EDITOR’S PICKS

Domi deserved a substantial suspension, not a pre-season slap on the wrist

The NHL had the opportunity to send a message by handing Max Domi a substantial suspension. Instead, he was given a vacation from the pre-season and the green light to suit up come opening night.
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Murphy injury highlights concern surrounding Blackhawks’ blueline

Chicago’s Connor Murphy is out for up to three months due to a back injury, and now the Blackhawks have to consider other options to round out an already thin blueline.
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QMJHL Preview: Drummondville is fully loaded

The Voltigeurs have strength at every position and they'll need it if they want to join the Memorial Cup hosts from Halifax at the big dance this year. Check out our exclusive Quebec League rankings
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The NHL is going to have to play the long game if it wants success in China

If the NHL thinks and acts with the long-term in mind, there's an opportunity for a huge revenue stream in China. But the league doesn't have a track record of patience when it comes to these kind of ventures.
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PODCAST

The Hockey News Podcast: 2018-19 Metropolitan Division Preview

The Metro has produced the past three Stanley Cup winners. Will the reign continue this season?
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The Hockey News Podcast: 2018-19 Central Division Preview

The Hockey News' divisional preview podcast series continues with the Central, led by two of the NHL's elite teams and one of the summer's most improved squads.
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The Hockey News Podcast: 2018-19 Atlantic Division Preview

Our divisional preview podcast series opens with Atlantic, home to some of NHL's elite Stanley Cup contenders and punching-bag bottom dwellers.
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The Hockey News Podcast: The ‘Hot Takes’ Edition

The 'Hot Takes' edition features off-the-wall predictions on the 2018-19 season. Plus, we discuss Erik Karlsson trade rumors and the Hayley Wickenheiser hire.
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2018 NHL Playoffs

Capitals’ celebratory shenanigans: Don’t worry, the Stanley Cup has seen worse

The Stanley Cup has seen bars, clubhouses and the inside of a fountain since it came into the Washington Capitals' possession. But this is hardly the worst of it for a trophy steeped in this much history.
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10 things we learned – or at least had affirmed – in the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs

From what it takes to win to the road to get to the Stanley Cup final, the post-season taught us several lessons and reaffirmed a few things that we already knew.
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Oshie’s tearful, emotional embrace with father a special Stanley Cup moment

T.J. Oshie's emotional embrace with his father, Tim, following the Capitals' Stanley Cup victory didn't leave a single dry eye in the house, and it was a reminder of what the culmination of a playoff journey can mean to a player and his family.
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How the Capitals stuck it to the doubters and finally achieved Stanley Cup success

The Capitals were never the consensus pick to win the Stanley Cup, but after years of playoff disappointment, Washington finally climbed to the NHL's summit thanks to complete buy in from the entire roster.
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REMEMBERING THE HUMBOLDT BRONCOS

The other side of the Humboldt tragedy: Declan Hobbs and the Nipawin Hawks

NIPAWIN, SK – It would be fair to say it has been a lights-out start to the Saskatchewan Jr. League season for Declan Hobbs. No, wait. It would be a…
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“There’s a big hole in my life. And over time, the hole doesn’t shrink.” One father reflects on the Humboldt tragedy

HUMBOLDT, SK – In the five months that have passed since the bus accident that took 16 lives, along with all their hopes and dreams, on a stretch of Saskatchewan…
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Getting back on the bus is next emotional hurdle for Broncos to clear

The Humboldt Broncos returned to the ice Wednesday for the first time since the worst tragedy in Canadian sports history. Now, they face their next emotional hurdle: getting back on the bus and making the trip to Nipawin.
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Beautiful, emotional opener in Humboldt allows Broncos to begin ‘turning a page and chapter’

More than five months after the bus crash that claimed the lives of 16 people, the Humboldt Broncos took the ice for their 2018-19 home opener and took another step on the long road to recovery from one of the worst tragedies in Canadian sports history.
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FROM THE MAGAZINE

Future Watch 2018: the NHL’s top 10 falling prospects

Some got hurt. Some have struggled. Some are just unlucky. Which prospects tumbled the most in our scouting panel year over year?
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Future Watch 2018: the NHL’s top 10 rising prospects

Which NHL-affiliated prospects made the biggest strides year over year in our annual scouting poll?
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Sharks’ captain and goal-scoring star Joe Pavelski aging like fine wine

Once a wide-eyed greenhorn, Pavelski is now a grizzled greybeard unafraid to drop f-bombs on camera or deflect bombs from the point.
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Nico Suave: Hischier’s slick style convinced Devils that he’s a No. 1 franchise pillar

New Jersey wasn't sure whether it wanted Nico Hischier or Nolan Patrick with the first pick in the 2017 NHL draft. That changed after Devils GM Ray Shero had lunch with the smooth Swiss star.
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Straight shooter: Patrick sticks to his guns, takes aim on making Flyers

Nolan Patrick, the No. 2 pick in the NHL draft last June, is not your typical young hockey player. The Flyers' top prospect has the confidence to speak his mind and the poise to stand his ground.
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Why the entire hockey world is rooting for Marc-Andre Fleury

Everybody loves Marc-Andre Fleury, and the new fans of the NHL’s newest franchise are about to find out why he’s the most popular player in the game today.
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