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Cutting back musical montages just one of the changes Rogers will introduce to Hockey Night in Canada: Rogers Sportsnet unveiled its new Hockey Central Studio on Tuesday. It features nine sets and includes the largest television studio monitor in Canada.Rogers has already introduced a handful of changes in the way it will deliver hockey to Canadians. In March, the company announced it was nudging long-time Hockey Night host Ron MacLean into a secondary role to clear room for George Stroumboulopoulos.Musical montages will not feature as prominently on Hockey Night in Canada this season as editorial control of the show shifts to Rogers Communications Inc., though executives with the company say the pre-game features will not disappear entirely. (Photo: CNW Group/Sportsnet)

Cutting back musical montages just one of the changes Rogers will introduce to Hockey Night in Canada: Rogers Sportsnet unveiled its new Hockey Central Studio on Tuesday. It features nine sets and includes the largest television studio monitor in Canada.

Rogers has already introduced a handful of changes in the way it will deliver hockey to Canadians. In March, the company announced it was nudging long-time Hockey Night host Ron MacLean into a secondary role to clear room for George Stroumboulopoulos.

Musical montages will not feature as prominently on Hockey Night in Canada this season as editorial control of the show shifts to Rogers Communications Inc., though executives with the company say the pre-game features will not disappear entirely. (Photo: CNW Group/Sportsnet)

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Phil Kessel poses during a photo shoot at training camp in Toronto on Thursday September 18, 2013. (Photo: Chris Young/The Canadian Press)As the Leafs open training camp, here are some key questions they’ll need to answer.

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Phil Kessel poses during a photo shoot at training camp in Toronto on Thursday September 18, 2013. (Photo: Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

As the Leafs open training camp, here are some key questions they’ll need to answer.

Expect the unexpected.

That was the advice William Nylander received from his father as the Toronto Maple Leafs prospect heads into his first rookie camp this weekend in London, Ont. When Michael Nylander went to his first NHL training camp in 1992-93, the Hartford Whalers knew the Swedish forward was skilled. But they made a point of finding out if he was strong enough — both physically and mentally — to handle the adversity that comes with playing in North America.

“They set a guy on him to try and get him irritated and try to see if he will retaliate,” William Nylander said. “That’s a pretty funny story.”

So, did his father retaliate?

“I don’t remember what he said,” said Nylander. “I’ll try to get back to you on that.”

Nylander might not have to fight at the four-team tournament, which includes the Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins. But he will have to pass his own set of tests if he is going to make the jump to the NHL level this season.

(Photos by Tyler Anderson/National Post; Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Former Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu has announced his retirement.Koivu, 39, played for Montreal from 1995 through 2009 and was captain from 1999 on.During his time with the Habs, the Finnish forward was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and missed almost all of the 2001-02 season before making an emotional return.“Looking back at my 22 years of pro hockey first in Finland and then in the NHL I feel truly blessed and fulfilled,” he said in a statement released by the NHL Players’ Association. (Photo: Postmedia News)

Former Montreal Canadiens captain Saku Koivu has announced his retirement.

Koivu, 39, played for Montreal from 1995 through 2009 and was captain from 1999 on.

During his time with the Habs, the Finnish forward was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and missed almost all of the 2001-02 season before making an emotional return.

“Looking back at my 22 years of pro hockey first in Finland and then in the NHL I feel truly blessed and fulfilled,” he said in a statement released by the NHL Players’ Association. (Photo: Postmedia News)

Morgan Rielly questioned the ability of his starting goaltender (“I’ve got to pull him, I think,” he said of Bernier. “Put Reims in”) and his team’s lack of leadership (“Is Bozak wearing an ‘A’ in this?” he asked. “That’s a joke”). And with the first period winding down and the Leafs trailing 3-1 in the new EA Sports video game NHL 15, he was picturing what head coach Randy Carlyle might say in a real setting.“Yeah, Randy would be rattled,” said Rielly. “How we’re not playing his style.”It was meant as a joke. After all, Rielly and Pacioretty could hardly be taken seriously the way they were dressed. Moments earlier, EA Sports had recorded the pair skating around in motion-capture suits for later use. That meant wearing a black spandex bodysuit that looked like it was covered in white cotton balls, a white helmet, shin pads and elbow pads. (Photo: Michael Traikos/National Post)

Morgan Rielly questioned the ability of his starting goaltender (“I’ve got to pull him, I think,” he said of Bernier. “Put Reims in”) and his team’s lack of leadership (“Is Bozak wearing an ‘A’ in this?” he asked. “That’s a joke”). And with the first period winding down and the Leafs trailing 3-1 in the new EA Sports video game NHL 15, he was picturing what head coach Randy Carlyle might say in a real setting.

“Yeah, Randy would be rattled,” said Rielly. “How we’re not playing his style.”

