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Inside the NHL: Unsung heroes, guys who gotta get going and John Collins departs NHL

Who are the unsung heroes at the end of the first quarter of the season? What to make of John Collins' departure from the league as chief operating officer?

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11hPierre LeBrun

NHL announces departure of COO Collins

The NHL announced Tuesday that Chief Operating Officer John Collins is departing to pursue a new business opportunity.

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Top 25 free agents for 2016

Craig Custance ranks the top 25 players who are scheduled to be free agents in 2016. Plus, projected price tags from former NHL executive Frank Provenzano.

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Hockey Today: Getting a deal or being dealt?

Former Stars assistant GM Frank Provenzano joins the crew to talk about whether key pending free agents will be re-signed or traded and which teams are falling behind at the quarter mark. Plus, and Kings D Jake Muzzin goes off!

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21hCorey Pronman

NHL rookie rankings: Panarin takes over top spot

As another month of the NHL season passes, which rookies are in line to challenge for the Calder Trophy at season's end? We rank the top 10, led by Blackhawks dynamo Artemi Panarin.

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15hCraig Custance

Top 25 NHL free agents for 2016

Craig Custance ranks the top 25 players who are scheduled to be free agents in 2016. Plus, projected price tags from former NHL AGM Frank Provenzano.

Barry's Best: Does the NHL have a scoring problem? (1:05)
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6dSean McIndoe

McIndoe: How to bring the trade market back to life

Trades seem to be a thing of the past in today's NHL, so we've come up with an idea to give the action a boost. You're going to hate it, but then you're going to love it.

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Ducks defeat Flames with three-goal third

Rickard Rakell and Corey Perry each scored two goals apiece and Ryan Getzlaf added five assists in the Ducks' 5-3 win over the Flames.


Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

The 1993-94 Toronto Maple Leafs also started 10-0. The modern day MLB record is 13-0 by the 1982 Atlanta Braves and 1987 Milwaukee Brewers.

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Best season-opening streaks: MLB: 1884 St. Louis Maroons 20-0 NBA: 20015-16 Warriors 16-0 NFL: 2007 Patriots 16-0 NHL: 2006-07 Sabres 10-0

Sens snap Stars' 5-game win streak

Ottawa scored seven goals, with Jean-Gabriel Pageau netting two and assisting on another in the 7-4 win in Dallas.


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Marketing idea: Anyone wanting to become a new hockey fan gets a one-year probationary period where they only get to watch the Dallas Stars.