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John Tavares

John Tavares: The Leafs' Biggest Fan

Before he became the team captain and before he spent a decade on Long Island, John Tavares grew up in Toronto as a diehard Leafs supporter. and he still is today – but now he has a chance to do something about the franchise’s 50-plus years of playoff frustration

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Making the case for Tampa Bay Lightning: 2020 Stanley Cup champs

The Lightning fell flat on their faces in the playoffs in 2019, pulling off perhaps the biggest choke job in NHL history. Spurred on by the sting of defeat, the Lightning can use that as a rallying cry in 2020.

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Retired Kris Versteeg has embarked on a TV career and it's going to be awesome

The two-time Stanley Cup champion officially retired from the NHL this week and plans to spend his time doing TV and coaching his kids in minor hockey. The betting here is that Versteeg and television are going to be a match made in heaven.

Jacob Leicht

Out of the Humboldt tragedy comes a ray of light from Jacob Leicht

When their son was killed in the Humboldt bus crash in 2018, Kurt Leicht and Celeste Leray-Leicht tried to find some purpose amid profound tragedy. Two years later, the Northern Lights Movement for Kids in Jacob Leicht's memory is helping to bridge gaps between indigenous and non-indigenous kids in Saskatchewan.

Mar 30, 2019; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Anaheim Ducks defensemen Hampus Lindholm (47) and Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave (12)  follow the play during the third period at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

'What a person. What a player.' The hockey world mourns the death of Colby Cave

Colby Cave was struck down in the prime of his life, dying Saturday morning after suffering a brain bleed earlier this week. Cave was remembered by those closest to him as an eternal optimist and the epitome of a team player.

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What will the NHL do about conditional picks and rentals if the season is cancelled?

There was a flurry of trades involving conditional picks and rentals at the trade deadline. So what happens in the season is cancelled and those conditions can't possibly be met?

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Suspended season puts John Carlson's year for the ages in jeopardy

Finalist for the Norris Trophy isn't exactly and inclusive society, but this season John Carlson was making his way into it. It would be a shame if he couldn't see it through and take home his first Norris.

Remembering Stan Mikita: Personal reflections on a Blackhawks legend

Longtime hockey journalist Stan Fischler looks back on the life and times of Chicago Blackhawks icon Stan Mikita, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 78.