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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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Sunday Long Read

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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Sunday Long Read

Hurricanes embrace fun, victory celebrations, hope rebuild soon pays off

Young group out to entertain fans, 'get creative with it,' end nine-year playoff drought

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes are simply trying to have a little fun.

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Sunday Long Read

'NHL '94' video game has enduring popularity 25 years later

Hockey players, fanatics, developers discuss its lasting impact, quirky appeal

by David Satriano and Daniel O'Leary @davidsatriano / @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writers

Jeremy Roenick scored 513 goals in 20 NHL seasons. He twice played for the United States in the Olympics and is in the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. The former center remains highly visible as an outspoken "NHL on NBC" analyst.

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Sunday Long Read

2008 NHL Draft marked by selections of Stamkos, Doughty, Karlsson

Inside story of first round that made big impact on League

by Adam Kimelman @NHLadamK / NHL Deputy Managing Editor

Drew Doughty carried the Stanley Cup around the ice at Staples Center, having achieved his dream when the Los Angeles Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the 2012 Final.

Smiling and cheering, he looked to pass the Cup to his beaming defense partner. On that day, it was Rob Scuderi.

But it very nearly was another player, one who was available 11 picks after the Kings took Doughty No. 2 in the 2008 NHL Draft, and who could have given Los Angeles two franchise defensemen from that class.

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