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Q&A: Las Vegas GM George McPhee

No stranger to the NHL, the former Washington Capitals GM is focused on the challenging task at hand of building the league's first expansion team since 2000.

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Vote now: How does your NHL team stack up?

ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings grades organizations on everything from ticket prices and stadium experience to the talent on the field, court or rink. How does your favorite NHL team stack up? Vote now!

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Bettman again disputes concussions' link to CTE

Gary Bettman addressed a 24-page letter to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday, in which he again refuted the link between concussions and the degenerative brain ailment CTE.

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Map: Where's the Stanley Cup?

The Stanley Cup visits some pretty interesting places, and this year's trip with the Pittsburgh Penguins will be no different. Track the Cup's location with our handy interactive map.

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Crosby looking to World Cup

Even while celebrating his second Stanley Cup win in his hometown, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has his eyes on the next big prize.

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NHL Trade Tracker

A look at all recent deals in the NHL, including trades made during the 2015-16 season and those that happened before, during and after the 2016 draft.

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Free agents worth giving a shot

Sam Gagner, Kris Versteeg and Jiri Hudler are among the remaining unsigned free agents who could make a difference for the teams willing to give them one last shot.

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Power Rankings: Free-agency fallout

The first Power Rankings of the 2016-17 season find familiar faces on top but plenty of movement below after the shuffling resulting from trades, the draft and free agency.

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2016 Free-Agent Tracker

Follow all the big (and small) signings as the NHL's free-agency season gets underway with some big names on the market.

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'Not so crazy now, am I?'

Hall of Famer Eric Lindros didn't intend to become a poster boy of the concussion crisis that blindsided sports. But by challenging hockey's play-through-it culture, he redefined what it means to be tough -- and saved his life.

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A rose by any other name ...

Would not smell as sweet, as evidenced by these Las Vegas expansion team nicknames that fell by the wayside. The Las Vegas Sand Fleas, anyone? Cringe-worthy

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Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Sounds like Caps prospect Thomas Di Pauli (Notre Dame) won't be signed before Aug. 15 & will test free agency. Hasn't ruled out Caps though.