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The Rangers seem curiously drawn to Jaromir Jagr the same way tabloids are drawn to Paris Hilton.
Tampa Bay's big players have been notably absent since just before the Lightning began slumping last month.
This season's Boston Bruins are glass half-full types who are determined not to repeat the collapse of last season.
Tampa Bay's forwards have combined to score just one goal in the past five games.
Ilya Kovalchuk has undoubtedly been the most valuable player in the league so far.
Thanks to an intense series in last season's playoffs, the Blues and Canucks are building a dislike for each other.
Vancouver's 10 exhibition games are one of the longest preseason schedules in the league.
The league is hoping to liven up interest in early season and midseason games before playoff races heat up.