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Debate: Does Phaneuf trade help Leafs land Stamkos?

Sending Dion Phaneuf to Ottawa helps the Senators win now, but it might not help the Maple Leafs attract Steven Stamkos.

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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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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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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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Waivers list for Feb. 5, 2016

With the Vancouver Canucks evaluating their team ahead of the trade deadline, the following player was placed on waivers.

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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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Known as a team-first guy, Marty Brodeur said it's a bit different with all the focus on him as his No. 30 will be retired tonight in New Jersey.


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Kessel still with six more years to go on his deal after this season, Clarkson with four more and Phaneuf with five more.

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Leafs only retained $1.2 million (on Kessel) with all three contracts gone. Cap savings of $19.05 M combined a year moving forward

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A year ago today, Leafs still had Clarkson ($5.25 M AAV), Kessel ($8 M AAV) and Phaneuf ($7 M AAV) on the books with long-term deals.

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Brodeur just dropped a "Slap Shot" reference. As a goalie, after a loss "you go back to the locker room and feel shame."

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I asked Lamoriello about Leafs not retaining any salary in Phaneuf deal and Leafs GM called it ``extremely important.''

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Lamoriello on telling Phaneuf: ``I spoke to Dion as soon as the trade call was finished... He was as classy as anybody could possibly be.''

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According to behindthenet.ca, Phaneuf played toughest competition among D last year. This year, he was No. 3 behind Rielly & Hunwick.

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Lou Lamoriello and Bryan Murray had a chat a few months ago on Phaneuf. Then it went cold. Heated up big time over the past week.