1hCraig Custance

Team North America roster projections

As the countdown continues to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, who looks like a lock to make Team North America's roster? And who's going to play in net for these guys?

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2hSean McIndoe

McIndoe: Legends who held on too long

As Kobe Bryant's retirement tour starts up, let's take a look at NHL legends who, like Kobe, stuck around too long, and the teams that have helped so many have their "yeah, but" seasons.

Youngsters making an impact in the NHL (2:25)
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Hot or Not: Boedker, Tavares, Kane sizzling

Coyotes forward, Islanders captain and the Blackhawks' biggest star are on fire, while a pair of big-name veterans are among those struggling.

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Power Rankings: Stars stay on top

The high-flying and fun-to-watch Stars just keep on dominating -- or even rallying from a 3-0 deficit, when need be -- to maintain their Power Rankings ownership.

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1dTom Awad

Kane takes over top spot in NHL player rankings

Which players have been the most dominant after one quarter of the NHL season? Tom Awad of Hockey Prospectus ranks the top 10 skaters and top five goalies.

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2dShelly Anderson

Q&A with Eddie Johnston

Eddie Johnston, who won two Stanley Cups as a (mask-free) goalie with the Bruins, talks about forgiving Bobby Orr for putting him in a coma, owning a nightclub in Boston and today's game.

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3hCraig Custance

Five quietly indispensable NHL players

Certain teams would suffer greatly if an under-the-radar player were knocked out with injury. Craig Custance identifies five indispensable players.

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4dPierre LeBrun

LeBrun: Team Canada roster projections

As the countdown continues to the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, here's our latest projection as to what the Team Canada roster will look like. Spoiler alert: Jake Muzzin, in the house!

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6dJohn Buccigross

Buccigross: Twitter takes on bigger nets

John Buccigross advocated for bigger nets in order to create more exciting hockey, and his Twitterbag filled up with plenty of opposition and a few other intriguing ideas.

Inside the NHL: Unsung heroes, guys who gotta get going and John Collins departs NHL (11:34)
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Top 25 free agents for 2016

Craig Custance ranks the top 25 players who are scheduled to be free agents in 2016. Plus, projected price tags from former NHL executive Frank Provenzano.

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12dSean McIndoe

McIndoe: How to bring the trade market back to life

Trades seem to be a thing of the past in today's NHL, so we've come up with an idea to give the action a boost. You're going to hate it, but then you're going to love it.

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And the Dmen being: Hicketts Fleury Sanheim (if healthy) Dermott Chychrun Hickey Juulsen. The D are going to be a pain to make calls on.

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Best guess at Canada's WJ squad: Fs Barzal Chartier Crouse Dal Colle Gauthier Hawryluk Konecny Marner Merkley Perlini Point Strome Watson.

Disappointing NHL moves from offseason

Some of the offseason's shiniest signings and trades have already lost their luster amid the actual season -- including Edmonton's acquisition of Cam Talbot, who has since lost his spot as the No. 1 goalie. Top 10 (Insider)

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