A handful of Pittsburgh Penguins players whose names are on the Stanley Cup, some of them twice or even three times, are gone. The same goes for core players from the back-to-back Presidents' Trophy winning Washington Capitals. Pittsburgh no longer has forwards Nick Bonino, Chris Kunitz and Matt
The Toronto Maple Leafs are in last place in the NHL, the first time the club has dipped that low in the standings since 1997. But Leafs fans are not necessarily gloomy. They understand last place overall means Toronto would have the best odds at the projected first overall pick this summer — Auston
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