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NHL — Hottest rivalries in the league

What's the best rivalry in the NHL right now?Greg Wyshynski: Is it completely and utterly lopsided? Yes. Has its intensity been inflated by a decade of media-driven narratives? Certainly. But are the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins...

NHL — Jonathan Drouin not intimidated by Montreal Canadiens spotlight

Moments after Jonathan Drouin completed his first media conference as a member of the Montreal Canadiens, he hit the streets. A locally born addition to a market that's been worshipping French-Canadian stars for a century, Drouin and a...

NHL — Philadelphia Flyers are for real

Which surprising team has the goods to be around at the end of the season?Greg Wyshynski: The Philadelphia Flyers seemed to be about a year away from making a big playoff push, but they also seemed like a...

NHL — 2017-18 Power Rankings

8:03 PM ETEmily KaplanESPN The season begins with unbridled optimism. Of course your team can win; any franchise can go on a run! But since sports fans are skeptics, early-season woes can accentuate pessimism. Even initial success can...

Ranking the most indispensable players for 2017-18, including Connor McDavid, Erik Karlsson

Injuries are a part of hockey and every team must battle through them at some point during the season, but all injuries are not the same. Losing some players carries much more weight than others.During the first few...

St. Louis Blues activate Alexander Steen after hand injury

The St. Louis Blues activated winger Alexander Steen, who has been out since injuring his hand in the first preseason game.The Blues play the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday, trying to snap a two-game losing streak after winning their first...

NHL — Patrik Laine nearing Teemu Selanne status in native Finland

At age 19, he's already become a fixture in his native Finland, with national media covering everything from his hairstyle to his girlfriend to the kind of car he drives. But he's not a heartthrob actor or soulful...

J.T. Brown of Tampa Bay Lightning outlines next steps after anthem protest

Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown said on social media Wednesday that he's done raising his fist during the national anthem, but he's not done as an activist, outlining "what's next" for him.Brown said he received death threats...

Canadian icon Gord Downie of Tragically Hip dies

TORONTO -- Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at age 53 after a...

The trade journey of Arizona Coyotes’ Derek Stepan

Derek Stepan was hanging out with his 2-year-old son, Max, in the front yard of his family's summer home in Minneapolis on June 23 when his phone rang. It was Jeff Gorton, the general manager of the New...

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Wladimir Balentien hits fourth Classic homer

Balentien punctuated the moment by flipping his bat toward his dugout and beating his chest before beginning his trot around the bases. Later...

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