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Pontus Aberg of the Nashville Predators scores on goaltender Jonathan Bernier of the Anaheim Ducks during Game 5 of the Western Conference final at Honda Center on May 20, 2017 in Anaheim. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Predators look to close out Ducks

NASHVILLE — Back when he was coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs, Randy Carlyle had “Burn The Boats” painted on the inside of the team’s dressing room.

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (The Canadian Press via AP)

Bettman should let NHLers play: Patrick Brown

On Monday, hockey fans got the news that we’ve all been dreading for months: The NHL won’t allow their players to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea. Shame on the NHL, whose leadership needs to understand that there is more to hockey than money. And shame on the IOC.

Team USA's Amanda Kessel in action against Team Sweden in the Women's Ice Hockey Semifinals at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 17, 2014. (Al Charest/Postmedia Network/Files)

Wrong message being sent by USA Hockey

Australia this week offered to more than double the pay of its national women’s cricket team, which was news to this corner on a lot of levels, including the fact that women play international cricket.