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  1. Marian Hossa named alternate captain of Slovakia

    Feb 11, 2014, 8:04 AM EDT

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    Appropriate given that the nation’s hopes are largely on his shoulders.

  2. Hossa-Handzus-Tatar line highlights Slovakia’s first Olympic practice

    Feb 10, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Zdeno Chara looks like he’ll be paired with Andrej Sekera on defense.

  3. PHT’s Pressing Olympic Questions: Who are these guys?

    Feb 10, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

    Russia's Viktor Tikhonov, left, and Enver Lisin celebrate the team's second goal scored by Lisin during the EHT Karjala Tournament match against Sweden in Helsinki, Finland, Saturday Nov. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Jussi Nukari) FINLAND OUT

    A look at four players that could play important roles, but aren’t that well known in North America.

  4. PHT’s Pressing Olympic Questions: Can Slovakia surprise again?

    Feb 10, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

    Zdeno Chara of Slovakia waves as he carries the flag as he leads the team during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    They’re missing some key players, but still have Zdeno Chara, Marian Hossa, and Jaroslav Halak.

  5. Janne Niinimaa retires from hockey

    Feb 10, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT

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    He was last in the NHL in 2007.

  6. Visnovsky’s agent stands by decision to keep him out of Olympics

    Feb 9, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: Lubomir Visnovsky #11 of the New York Islanders in action against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on February 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. The New York Islanders won, 1-0. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

    Islanders GM Garth Snow initially raised some eyebrows with his decision.

  7. Visnovsky officially ruled out of Olympics, ‘huge loss’ says Slovakian GM

    Feb 8, 2014, 12:58 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: Lubomir Visnovsky #11 of the New York Islanders in action against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on February 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. The New York Islanders won, 1-0. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

    They’re also going to have to get by without Marian Gaborik.

  8. Slovak GM: ‘We don’t understand’ why Isles are keeping Visnovsky out of Olympics

    Feb 7, 2014, 6:39 PM EDT

    Lubomir Visnovsky

    “If it’s possible he can play and he says he’s okay, he can play.”

  9. Islanders activate Hamonic from IR

    Feb 7, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT

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    He’s been out with a concussion since Jan. 13.

  10. Tavares: Islanders ‘find ways to lose’ more than win

    Feb 7, 2014, 11:33 AM EDT

    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 04: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders skates down the ice against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on February 4, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    This isn’t a good time to be with the team.

  11. Islanders not letting Visnovsky play in Sochi Olympics

    Feb 7, 2014, 1:04 AM EDT

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    At 37 years of age, this was very likely last chance to play in Olympics.

  12. Huge blow for Slovakia: Gaborik (broken collarbone) ruled out of Olympics

    Feb 6, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

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    Ex-NHLer Branko Radivojevic reportedly takes his place.

  13. Olympic odds: Crosby, Ovechkin co-favorites for MVP

    Feb 5, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

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    Pittsburgh and Washington captains top the list.

  14. Report: Islanders projected to get a lot for Vanek

    Feb 5, 2014, 9:56 AM EDT

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Thomas Vanek #26 of the New York Islanders controls the puck against the New York Rangers during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on January 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    They’ll need to in order to get back what they surrendered in the original trade.

  15. Video: Isles’ Nabokov shuts out Capitals 1-0

    Feb 5, 2014, 12:25 AM EDT

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    The win broke a five-game winless streak.

  16. Goalie nods: Luongo back in Boston, marquee matchup at MSG

    Feb 4, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT

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    News and notes from around the crease…

  17. Get your game notes: Islanders at Capitals

    Feb 4, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT

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    Two struggling teams look for points in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

  18. Vanek: Decision not to sign with Isles involves more ‘than a contract’

    Feb 4, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    New York Islanders' Thomas Vanek (26) skates back toward his bench after scoring during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in New York. The Islanders won the game 5-3. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Could he be pining for a move back to Minnesota?

  19. NHL on NBCSN: Islanders look to pull Capitals into their nightmare

    Feb 4, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

    Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, skates next to New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) during the first period an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    There isn’t much reason to be hopeful in New York, but they can hurt Washington’s playoff chances.

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