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The NHL’s best father-son combinations

(Left to right) Marty, Gordie and Mark Howe with the WHA's Houston Aeros. (SI)

Left to right: Marty, Gordie and Mark Howe with the WHA’s Houston Aeros. (SI)

For fathers and sons, professional sports have always been a fun way to bond and grow closer together, and hockey is no different. Plenty of kids from big Eastern metropolises, to rural Canadian farmland, and everywhere in-between develop a love for hockey from their parents.

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Simon Gagne retires after 14 seasons

Simon Gagne suited up in 23 games with the Boston Bruins last season, scoring three goals. (Bruins.NHL.com)

Simon Gagne suited up in 23 games with the Boston Bruins last season, scoring three goals. (Bruins.NHL.com)

Longtime left winger Simon Gagne on Tuesday announced his retirement, after 14 NHL seasons.

Gagne last suited up for the Boston Bruins, scoring three goals and one assist over 23 games in 2014-15. He took a leave of absence from the team in December to be with his father, Pierre, and did not return following his death.

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Mike Richards: From King to pauper

Mike Richards has posted a goal and five points with the Manchester Monarchs this season. (Crossing Broad)

Mike Richards has posted a goal and five points with the Manchester Monarchs this season. (Crossing Broad)

One decade after his last American League game — Game 5 of the 2005 Calder Cup final as a member of the Philadelphia Phantoms — Mike Richards finds himself in the AHL again, this time with the Manchester Monarchs.

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