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What if Ovie was Avery?

After watching Alex Ovechkin score two goals and had an assist against Pittsburgh in Game 5 while Sergei Gonchar watched from the sidelines, I have one question: If Sean Avery had made the same hit on Gonchar would he be playing in Game 5?

I think we all know the answer.

Rich Duryea, Yorktown Heights, N.Y.


Noah Cates

Injuries Don’t Excuse Philadelphia’s 10-Game Winless Streak

Adam Proteau argues the Philadelphia Flyers have made little progress since GM Chuck Fletcher took over four years ago despite a hot start to 2022-23.

Borje Salming

Hockey Things: What Caught Our Eye (Nov. 28)

Swedish hockey fans pay their respects to Borje Salming, NHLers give their World Cup picks and Claude Giroux puts the Kings away in style.

Connor McDavid

Fischler Report: Debating the Rangers and Oilers’ Rocky Play

Stan Fischler's report covers differing opinions on the Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers, why the American Thanksgiving NHL rule is phony and more.