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Kings see nothing but positives with 41st pick

Like so many of the youngsters chosen in the annual NHL draft, Jaret Anderson-Dolan watched his parents skate and he took to the ice on a pair of double-runners before he was 2 years old. Like many of those kids, he developed a terrific shot by rifling the puck hundreds of times a day at the rink or in his Calgary backyard, to the detriment of the nearby houses.

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Kings look at top pick and see a winner

LOS ANGELES–Scouting reports on Windsor Spitfires center Gabe Vilardi questioned his skating ability, and more than a few NHL teams apparently took that as gospel. Although Vilardi was the fourth-rated North American skater in Central Scouting's final draft rankings, the 17-year-old from Kingston, Canada, wasn't among the first 10 players selected Friday in Chicago.

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Steelheads singer cherishes national anthem, supports Kaepernick

Keith Tackman has been singing the national anthem before Idaho Steelheads hockey games since the franchise started in 1997. He doesn’t do them all, but enough to become a downtown fixture. And he has a few thoughts on the recent controversies surrounding sports and the song.
Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
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Steelheads singer cherishes national anthem, supports Kaepernick

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Take a Zamboni ride at CenturyLink Arena in Boise

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Watch: Time lapse shows crews moving 98-foot Boise sequoia tree to new home

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