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11hJoe McDonald

Best media day quotes: Joe knows; Sid is loved

Unlike the Stanley Cup finals themselves, media day is all about what is said, not what is done. Ahead of Game 1, we sat through hours of interviews and came up with the best. You're welcome.

Sharks-Penguins ready to start Stanley Cup final (3:28)
Melrose: West too strong in Stanley Cup finals (0:29)
Conn Smythe favorites heading into Stanley Cup final (4:03)
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2dBen Arledge

Smith at peace with infamous Stanley Cup own goal

Thirty years ago, Steve Smith became hockey's Bill Buckner when his infamous gaffe cost the Oilers a chance at a Cup. Now he's helping other young defensemen weather the ups and downs in the NHL.


World Cup of Hockey roster: Team Russia

Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin and Pavel Datsyuk headline Russia's roster, but the additional seven includes the suspended defenseman Slava Voynov.

4dPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: World Cup of Hockey jerseys

The jerseys for the World Cup of Hockey have been rolled out, and while the designs range from spectacular to adequate, all of the sweaters share one particular flaw.

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3dCraig Custance

What Dylan Sadowy can do for the Red Wings

Craig Custance examines what new trade acquisition Dylan Sadowy can do for Detroit. Plus, another round of #CustanceCorrespondence.

Sidney Crosby's legacy in jeopardy? (0:46)
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London Knights claim Memorial Cup with OT win

Matthew Tkachuk scored two goals, including the game winner in overtime, to give the London Knights a 3-2 victory over the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies on Sunday in the Memorial Cup championship game.

#LevyAndMelrose: The toughest trophy to win in sports (2:49)
Melrose: Sharks can be labeled as winners now (1:21)


Matchups that could decide Cup finals

The Stanley Cup finals will feature a clash of the NHL's two best teams, but it's these player matchups that will determine which team leaves the ice as a champion. Games within the games

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Sharks-Pens ready to start Cup finals

Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun break down whether the Sharks can continue to fight off history or if the Penguins will shut down one of the top lines in this season's playoffs.


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As always the series winner is from an Australian (Nathan Walker). Hershey advances to the Calder Cup Finals.

How to bet the Stanley Cup finals

Ben Arledge expects the series to go six or seven games, but thinks the Sharks aren't getting the respect they deserve. No-brainer bet (Insider)

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Vlasic on Sid: "Sidney Crosby does everything well. In the first three rounds, put all their top players together and that would be Crosby."

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Marc-Edouard Vlasic on Sharks shutting down Tarasenko in WCF: "Did I expect to do that? No. Did I expect him to score every game? Yes."