The NHL’s best and worst this week: Are the Sabres for real this time?

The Sabres have tempted us with hot streaks previously. Here’s why this one could last. Plus, games we’ve circled this week, three stars and more.
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The NHL’s three tiers of hatred

The Drew Doughty-Matthew Tkachuk feud highlights a growing trend around the league. Plus, Jersey Fouls, Winners and Losers of the Week and more.
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Top 25 under 25: Ranking the NHL’s best young players

Nathan MacKinnon, Sebastian Aho and other young players are taking over the NHL. We ranked the best still shy of their 25th birthdays.
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The NHL’s best and worst this week: Inside Mike Green’s recovery and what’s next

After returning from neck surgery and a viral infection, the veteran is confident in his team. Plus, three stars of the week, key matchups coming up and much more.
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A way-too-early look at the NHL’s 2020 RFA panic

If this summer is any clue, these 11 players are headed for contract showdowns. Plus, Jersey Foul of the week, a ring for Laura Branigan and more.
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The NHL’s All-Decade Awards: MVP, best and worst trades, and more

What if the Hart Trophy were doled out for the entire 10-season stretch? We pick winners for all the major awards and some fun made-up ones, too.
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Predicting the NHL’s latest ‘lottery ticket’ contracts

After being bought out, players like Kevin Shattenkirk offer serious low-risk/high-reward potential. We rate the latest deals, and grade some from years’ past.
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Ranking the NHL’s top 50-plus free agents into tiers

Who’s available this summer? We break them down into five tiers and include insights on where they might land.
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Has the NHL’s ultimate troll turned over a new leaf?

The high-scoring pest has focused more on scoring and less on pesting this season. Teammates and opponents describe the transformation.
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The NHL’s best Halloween costumes for 2018

Which superstars dressed up as Homer Simpson, the Night King, the Beast and Shrek? We run down our favorites from this year.
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Ranking the NHL’s best lines

Taylor Hall, Nico Hischier and Kyle Palmieri are off to a hot start for the Devils. Where do they rank among the entire league’s best trios?
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The NHL’s most indispensable players

Some teams can absorb the loss of a key star. Others — ahem, Edmonton — not so much. Here are the NHL’s most irreplaceable skaters.
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Real or fake? Breaking down NHL’s early-season trends

Goals are being scored at a historic clip, the Golden Knights are struggling and Auston Matthews is on a tear. These can’t all hold.
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Coconut on ice: The NHL’s strange love affair

It’s now the go-to form of hydration for athletes at the highest level. Here’s how that happened — and how widespread coconut water fever has become.
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Hayley Wickenheiser and the search for the NHL’s first female GM

The Canadian icon has been hired as Toronto’s assistant direct of player development. Next stop, a GM job? Here are the women who could do it.
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Weekly Reader: The NHL’s approach to gambling

With the NBA partnering with a casino this week, what’s the NHL’s next move? Plus, the Elmira Enforcers’ amazing logo, puck headlines and more.
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Ranking the NHL’s top 50 (plus) free agents

With the market set to open July 1, we sort the players available into four groups: best bets, smart gambles, boom or busts, and bad investments.
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Vegas rising: Fast facts on the NHL’s hottest team

Just tuning in to watch the Golden Knights’ historic run? We get you up to speed here with the players, events and records you need to know.
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Weekly Reader: The NHL’s Brad Marchand Problem

Brad Marchand — like Chris Pronger before him — presents a problem for the Department of Player Safety in meting out fair suspensions. Plus, the coach’s challenge continues to infuriate, Jersey Fouls of the Week, a puck-dropping dog and much more.
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Behind the NHL’s Kid Rock debacle

The league has ignited another firestorm of controversy with the musical act for the All-Star game. We explore that decision, plus NBA ‘fights,’ innovation from the ECHL, Jersey Foul of the Week, the Flyers’ new power-play and much more.
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The NHL’s most underrated players — according to their peers

ESPN canvassed locker rooms to find out which players don’t get enough credit. We start with a rising young two-way center playing in the Sunshine State.
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Weekly Reader: The NHL’s top 5 line combinations

Watching three players form a juggernaut is one of those “unique-to-hockey” things we take for granted, so we ranked the best current trios. Plus, why Quebec City is on the outside looking in and the story behind that shirtless Jumbo Joe bobblehead.
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NHL’s Slava Voynov — Held By Immigration Officials … Deportation On the Table

L.A. Kings star Slava Voynov could be shipped back to Russia — after immigration officials took him into custody … following his release from jail stemming from a domestic violence conviction.  

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NHL’s Mike Ribeiro Sued — Allegedly Assaults Nanny … Calls BS On Accuser

Nashville Predators star Mike Ribeiro is being sued by his former nanny — who claims the NHL star assaulted her back in 2012 … but Ribeiro says she’s making the whole thing up.  In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ Sports, Ribeiro’s accuser doesn’t go…

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