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Morning 3-on-3: Has the East caught up to the West?

The Eastern Conference has plenty of Stanley Cup threats, including the Caps and Lightning, but does getting deeper really mean the East has caught up to the West in terms of competitive balance?

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Lundqvist, Rangers blank Penguins (0:49)
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13-year-old Dylan Larkin shows off hockey skills (0:52)
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Bergeron: Guys try not to think about trade deadline (1:42)
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Hockey Today: Cory Schneider filling Devils' net

Cory Schneider talks taking over the net for the Devils after Martin Brodeur, plus Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and Craig Custance break down the Dion Phaneuf trade.

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Should Quenneville be facing same critics as Cam for postgame presser? (1:28)
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Waivers list for Feb. 10, 2016

As teams seek flexibility ahead of the Feb. 29 trade deadline, the following players were placed on waivers Wednesday.

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Inside the NHL: Dirtier game, bubble players for World Cup and more trades or fewer? (13:02)
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Top 3 plays of the week (1:43)
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Melrose on Brodeur: When you get the rules changed, you're pretty special (0:56)
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Re-grading three key 2015 NHL trades

A year later, Craig Custance re-grades three of the biggest trades that went down ahead of the 2015 NHL trade deadline, including lessons learned.

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The Panthers' trade deadline game plan

In the mix for the Atlantic Division crown, what will the Florida Panthers do at the deadline? Craig Custance gets the inside scoop.

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Getzlaf has to get it going for Anaheim to reach playoffs (0:55)
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Blackhawks finding championship-caliber consistency (3:03)
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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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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.

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Nick Boynton suspended for a game in 2010 for similar gesture after altercation with Blair Jones. Bottom line Nazem Kadri gets off easy.

2017 NHL draft to be in Chicago

Chicago will host the 2017 NHL draft, a source told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun. The event will be officially announced later today. League commissioner Gary Bettman, Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz and team president John McDonough will be in attendance.

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NHL and Blackhawks hosting news conference later this afternoon in Chicago to announce that June 2017 NHL Draft will be held there.