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Mark Madden: Penguins GM Ron Hextall hasn’t done anything to lose his job or to keep it

If my program director asks me what’s on today’s show, I tell him. When the home plate umpire asks a manager for the lineup card, he can’t decline. A chef submits a menu. A football coach designs a playbook. A movie producer needs a script. These are requirements and not kept secret in somebody’s head. …

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Kirill Kaprizov's record-shattering season leaves no doubt he's the Wild's first superstar

Kirill Kaprizov’s record-shattering season leaves no doubt he’s the Wild’s first superstar

It’s safe to say Kirill Kaprizov is getting much more comfortable with the media. On Monday, when Kaprizov held his end-of-season presser before heading to the airport to return to Russia for the first time since September, reporters were excited to see his virtual translator for the first time in person and not on a …

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Down Goes Brown: The right and (mostly) wrong from my oddly specific predictions

Down Goes Brown: The right and (mostly) wrong from my oddly specific predictions

One of my favorite things to do each year before the season starts is to make a whole bunch of predictions that are almost definitely going to be wrong. Most predictions are, of course, especially when they come from sportswriters. We’re bad at this, myself very much included. (You are also bad at this, but …

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Getzlaf, Nurse, Subban named finalists for King Clancy Trophy

Getzlaf, Nurse, Subban named finalists for King Clancy Trophy

Ryan Getzlaf, Darnell Nurse and PK Subban were named finalists for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy on Friday. The award is given annually to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community. Chosen by a committee of senior NHL executives led …

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2022 Stanley Cup playoffs - How the Rangers' 'Kid Line' has sparked New York's offense

2022 Stanley Cup playoffs – How the Rangers’ ‘Kid Line’ has sparked New York’s offense

It was a moment when youthful exuberance met Stanley Cup playoffs euphoria. Facing elimination in Game 5 at Madison Square Garden against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the New York Rangers were staging a rally. As they had for most of the first-round series, the trio christened “The Kid Line” – 20-year-old left wing Alexis Lafrenière, 21-year-old …

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U mad, bro ?: Fans unload on Penguins for blowing playoff lead; rip Pirates’ hitting; mock Vogelbach’s mad dash

To the surprise of no one, Pittsburgh Penguins fans are ticked off about their team blowing a 3-1 series lead against the New York Rangers en route to playoff elimination. Meanwhile, Pirates fans are ticked off about… everything. That’s why we invented “U mad, bro?” It’s basically a public service. You’re welcome. We start with …

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