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3dTal Pinchevsky

Five free agents getting one last chance

Not all free agents signed this summer are sure things. We've got five who are in many ways playing for one last big deal or else face the end of the line in the NHL.

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Riding along with the Stanley Cup

The Pittsburgh Penguins are taking the Stanley Cup for a joyride, and we're presenting the best tweets from it: On Thursday, it was an elaborate centerpiece for a Kunitz family dinner.

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Map: Where's the Stanley Cup?

The Stanley Cup visits some pretty interesting places, and this year's trip with the Pittsburgh Penguins will be no different. Track the Cup's location with our handy interactive map.

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NHL Trade Tracker

A look at all recent deals in the NHL, including trades made during the 2015-16 season and those that happened before, during and after the 2016 draft.

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8dJoe McDonald

Crosby looking to World Cup

Even while celebrating his second Stanley Cup win in his hometown, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has his eyes on the next big prize.

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Offseason grades for all 30 NHL teams

Which teams did the best in free agency, trades and the draft? Craig Custance grades every team heading into 2016-17, including an A-plus for a team that made no notable moves.

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9dTal Pinchevsky

Free agents worth giving a shot

Sam Gagner, Kris Versteeg and Jiri Hudler are among the remaining unsigned free agents who could make a difference for the teams willing to give them one last shot.

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Power Rankings: Free-agency fallout

The first Power Rankings of the 2016-17 season find familiar faces on top but plenty of movement below after the shuffling resulting from trades, the draft and free agency.

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2016 Free-Agent Tracker

Follow all the big (and small) signings as the NHL's free-agency season gets underway with some big names on the market.

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17dJoe McDonald

Islanders' next moves will tip the scales

It's already been a busy offseason for the New York Islanders. But questions still exist for the surging team, the answers to which could determine the future of star John Tavares and others.

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17dRob Vollman

How much did the Oilers improve?

The Oilers made big splashes with the trade for Adam Larsson and signing of Milan Lucic. Are they any better? Rob Vollman examines what they did, and what they should have done.

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23dPierre LeBrun

Anatomy of the Weber-Subban blockbuster

How the huge deal between the Predators and Canadiens came together might come as a surprise, but the considerable heat generated by Wednesday's other big trade shouldn't shock anyone.

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'Not so crazy now, am I?'

Hall of Famer Eric Lindros didn't intend to become a poster boy of the concussion crisis that blindsided sports. But by challenging hockey's play-through-it culture, he redefined what it means to be tough -- and saved his life.


Kessel's grandma chugs from Stanley Cup

The Penguins' Phil Kessel had quite a day with the Cup. So did his grandma.