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Even minus his ‘C’, team turns to veteran Thornton for inspiration
There is a hockey player with local ties who has proved himself during the Stanley Cup playoffs to be durable and clutch, productive and adaptable, and if it surprises you that the player’s name is Phil Kessel, you probably care more about reputations and memes than goals.
Tampa Bay Lightning fans learned this week that NBC and the NHL prefer you watch the Stanley Cup playoffs at home instead of at a viewing party.
It’s startling enough to see images of the fires that have raged through Alberta for the past month, roaring through towns and displacing thousands of Canadians from their homes.Hearing a first-hand account of just what that devastation has wrought brings the nightmare to a whole different level — and a personal one for members of the Minnesota Wild.Danielle Spurgeon (pictured), wife of Wild...