Generational talents: McDavid vs. Gretzky, Lemieux, Lindros and Crosby

By Matt Larkin

Is Connor McDavid good enough to follow in the footsteps of generational superstars like Gretzky, Lemieux, Lindros and Crosby? THN asks the experts. More

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    Tampa Bay defenseman Matt Carle out for Game 4 against New York

    Tampa Bay Lightning blueliner Matt Carle won’t be in the lineup for Friday night’s Game 4. Carle, who has suited up in every game thus far, was hit and injured by Derek Stepan early in Game 3 and did not return to action. Mark Barberio could draw into the lineup in Carle’s absence.

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    Gary Bettman expects salary cap to rise to $71 million

    Gary Bettman says he expects the salary cap upper limit to increase by five percent next season, giving teams a ceiling of $71 million. The projection is $2 million less than was projected earlier in the season and could leave some teams under a serious cap crunch.

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    Report: Vladimir Sobotka “should” stay in KHL next season

    Vladimir Sobotka might not be coming back to the NHL after all. The president of the KHL’s Avangard Omsk said Sobotka “should” be back with the Russian club next season. Sobotka’s NHL rights are owned by the St. Louis Blues, who will have him under contract for one-year at $2.725 million should he return.

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    Detroit top prospect Dylan Larkin leaves NCAA, signs NHL deal

    One of the top prospects in all of hockey, Dylan Larkin, has left the NCAA’s Michigan Wolverines to sign a three-year, entry-level deal with the Detroit Red Wings. Larkin, 18, had 47 points in 35 games this season and suited up for Team USA at the World Championship.

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    Is Mark Hunter poised to be next GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

    Mark Hunter was very much a part of the process of bringing Mike Babcock to Toronto and has taken on a lot of responsibility in the Maple Leafs organization. He'll be running the draft in June and has already made several key hires. All he's lacking is experience at the NHL level.

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    Mike Babcock thanks Detroit Red Wings fans with full-page ad

    Mike Babcock took out a full page advertisement in Friday Detroit Free Press to thank fans of the Red Wings for their support of him and his family over the past 10 seasons in Hockeytown. The ad also features Babcock hoisting the Stanley Cup.

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    Russians should play back home until they’re 28: Slava Fetisov

    The iconic Hall of Fame defenseman believes the talent drain in Russia has become too great and that legislation is needed. As a senator in the Federal Assembly now, Fetisov actually has the platform to turn his words into actions. But will it mean anything?

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    Corey Perry snaps stick, grabs new one on the fly, nearly scores in one of post-season’s best plays

    Anaheim Ducks winger Corey Perry didn't find the score sheet Thursday night, but he still made one of Game 3's best plays. After snapping his stick on a near 2-on-1, Perry headed to the bench, grabbed a new stick and fired a chance on goal without skipping a beat. Had Perry scored, the Ducks' equipment manager should have been scored with an assist.

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