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Caps G Holtby declines White House invitation

[ad_1] 3:15 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN Goalie Braden Holtby became the most high-profile member of the Washington Capitals to pull out of Monday's scheduled visit to the White House in celebration of their 2018 Stanley Cup championship."It's one of those things you have to think about, but for me, I have to stay true to my values. I'm going to respectfully decline the offer," Holtby said Friday after Capitals practice in
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Truck driver in fatal Humboldt crash gets 8 years

[ad_1] 3:13 PM ETEmily KaplanESPN Jaskirat Sidhu, the truck driver who pleaded guilty in causing the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, was sentenced to eight years in prison -- the longest dangerous driving sentence ever in Canada for a case that didn't involve alcohol.Sidhu's sentence was announced on Friday in a Saskatchewan court by Judge Inez Cardinal, who said: "Nothing can turn back the clock. The collision was avoidable."Cardinal added that
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Is Sidney Crosby still the best hockey player in the world?

[ad_1] 11:05 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN There were two great revelations in the recent National Hockey League Players' Association poll.The first was that Boston Bruins rascal Brad Marchand was voted by his peers as the league's best trash-talker (21.8 percent) ... and also its worst trash-talker (12.5 percent). In fairness, "worst" can take on a variety of meanings, so some of these votes could be for a 'no target spared' approach
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Justin Faulk’s long journey to the NHL playoffs

[ad_1] 7:00 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN Justin Faulk has been waiting for this.Waiting for nearly 550 games. Waiting for eight seasons, since he broke into the NHL as a 19-year-old defenseman out of South St. Paul, Minnesota. Waiting as he watched players from his draft class in 2010 and the U.S. national teams on which he competed all get their moment in the Stanley Cup playoffs, while his Carolina Hurricanes finished
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Almost Famous

[ad_1] NO. 101Anthony DavisNew Orleans Pelicans centerTo raise his profile, Davis ought to consider demanding a trade midseason, alienating his front office and turning an entire fan base against him.NO. 108Shohei OhtaniLos Angeles Angels pitcher/designated hitter
Being a two-way wunderkind couldn't quite catapult the homering hurler onto the list. But solving the Zodiac Killer case while recovering from Tommy John certainly would.NO. 111Caroline Wozniacki2018 Australian Open winnerAfter free-falling out of the
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NHL Power Rankings – every team’s college hoops equivalent

[ad_1] 7:00 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN Happy March Madness, everyone!The reason the NCAA basketball tournaments resonate so much with fans across so many sports is rampant gambling. And also that there are universal themes among the participants: heroes, villains, favorites, underdogs and also Virginia.For this week's NHL Power Rankings, we've decided to match each hockey team with its college basketball proxy. Some of these are spot-on, while others strain the premise
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NHL draft lottery – key dates, schedule and how it all works

[ad_1] 7:00 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN The National Hockey League uses a lottery system to determine which team receives the first overall pick in June's entry draft. Here's how the process works, how we ended up with it, who knows which team won it and when.When is the 2019 NHL draft lottery?The lottery is scheduled for April 9 at the Canadian Broadcasting Company building in downtown Toronto. The televised show that
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David Krejci on the NHL playoff format, false teeth and Jaromir Jagr

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN Think of the Boston Bruins.Think of the standard-bearers for that organization in recent years. The hulking presence of Zdeno Chara springs to mind, as does the machine-like dominance of Patrice Bergeron. There's Brad Marchand, with his antics and his goal scoring. There's Tuukka Rask, who's either maligned or beloved, depending on the month. There's the next wave of Bruins stars like David Pastrnak, their brilliant