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State your case: Could an avalanche recur as Stanley Cup champions?

The Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup last season, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in six games. It was their first tournament since 2001. Now can they win it again? Repetition as Stanley Cup champions proved difficult. Since the NHL salary cap was introduced in 2005, two teams have done so, the Pittsburgh Penguins in …

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Canadians wiped out, doomed to Bryce Weber’s absence, slow start

The Montreal Canadiens failed to make the Stanley Cup playoffs for one season after reaching the Stanley Cup Final. Montreal (17-37-10) was eliminated from the competition when the Washington Capitals defeated the Buffalo Sabers 4-3 in a shootout on Friday. Canadians cannot finish fifth in the eight-team Atlantic League. The top three teams from both …

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Fictional forecasts for the Carolinas hurricanes for 2022-23

As part of the NHL.com 32 on 32 Series, the fantasy hockey crew identifies relevant players from the Carolina Hurricanes. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy And sign up for free Podcast “NHL Fantasy on Ice”. More fiction coverage: Top 250 Ranks Notes: These fictional projections (for an 82-game season), a collaborative effort by Pete Jensen …

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