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• How will the Blue Jackets’ anemic offense affect their playoff push/Stanley Cup hopes? (The Cannon)
• Tyson Barrie is a solid offensive defenseman, but don’t be surprised if he gets moved in the near future. (Mile High Hockey)
• Team Canada’s Olympic team could have used junior players like Robert Thomas and Jordan Kyrou at next month’s Olympics. (Bleedin Blue)
• One week after undergoing a heart procedure, Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy was back on the ice. (Bruins Daily)
• It’s become pretty clear that the Canadiens need to re-tool their roster. Trading Shea Weber would be risky, but it could also net them a nice return. (Eyes on the Prize)
• Why is it so tough to beat the Golden Knights in Vegas? Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin weighs in. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)
• Team Canada goalie Shannon Szabados did an interesting Q & A with The Score. She’s in the hunt for her third gold medal.
• Jaromir Jagr is as unique as they come in hockey. (Toronto Star)
• Eric Lindros answered five of NHL.com’s questions including his favorite NHL moment, which wasn’t actually a moment. (NHL.com)
• The Detroit Red Wings need to start playing better hockey, but it also wouldn’t be a bad thing if they miss the postseason. (Detroit Free Press)
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