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Duchene encouraged by Blue Jackets debut after trade from Senators

Excited to make playoff push, enjoys playing on line with Panarin, Atkinson

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

OTTAWA -- Matt Duchene loves the way he looks in Columbus Blue Jackets red, white and blue.

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NHL Stadium Series

Crosby ready for chilly reception from Flyers fans at Stadium Series

Penguins center prepared for 'difficult environment' at outdoor game in Philadelphia

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Sidney Crosby is accustomed to hearing boos whenever he steps onto the ice in Philadelphia.

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NHL Stadium Series

Penguins-Flyers rivalry will heat up Stadium Series, Recchi says

Pittsburgh assistant coach is top 10 in points all-time for each team

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Mark Recchi is ninth in Philadelphia Flyers history with 627 points (232 goals, 395 assists) in 602 games. During two stints in orange and black (1992-94, 1998-2004), he became a fan favorite while playing with the likes of Eric Lindros, John LeClair, Ron Hextall and Eric Desjardins.

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Ovechkin eager for more Stanley Cup wins with Capitals

Forward joins teammates in donating championship ring to Hall of Fame, hopes to add to display

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Alex Ovechkin has ring envy.

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The Buzz

NHL Trade Buzz: Duchene, Stone remain hot commodities for Senators

Bruins could address area of need at forward; recent injuries might create complications for Kings

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

Welcome to the NHL Trade Buzz. There are eight days remaining until the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. ET, and the buzz is picking up. Has Matt Duchene played his final game with the Ottawa Senators? Will the recent hot streak of the Boston Bruins push them to gamble on acquiring big-name scoring help up front, especially now that they're in a position to have home-ice advantage in the Eastern Conference First Round? And will the upper-body injury of Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez cause interest in him to dissipate?

Here's a look around the League at the latest deadline doings:

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Hockey Day

Guentzel proud to face Rangers with Penguins on Hockey Day in America

Forward feels event keeps game growing in nontraditional markets

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Jake Guentzel gets excited when discussing how widespread the roots of his sport are spreading in non-traditional United States hockey markets.

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Trade Coverage

Canucks not looking for quick fixes before Trade Deadline, GM says

Benning discusses market activity, push for playoffs, state of rebuild with NHL.com

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com is sitting down with newsmakers leading up to the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. ET. Today, Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning discusses why he won't be looking for any quick fixes at the deadline, outlines why there hasn't been much activity on the trade market League-wide thus far and provides an inside look at rookie Elias Pettersson, including his "death stare."

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Trade Coverage

Stars 'very open to anything' before Trade Deadline, GM says

Nill discusses willingness to add players, playoff expectations with NHL.com

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com is sitting down with newsmakers leading up to the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m. ET. Today, Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill discusses the possibility of being active in the market, outlines why he believes there might not be much trade activity throughout the League until the day or two before the deadline, and why he believes the Stars can make a legitimate run at the Stanley Cup.

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NHL Insider

Crosby proving he has edge over McDavid as best player in NHL

Penguins captain uses 200-foot game to improve to 6-0-0 head-to-head against Oilers center

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- The day after Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers, the debate over who is the better player right now continued.

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Maple Leaf Gardens remains special place 20 years after final NHL game

Building currently home to supermarket, college facility, but center ice face-off dot remains

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Wendel Clark pointed at a large red dot painted on the floor of a downtown Toronto supermarket and became overwhelmed with nostalgia.

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