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Lafreniere driven by strong hockey roots to top of 2020 NHL Draft

Projected No. 1 pick dedicated to family, game

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The 2020 NHL Draft will be held virtually Oct. 6-7. The first round will be Oct. 6 (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS). Rounds 2-7 are Oct. 7 (11:30 a.m. ET; NHLN, SN1). NHL.com is counting down to the draft with in-depth profiles on top prospects and other features. Today, a look at Alexis Lafreniere and his rise to being the projected No. 1 pick of the draft. NHL.com's full draft coverage can be found here.

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NHL Draft

2020 NHL Draft prospects get scouted via video during pandemic

Evaluators rely on clips, Zoom to rate players with seasons, tournaments canceled

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The 2020 NHL Draft will be held virtually Oct. 6-7. The first round will be Oct. 6 (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS). Rounds 2-7 are Oct. 7 (11:30 a.m. ET; NHLN, SN1). NHL.com is counting down to the draft with in-depth profiles on top prospects and other features. Today, a look at how video scouting has become a vital part of preparation for the upcoming draft. NHL.com's full draft coverage can be found here.

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Sunday Long Read

2020 NHL Draft prospects signal new era in hockey for Germany

Stuetzle among potential first-round picks showcasing country's commitment to player development

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The 2020 NHL Draft will be held virtually Oct. 6-7. The first round will be Oct. 6 (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS). Rounds 2-7 are Oct. 7 (11:30 a.m. ET; NHLN, SN1). NHL.com is counting down to the draft with in-depth profiles on top prospects and other features. Today, a look at Tim Stuetzle and the development of hockey in Germany. NHL.com's full draft coverage can be found here.

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Sunday Long Read

Islanders dynasty's birth in 1980 recalled in oral history

Players look back at first of four straight Stanley Cup championships on 40th anniversary

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

"Tonelli to Nystrom. He scores!"

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Sunday Long Read

1985-86 Whalers have lasting impact in NHL coaching, management ranks

Francis, Quenneville, Tippett among those on Hartford team who were 'cerebral' students of game

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Hartford Whalers did not experience much on-ice success during their time as an NHL franchise.

Their best season came in 1985-86, when they reached the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and pushed the eventual-champion Montreal Canadiens to Game 7.

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Sunday Long Read

Flyers' historic rally against Bruins in 2010 playoffs: An oral history

Players, coaches recall highs, lows, impact of 'epic' series in Eastern Conference Semifinals

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

The series between the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins in the 2010 Eastern Conference Semifinals was historic not just for its result. It helped propel one team to the Stanley Cup Final and, one season later, the other to a championship.

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Sunday Long Read

Coaches developing new routine to avoid going 'stir-crazy'

Keeping in close contact with team, preparing for all possible variables during period of unknown

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Coaches on NHL Pause

Craig Berube, Rick Tocchet, Rod Brind'Amour on Pause

Head coaches Craig Berube, Rick Tocchet and Rod Brind'Amour join John Dellapina to discuss the NHL Pause

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Rick Tocchet isn't used to this.

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Sunday Long Read

Rangers-Canadiens playoff chase made 1969-70 finale unforgettable

New York passing Montreal for postseason berth still stunning 50 years later

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

The gloomy mood of the New York Rangers as they arrived for their season finale against the Detroit Red Wings on the afternoon of April 5, 1970, was palpable around Madison Square Garden. 

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NHL Insider

Gene therapy giving Flames executive Snow hope in ALS fight

NHL.com goes behind scenes of clinical trial fueling optimism for breakthrough

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

TORONTO -- His shirt removed, Chris Snow leans over a desk, resting one arm on the other. From this vantage, his right hand is hidden, only his upper arm and biceps revealed, and so he looks healthy, normal. Russell Rasquinha sits behind him, a makeshift table lined up with his instruments, as he rubs an iodine solution in circles around Snow's back with a blue foam brush.

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Sunday Long Read

Hall of Fame goalies bond at Kinsmen celebrity event

Brodeur, Parent, Fuhr, Hall, Belfour share stories, laughs at dinner in Saskatoon

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan -- The careers of the five Hockey Hall of Fame goalies spanned seven decades, from 1952-53 through 2014-15. Forty-one years separated them, from age 47 to 88, having played for 14 different teams in an NHL with as few as six teams and as many as 30.

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