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10 lingering questions about the NHL return-to-play bubbles
How will the food compare to the NBA's? Where are the field trips going to be? Whither intra-team Mario Kart?[read more]

Emily Cave: My husband died at 25. Here's how I'll remember him
The widow of Colby Cave shares her story from this year, and how she's working to complete the couple's vision for helping others.[read more]

NHL targeting Dec. 1 for start of 2020-21 season
The start of the 2020-21 NHL season is targeted as Dec. 1 in a memorandum of understanding being voted on by NHL players. The league's board of governors also must approve it.[read more]

Sabres assistant coach Gannon gets green card
The Buffalo Sabres, who had sued the federal government by alleging officials wrongly denied the team's visa petition for British-born assistant coach Ed Gannon, dropped the lawsuit after his green card was approved.[read more]

Healthy Ekman-Larsson ready to help Coyotes
Oliver Ekman-Larsson had knee surgery last summer, fully expecting it to help him have a healthy 2019-20 season.[read more]

The biggest NHL playoff goalie dilemmas -- and who should get the start
Several teams face a major question as to who starts Game 1. We examine each club's choices and make our picks.[read more]

NHLPA board backs return to play, CBA extension
The NHL Players' Association announced Tuesday night that its executive committee (one player rep from each of the 31 teams) has approved the tentative collective bargaining agreement and return-to-play plan to restart the 2019-20 season.[read more]

IIHF boss optimistic NHL will return to Olympics
International Ice Hockey Federation chief Rene' Fasel is encouraged after learning the NHL's pending labor deal opens the possibility of the world's best players returning to the Olympics for the 2022 Beijing Games.[read more]

Blackhawks will continue to use team nickname
The Chicago Blackhawks say they will continue to use their team name because it honors "an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois' Sac & Fox Nation."[read more]

The X factors that will shape the 2020 NHL playoffs
From stars returning from injury to lineup questions that will have an outsized impact, here's what we'll be watching.[read more]