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  1. Detroit Red Wings rank as highest NHL team on Forbes' Best American Sports Fans list

    Aug 2, 2010, 10:50 PM EDT

    Forbes.com named “America’s Best Sports Teams” (yet included the Montreal Canadiens … although I guess they wear something resembling America’s colors) and four NHL teams made the list. These lists are often flawed because they tend to ignore history (opening the door for dreaded “bandwagon” teams). Really, judging from their write-up regarding the list’s criteria,…

  2. Canada's Green Party names pugilist-turned-politician Georges Laraque their deputy leader

    Jul 31, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    It might be hard to believe, but one of the league’s best fighters in ages retired to a life that some might describe as cuddly. Some might even call him a “tree hugger.” Georges Laraque retired from hockey after being bought out by the Montreal Canadiens and the politically active pugilist was just named the…

  3. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Alexandre Picard signs one-year, two-way deal with Habs

    Jul 31, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT

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    The Montreal Canadiens signed defenseman Alexandre Picard (not to be confused with the Phoenix Coyotes version*, who is a left winger) to a one-year, two-way contract, according to Brian LeBlanc. * – Jeez, the two guys were born and drafted in the same year. I probably made identical “Star Trek” puns about them without even…

  4. 2010 NHL free agency: Sens, Lightning, Ducks and Habs get their signings on

    Jul 30, 2010, 5:04 PM EDT

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    A bevy of signings all went down this afternoon so we’ll get you caught up in quick-hit fashion. We would’ve called this the lightning round but considering they’re one of the teams involved in things we didn’t want to get too silly. Dominic Moore signs two-year deal with Tampa Bay Tell me if you’ve heard…

  5. Beware of the fan poll: How each NHL team received its name

    Jul 24, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    I’m a sucker for origin stories. While it’s fairly certain that the world doesn’t need to know why Batman fights crime anymore, I find that one of the most interesting questions to ask is “How did we get here?” So it’s no surprise that I was delighted to read this story from the Palm Beach…

  6. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Senators sign Nick Foligno to two-year deal

    Jul 21, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT

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    The Ottawa Senators just announced that they signed forward Nick Foligno to a two-year contract, although in typical fashion, they didn’t reveal the financial details. The team provided a few details on the forward’s fragmented three season career with the big club. Foligno, 22, finished his third National Hockey League season with the Senators with…

  7. The NHL's 'off the beaten path' records, including one that Alex Ovechkin could break

    Jul 21, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    Last night, I discussed the NHL.com story regarding the league’s “unbreakable” records. John Kreiser also added another wrinkle to the topic with a separate post including some of the records that are “off the beaten path.” I thought I’d take a look at some of those wacky records, too. Let’s start with one that could…

  8. 2010 NHL Free Agency: The Sutter family stays together in Calgary, other small signings

    Jul 20, 2010, 9:45 PM EDT

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    Here is a roundup of today’s small-time signings. Some might call it a dysfunctional one considering last season’s failed attempt at a playoff berth, but the Sutter clan is represented well by the Calgary Flames franchise. They can cover the GM (Daryl), coach (Brent) and player (Brett) if the youngster can be a regular on…

  9. Simon Gagne's reaction to being traded

    Jul 19, 2010, 11:17 PM EDT

    Being traded is one of the most difficult things for any professional athlete to deal with when it happens. In the case of Simon Gagne, it was a bit more difficult and emotionally draining considering he had a no-trade clause. While the Flyers did their due diligence in being up front and proper with goal-scoring…

  10. The PHT Nightcap: Friday, July 16th

    Jul 16, 2010, 11:30 PM EDT

    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. Is…

  11. Lightning hire former Habs executive Julien BriseBois to be assistant GM

    Jul 16, 2010, 4:03 PM EDT

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    Montreal Canadiens fans are going to start developing a complex when it comes to the Tampa Bay Lightning and general manager Steve Yzerman. First it was Yzerman hiring former Hamilton Bulldogs head coach Guy Boucher away to be the new head man of the Lightning and now Yzerman’s new assistant general manager is a guy…

  12. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Habs roster nearly complete after signing Maxim Lapierre

    Jul 13, 2010, 10:20 AM EDT

    The Montreal Canadiens signed forward Maxim Lapierre to a one-year, $900K deal according to TSN. On a team that often gets lampooned for being small (after all, they employ such sprites as Brian Gionta), Lapierre is a rare physical presence at the forward position. Although his seven goals and seven assists total a measly 14…

  13. The biggest winner with Jaroslav Halak's new contract? Antti Niemi

    Jul 6, 2010, 11:36 PM EDT

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    Earlier today, new St. Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak, formerly of the Montreal Canadiens, signed a four-year contract with the Blues worth $15 million. While the Blues are likely ecstatic they got a budding young superstar locked up for a cap hit of $3.75 million a year, there’s another team out there that’s probably terrified…

