This was the game the Humboldt Broncos played after the spotlight dimmed and the television crews left. For the second time in five months, the Broncos had occupied front and center in the 24-hour news cycle, then were pushed back for the next big thing. Time to focus on other pressing matters, such as Steve Yzerman abruptly resigning as Tampa Bay Lightning GM, the Dallas Stars re-signing Tyler Seguin to a massive deal and the Ottawa Senators trading the greatest player they’ve ever known. This game was in Nipawin, Sask., and if that sounds familiar, there’s a reason why. Nipawin is where the Broncos were headed the afternoon of April 6, 2018, when, en route to a playoff game, their bus collided with a transport truck just 17 miles from its destination, killing 16 people and irrevocably al...
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