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  1. McQuaid eager to feel better and move on

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Despite all the injuries he's dealt with over the last two seasons, Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid is optimistic about his future. This season, he was limited to 30 games due to quad and ankle injuries. He recently had surgery on his ri...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  2. Avs need to keep Stastny, O'Reilly

    Craig Custance

    It might not feel like it now, with the disappointment of losing to the Minnesota Wild still fresh, but this season exceeded even the most optimistic projections for the Colorado Avalanche. All things considered, Patrick Roy's NHL coaching debut was ...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  3. Ducks force OT with 2 goals in final 2:10, clinch series vs. Star...

    Nick Bonino scored 2:47 into overtime, after getting one of Anaheim's two goals late in regulation, and the Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 in Game 6 on Sunday night to clinch the first-round series.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 27, 2014
  4. Will Stars' Brenden Dillon play in Game 3?

    Richard Durrett

    DALLAS -- Dallas Stars coach Lindy Ruff certainly wouldn't rule defenseman Brenden Dillon out for Game 3 of the team's first-round playoff series with the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, but he didn't sound particularly optimistic about the chances of Dillo...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  5. Young players learning pro realities

    Scott Powers

    ROCKFORD, Ill. -- Phillip Danault, Mark McNeill and Garret Ross all entered their first full professional season with the Rockford IceHogs optimistic that their quest to play for the Chicago Blackhawks would be swift. All three forwards excelled i...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  6. St. Louis Blues put Alex Steen on injury list for concussion

    The St. Louis Blues placed star forward Alex Steen on the injured list Saturday because of a concussion and are cautiously optimistic.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2013
  7. Fantasy Hockey - Assessing the top 200 forwards, defensemen and g...

    Sean Allen

    Sean Allen looks at the five best values fantasy hockey players have picked up this season and how long the gifts will keep on giving.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2013
  8. NHL salary cap expected to rise to $71 million

    The NHL salary cap is expected to rise to about $71 million next season, an increase of more than 10 percent.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2013
  9. Hurricanes win in shootout to send Ducks to 3rd straight loss

    Chris Terry scored the winner in the shootout to lift the Carolina Hurricanes to a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | November 15, 2013
  10. Rangers-Coyotes Preview

    Rangers-Coyotes Preview

    Preview | October 02, 2013
  11. Hawks optimistic about Khabibulin

    Scott Powers

    The Chicago Blackhawks saw 40-year-old Nikolai Khabibulin perform as if he were still in his prime last season. Khabibulin nearly ended the Blackhawks' point streak at 18 games when the Edmonton Oilers came to Chicago on Feb. 25, but Viktor Stalbe...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  12. Toews skates in morning, hopeful for G6

    Scott Powers

    BOSTON -- Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is participating in the morning skate Monday in TD Garden, and coach Joel Quenneville said Sunday he was optimistic Toews will play in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals. Read the entire story....

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  13. 2013 Stanley Cup finals -- Jonathan Toews of Chicago Blackhawks s...

    Scott Powers

    Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is participating in the morning skate Monday in TD Garden, and coach Joel Quenneville said Sunday he was optimistic Toews will play in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup finals.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2013
  14. Blackhawks captain remains optimistic

    Scott Powers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews plans to be optimistic until the end. That end could come Saturday, but Toews is still hoping the Blackhawks can regain their form and rally from three consecutive losses and a 3-1 series defici...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  15. Neal picks a good time to find his mojo

    Scott Burnside

    OTTAWA -- A crucial fourth game that began with an optimistic bang for the Ottawa Senators ended with an embarrassing whimper. There was something more than a little symmetric about the Penguins' emphatic 7-3 victory in Game 4: A playoff year that...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  16. Danny DeKeyser holds out hope of return

    Craig Custance

    DETROIT -- When Detroit Red Wings rookie defenseman Danny DeKeyser broke his thumb on May 2 against the Anaheim Ducks, he was expected to miss the rest of the postseason. The prognosis now sounds a little more optimistic. DeKeyser said he expected...

    Blog | May 22, 2013