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  • 08 May
    MOSCOW --- Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand missed some chances and drew with Russian Peter Svidler in the seventh round of Tal Memorial international chess tournament.Svidler has never beaten Anand in a classical game and the trend continued in the seventh round here. The middle game saw Anand coming out on top and after the trade of queens too, Anand was pushing for an advantage. Svidler, however, retained active play and Anand missed out on a chance on move 32 that would have given some advantage.On a dull day at the tournament, all the games ended in draws.Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia continued to lead the event on 4.5 points, half a point ahead of Anish Giri of the Netherlands. Anand (4 points) shares the third spot with Russian Vladimir Kramnik and Levon Aronian of Armenia.In the next round, Anand will take on Nepomniachtchi. The Indian will be playing with black pieces. 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Following a lopsided 5-2 loss against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night, Paul MacLean told reporters that "theres a lack of focus, theres a lack of leadership and theres a lack of preparation" with his struggling team. That came on the heels of Bryan Murray taking the unusual step of going into the locker room at the Prudential Center and addressing the players himself. TORONTO -- Eric Lindros carved an unprecedented path to hockey stardom, including where the incoming Hall of Famer lived when he entered the NHL.It was about a month into Lindros rookie season with the Philadelphia Flyers that the prodigy asked to move in with veteran teammate Kevin Dineen and his newlywed wife, Annie.And I was like, `Ah, let me go home and talk to my wife about that, Dineen recalled almost 25 years later.Lindros had already bought a townhouse with everything you could ever want, but he was also a teenager in an unforgiving American city. Dineen figures he was probably a little bit lonely.So Lindros spent two years in the Dineens home, flush with dogs and a growing, makeshift family. The unlikely unit ate breakfast and dinner together, and sometimes Lindros and Dineen sneaked into classes at the University of Pennsylvania, where Annie was working toward her masters degree.It was funny in a lot of ways, Dineen said. It was like having a little brother who was much bigger than you.Finally entering the Hockey Hall of Fame alongside Rogie Vachon, Sergei Makarov and the late Pat Quinn, Lindros had an incomparable career on and off the ice. He was a maverick in a sport of rigid rules and a talent on the ice not seen before or since.He was probably the most dominant player during his time in the NHL, longtime teammate Rod BrindAmour said.At 6-foot-4 and more than 200 pounds, Lindros was like a freight train on skates, but with the agility and skills to move like a race car.BrindAmour still remembers hopelessly trying to defend Lindros at his first practice with the Flyers in 1992. Lindros had one hand on his stick as he rushed down the wing but still somehow whipped a wrist shot into the top corner.And Im like, nobody can do that in the NHL, BrindAmour said. And of course, if he wanted to run you over, he could run you through the boards. And then if you wanted to fight, he could fight. There was just nothing that he couldnt really do. And that was impressive because there wasnt really anyone in the NHL that could do everything.Dineen believes Lindros should be remembered as a progressive force. The hockey world could have its opinions, but LLindros stood by his best interests.ddddddddddddHe gets painted a little bit with the ugly brush because of the stands he took, said Dineen, now a Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach.Lindros twice refused to play for the team that drafted him No. 1 overall. He famously spurned the NHLs Quebec Nordiques in 1991, later saying he didnt want to play for owner Marcel Aubut, and that came two years after he declined to play for Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario Hockey League -- the club eventually to traded him to Oshawa.Lindros sat out the 2000-01 season waiting for a trade out of Philadelphia following a bitter public spat with general manager Bobby Clarke regarding the treatment of Lindros injuries, including multiple concussions. Compare that to the handling of current stars like Sidney Crosby, whose concussions have been handled by the Penguins with caution.Its not like youre looking to go upstream, Lindros said. The choices that I made were choices that other people had done before me. It wasnt like it was fresh territory.Perhaps not on a case-by-case basis, but the entirety of Lindros off-ice drama is unprecedented among NHL superstars.And still, his career will be defined as much by what it wasnt as what it was.Injuries limited him to fewer than 800 regular season games and retirement at age 34. He has some of the finest seasons ever in the league on his resume, but no longevity to go with it. And of course, Lindros also lacks a precious Stanley Cup title.What could his career have been with good health? BrindAmour thinks Lindros brute, physical style likely would have degraded his productivity with time.Regardless, the powerful Lindros made a dent on the sport. His dominance and distinctiveness cant be denied.Hes one in a lifetime, BrindAmour said. I dont know if youll ever see a player like him because the games changed so much now. The physical part of the game is kind of out the door. No kids growing up are trying to be like that. Its all skill and skating, so I dont know that youre going to see that kind of player again. ' ' '