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NHL -- Greg Wyshynski - Goalie David Leggio is the best player in the world of the week

2017-12-12 10:31:58.140

This week's nominees include a vending machine worker who dressed as a goalie for the Blues; St. Louis center Brayden Schenn, who had six goals in four games; and the clown price of netminders, who knocked off his own net in order to thwart a breakaway.

NHL - Vegas Golden Knights' postseason odds look good, while New Jersey Devils, Dallas Stars have doubters

2017-12-11 20:31:25.537

How many teams that didn't make the playoffs last season, but are in position now, will be there in April? The Lightning, Kings and Jets are locks. The Devils have doubters and not everyone is sold on the Stars or the Islanders, but Vegas' odds look good.

NHL - Should the Ottawa Senators consider trading Erik Karlsson?

2017-12-10 16:13:46.360

Erik Karlsson is one of the best defensemen in NHL history, but his future has been in flux since he said he won't give the Senators a hometown discount when he becomes a free agent. Our writers discuss Ottawa's options regarding the swashbuckling Swede.

NASCAR - No pumping the breaks on the potential of William Byron in the No. 24 car

2017-12-08 11:54:28.470

The age of the kid and the number on the car should tell you plenty about the potential of William Byron, who some feel can contend early on given he already has an Xfinity Series title in his back pocket.

NHL - Wyshynski's Weekly Reader - Top 5 line combinations

2017-12-08 07:49:28.050

Watching three players form a juggernaut is one of those "unique-to-hockey" things we take for granted, so we ranked the best current trios. Plus, why Quebec City is on the outside looking in and the story behind that shirtless Jumbo Joe bobblehead.

NHL -- 10 things we learned at the NHL board of governors meetings

2017-12-08 07:53:34.967

Seattle looks likely to get a team, while Houston is on hold. The Hurricanes and Coyotes are staying put. And -- thanks in part to the stunning success of the Vegas Golden Knights -- the salary cap and expansion fees are both on the rise.

NHL - Nashville, Vegas, Chicago ... Where's the best place to watch an NHL game?

2017-12-08 04:26:10.877

Vegas visits Nashville on Friday, which got us thinking: Which NHL arena has the most electric atmosphere? Our writers sing the praises of the United Center's national anthem rendition, catfish-throwing in Smashville and showtime in Sin City.

Hovdey: Honor by naming can cut both ways

2017-12-07 15:45:33.360

They will run the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity and the Starlet Stakes on Saturday, although participation apparently was neither encouraged nor required.

NHL -- NHL Awards Watch - Mathew Barzal leads rookies, Tampa Bay Lightning boast MVP and top goalie

2017-12-07 13:12:58.810

Greg Wyshynski compares the current leader, someone to watch and a dark horse for each award -- and offers his picks for who'll get the hardware. Mathew Barzal is the best rookie, and the Lightning boast the MVP front-runner and top goalie so far.

Mike Leach could spend entire career as an outsider

2017-12-06 05:35:15.820

In 16 years on the college football outskirts at Texas Tech and Washington State, Mike Leach's style made him a star, despite never winning a conference title. After a near miss at Tennessee, will he ever get a high-profile job?

NHL -- During a road trip to Las Vegas, the Dallas Stars -- and their dads -- finally aligned

2017-12-06 08:08:26.207

Dallas was the league's trendy sleeper pick entering the season, so its slow start felt like a letdown. But a road trip with their dads -- and doubling down on defense under taskmaster Ken Hitchcock -- helped the Stars get their groove back.

NHL - 2017-18 Power Rankings - Players from each team who we wish were going to the Olympic Games

2017-12-06 08:38:34.250

Olympic hockey is on everyone's mind this week, given the news about the IOC banning Russia from the 2018 Winter Games. The rankings highlight a player from each team whom we truly, deeply lament will not be playing for his country in South Korea.

UFC 219 - Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm - Statistical breakdowns, analysis and predictions for every fight on the card

2017-12-06 07:39:40.317

Everything you need to know about UFC 219, which takes place Saturday, Dec. 30, in Las Vegas, headlined by a women's featherweight title matchup between Cris 'Cyborg' Justino and Holly Holm.

Russian Olympic Committee banned from 2018 Games, so what is next?

2017-12-06 07:29:18.213

The IOC's punishment of Russia from the 2018 Olympics was unprecedented. Now it remains to be seen whether the suits who run sports are ever going to be held as rigorously accountable as the athletes who play sports.

Which Shohei Ohtani is the most fun Shohei Ohtani?

2017-12-05 11:21:01.340

The Japanese star could be a great pitcher or a not-so great pitcher in MLB. As a hitter, he might have a similar range. We mix and match the projections to find the most entertaining Ohtani.

NHL - Will you care about the men's Olympic hockey tournament if neither NHL or KHL players participate?

2017-12-05 13:02:39.727

The NHL has already decided to skip the 2018 Games. The KHL's potential absence in light of the IOC's ruling could drain the talent pool further, but hard-core hockey fans will still find compelling action and storylines to savor.