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2hCraig Custance

Custance: Paying tribute to a lost teammate

When it came to spending his day with the Stanley Cup, former Blackhawks grinder Daniel Carcillo chose to use it to pay tribute to his friend and lost teammate, Steve Montador.

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Who is the Predators' most important player?

The Predators' ability to not only return to the playoffs, but advance past the second round for the first time ever, rests largely on Pekka Rinne.

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1dScott Powers

Who is the Blackhawks' most important player?

Duncan Keith showed exactly how much he means to the Blackhawks this past postseason, as the Cup wouldn't have been raised in Chicago without him.

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Chasing the Blackhawks: Metro Division

How likely are the eight teams of the Metropolitan to compete for the Stanley Cup? Craig Custance grades them in five key areas.

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1dScott Powers

Hall of Fame debate: Marian Hossa

With three Stanley Cups, more than 1,000 points and a few seasons left to play, is Marian Hossa an obvious choice for the Hall of Fame committee?

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1dSean McIndoe

Grantland: Surprisingly sane NHL offseason

With the tightening salary cap making GMs more conservative, the story of the offseason was restraint as teams got smarter with their money and insane free-agent spending went by the wayside.

Tyler Seguin: next Dallas Cowboys WR? (0:14)
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How to Sell a Stadium in Six Easy Steps

With excitement about the Flames' postseason run breeding anticipation for this coming season, it is an opportune moment for CSEC to lay out its new stadium plans.

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3dScott Burnside

Who is the Canucks' most important player?

His twin and linemate, Daniel Sedin, will be along for the ride, but it's Henrik Sedin who will determine much of the Canucks' fate this season.

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3dPierre LeBrun

Hall of Fame debate: Joe Thornton

Even if he never wins a Stanley Cup, is Sharks veteran Joe Thornton destined for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame?

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7dBen Arledge

Arledge: Teams best-, worst-suited for 3-on-3 OT

Which teams are best-suited for 3-on-3 overtime this season? Which teams look like they'll struggle? We project each team's two lines, then rank them 1-30.

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4dSean McIndoe

Grantland: Arbour more than a pair of glasses

Whether collecting Stanley Cups as a player (four) or a coach (four more), the bespectacled Al Arbour was the ultimate winner and the leader of the kinds of teams we'll never see again.

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7dESPN.com staff

Remembering Hall of Famer Al Arbour

Legendary Islanders coach Al Arbour is remembered by the hockey community following his passing at the age of 82.

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8dSean McIndoe

Grantland: Five NHL rules you need to know

So, you think know the NHL rule book front to back? Well, get a load of these hidden loopholes that rarely -- and in some case never -- come up in actual games.

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11dMatthew Coller

Coller: Regression candidates for 2015-16

Getting an early start on your fantasy hockey draft preparation? Here are 15 players bound for regression that you should avoid.

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15dKatie Strang

Hall of Fame debate: Theo Fleury

Theo Fleury defied the odds in building an impressive career despite the deck being stacked against him, but is he Hall of Fame worthy?


Corey Pronman @coreypronman

OHL announces rule changes including video review on offsides on plays resulting in a goal as well as 3 on 3 overtime.

Tyler Seguin @tseguinofficial

Rich Peverley was the ultimate teammate and the best guy to sit beside during my first 4 years. Heck of a career & all the best in new role!

Chris Drury joins Rangers front office

The former team captain, who played 12 years in the NHL, will be the new director of player development and help oversee and evaluate college players. Drury, 39, finished with 255 goals and 360 assists. He won a Stanley Cup with the Avs in 2001.