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Colorado Avalanche's  J.T. Compher (37) celebrates a goal with teammates during the first period of an exhibition NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild  in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

NHL's top teams face dilemma on what round-robin play means

Jul. 29, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

Long before Peter DeBoer coached two teams to the Stanley Cup Final, he got some experience at Canadian junior hockey's Memorial Cup that could serve him well right about now. That tournament starts with round-robin play before the knockout round. "You definitely have to change your mindset," DeBoer said. His...

Columbus Blue Jackets' coaches talk with players during the NHL hockey team's practice Monday, July 20, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Shh! NHL gags teams on injury disclosure for player privacy

Jul. 22, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

Jakub Voracek thinks it's none of your business. When the Philadelphia Flyers winger missed practice over the weekend, no injury, illness or other reason was given. That is the NHL's mandatory rule during the pandemic, adding another layer of secrecy to a sport already infamous for disclosing — at most...