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Homer Simpson uses the Quebec Nordiques as a cautionary tale
Closet NHL fans are everywhere, people. Get used to it!

Stephen Weiss finally breaks through in Detroit, but still has work to do
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Suffice it to say that it has been a frustrating couple of years for veteran center Stephen Weiss. Hampered by injuries and limited to just 27 games the past two seasons prior to Monday night’s game against the Ottawa Senators, Weiss had yet to even score a goal at Joe Louis Arena during his tenure with the Detroit Red Wings.

Connor McDavid on decision to fight: I'm not just going to take punches
Top prospect Connor McDavid addresses the media for the first time since breaking his hand in a fight.

Senators GM Bryan Murray takes a drive with Daniel Alfredsson
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What happened when Bryan Murray ran into old Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson?

Debate: What will be Pat Quinn's legacy?
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Hockey icon Pat Quinn died Sunday at age 71. Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun weighed in on Quinn's passion and legacy around the game.BURNSIDE: Well, Pierre, I know that folks in the hockey world had been bracing for Pat Quinn's passing for some time now, but it still remains a shock to hear that the big Irishman is indeed gone, passing away in Vancouver on the weekend.

3 stars of the week: Hansen, Tatar, Benn
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From the official NHL release:HANSEN, TATAR AND BENN NAMED NHL ‘THREE STARS’ OF THE WEEKNEW YORK (Nov. 24, 2014) – Vancouver Canucks right wing Jannik Hansen, Detroit Red Wings left wing Tomas Tatar and Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov.

Flames trending up, Oilers sinking fast in Western Conference
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Trending upCalgary Flames: Just call them the comeback kids. After erasing three two-goal deficits before edging the New Jersey Devils 5-4 in the shootout, Calgary has recorded four wins in the past five games to put itself within reach of the Pacific Division lead heading into this week.

New York teams are hot, Blue Jackets are not in Eastern Conference
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Trending upNew York Islanders: Don’t look now, but the Islanders are tied for first place in the Metropolitan Division after Saturday’s 4-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins that left a full house at Nassau Coliseum cheering in delight.

Kings get salary-cap relief for Slava Voynov
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The Los Angeles Kings gained more than $4 million in salary-cap breathing room with Friday’s agreement between the NHL and NHL Players' Association regarding Slava Voynov.

Daniel Alfredsson could be on the verge of retiring
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Former Senator, Red Wing reportedly leaning toward packing it in

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