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Oct. 05, 2015
Oct. 05, 2015

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Oct. 5, 2015

NHL PREVIEW
  • By JEREMY FUCHS

    After six embattled seasons in Toronto, Phil Kessel could prove that one team's castoff may be a superstar center's long-awaited answer

  • The Islanders will christen their new barn in style—with a trip to the Stanley Cup finals

  • Last year's runners-up in the West, the Ducks, SI's pick to lift the Stanley Cup, will be second to none

ALI
  • The greatest is still an inspirational force: In the way his mere presence can move people to tears, in his brave fight against Parkinson's, and in the annual SI award that will bear his name

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HOT: The Pats

This is an article from the Oct. 5, 2015 issue

They're 3--0 after a 51--17 thrashing of Jacksonville. They're winning in a way that leaves opponents totally deflated.

NOT: The Nats

Jonathan Papelbon grabbed Bryce Harper by the throat, giving the team another way to choke.

PHOTOJIM ROGASH/GETTY IMAGES (BRADY)PHOTOTONY QUINN/ICON SPORTSWIRE/AP (PAPELBON)