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3dRob Vollman

When will McDavid overtake Crosby as world's best?

Sidney Crosby was back to his dominant self in the second half of the season and playoffs. But will he be overtaken as the world's best player this season?

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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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2dTal Pinchevsky

Players most likely leaving for Las Vegas

Some players were obtained in the offseason with the idea of being dangled in the Las Vegas expansion draft. Could being exposed in the draft be in the cards for these guys?

Crosby takes Stanley Cup to Tim Hortons (0:16)
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Vote now: How does your NHL team stack up?

ESPN The Magazine's Ultimate Standings grades organizations on everything from ticket prices and stadium experience to the talent on the field, court or rink. How does your favorite NHL team stack up? Vote now!

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Bettman again disputes concussions' link to CTE

Gary Bettman addressed a 24-page letter to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday, in which he again refuted the link between concussions and the degenerative brain ailment CTE.

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15dJoe 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.

Kessel's grandmother chugs champagne from the Stanley Cup (0:17)
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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.

Red Wings prospect sends defender's stick flying on crazy goal (0:24)
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16dTal 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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'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.


Corey Pronman ESPN Writer 

Swedens World Junior coach Tomas Monten on Calgary prospect Oliver Kylington who is not at the camp: Oliver made a big jump in the AHL last season and from what I've heard from Calgary he's progressing how they want. I've had talks with Oliver and will follow him closely at the start of the season. I think he can be a guy on our team in the end.

Corey Pronman ESPN Writer 

Back to work at the world junior camps . Blues first rounder Thompson in 27

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

A little offseason Q&A with Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop. http://es.pn/2aAjNnc

Bautista's bat flip an ‘NHL 17’ celebration

Thanks to the creators of the upcoming “NHL 17” game, Jose Bautista's iconic bat flip will live on in hockey goal celebration form. Iconic toss

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Matthew Coller

Harvard star Jimmy Vesey is testing free agency this summer. Whom will he pick? We break down the selling points and drawbacks for Vesey's short list, and identify some wild cards. Which NHL team will land Jimmy Vesey?

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