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The Sharks played sans captain last year, which was a distraction. Captain or not, Joe Thornton is still the focus. More | Sharks will have captain this season | Can DeBoer make difference? | Sharks to honor original owner
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Strong start
The Rangers and Blackhawks will face off on opening night as part of 105 games on NBC Sports.
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Sanderson film
Derek Sanderson's story has the classic Hollywood narrative, full of triumph, tragedy and redemption.
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Ex-'Hawks goalie Antti Raanta refutes a Finnish report that he teed off on his former team.
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Connor McDavid isn't focused on his rookie stats, but others will still judge him by them.
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Pricey Penguin
Mario Lemieux and his partners are reportedly seeking $750M in order to sell the team.

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