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    NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs bracket

    A new era of the Stanley Cup playoffs begins this spring as the divisional format is introduced. Rather than teams being re-seeded after each round, this year's playoffs will follow a hard bracket - and we'll update this one daily.

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    Fleury, Price just good enough to win Game 1

    Carey Price and Marc-Andre Fleury didn't exactly overcome their checkered playoff pasts on the opening night of the post-season, but they both made the saves they needed to and came out with victories.

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    Five questions heading into the Stanley Cup playoffs

    From injuries, to breakout performances, to key rookies, upsets and coaches on the hot seat, here are five things to watch as the Stanley Cup playoffs get going Wednesday night.

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    Rumor Roundup: How will the Toronto Maple Leafs change?

    With a new president at the helm in Toronto, change is certainly coming to a roster that failed to qualify for the playoffs. Does this mean James Reimer will be traded? Cody Franson? Who?; plus, the Senators have to decide what to do with Jason Spezza and the Canucks with Ryan Kesler.

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    My playoff bracket and NHL Awards ballot

    The Colorado Avalanche will surprise the hockey world and get to the Stanley Cup final, but will lose to the Boston Bruins, says senior writer Ken Campbell. There aren't too many surprises, however, on his NHL Awards ballot for the 2013-14 season.

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    Need one player to bring home the Stanley Cup? Toews is your man

    Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is the Swiss Army Knife of NHL superstars. There isn’t a brand of hockey in which he doesn’t excel and that makes him the ideal pick to lead a team to NHL glory.

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    Why take Stamkos over Crosby or Toews? Goals are still the goal in the playoffs

    Stamkos is the most complete, elite goal-scorer in the NHL today and he’s kept up a torrid pace after Martin St-Louis was traded away. And in the end, no matter how good your ‘D’ is, you still need to score to win. That's why he's the best guy to lead a playoff team.

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    Building a playoff team from scratch? No doubt you take Drew Doughty first

    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty hurts foes in every way possible and is a deadly big-game player, which is the reason why I'd take him first if I was building a team to win in the playoffs.



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