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Player matchups that will rock the Stanley Cup finals

The Stanley Cup finals will feature a clash of the two best teams, but it's the player matchups within that will be most intriguing. We take a look at the biggest.

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Smith at peace with infamous Stanley Cup own goal

Thirty years ago, Steve Smith became hockey's Bill Buckner when his infamous gaffe cost the Oilers a chance at a Cup. Now he's helping other young defensemen weather the ups and downs in the NHL.


World Cup of Hockey roster: Team Russia

Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin and Pavel Datsyuk headline Russia's roster, but the additional seven includes the suspended defenseman Slava Voynov.

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Uni Watch: World Cup of Hockey jerseys

The jerseys for the World Cup of Hockey have been rolled out, and while the designs range from spectacular to adequate, all of the sweaters share one particular flaw.

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What Dylan Sadowy can do for the Red Wings

Craig Custance examines what new trade acquisition Dylan Sadowy can do for Detroit. Plus, another round of #CustanceCorrespondence.

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Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

Stanley Cup finals media day kicking off momentarily.

Kessel left off USA's World Cup of Hockey roster

Phil Kessel is the biggest name missing from the final seven roster spots that were named for Team USA in the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.


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Willy Nylander looking like Ronaldo on that goal (that's a good thing right? I don't know where the soccer/football crowd stands on him)

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Team Canada has notified 6-7 players that didn't make the roster that they're next-in-line in case of injuries, a taxi squad if you will.