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1hScott Burnside

Power Rankings: Capitals gain top spot

After putting the slumping Penguins in their place, Alex Ovechkin and the streaking Caps ascend to the top of the rankings -- while the Wild claim supremacy (for now) in the Central Division.

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4dCraig Custance

The benefit to three-point regulation wins

Would a change to three points for a regulation win change NHL teams' strategies in the final five minutes? We asked a handful of NHL coaches.

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Why are the Wild so much better this season?

With a comeback win over the powerhouse Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, the Minnesota Wild took over the lead of the Western Conference and showed they are for real. But how are they doing it?

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Is the NHL in denial about potential CTE link? (6:58)
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Did NHL conceal information regarding risks of brain trauma? (2:10)
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Berglund redirects pass for Blues' game winner (0:25)
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Hall wins it for the Devils in OT (0:26)
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3dCraig Custance

Midseason NHL awards and trade buzz

Who are the leading candidates for the Hart, Norris and Calder trophies? Who is on the trading block, and which teams will be buyers/sellers?

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3dPierre LeBrun

Mile-high makeover: Avs ready to rebuild

Colorado GM Joe Sakic will listen to offers on any player on his roster not named Nathan MacKinnon or Mikko Rantanen, says Pierre LeBrun. Will the Avs deal Matt Duchene or Gabriel Landeskog?

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Who is the first-half MVP?

Which player was most valuable to his team in the first half of the season? We canvassed our experts, and some of their responses might surprise you. Or not.

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Sean Allen

Injuries have created opportunities for several defensemen, while a young goalie is making a case to be owned over veterans in the latest rest-of-season top-250 rankings. Top 250 fantasy hockey rankings

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