Without a Trace

Without a Trace

The Pittsburgh Penguins' clean sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks in last week's National Hockey League finals brought to a close the most turbulent season in the 75 years of the N.H.L. -- including a 10-day players' strike and an owners' attempt to boot out league president John Ziegler for insufficient p.r. savvy. But nobody noticed: everyone was tuned into the N.B.A. play-offs.


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