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The Vancouver Canucks celebrate after Raffi Torres scored a goal against the Boston Bruins late in the third period to win Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) is prevented from scoring by Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference, behind, and goalie Tim Thomas (30) in the first period of Game 5 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, in Boston on Monday, May 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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NHL Playoffs: Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Martin St. Louis (26) celebrates with teammates Nate Thompson (44) and Brett Clark (7) after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during the third period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 21, 2011 in Tampa, Fla. Tampa Bay won 5-3. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

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NHL Playoffs: San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle (22) is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Vancouver Canucks during the third period of Game 3 of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference final hockey series Friday, May 20, 2011, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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San Jose Sharks' Joe Thornton, left, Patrick Marleau, center, and Benn Ferriero leave the bench after losing 7-3 to the Vancouver Canucks during game 2 of the NHL Western Conference Final Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Wednesday May 18, 2011. (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

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Vancouver Canucks' Aaron Rome, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Alex Burrows, left, and Christian Ehrhoff, of Germany, against the San Jose Sharks during the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference finals, Wednesday, May 18, 2011, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

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Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) shoots and scores as Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) tries to stop him in the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final playoff series in Boston Tuesday, May 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Boston Bruins center Tyler Seguin (19) is hugged by Boston Bruins right wing Nathan Horton after Seguin scored against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference final playoff series in Boston Tuesday, May 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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From left to right, Chicago Blackhawks' Michael Frolik, Bryan Bickell and Ben Smith react after the Detroit Red Wings defeated them 4-3 in the last game of the NHL regular season on Sunday, April 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)

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Anthony Semerano, 10, from Montreal, holds up a placard in front of a statue of hockey legend Maurice Richard during a protest against violence in hockey and a call for tougher sanctions from the NHL for hits to the head, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

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Demonstrators hold up a placard during a protest against violence in hockey and demanding tougher sanctions from the NHL against hits to the head, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

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A demonstrator holds up a sign during a protest against violence in hockey and demanding tougher sanctions from the NHL against hits to the head, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Paul Chiasson)

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Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula, right, talks with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman during a news conference announcing the new ownership of the NHL hockey team in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

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Buffalo Sabres new owner Terry Pegula tears up as he talks about former Buffalo Sabres player Gil Perreault during a news conference announcing the new ownership of the NHL hockey team in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 1996, file photo, Colorado Avalanche's Peter Forsberg, left, of Sweden, and Philadelphia Flyers' Rod Brind'Amour vie for the puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. Forsberg announced his retirement from the NHL on Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. A chronic foot ailment cut short the Swede's career. He made a brief return in 2008 and didn't play in the NHL again until this month. After a visa delay, he took the ice in just two road games, scoring no points, before deciding to end his career. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

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Team Lidstrom's Steven Stamkos, of the Tampa Bay Lightning (91) works in the fastest skater routine during the NHL All Star Skills Hockey competition on Saturday, Jan., 29, 2011, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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Team Staal's Jeff Skinner, of the Carolina Hurricanes, takes the ice during the NHL All Star Skills Hockey competition on Saturday, Jan., 29, 2011, in Raleigh, N.C. Skinner is the youngest NHL player to participate in an All Star game. (AP Photo/Karl B. DeBlaker)

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks before the NHL All Star Skills Hockey competition on Saturday, Jan., 29, 2011, in Raleigh, N.C. The NHL board of governors holds its All-Star game meeting, with franchise sales and hits to the head likely to be on the agenda. (AP Photo/Karl B. DeBlaker)

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Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (87) falls to the ice after being held by Washington Capitals' Mike Green in the first period of the NHL Winter Classic outdoor hockey game in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

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The Washington Capitals traded their first-round pick (No. 26 overall) to the Chicago Blackhawks for right winger Troy Brouwer on Friday night, day one of the NHL draft. (Associated Press)