The family of Derek Boogaard, who died in 2011, has sued the NHL, accusing the league of negligently causing his death. Ann Heisenfelt/AP hide caption

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The NHL's new realignment, due to take effect next season, includes scheduling rules that should let more fans see league scoring leader Sidney Crosby, of the Pittsburgh Penguins, in person. Claus Andersen/Getty Images hide caption

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