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Hughes, USA Hockey poised to make history in 2019 NHL Draft

NHL.com takes inside look at National Team Development Program's success

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

John Wroblewski leaned back in his chair and began cueing video clips of NHL players, footage he'd reference minutes later during a meeting with players Jack Hughes and Cole Caufield.

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Sunday Long Read

Maroon thriving in homecoming with Blues on run to Stanley Cup Final

Forward's move to St. Louis pays off with son, family nearby

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

ST. LOUIS -- Pat Maroon had to make a decision, so he pulled aside his dad, Phil.

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Sunday Long Read

Hughes, likely No. 1 pick in 2019 NHL Draft, gets big assist from family

Unique upbringing helps center develop skills that are 'off the charts'

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

Patrick Kane isn't convinced the experts are 100 percent accurate in their comparisons between him and Jack Hughes.

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Sunday Long Read

Ice Hockey in Harlem has impact beyond rink

Program giving kids chance to play sport, learn life lessons in New York City neighborhood

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- The fourth floor of the Oberia D. Dempsey Multi-Service Center is quiet on this Tuesday night. Outside, there is a mix of freezing snow and ice that will close the Central Park ice skating rink and impact hockey practice for dozens of kids in the Ice Hockey in Harlem program on Wednesday. But for now, a few hearty souls have made it into the unassuming building on West 127th Street for a class that is anything but normal.

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Sunday Long Read

Giroux proved doubters wrong on way to becoming Flyers fixture

Center motivated by setbacks, snubs early in career

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

Claude Giroux wears more on his Philadelphia Flyers jersey than his name and the No. 28.

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Sunday Long Read

Faster NHL has players turning to weight loss, nutrition to keep up

Veterans change routines hoping to 'stay relevant and stay productive'

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

The scent wafts over to David Backes during team dinners, and his mouth waters. He remembers the taste of filet mignon keenly, the tang of the iron, the chew of the meat, the satisfaction from a well-cooked steak. But these days, it doesn't go any further. Instead the Boston Bruins forward tucks into his own meal at these dinners, something plant-based, or more likely a piece of wild-caught salmon.

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Matheson emphasizes mental side of hockey with Panthers

Defenseman uses psychology background to sharpen focus, mentor other players

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Mike Matheson had never been in this position.

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Sunday Long Read

Seattle NHL expansion team latest chapter in city's rich hockey history

Market with 'lots of unique things' welcomes back sport at major league level

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

A Seattle expansion team will play in the NHL starting in 2021-22. NHL.com is posting a series of stories this month about the NHL Seattle organization, the local hockey scene and the city's rich hockey history.

Today, why NHL Seattle calls this a return to hockey.

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Sunday Long Read

Seattle NHL expansion team will grow with hockey community

Expect arrival to create 'fans for life or playing for life'

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

A Seattle expansion team will play in the NHL starting in 2021-22. NHL.com is posting a series of stories this month about the NHL Seattle organization, the local hockey scene and the city's rich hockey history.

Today, growing the game.

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Sunday Long Read

Seattle NHL expansion team gets unique vision with Leiweke as president

Former executive with Wild, Lightning, NFL's Seahawks has passion for connecting with fans

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

A Seattle expansion team will play in the NHL starting in 2021-22. NHL.com is posting a series of stories this month about the NHL Seattle organization, the local hockey scene and the city's rich hockey history.

Today, NHL Seattle president and CEO Tod Leiweke.

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