It was meant as a joke. After all, Rielly and Pacioretty could hardly be taken seriously the way they were dressed. Moments earlier, EA Sports had recorded the pair skating around in motion-capture suits for later use. That meant wearing a black spandex bodysuit that looked like it was covered in white cotton balls, a white helmet, shin pads and elbow pads. (Photo: Michael Traikos/National Post)

Remember that miserable Canadian winter we all suffered through, not so long ago? When watching the Winter Olympics was just about the only way to stay warm or, rather, feel warm and fuzzy about something, specifically — our athletes — and their medal haul, on the slopes, around the speed skating oval and in the hockey arena in Sochi?

Canada did what Canada does in winter sports, elbowing its way to the podium, waving the maple leaf with glee and giving us Hosers at home some new national heroes to celebrate. First among them, arguably, was Marie-Philip Poulin, a shy, polite, perfectly friendly French-Canadian, when not dressed in her hockey gear. On the ice Poulin was Clutch. She is an American Killer, and a scorer of two gold-medal sealing goals in Sochi — this after she scored the winning goal to beat the States in Vancouver four years before.

“Sidney Crosby is the best player in the world, in my opinion,” Louise Warren, Poulin’s college roommate at Boston University said after watching her pal dispatch of the U.S. “But I 100 per cent believe that [Poulin] is the best women’s hockey player in the world.”

A Canadian woman, and she is the best in the world. Poulin’s success in February stirred the patriotic spirit. But there are other rustlings out there. Canadian women are on the move. It is their time and, in England, at Wimbledon, it is Eugenie Bouchard’s time. (Photos: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images, Clive Brunskill/Getty Images, Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Canada’s Andrew Wiggins of Kansas was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.The Cavs went for a freshman from Vaughan, Ont., to open the draft for the second straight year and hope Wiggins works out better than Anthony Bennett of Brampton, Ont.Bennett was injured last summer, came into the season out of shape and made no impact, one of the reasons the Cavs were back in this spot again.But Wiggins seems a much more ready product after averaging a Kansas freshman-record 17.1 points. He might have ended up as the top pick anyway, but became the best option for the Cavs when Jayhawks teammate Joel Embiid suffered a stress fracture in his right foot shortly before the draft.“A thousand thoughts are going through my head right now,” Wiggins said. “It’s a dream come true. (Photo: Jason DeCrow/The Associated Press)

Canada’s Andrew Wiggins of Kansas was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.

The Cavs went for a freshman from Vaughan, Ont., to open the draft for the second straight year and hope Wiggins works out better than Anthony Bennett of Brampton, Ont.

Bennett was injured last summer, came into the season out of shape and made no impact, one of the reasons the Cavs were back in this spot again.

But Wiggins seems a much more ready product after averaging a Kansas freshman-record 17.1 points. He might have ended up as the top pick anyway, but became the best option for the Cavs when Jayhawks teammate Joel Embiid suffered a stress fracture in his right foot shortly before the draft.

“A thousand thoughts are going through my head right now,” Wiggins said. “It’s a dream come true. (Photo: Jason DeCrow/The Associated Press)

'This is a big f—-ing day': He’s the ultimate button-down, blue-suited mayor. But put Eric Garcetti in a hockey jersey and there’s no telling what he might do.On Monday, he let fly with the F-word in front of millions of people as he led his city in celebration of the Los Angeles Kings’ second Stanley Cup championship in three years. (Pictured: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick; photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

'This is a big f—-ing day': He’s the ultimate button-down, blue-suited mayor. But put Eric Garcetti in a hockey jersey and there’s no telling what he might do.

On Monday, he let fly with the F-word in front of millions of people as he led his city in celebration of the Los Angeles Kings’ second Stanley Cup championship in three years. (Pictured: Kings goalie Jonathan Quick; photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Kings were this close to tying the New York Rangers late in the third period of Game 4.Henrik Lundqvist, who faced 41 shots, including a lopsided third period in which the Kings outshot the home side 15-1, was both brilliant and incredibly lucky — yes, there’s that word again — in erecting a wall that just barely held, allowing the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory that let them live to see another day in the Stanley Cup final.Read the story here. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Kings were this close to tying the New York Rangers late in the third period of Game 4.

Henrik Lundqvist, who faced 41 shots, including a lopsided third period in which the Kings outshot the home side 15-1, was both brilliant and incredibly lucky — yes, there’s that word again — in erecting a wall that just barely held, allowing the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory that let them live to see another day in the Stanley Cup final.

Read the story here. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

One game into the New York-Los Angeles Stanley Cup final, we’ve already had plenty of celebrity sightings. Here are Will Ferrell and Larry David at Game 1 between the Rangers and Kings at the Staples Center. The Kings won 3-2 in overtime. (Photos by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)