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1hScott Burnside

Ramblings: The good, bad and unwise of an odd offseason

Dumb decisions and crazy consequences have made this summer one worth rambling about. So let's do this!

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23hScott Burnside

Ex-Kings center Richards faces drug charge

Former center Mike Richards has been charged by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with possession of a controlled substance after an incident at the Canada/U.S. border earlier this summer.

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43mCraig Custance

Who is the Red Wings' most important player?

Assuming he can stay healthy, no one will have more to do with the Detroit Red Wings' success than 37-year-old two-way dynamo Pavel Datsyuk.

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Top tweets of summer

What do NHL players do during the offseason? Tweet! Here are some of our favorite social media posts from the summer.

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1dKatie Strang

Hall of Fame debate: Dave Andreychuk

Dave Andreychuk forged -- and sustained -- a fantastic career through hard work and determination, so does that earn him a spot in the Hall of Fame?

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22hSean McIndoe

Grantland: Five NHL rules you need to know

So, you think know the NHL rule book front to back? Well, get a load of these hidden loopholes that rarely -- and in some case never -- come up in actual games.

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1dScott Burnside

Who is the Wild's most important player?

The Wild are poised to take the next step as Cup contenders, but that won't happen without meaningful contributions from Thomas Vanek.

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2dScott Burnside

Who is the Senators' most important player?

Erik Karlsson electrifies the crowd, lights it up on offense and has a few Norris trophies, making him the perfect leader for the young Senators.

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3dScott Powers

Hall of Fame debate: Steve Larmer

There's no doubt Steve Larmer was productive throughout his career with the Blackhawks, but does he deserve to be in the Hall of Fame?

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4dMatthew Coller

Coller: Regression candidates for 2015-16

Getting an early start on your fantasy hockey draft preparation? Here are 15 players bound for regression that you should avoid.

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3dScott Burnside

Who is the Jets' most important player?

The Jets are looking to build on last season's playoff appearance, and young defenseman Jacob Trouba's rise is a key component of that quest.

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4dScott Burnside

Who is the Penguins' most important player?

Having one of the best players in the world is great, but the Penguins will only return to contender status if Kris Letang dominates on the blue line.

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8dKatie Strang

Hall of Fame debate: Theo Fleury

Theo Fleury defied the odds in building an impressive career despite the deck being stacked against him, but is he Hall of Fame worthy?

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7dPaul Lukas

Uni Watch: Which cities' teams look marvelous?

Of the 20 cities with three or more major pro sports teams, which has the best-dressed batch? Uni Watch crunches the numbers to determine the best-looking sports cities. No. 1 on the list might leave you thinking, "How do you like them apples?"

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Who is the Kings' most important player?

Drew Doughty's list of accomplishments is already more than most players dream of, and the Kings' D-man is just entering the prime of his career.

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3dJulie Robenhymer

Team USA assembles dream coaching staff for world juniors

Ron Wilson will be back behind the bench to lead the U.S. at the 2016 World Junior Championship, and he's rounded out his supporting cast with some Stanley Cup champions.

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Corey Pronman @coreypronman

And it's also what I think is the most valuable to the readers. The draft is very important, but a lot happens between then and years after.

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

I said it at the start of the series, but IMO this is the work I'm the most proud of, even though I do put a lot of work into draft prep.