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Have the Maple Leafs taken a step back this season?
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Morgan Rielly (left) has taken a step forward this season, but he’s in the minority. Part of that is due to heightened expectations the team faces this year after reaching the playoffs last season with a team full of rookies. A lack of progression — both for players and the team — has also been […]

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3 Blues who need to step up in Schwartz's absence
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A harmonious start to the season in St. Louis hit a very sour note with the announcement that Blues forward Jaden Schwartz will be out at least six weeks with an ankle injury. Schwartz had been excelling on a line with Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko, arguably the NHL’s top trio so far this season. […]

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Jets step up in class, face Flyers (Nov 16, 2017)
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WINNIPEG, Manitoba — After beating up on the NHL’s 98-pound weakling in a pair of back-to-back games, the Winnipeg Jets are moving on to the middleweights and heavyweights.

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Jets step up in class, face Flyers
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After beating up on the NHL's 98-pound weakling in a pair of back-to-back games, the Winnipeg Jets are moving on to the middleweights and heavyweights. First on the card is the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night and while the .500 club won't remind anybody of the 1984 Edmonton Oilers, they're a few notches up from […]

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‘A step in the right direction’ — Habs crush Panthers to snap losing skid
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The Montreal Canadiens had been badly slumping heading into Tuesday’s game against the Florida Panthers. The Habs were able to snap that losing skid on Tuesday, crushing the Panthers by a score of 5-1. This, however, should put into perspective just how bad the Canadiens were while up against the Ducks, Kings and Sharks last […]

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Sharks must fill Marleau void to make another run: 'Guys have got to step up'
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SAN JOSE — It's been more than eight years since the San Jose Sharks last played a single game without Patrick Marleau on the ice, much less an entire season. Marleau's departure from the Sharks to Toronto this offseason is the end of a two-decade era in San Jose. The Sharks took a step back last […]

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Dreger: Others teams might have pushed for NHL to step in on Lupul saga (Radio)
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NHL's 'Failed Offside Challenge' Penalty Is a Positive Step
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Back in May, I proposed four simple rule changes to help “fix” the NHL. Among them, naturally, was a series of tweaks to adjust the league's coach-controlled offside challenge. I hate the offside challenge, and no, I don't think “hate” is too strong a word. I detest the fact that the league enables

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Haggerty: It's time for Bruins forward prospects to step up
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If last season was the year of the young defensemen with both Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy breaking through at the NHL level, this should be the year of the forward for Bostons stocked prospect group. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney has made no secret that a couple of key positions up front are

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Blue Jackets need Bobrovsky at his best to take the next step
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At the heart of the Columbus Blue Jackets’ franchise record-setting season, which saw them win 50 games and post 108 points while competing for the Metropolitan Division, was the performance of Bobrovsky. Critical to his play was the fact he was able to remain healthy — a priority for Columbus heading into last season, and […]

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Zacha should be ready for big step forward for Devils
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Ever since Ray Shero took over as the team’s general manager the New Jersey Devils have tried to add a lot of offensive punch to their lineup. After spending all but one game of his draft year back in the Ontario Hockey League playing for the Sarnia Sting, Zacha got his first full-time look in […]

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The next step for Brady Skjei in his development
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8/7/17 | Alain Vigneault said in early April that Brady Skjei is the "new type" of defenseman in the NHL because of how he uses his skating both to carry the puck and to defend. Vigneault added that he didn't consider Skjei to be a rookie, that he was playing big minutes and he "will […]

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