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Chasing the Blackhawks: Atlantic Division

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

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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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Who is the Capitals' most important player?

This might be the most Cup-ready team in Washington since Alex Ovechkin joined the team, but is the Great Eight is ready to take them there?

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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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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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3dSean 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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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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Top tweets of summer

What do NHL players do during the offseason? Tweet! Here are some of our favorite social media posts from the summer.

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Who is the Red Wings' most important player?

Assuming he can stay healthy, no one will have more to do with the Detroit Red Wings' success than 37-year-old two-way dynamo Pavel Datsyuk.

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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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Hall of Fame debate: Dave Andreychuk

Dave Andreychuk forged -- and sustained -- a fantastic career through hard work and determination, so does that earn him a spot in the Hall of Fame?

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7dSean 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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7dScott Burnside

Who is the Wild's most important player?

The Wild are poised to take the next step as Cup contenders, but that won't happen without meaningful contributions from Thomas Vanek.

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8dScott Burnside

Who is the Senators' most important player?

Erik Karlsson electrifies the crowd, lights it up on offense and has a few Norris trophies, making him the perfect leader for the young Senators.

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Hall of Fame debate: Steve Larmer

There's no doubt Steve Larmer was productive throughout his career with the Blackhawks, but does he deserve to be in the Hall of Fame?

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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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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?

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Uni Watch: Which cities' teams look marvelous?

Of the 20 cities with three or more major pro sports teams, which has the best-dressed batch? Uni Watch crunches the numbers to determine the best-looking sports cities. No. 1 on the list might leave you thinking, "How do you like them apples?"

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Patrick Kane not asked about trade waiver

The Blackhawks have not asked Kane whether he'd be willing to waive his no-move clause in order for him to be traded, a source told ESPN's Scott Powers. Kane is under investigation for an incident that allegedly occurred at his home in Hamburg, New York. Story

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P.K. Subban @subbanator

Had a great time doing some training with the University of Toronto field hockey team. Best of luck with the upcoming season!

Tyler Seguin: next Dallas Cowboys WR?

We're not sure how this skill translates to the ice, but Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin made the seamless transition to the football field catching passes.

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Logan Couture @loganc89

Sad times at the Couture house. Can't believe I'm back in San Jose tomorrow. Another summer has flown by. Really going to miss my London people...Molly especially...excited to get the season started. Can't wait to see all the @sanjosesharks fans at fan fest and get this season started September 17!