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Hockey prepares Plan B if NHL players don’t go to Olympics

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If the NHL doesn’t send its players to the 2018 Winter Olympics, the hockey tournament in Pyeongchang will look familiar. It will look a lot like the Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994, Albertville in 1992 and Calgary in 1988. Maybe even a little like 1980 in Lake Placid, site of the “Miracle On Ice.” With a year before the opening ceremony, the league, players union, International Ice Hockey Federation and International Olympic Committee still don’t have an agreement to send…

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Lightning stand between Blackhawks and dynasty status

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It has taken nearly 23 years, but the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks have come full circle. Wednesday night the two teams meet in Amalie Arena in the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals. On October 7, 1992 the Lightning franchise took the ice for the first time against the defending Western Conference Champion Blackhawks. Instead of the Lightning’s classy home of today, this game was played at Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds. First-year expansion…

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Blackhawks, Lightning to face off in Stanley Cup Final

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Between the Chicago Blackhawks‘ veteran poise and the Tampa Bay Lightning‘s young stars, the Stanley Cup Final will have no shortage of dynamic offensive talent playing on hockey’s biggest stage. The Blackhawks begin the final series in their quest for a third NHL championship in six seasons when they visit Amalie Arena on Wednesday to face the Lightning, who are going for the second Stanley Cup title in franchise history after streaking through the Eastern Conference bracket with a series…

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