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The Prospect: Why Quebec’s Maveric Lamoureux is on his way to NHL stardom

Genetics made Quebec’s Maveric Lamoureux a shoo-in for the NHL. Determination got him drafted.
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Q&A: Ken Dryden on the Summit Series 50 years later

16 million out of 22 million Canadians tuned in for the final game in the legendary battle between Canada and the USSR
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The story behind Marc-André Fleury’s Indigenous-designed helmet

The Chicago Blackhawks wanted to honour their Indigenous namesakes. Toronto-based Ojibwe artist Patrick Hunter explains the thinking behind the new helmet.
On July 19, Prokop (seen here at the Saddledome) became the first active player under NHL contract to publicly come out as gay (Candice Ward/Calgary Hitmen)

Luke Prokop on striving to reach hockey’s pinnacle—on his own terms

The 20-year-old defenceman from Edmonton hopes to play for the NHL in 2022, making him the first openly gay player to do so
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Mark Messier on leadership, trust and magic mushrooms

The hockey icon talks with Marie-Danielle Smith about mental health, hockey violence—and what he’ll do when the New York Rangers call
Sebastian (left) and Aries (right) Benuen embrace after making it home to Sheshatshiu after a 330-kilometre walk from Churchill Falls. (Courtesy of Sebastian Benuen)

A 330-kilometre trek for the love of hockey

Image of the Week: Aries Benuen and his grandfather Sebastian crushed their goal of raising $50,000 so the Innu boy can keep playing at the top of the game
On Aug. 1, Dumba, a Filipino-Canadian player, became the first NHLer to take a knee, with support from Subban (left) and Nurse (Dave Sandford/NHLI/Getty Images)

Black hockey players on loving a sport that doesn’t love them back

In 2020, hockey’s racial reckoning came to a head. Here, 10 Black hockey players share their experiences with racism on the ice.
Canadian professional ice hockey player Akim Aliu (Photograph by Jalani Morgan)

Hockey’s chance to reckon with its culture of abuse

The biggest question this season isn’t who wins the Stanley Cup, but whether the game finally deals with revelations of bullying, racism, misogyny and homophobia
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338Canada’s NHL projection Part 2: The West

Philippe J. Fournier: The Canucks lead the way while the numbers don’t bode well for Alberta’s flagging teams
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338Canada: Now for something lighter than politics—NHL projections!

Philippe J. Fournier: Applying the 338Canada model to hockey reveals the Leafs destined for the playoffs, and the Sens in need of a miracle