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• Contrary to popular belief, veterans around the NHL aren’t really opposed to the Fortnite video game, but they want to see their young players bond with their teammates on the road. (Washington Post)
• Jake McCabe spent some time working for his father’s construction company, and that taught him the value of hard work. (NHLPA)
• Martin Brodeur never shied away from pranking former teammate David Clarkson. (Bergen Record)
• Panthers forward Evgenii Dadonov‘s second tour of duty in the NHL has gone a lot better than his first one. (SI.com)
• James van Riemsdyk is close to returning to the Flyers lineup. Whenever he does come back, the Flyers will be better for it. (Philly.com)
• The Dallas Stars have a lot of firepower, but their power play has gone cold over the last little while. (Dallas Morning News)
• After struggling mightily last season, Canucks defender Ben Hutton has been solid for Vancouver in 2018-19. (Canucks Army)
• Jeff Skinner has found a way to add some goals to the Sabres lineup. (NHL.com)
• Penguins center Matt Cullen wasn’t happy with the arbitrator’s decision to shorten Tom Wilson‘s suspension. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
• Martin St. Louis wasn’t drafted and he went on waivers, but he managed to carve out a hall-of-fame career. Which current NHLer is the next St. Louis? (The Hockey News)
• Which Colorado Avalanche forwards make the most of their ice time? (Mile High Hockey)
• The Vegas Golden Knights haven’t been able to win as much as they would like, so it’s time for them to make some changes. (SinBin.Vegas)
• Austin Watson has missed the start of the season because of a suspension, but he’ll help the Predators on the ice when he comes back. (Predlines)
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