  14. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Predators roll the dice with Sergei Kostitsyn

    Jul 6, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

    When the Kostitsyn brothers (sort of) burst onto the scene, Andrei was considered the better finisher/generally more talented of the two but Sergei was the “fast” one. Either way, it seemed like the two had a chance to be a solid sibling set for the Montreal Canadiens. As you may know, things fell apart for…

  15. Jaroslav Halak's contract: Better for Halak, the Blues … or the Habs?

    Jul 6, 2010, 2:40 PM EDT

    Four years from now, we’ll look back at this summer as a turning point for both the Montreal Canadiens and St. Louis Blues. The question is: will the Habs look wise for taking Jaroslav Halak’s impressive playoff run with a grain of salt or will the Blues point to that trade (and subsequent signing) as…

  16. 2010 NHL Free Agency: St. Louis signs Jaroslav Halak to four-year, $15M deal

    Jul 6, 2010, 1:47 PM EDT

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    One of the biggest restricted free agent mysteries just went solved as the St. Louis Blues signed former Montreal Canadiens playoff hero Jaroslav Halak to a four-year, $15 million contract according to Nick Kypreos. That works out to a $3.75 million cap hit for each year. I’ll expand on this soon, but I thought I’d…

  17. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Blues reportedly sign Carlo Colaiacovo to two-year, $4.25M deal

    Jul 6, 2010, 1:40 PM EDT

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    To the chagrin of St. Louis copy editors and the benefit of their blueline, the Blues are reportedly on the verge of re-signing defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo to a two-year, $4.25 million deal. (Source: TSN.) Colaiacovo, an unrestricted free agent, scored seven goals and 25 assists in his first full season with the Blues. He came…

  18. Report: Rangers prospect Ryan McDonagh set to leave Wisconsin, join the club

    Jul 4, 2010, 11:54 AM EDT

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    While Glen Sather continues to play hardball with Rangers fans by giving enforcer Derek Boogaard a four-year contract while not getting a contract settled with restricted free agent defenseman Marc Staal, he is making sure to take care of the growing stable of talented youth in Manhattan. Of course, if you’re a fan of the…

  19. Hawks, Bruins and Leafs smacked down by salary cap penalties

    Jul 3, 2010, 1:26 PM EDT

    One of the fun parts of living in a salary cap world in the NHL is that sometimes you have to pay for contract bonuses and time served on the long-term injured reserve at some point. If you’re the Chicago Blackhawks, it’s huge bonuses paid out to superstars that met qualifiers in their contracts for…

  20. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Dan Ellis signs with Tampa Bay

    Jul 1, 2010, 2:07 PM EDT

    We don’t have the financials just yet, but it looks as though the Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Dan Ellis. Ellis had hoped to sign with the Montreal Canadiens after having his rights traded, but with Alex Auld signing with the Habs, Ellis had to turn elsewhere. He’ll be a great fit with Tampa…

  21. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Habs sign backup Alex Auld to one-year, $1M deal

    Jul 1, 2010, 1:36 PM EDT

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    The Montreal Canadiens reportedly signed career backup Alex Auld to a one-year, $1 million contract. (Source: TSN’s James Duthie) Auld’s presence adds credibility to the rumors that Dan Ellis will probably put on a different team’s sweater next season (although, considering the fact that Carey Price is also waiting for an extension as a restricted…

  22. 2010 NHL Free Agency: Dan Ellis to headed to the open market

    Jul 1, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT

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    Dan Ellis seemed extremely excited about his rights being traded to the Montreal Canadiens, going off on Twitter about thrilled he was to be going to “hockey mecha”. Now, it seems, Ellis is headed into the free agency market after all. Several reports have said that contract negotiations with Ellis never went very far, and…

  23. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Second day results

    Jun 26, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    Here are the results on the second through seventh rounds of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. We’ll be keeping you up to date throughout the day on every single pick on the second day of the draft. We won’t have detailed analysis of every single pick, but we will be updating on trade rumors and…

  24. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: First Round results

    Jun 25, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

    We’ll list all of the first round picks here at the top of the page. Click on the link for each pick for analysis and reaction to each selection. Here are the results of the first round: 1. Edmonton Oilers – Taylor Hall, LW 2. Boston Bruins – Tyler Seguin, C 3. Florida Panthers –…

  25. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Pro Hockey Talk's mock draft

    Jun 24, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT

    Visit NBC’s Draft Headquarters for our complete coverage of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. It’s that time. Pro Hockey Talk now presents our highly anticipated, most likely grossly inaccurate mock for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. For any NHL draft, and especially this year, anything after the fifth pick is up in the air. It’s…

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