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Khabibulin Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail

Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin has been sentenced to 30 days in prison. The sentencing came down on Tuesday in an Arizona courtroom. The 30-day sentence is actually the minimum sentence the goaltender could have received. As many know, Khabibulin was stopped last February in Arizona. He was speeding his his Ferrari and was found […]

History Can Be Made: The Upcoming NHL Season

Each season there are a number of potential milestones to be reached in the National Hockey League and the 2010-2011 season is no different. Hockey action couldn’t come soon enough, so to whet your respective whistles I’m going to start exploring some of the things you can look forward to when the puck drops. Okay, […]

Paul Kariya Will Miss Upcoming Season

After being diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome, veteran forward Paul Kariya will miss the upcoming season. The news has got to be heartbreaking for Kariya, but the territory is familiar. Kariya missed six games last December and January after suffering a concussion. And back in 1998, he wasn’t able to suit up for Canada at the […]

Kovy’s Agent Sets Contract Deadline

Yahoo!’s Dmitri Chesnokov, always a terrific source for Russian/NHL news, reports that the NHL and Ilya Kovalchuk’s agent are working within a 48-hour timeframe regarding a new contract. Chesnokov reports that Kovy’s Russian agent, Yuri Nikolaev, set the deadline with the NHL and is saying that if a deal isn’t made within the timeframe, his […]

The Chilly Relationship Between the NHL and Europe

Rene Fasel, president of the International Ice Hockey Federation, offered some insight into how relations between the National Hockey League and Europe might be working out during the second day of the World Hockey Summit in Toronto. Fasel said that the European market didn’t just exist to provide talent for the NHL, knocking the idea […]

NHL Changes Tiebreaking System

According to ESPN, the National Hockey League has made an adjustment to its regular season tiebreaking system. On a slow hockey news day like today, it’s the perfect thing to discuss. The change will go into effect for the upcoming 2010-2011 season. The current system, prior to the upcoming change, had the first tiebreaker as […]

Lecavalier Undergoing Minor Knee Surgery

Vincent Lecavalier will be undergoing minor arthroscopic procedure on his left knee Tuesday in Tampa Bay. The Lightning are saying that he should be back in action after three to four weeks of recovery time from the procedure. He is fully expected to participate in the team’s training camp. Lecavalier is a key component to […]

CBC and AHL Reach Broadcast Deal

The American Hockey League and the CBC television network have announced a one-year broadcasting deal that will see the network broadcast ten games during the upcoming 2010-2011 season. The games are going to air on Sunday afternoons and will feature affiliates from the six Canadian NHL teams. The games will also be streamed live and […]

Hicks Selling Stars

According to Forbes, Tom Hicks is on the verge of selling the Dallas Stars franchise. He’s also selling off his 50% stake in the American Airlines Center. The report says that Hicks will get about $300 million for his portion. Creditors of Hicks Sports Group will get back about $200 million in addition to what […]

Juniors to Experiment with Potential NHL Rule Changes

Junior players will be spending two days experimenting with potential NHL rule changes at the 2010 NHL Research, Development and Orientation camp. The camp takes place in Toronto August 18 and 19 and will be overseen by Ken Hitchcock and Dave King. More than 30 prospects eligible for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft will attend […]

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