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Toronto Maple Leaf Fans, Be Careful What You Wish For

The stars seem to be aligning for the Toronto Maple Leafs as they head into their 100th anniversary season. The team won the NHL lottery and will have the first draft pick on Friday. In coach Mike Babcock, GM Lou Lamoriello and President Brendan Shanahan they have arguably the most impressive (and expensive) management cadre in NHL history.
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How Many Deaths Will it Take Before We Redefine Masculinity?

News that former NHL enforcer Todd Ewen's recent death was ruled a suicide saddened me. There is no doubt in my mind that competitive sports exact a physical and mental toll on professional athletes -- deaths are not just the consequences of a violent game and the long-term nefarious effects of injuries incurred on these athlete's bodies and brains, but a reflection of a society that does not allow for its men to be weak.
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Nordiques Resurrection?

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Quebecor plans to apply for an NHL expansion franchise with the intent of bringing back the Nordiques to Quebec City. The company confirmed its interest in a news release sent out 90...
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MONTREAL - Lightning coach Jon Cooper wouldn't let his team go down without a fight.Trailing 3-1 after 40 minutes in Game 4 and staring elimination in the face, Tampa Bay made a game of it late as it...
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NHL Players Are Sochi-Bound

Sidney Crosby waited along with everyone else for an agreement to send NHL players to the 2014 Winter Olympics. It had been almost three years and five months since he scored the gold-medal-winning go...
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Young Hockey Star RETIRES

Ilya Kovalchuk considered staying in Russia when the NHL lockout ended in January. Ultimately he returned to play the 2013 season with the New Jersey Devils.But on Thursday, Kovalchuk made official wh...
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Young Hockey Star Retires

New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday. Kovalchuk played 11 seasons in the league, including the last four with New Jersey. He retires with 417 goa...