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14hPierre LeBrun

LeBrun: Jets couldn't afford to lose Dustin Byfuglien

Keeping Dustin Byfuglien in the fold shows the entire league that Winnipeg can compete with the big boys and gives the Jets some breathing room at the trade deadline.

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Power Rankings: Not looking back

The Blackhawks are riding high again and don't appear to be letting their foot off the gas as they hold onto the top in the Rankings for another week.

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Carey Price back on the ice

Montreal Caandiens goalie Carey Price was back on the ice on Friday morning. A clip from TSN shows the goalie skating and doing light stickhandling with a glove and blocker.

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Waivers list for Feb. 5, 2016

With the Vancouver Canucks evaluating their team ahead of the trade deadline, the following player was placed on waivers.

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Top 20 trade targets

Craig Custance ranks the 20 most impactful players that could be traded before the Feb. 29 NHL trading deadline, including Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin and Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic.

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21hCraig Custance

How Boychuk's return will spark Islanders

There are subtle and not-so-subtle ways Johnny Boychuk will make an impact after returning from injury. Plus, nine other notes from the NHL weekend.

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6dScott Burnside

Concussion lawsuit against NHL grows

Twelve more former NHL players have joined a lawsuit claiming the league was negligent in informing them about the dangers of concussions.

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Photos: If hockey terms were heavy metal bands

Ever wonder what would happen if you mashed up common hockey terms with the world of heavy metal? Well you're in luck, because we know just how that would turn out.


Corey Pronman @coreypronman

Since returning from the World Juniors Rantanen-COL has 13 points in 8 AHL games. Him and Nylander top the AHL in PPG among those w >20 GP.

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

Since returning from the World Juniors Rantanen-COL has 19 points in 8 AHL games. Him and Nylander top the AHL in PPG among those w >20 GP.

Blackhawks' Darling helps needy man

Scott Darling picked up a man he saw in Arizona, paid for a month's stay in a hotel and bought the man groceries. Story

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Crosby remains red hot for Penguins

Sidney Crosby scored two goals and had two assists in Pittsburgh's 6-2 win over Anaheim. He's scored a goal in 9 straight home games, the longest streak in the NHL since Mario Lemieux had an 11-game streak during the 1995-96 season (via Elias).


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Sidney Crosby's 9-game home goal-scoring streak is the NHL's longest since Mario Lemieux's 11-game streak in the '95-96 season.

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The New York Rangers extended their winning streak to three games with a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils Monday night at Madison Square Garden. Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist finished with 27 saves and he believes the team is gaining confidence.