Four of the greatest players in NHL history are among those who are about to have their names forever removed from the Stanley Cup. And Ted Lindsay, Glenn Hall, Alex Delvecchio and Bobby Hull and are entirely fine with that, honored to have been on the trophy for more than a half-century, carrying with them indelible memories of their teams and titles and happy to make room for future champions.
It's tough to make Duncan Keith slow down. Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is asked if he thinks about scaling back the minutes played by the 35-year-old defenseman. But telling Keith to do that and getting Keith to do that are two different things.
The Tkachuk family photo albums are filled with memories of their multi-generation association with the NHL and how dad Keith's career opened the door to a world that helped teach his two sons how to conduct themselves, not mention how to play the game.