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Book Review: Barry Beck’s “The Cell”

Barry Beck’s THE CELL: A Story of Tragedy and Survival, is an extremely well-written chronicle of the author’s personal triumph over addiction and unimaginable grief.

Retro Rangers: Berenson Hit the Post!

Retro Rangers: Berenson Hit the Post!

Red Berenson was one of the first stars to emerge from the NHL’s initial expansion in 1967, scoring over 100 goals in his first three seasons with the St. Louis Blues and leading them to three consecutive appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Spectacular and Clinical

Spectacular and Clinical

Spectacular. Clinical. Rarely are those two words used to describe the same hockey game, but they capture well the final tilt of the Professional Women’s Hockey League’s inaugural season, as PWHL Minnesota bested PWHL Boston 3-0 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass., to clinch the Walter Cup.

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A Chronicle of Heartbreaks

A Chronicle of Heartbreaks

57 years of futility can be heartbreaking, especially if you’re a Toronto Maple Leafs fan. With their game seven overtime loss to the Boston Bruins in the first round of the 2023/24 playoffs the Leafs have enhanced their status as the team guaranteed to break the collective hearts of their fan base.

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Way-too-early Calder Trophy watch for 2024-25: Is it Macklin Celebrini's race to lose?

Here are the top candidates to win the NHL's rookie of the year award next season, and the first overall pick will have some tough competition. [...]

25 future top athletes of the 21st century: Caitlin Clark, Justin Jefferson and more

If we do a top 100 list in 2050, which current athletes who didn't make this year's list are likely to be included? [...]

Sprong, 27, agrees to one-year deal with Canucks

After finishing with 18 goals and 43 points for the Detroit Red Wings, averaging 12:00 time on the ice across 76 games last season, forward Daniel Sprong agreed to terms [...]

Red Wings sign forward Veleno to 2-year deal

Restricted free agent forward Joe Veleno has signed a two-year, $4.55 million contract with the Red Wings. [...]

Kuznetsov, Canes part ways; reportedly off to KHL

Carolina Hurricanes forward Evgeny Kuznetsov cleared waivers and his contract was terminated. [...]

Blues' Krug has pre-arthritic changes in left ankle

St. Louis Blues defenseman Torey Krug is in danger of missing the entire 2024-25 NHL season after being diagnosed with pre-arthritic changes in his left ankle. [...]

Islanders sign RFA Holmstrom, 23, to 1-year deal

The New York Islanders on Tuesday signed forward Simon Holmstrom, a former first-round selection, to a one-year contract, after the 23-year-old restricted free agent from Sweden had 15 goals and [...]

Kings' Byfield agrees to 5-year, $31.25M extension

Forward Quinton Byfield has agreed to a five-year, $31.25 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings. [...]

Canucks sign goalie Silovs to two-year contract

The Vancouver Canucks agreed to terms with goaltender Arturs Silovs on a two-year contract Tuesday. [...]

From adding talent to losing captains: NHL teams that changed the most this offseason

From the Chicago Blackhawks to the Vegas Golden Knights, check out 13 teams most affected by offseason moves both good -- and well, not so good. [...]

ESPN's top 100 professional athletes of the 21st century: Unveiling 1-25

Who tops our list of the top athletes since 2000? We're unveiling the top 25, including our voters' pick for the No. 1 spot. [...]

Who aced the offseason? Report cards for all 32 NHL teams

How well has each GM done so far this summer? The grades are in, including three A's. [...]

NHL Power Rankings: Way-too-early edition for the 2024-25 season

With the draft, free agency and the first wave of summer blockbusters in the rearview mirror, here's how each team stands looking ahead to the fall. [...]

Macklin Celebrini's family-centered journey to the top of the 2024 NHL draft class

From five-hour car rides, to countless other sacrifices, family is a big reason for the success of top NHL draft prospect Macklin Celebrini and his siblings. [...]

NHL free agency tracker: Details on all the new deals this summer

Our updated list features details on every player signed, analysis of those moves and buzz on what could happen next. [...]

NHL free agency 2024: Grades for Tarasenko, Lindholm, Stephenson, more

We weigh in on the team fits and contract terms for the top deals of the summer. [...]

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