round loss to the Montreal Canadiens, it’s quite possible that no one was under the French fry lamp quite like Mike Green. Much of that negative attention comes with a second consecutive Norris Trophy…

  16. Quick hits: 'Soupy' to open a comeback can?

    Apr 14, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Here are two stories of note from around the league. Brian Campbell might return for first round A broken collarbone (and rib to complete the picture) is a pretty serious injury, but Brian Campbell is a hockey player so he soldiers on. TSN reports that the offensive defenseman is starting to skate again and Chris Kuc tweeted that he…

  17. 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,…

  18. Kesler banks about $30 M with six year extension

    Mar 19, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

    What a great month-or-so for Ryan Kesler. First, he warms the hearts of many American hockey fans with his great play (and amazing empty net goal) for USA hockey in the Olympics. Then he lands the cover role for the Wii-exclusive hockey game NHL 2K11. He’s been one of the ten best skaters in the…

  19. Today's afternoon games

    Mar 13, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Much like last week, I like to give sleepy eyed (possibly hungover even?) hockey fans fair warning that the league often sneaks in a few early games. Hate to admit it, but there was a point in my college days when I might have gotten out of bed in the middle of the Panthers-Sharks game.…

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