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Mailbag: Kraken's chances for expansion success, underrated NHL players

NHL.com's Amalie Benjamin answers weekly questions

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Here is the Nov. 25 edition of the mailbag. NHL.com staff writer Amalie Benjamin is pinch-hitting for senior writer Dan Rosen this week. If you have a question, tweet it to @drosennhl and use #OvertheBoards.

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Hockey Fights Cancer

Quincey grateful 1-year-old son recovering from surgery for brain tumor

Former NHL defenseman, wife say seeing child happy again is 'our greatest blessing'

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Quincey family on Axl's battle

Quincey family on fight against ependymoma

Kyle Quincey and his wife, Rachel, discuss their son Axl's battle against ependymoma

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As part of Hockey Fights Cancer month, NHL.com will profile people in the game who have been impacted by cancer. Today, former NHL defenseman Kyle Quincey and wife Rachel share the story of their 1-year-old son, Axl, who had surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor in June. 

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news

Chara, Bruins at 'status quo' regarding contract

GM says Boston in constant communication with free agent defenseman, 43

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Zdeno Chara and the Boston Bruins have been in frequent communication, but the defenseman's situation as an unrestricted free agent hasn't changed, general manager Don Sweeney said Monday.

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31 in 31

Inside look at Boston Bruins

Defensemen to assume bigger roles with Krug gone, Chara status unknown

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

31 in 31: Boston Bruins

31 in 31: Boston Bruins 2020-21 season preview

NHL.com's Dan Rosen and Amalie Benjamin discuss the biggest questions facing the Boston Bruins for the 2020-21 season

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NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 31 teams from Nov. 16-Dec. 16. Today, the Boston Bruins.

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31 in 31

Three questions facing Boston Bruins

New look for power play, aging core among concerns

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com is providing in-depth analysis for each of its 31 teams from Nov. 16-Dec. 16. Today, three important questions facing the Boston Bruins.

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31 in 31

Top prospects for Boston Bruins

Could turn to Vaakanainen after Krug departure; Studnicka may emerge this season

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com is providing in-depth prospect analysis for each of its 31 teams from Nov. 16-Dec. 16. Today, the top five prospects for the Boston Bruins, according to NHL.com.

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NHL Insider

Needham hoping to become first female GM in NHL history

Currently assistant for Chicago of USHL, no 'cap on what she can do'

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

The life Noëlle Needham was building and had always wanted was shredded along with her knee when she was 15.

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NHL Insider

Bruins move on, ready to win with Rask this season, coach says

Cassidy declares it's 'full steam ahead' after goalie left bubble during playoffs

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Boston Bruins are approaching this season aware that it's "full steam ahead" with Tuukka Rask, according to coach Bruce Cassidy, after the goalie left the hub city for family reasons during the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season.

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news

Travis Roy dies at 45, paralyzed in 1995 playing for Boston University

Leaves legacy through foundation helping those with spinal cord injuries

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

Travis Roy died from complications from his paralysis on Thursday, 25 years to the month after he sustained a serious spinal cord injury 11 seconds into his college hockey career at Boston University.

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Five Questions With...

Five Questions with Bill Zito

Panthers GM discusses first offseason with new team, learning from Blue Jackets

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With ..." runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news.

The latest edition features Bill Zito, who was hired as general manager of the Florida Panthers on Sept. 2. Zito had been the senior vice president of hockey operations, associate GM and alternate governor for the Columbus Blue Jackets. Zito started with the Blue Jackets as assistant GM on Aug. 12, 2013 and was GM of Columbus' American Hockey League affiliate in Cleveland, helping it win the Calder Cup championship in 2016, when it was called the Lake Erie Monsters. Zito had previously worked as a player agent, founding Acme World Sports in 1995 and representing players including goalies Tuukka Rask, Tim Thomas and Antti Niemi. 

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