The new trade-deadline report cards
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Issuing post-trade deadline report cards is a rite every March. Only problem is, a month after the deadline, the semester is still far from complete -- especially for those seeking the Stanley Cup. For these teams, final exams are just now getting underway. And some of them are already improving their grades.
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2009 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
The Stanley Cup playoffs kick off Wednesday. Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun and the rest of our NHL team preview the first round: