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Inside the NHL: Dirtier game, bubble players for World Cup and more trades or fewer?

Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside dissect whether there are more controversial hits or if there is just more attention on them, plus World Cup bubble players and trade deadline outlook.

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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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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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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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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.


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Devils' Seth Helgeson and Oilers' Matt Hendricks just engaged in a pretty spirited bout at center ice midway through the second period. Score tied at 1.

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Eastern Conference executive on Connor McDavid: "He's a dynamic talent who makes plays at a rate of speed that most can only dream of."

Devils go all out to honor Brodeur

Not only did the Devils retire the No. 30 of longtime goalie Martin Brodeur before tonight's game, they also honored him with a statue that will stand outside the Prudential Center.


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TOMORROW: Terrell Owens AND Chad Johnson sit in for Stephen A, who has the day off. T.O./Chad vs me. They have no chance.

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Every Devils player is wearing 30 tonight to honor Martin Brodeur, who's jersey is being retired.

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Martin Brodeur said he choked up a bit when talking about his parents during his speech. Asked about his late father, a great photographer, he said he'd be right here taking pictures.

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Martin Brodeur on being called the greatest of all-time: "I'll take the title." But adds there are a lot of greats.