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Maple Leafs' Sparks blanks Oilers in debut

Rookie Garret Sparks became the first Maple Leafs goalie with a shutout in his NHL debut, lifting Toronto over Edmonton 3-0 on Monday night.

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Hot or Not: Boedker, Tavares, Kane sizzling

Coyotes forward, Islanders captain and the Blackhawks' biggest star are on fire, while a pair of big-name veterans are among those struggling.

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Power Rankings: Stars stay on top

The high-flying and fun-to-watch Stars just keep on dominating -- or even rallying from a 3-0 deficit, when need be -- to maintain their Power Rankings ownership.

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11hTom Awad

Kane takes over top spot in NHL player rankings

Which players have been the most dominant after one quarter of the NHL season? Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus ranks the top 10 skaters and top five goalies.

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Uni Watch 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

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Q&A with Eddie Johnston

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4dPierre LeBrun

LeBrun: Team Canada roster projections

As the countdown continues to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, here's our latest projection as to what the Team Canada roster will look like. Spoiler alert: Jake Muzzin, in the house!

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10hCraig Custance

Why Draisaitl is key to the Oilers' future

With Connor McDavid out, Leon Draisaitl has stepped up for the Oilers, and could offer them trade flexibility. Plus, nine other NHL weekend notes.

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6dJohn Buccigross

Buccigross: Twitter takes on bigger nets

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Top 25 free agents for 2016

Craig Custance ranks the top 25 players who are scheduled to be free agents in 2016. Plus, projected price tags from former NHL executive Frank Provenzano.

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Hockey Today: Getting a deal or being dealt?

Former Stars assistant GM Frank Provenzano joins the crew to talk about whether key pending free agents will be re-signed or traded and which teams are falling behind at the quarter mark. Plus, and Kings D Jake Muzzin goes off!

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12dSean McIndoe

McIndoe: How to bring the trade market back to life

Trades seem to be a thing of the past in today's NHL, so we've come up with an idea to give the action a boost. You're going to hate it, but then you're going to love it.

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Down Goes Brown @DownGoesBrown

Mark my words, I'm going to get an Ottawa street named after Sparks. And not even a regular street, like one that cars can't even drive on.

Down Goes Brown @DownGoesBrown

Man, Jets fans, if you think Connor Hellebuyck is good now, imagine how much hell learn backing up Garret Sparks at the World Cup.

Linda Cohn @lindacohn

With Carey Price out 6 weeks, good chance Needham, Mass native Mike Condon starts for MTL vs Boston in Foxboro for @NHL Winter Classic.