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NHL Centennial

Giving thanks for 100 years of NHL memories

From Gretzky to Stanley Cup to forward pass, hockey fans have plenty to celebrate this holiday

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

Each Thanksgiving, we step back, gain perspective and express gratitude for what we take for granted. In the United States this year, Thanksgiving falls three days before the 100th anniversary of the founding of the NHL.

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Red Wings want to be great, not just good

Blashill says Detroit must stay relentless to keep moving forward

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

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings were on a 6-2-1 run and on the verge of winning again, leading by two against the Colorado Avalanche at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday.

But they allowed a power-play goal with 6:15 left in the third period, a 6-on-5 goal with 46 seconds left in the third, and the winning goal in overtime. They lost 4-3 and let a point slip away. 

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GM Meetings

Commissioner: NHL cautious about expansion, relocating franchises

Says preference is to keep teams where they are

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

MONTREAL -- The NHL is being cautious about further expansion and wants to keep current franchises where they are, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday.

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GMs meet on 'historic day' at NHL's birthplace in Montreal

Discuss rules, safety issues at hotel where League was founded in 1917

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

MONTREAL -- The meaning was more important than the meeting itself.

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Coyotes taking big-picture approach amid rough start

Tocchet, Chayka find positives despite 2-15-3 record in first 20 games

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

MONTREAL -- The Arizona Coyotes are 2-15-3, last in the NHL standings, seven points behind anyone else. They're the first team in the League's 100 years without a regulation win in the first 20 games of a season.

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Another day, another team, but Niemi still having fun

Now with Canadiens, working with former goaltending coach, confident he can play at high level

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

BROSSARD, Quebec -- His mask was white, blank. His goalie equipment was white with black and gold, to fit the Pittsburgh Penguins, but his pads had red stickers over the gold, to fit the Florida Panthers. The stickers were starting to peel.

What mattered most for Antti Niemi on Wednesday, though, was that his practice jersey displayed the crest of the Montreal Canadiens. He has another team, his third in three weeks, his fourth in five months. But he has another chance, however fleeting it might turn out to be.

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NHL Insider

Bobrovsky's spectacular play saving day for Blue Jackets

Goalie helps Columbus win back-to-back games

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

MONTREAL -- He had no chance. At least he shouldn't have.

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NHL hoping to return to Sweden

Commissioner Bettman eager to plan more overseas events following success of 2017 SAP Global Series

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

TORONTO -- The NHL has preliminary plans to play overseas next season and is trying to finalize them with the NHL Players' Association. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the sooner the NHL makes commitments and arrangements, the better the events.

"So we're anxious to get going," Commissioner Bettman said at the PrimeTime Sports Management Conference and Trade Show on Monday. "But I know the Players' Association has a responsibility to the players and has some work to do, and we respect that process."

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Hall of Fame

Kariya, Selanne reunite on ice

Former teammates skate together at Haggar Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic

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

TORONTO -- For a moment, it was the 1990s or 2000s again. Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne weren't part of the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2017 yet. They were part of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim or Colorado Avalanche, teammates, linemates, in their primes.

Kariya took a between-the-legs drop pass from Selanne, stickhandled into the slot and fired a wrist shot five-hole. Goal, Kariya. Assist, Selanne. Team Kurri took a 6-5 lead against Team Messier in the Haggar Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic at Air Canada Centre on Sunday.

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Cancer survivor thanks Kariya for support at Hall of Fame event

Fan meets 2017 honoree, shares story of his inspirational letter

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

TORONTO -- Her voice quivered as she stood in the Great Hall, holding a microphone in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame electees, surrounded by people at the Q&A Fan Forum on Saturday. She was nervous about sharing something so personal and private on such a big, public stage. But she had something to say to Paul Kariya.

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