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Burnside: Gleason's First Season Behind The Bench

"If you talk to a certain player prior about trying to work on something and they go do it, that's what it's all about. It's just helping the player, being there for the player."

by Scott Burnside @OvertimeScottB / Hurricanes.com

RALEIGH, NC. - Over the course of the Carolina Hurricanes 2021-22 season the television camera would pan across the team's bench and the man largely responsible for the team's defensive structure, play and penalty kill prowess would appear on screen. Invariably Tim Gleason would be impeccably dressed, face betraying nothing, stoic as though he had somehow wandered by mistake from his real job as a hedge fund manager into the din and fray that is NHL hockey.

That's of course not at all what has happened. In fact, it's hard to imagine Gleason being anywhere else right now.

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'Quest For The Stanley Cup' concludes with Avalanche winning title

Landeskog's boyhood dream of championship in Colorado jersey comes true

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog made his Stanley Cup dream come true.

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Stanley Cup Final

Bednar appreciates patience shown by Avalanche along bumpy road to Cup

Coach finished last in NHL in 2016-17, completed turnaround with Game 6 win against Lightning in Final

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

TAMPA -- Jared Bednar's instinct was to continue coaching until the clock ran out.

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Stanley Cup Final

Lightning lose Stanley Cup Final, past deep playoff runs among reasons

Struggles on special teams also factor into six-game loss to Avalanche

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Tampa Bay Lightning were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Colorado Avalanche, losing 2-1 in Game 6 of the best-of-7 Stanley Cup Final on Sunday.

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Stanley Cup Final

Cogliano speech helped Avalanche regroup, win Stanley Cup

Forward spoke up after Game 5 loss, recognized as 'heart-and-soul guy'

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

TAMPA -- Andrew Cogliano felt he needed to say something. 

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Stanley Cup Final

Maroon more disappointed for Lightning teammates than own lost Cup chance

Forward could have won fourth straight championship, 'hopefully we'll be back next year'

by Corey Long / NHL Independent Correspondent

TAMPA -- Pat Maroon came up short in his attempt to win the Stanley Cup for the fourth straight season.

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Stanley Cup Final

Sakic, Avalanche back on top as Stanley Cup champions

GM rebuilt Colorado after winning two titles with team as captain

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

TAMPA -- Joe Sakic was rewarded with the ultimate payoff on Sunday after guiding the Colorado Avalanche through some dark days.

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Stanley Cup Final

Lightning fall short in Cup Final, confident they'll be back next season

Bid to win third straight title denied by Avalanche; former Islanders captain Potvin 'truly impressed' by run

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

TAMPA -- Steven Stamkos was emotional when he addressed the media after the Tampa Bay Lightning's quest for history had fallen just short.

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Stanley Cup Final

Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP for Avalanche

Becomes third defenseman in NHL history to also be awarded Norris Trophy in same season

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy

COL@TBL, Gm6: Cale Makar wins Conn Smythe Trophy

Cup Final, Gm6: Cale Makar is awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for his outstanding play (29 points, 8 goals) in the 2021-22 Stanley Cup Playoffs

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TAMPA -- As kids, like most hockey-playing Canadians, Cale and Taylor Makar had won the Stanley Cup dozens and dozens of times. Their mini-sticks battles had ended in championships, in the Cup lofted, the celebration honed. It was never anything like this.

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Stanley Cup Final

MacKinnon finally wins Cup with Avalanche after years of disappointment

Childhood dream comes true for longtime Colorado center

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

TAMPA -- The emotion poured out after the final horn. Nathan MacKinnon caught Erik Johnson in his arms after the Colorado Avalanche clinched the Stanley Cup with a 2-1 win in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final at Amalie Arena on Sunday, then tackled Johnson to the ice.

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