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The NHL should bank on a group of 10 for 2000While the NHL may not need a presence like Wayne Gretzky to survive, the league certainly wouldn't mind if a superstar fell from the hockey heavens with everything The Great One had -- adept on the ice and in front of a microphone. Sports Illustrated's Kostya Kennedy breaks down a crop of 10 players contending to become the new face of the NHL.
Turning the page|
Wayne Gretzky is gone. Dominik Hasek will soon leave. The NHL moves into 2000 looking for new heroes, players to step into the spotlight vacated by the Great One.
League's many languages complicate communication|
NHL ice rinks have become melting pots during the past decade, raising the quality of play, but sometimes causing confusion.
Senators find the road to success to be bumpy|
With captain Alexei Yashin threatening to sit out this season, Ottawa must now learn to maintain success without their star player.
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