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20hPierre LeBrun

Dubnyk's success didn't come easy

It wasn't that long ago that Minnesota Wild sensation Devan Dubnyk was toiling away in the minors while struggling to get his game in shape. But just look at him now.

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20hPierre LeBrun

Sources: NHL, NHLPA mulling 'bye week' in '17-18

The NHL and NHL Players' Association are discussing plans to implement five-day bye weeks for teams during the the 2017-18 season, according to sources.

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McDavid records two assists, but Oilers fall to Sabres (1:11)
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1dCraig Custance

Teams hurt most by bad, old deals

Which NHL teams have the biggest disadvantage due to declining players still making big money? What's the cost still being paid?

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Laine's goal not enough as Jets fall to Red Wings (0:24)
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Gaudreau, Monahan scores in Flames' win over Stars (0:42)
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Hossa scores two in Blackhawks' victory (0:31)
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2dJoe McDonald

Pastrnak's creativity leading Bruins

We talk a lot about Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews, but David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins is making his case as being one of the most exciting players to watch in the league.

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3dJoe McDonald

Gaudreau's return boosts Flames' hopes

Back three weeks early from a fractured finger, young star Johnny Gaudreau is giving the Calgary Flames a serious chance at making a run at the Pacific title. Plus, Corey Crawford injury benefit?

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7dScott Burnside

Why Kucherov, not McDavid, is my MVP

Connor McDavid is crazy good and Carey Price is the game's best goalie. But neither would get Scott Burnside's award vote. Here's why Nikita Kucherov and Ryan Suter deserve the hardware instead.

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5dScott Burnside

Johansen, Draisaitl top under-24 rankings

Nashville's Ryan Johansen and Edmonton's Leon Draisaitl lead the charge for the league's young guns in the latest edition of our under-24 rankings. Plus, can the Ducks contain Connor McDavid?

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6dPierre LeBrun

Let teams shoot for three

With 15 teams essentially tied in the standings, Pierre LeBrun says it's time to allow the cream to rise and award three points for a regulation-time victory.

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Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

The bottom line is that you don't replace Galchenyuk. Lots of teams have injuries. Ask Tampa. Habs no different. Gotta find a way to survive

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Also not impossible Coyotes don't take another run at re-signing Hanzal... depends on quality of trade offers between now and March 1 ...

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

I do believe that Coyotes in any Hanzal deal would prefer a young player who is NHL-ready or close to, not a pick(s) or younger prospects

Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Don't believe the Habs have shown that much interest in Martin Hanzal so far this season... does that change now ? Don't know...

Scott Burnside ESPN Senior Writer 

"It's pretty special for us around this time of the year, the holidays. The most important thing is to put a smile on their face," said Columbus defenseman Seth Jones. "We're very fortunate and we feel the need, not only to want to, but we have to give back at these times and help our communities."

Scott Burnside ESPN Senior Writer 

Also got a chance to tag along with Seth Jones and Boone Jenner on the Columbus Blue Jackets' annual day of service this year delivering meals to those who can't get out themselves.

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Scott Burnside ESPN Senior Writer 

Had a chance to hang out a bit with Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones whose place isn't nearly as messy as he thinks.

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