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The Bitter Lows and Medicinal Highs of the Hockey Dad

A parent's-eye view of one season in the envy-rich, midlife-crisis-riddled, wallet-depleting world of youth hockey.

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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.

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Penguins expect Crosby abuse to continue, but they're growing tired of it

Chances are, Crosby will have to put up with a few muggings in the Stanley Cup final. And that's because the NHL is perfectly willing to allow them to happen to star players.

Nashville's motley crew of centers attempts miracle against Crosby, Malkin

The likes of Colton Sissons did the unthinkable against Anaheim. Can the Preds’ ragtag group of pivots survive in the Cup final against the Penguins’ superstars?

So what the heck are we to make of the Washington Capitals now?

They defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs in six games, but the Capitals hardly cemented their status as a favorite to win the Stanley Cup.

The Capitals found the formula to beat the Leafs…probably

It sure wasn't perfect, but Washington overcame some potential misfortune to even its series 2-2 with Toronto. Have the Caps finally figured out how to neutralize the Leafs?

THN's Top 100 playoff fantasy players for 2017

Playoff pools aren't simple and linear, as our picks must blend good players and players expected to make deep runs. Behold, THN's definitive top 100.