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The world's best teams for watching hockey prospects

Given how the hockey world is set up, one can find teams at all different levels that are loaded with prospects, from the top minor league farm teams to European pro clubs to the junior ranks to the NCAA. Here are 10 particularly notable ones for 2017-18.

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Marchand's wrister adds to Bruins' lead (0:18)
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ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Pats hold major edge in SB rematch

ESPN's FPI likes the Patriots' chances of prevailing at home Sunday night, giving them better than a 3-1 advantage over the Falcons. New England was slightly favored (56-44 percent) on a neutral field in Super Bowl XLI.

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Tedy, Herm pick Pats over Falcons in Super Bowl LI rematch (0:50)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Johnson Bademosi, who started in place of injured Stephon Gilmore on Sunday and could do so again vs. the Falcons, draws a big crowd in the locker room. Asked how he ended up at Stanford, he said with a smile, "Some guy named Jim Harbaugh called me..."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics say Gordon Hayward's surgery involved "successful bony and ligamentous stabilization." No timetable for recovery.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are practicing without CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion) and Eric Rowe (groin) for the second straight day, which could mean it is another week in which core special teams player Johnson Bademosi is tapped to fill in at cornerback.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony La Russa and Dave Dombrowski are old friends, but La Russa isn't interested in managing Red Sox — or any other team. "Passed the managerial baton," La Russa wrote in an e-mail. "I'm done." The Hall of Fame manager announced Wednesday he will leave his position in the Diamondbacks front office when his contract expires at month's end. La Russa, 73, hasn't managed since 2011 with the Cardinals.

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Owens rebounds in AFL

After a rough Arizona Fall League season debut (five walks in one inning), Henry Owens bounced back by allowing just one run in four innings for the Peoria Javelinas on Wednesday. He walked two and struck out two. Fellow Red Sox farmhand Michael Chavis went 0-for-4 -- his first hitless performance in Arizona. He's sporting a .323 average through seven games.