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Which player will people still talk about 100 years from now?
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The centennial of the NHL’s first game got us thinking about the legacy today’s stars will leave. Sidney Crosby has all those Cups and Alex Ovechkin is one of the game’s greatest scorers, but there’s something mythical about hockey’s most famous mullet.

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Schenn, Allen take top two spots in NHL player of the week honors
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The Blues took the top two spots in the NHL's annual player of the week awards, with forward Brayden Schenn being named the week's No. 1 star and goalie Jake Allen being named the No. 2 star. A former Blue, goalie Brian Elliott, was the No. 3 star. The Blues went 4-0 last week (the […]

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Meet Zach Hyman, the most intriguing player on the NHL's most dynamic line
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TORONTO – On a frigid November afternoon, Auston Matthews has the hockey world hanging on his every word. He’s returning to practice after missing the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ previous three games due to injury, and reporters have swarmed his locker. Standing on the opposite side of the room is Zach Hyman, the oft-forgotten third member […]

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Sharks’ Dillon handed one-game suspension by player safety department
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Dillon was handed a one-game suspension by the league on Tuesday night have his slash on Washington Capitals defenseman Madison Bowey in a 4-1 San Jose Sharks on Monday. Dillon was slapped with a five-minute major and a game misconduct in the third period.

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Corey Crawford has become Chicago’s most important player
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The big news out of the Chicago Blackhawks this past week was the announcement that starting goaltender Corey Crawford has been placed on injured reserve, and that there is currently no timeline for his return to the lineup. If there is one player this Blackhawks team can least afford to lose, Crawford is probably the […]

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Predators' Filip Forsberg is quietly the hottest player on the NHL's hottest team
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The New York Islanders, Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets might all beg to differ, but there aren't many NHL teams hotter than the defending Western Conference champion Nashville Predators as hockey rolls into December. Yes, the Preds are fresh off a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Vancouver Canucks

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Cedric Paquette to have date with player safety department
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Cedric Paquette will have to try to explain his actions to the NHL’s player safety department on Thursday. Paquette is having a hearing to determine his reprimand after hitting Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug from behind in the second period of a 3-2 win for the Bruins over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday.

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Gabriel Landeskog lands player safety hearing after cross-check
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Gabriel Landeskog is in hot water with the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety (again) after cross-checking Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk in the head on Saturday. The NHL announced Sunday that the Colorado Avalanche captain, who is no stranger to the league’s disciplinary committee, would have a hearing scheduled for Monday. The incident, […]

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NHL Player Power Rankings: Gaudreau outshines Lightning stars
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In the second running of theScore’s NHL Player Power Rankings, editors Sean O’Leary, Craig Hagerman, and Ian McLaren order the top players from around the league this season – with extra consideration given to their performances this month – and there are plenty of new faces this time around. 10. Auston Matthews Previously 5th GP […]

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3 teams that wish they'd lost a different player to the Golden Knights
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The NHL's expansion to Vegas has been a great success story thus far, but not everyone is exactly filled with glee. Each of the other 30 NHL teams lost a player in the expansion draft process, and three teams in particular likely wish the Golden Knights went a different route with their selection. Blue Jackets, […]

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Free This Player: Vinnie Hinostroza deserves another NHL shot
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(Note: Welcome to a new weekly column from SB Nation NHL called “Free This Player,” where each Tuesday we'll dig into a relatively unheralded player from the NHL or AHL who deserves a better opportunity than the one he's receiving. Or, in the words of the internet, “free him” to do his thing.

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Wizards player Mike Scott wears custom NHL jerseys to games instead of suits
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Do you think you own a lot of custom NHL sweaters? You'll have to compare your collection to that of Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott, who told the Washington Post's Candace Buckner that his stockpile of customized hockey jerseys has ballooned to “around 55.” Yes, nearly enough sweaters

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