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Hockey

  There may only be one Great One, but Jaromir Jagr at least deserves to be called The Really, Really, Good One. Al Bello/Allsport

Most likely to succeed

The NHL should bank on a group of 10 for 2000

While 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.
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  • West: Central | NW | Pacific
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  • Mailbag: The keys to Philadelphia's failure
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    Expect more scoring this season

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    How will Mario Lemieux's presence affect the Pittsburgh Penguins?
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