Alexander Semin, the un-tradeable?

2011WAS

By Alexander Monaghan President  When the NHL roster freeze is removed, it will effectively turn the heat up from its current simmer on this year’s hot stove. In fact, Greg Wyshynski and Jeff Marek chose to make it their topic of the day for their fantastic #MvsW podcast, asking “who is the first name player [...]

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Florida Forges Ahead in Important Homestand

2011FLA

After an ugly 8-0 pounding at the hands of the Boston Bruins last week, that nasty game in Beantown perhaps could be used motivation in this week's three-game homestand in front of full houses. Time for these Florida Panthers to start grabbing points however they may come and padding that cushion again.

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The Red Wings’ Finn Is On Fire

Valtteri Filppula is becoming a force to be reckoned with...or at least the player the Red Wings have been waiting for. NHLHS Correspondent Christina Roberts gives a run-down on Filppula's productivity so far this season.

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Same Old Same Old for Cats at Home

2011FLA

By Bill Whitehead I couldn’t cover the Florida Panthers’ Sunday matinee contest against Carolina, but it didn’t really matter. I saw the same game when Calgary visited BankAtlantic Center two nights earlier. Though the Cats put together a better overall effort against the Flames, the game played out the same way. Florida led early, lost [...]

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Carle Looking Forward to Classic, Excelling With Added Ice Time

2011PHI

NHL Hot Stove Managing Editor David Strehle was able to catch up with Flyers' defenseman Matt Carle after Saturday's game against Boston. In an exclusive interview, Carle talks about the upcoming Winter Classic, and the state of the team's defense without Chris Pronger.

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Flyers Will Have To Proceed As If Pronger Is Never Returning

2011PHI

By David Strehle NHL Hot Stove Managing Editor The devastating news was reported early Thursday evening by Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos via Twitter, and confirmed by the team later during the first period of last night’s Philadelphia Flyers contest in Montreal — the club’s top defenseman and team captain, Chris Pronger, will miss the remainder of the regular [...]

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Cats Come Up Short in Bid to Bounce Back

2011FLA

By Bill Whitehead The second meeting at the BankAtlantic Center between the New Jersey Devils and Florida Panthers was supposed to be a bounce-back game for the Cats — you know, that quick turnaround match where a team shows what it’s made of. Florida was looking to regroup after arguably its worst performance of the [...]

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Minus Giroux, Deep Flyers Club Keeps Rolling

2011PHI

  By David Strehle NHL Hot Stove Managing Editor Already with top defenseman Chris Pronger absent from the lineup with concussion-like symptoms, many had their eyes on the Verizon Center in Washington Tuesday night to see how the Philadelphia Flyers would react to the loss of Claude Giroux. After all, the NHL’s leading scorer has been one of the central keys [...]

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Kings Say Goodbye To Terry Murray

2011LAK

The Los Angeles Kings announced today that head coach Terry Murray has been relieved of his duties and that Kings assistant coach John Stevens shall act as interim head coach. By Chris Van Deusen It seems the Los Angeles Kings decided that it was time for a changing of the guard. On the eve of [...]

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Desjardins fined $2,500 for boarding Sami Lepisto

2011SJS

By Stephanie Lee San Jose Sharks Correspondent This year seems to be the season the National Hockey League finally turns things around by way of suspensions and fines. And by around, I mean a complete 360. Last season, during the 2010-2011 season, Colin Campbell handed out 37 suspensions and 18 fines. This season, new League [...]

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VOTE: Which injury is more gruesome?

2011NHL

By Alexander Monaghan President  In the NHL, injuries are simply a part of the game. Yesterday, the injuries piled up with such notable names as Zdeno Chara, Ilya Bryzgalov and Claude Giroux hitting the injured list. However, the two injuries we want to focus on were especially gruesome and thanks to Twitter we have screencaps [...]

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Flyers 5-2 Victory Over Lightning Could be Costly Win

2011PHI

The Flyers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-2 tonight, but there should be a guarded enthusiasm that goes along with the victory. NHL leading scorer Claude Giroux and goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov each left the game early with injuries.

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Is eight games really enough? Why Andy Sutton deserved more

2011EDM

By Alexander Monaghan President Edmonton Oilers d-man Andy Sutton just doesn’t get it. In an environment where NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan is trying to make the League a safer place, he continues to make boneheaded plays that warrant suspensions. As Jeff Marek and Greg Wyshynski pointed out during their phenomenal #MvsW podcast, he is quickly [...]

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