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Decade Notables

from Kevin Allen Of USA TODAY,

The Atlanta Thrashers moved to Winnipeg. The NHL introduced the Department of Player Safety.

Steve Yzerman returned to the Detroit Red Wings. John Tavares left the New York Islanders for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Mike Babcock received a $50 million coaching contract for the Leafs, then was fired in his fifth season. The NHL agreed to expand to 32 teams.

The NHL opted not to go to the 2018 Olympics after embracing the Winter Games since 1998. League revenues grew to almost $5 billion. The league locked out players in 2012-13, then both sides agreed last fall not to reopen the collective bargaining agreement early.

The NHL has had seven different Norris Trophy winners over the past seven seasons. Fighting has all but evaporated.

Clearly, plenty has happened in the NHL over the past decade. But here are 10 people, places and things that have altered the game in that time:

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