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2:11 PM ET Rob VollmanSpecial to ESPN.com Close Hockey analytics pioneer Rob Vollman is ESPN Insider’s armchair GM, exploring how modern statistics can inform front-office decisions. Follow on Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email comment One key matchup could make the difference in a tightly matched Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights
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12:47 PM ET Greg Wyshynski Ben Arledge Close ESPN.com Editor for fantasy, chalk and NHL, as well as a contributing hockey writer. Previously with ESPN The Magazine. Joined ESPN in 2012 after graduating from Colgate University. Not many picked the Vegas Golden Knights and the Washington Capitals to play for the Stanley Cup. The Knights’
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7:10 AM ET Emily Kaplan Greg Wyshynski Greg Wyshynski: So which occurrence is the greater harbinger of the apocalypse: Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals winning the Stanley Cup, or an expansion team winning the Stanley Cup? Emily Kaplan: The Capitals exorcising their demons feels cathartic to me. We always knew Ovi & Co. had
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10:45 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention — either mathematically or by losing in the postseason — we’ll take a look at why its quest for the Stanley Cup fell short in 2017-18, along with three keys to its offseason and a way-too-early prediction for what 2018-19 will
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called “integrity fee” payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact. Democratic state Senate President Steve Sweeney said Wednesday it is “extortion” for the leagues to demand money in return for hosting honest games after
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The 2017-18 NHL season has been a needed reminder that we’re still capable of being surprised. The Vegas Golden Knights, who were listed with odds as high as 500-1 to win the championship before the season, are not supposed to be representing the Western Conference in the upcoming Stanley Cup Final. To claim a conference
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1:38 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN WASHINGTON, DC — The kids have been alright for the Washington Capitals this postseason. “They’re not kids,” corrected Evgeny Kuznetsov. Technically, this is true. Chandler Stephenson, Travis Boyd and Nathan Walker are 24. Christian Djoos and Madison Bowey are 23. Jakub Vrana is 22. Shane Gersich is 21. All of
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2:14 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Boston University coach David Quinn has informed school officials that he intends to leave for the vacant New York Rangers head-coaching position, sources have told ESPN’s John Buccigross. Quinn, 51, would replace Alain Vigneault, who was fired after amassing a 226-147-37 record over five seasons. Quinn and the Rangers, according
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12:50 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Marian Hossa‘s playing career appears to be over. The Chicago Blackhawks winger told the Slovakian publication Novy Cas, “I will not play hockey anymore,” in an interview published Saturday. Hossa, 39, played 19 seasons in the NHL with the Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators, Atlanta Thrashers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings
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3:23 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN There’s an annual tradition in the Stanley Cup Playoffs where the last remaining Canadian franchise, attempting to bring the chalice north-of-da-border for the first time since 1993, is anointed “Canada’s team” by the barometer of public sentiment, the newspaper editorial page. “The Winnipeg Jets are the perfect team for all
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