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MONTREAL — If there are any misgivings about the NHL’s crackdown on slashes to the hands, they are not shared by the general managers. Teams are scoring about half a goal more since officials made the quick tap to the hands or the top of the stick the NHL’s most frequently called minor penalty. The
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What was the most impressive performance from Thursday night’s games? Emily Kaplan: For me, it was the goaltending in the New Jersey Devils–Toronto Maple Leafs game. I fully intended to watch the first period of this game and then switch to something else, but I was hooked from the scoreless first period on. In what
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Who is your favorite player to watch? Greg Wyshynski: The best thing about this question, as a hockey fan, is that there are so many options. As recently as a decade ago, you could name 10 teams that were must see, but perhaps only four or five players who really earned your attention. Now, it’s
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In today’s NHL, creating a consistently competitive team is the best path toward making a dynasty. Although the common myth is that it’s hard to build a team capable of multiple championships in the salary-cap era, results prove otherwise. Since the 2004-05 lockout, just three teams — the Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles
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