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• Alex Ovechkin isn’t thinking of retirement just yet. (NHL.com)
• The Canadiens are hoping that Brendan Gallagher turns in another incredible performance this season. (TSN)
• The trainer who helped Patrick Kane produce a career year is now working with Avs forward J.T. Compher. (Denver Post)
• The Blues have to be careful with Ivan Barbashev‘s new contract. (Bleedin Blue)
• Is fighting in hockey almost extinct? (Sinbin.Vegas)
• Oilers Nation wrote an open letter to disgruntled forward Jesse Puljujarvi. (Oilers Nation)
• The 2008-09 edition of the San Jose Sharks was the best squad in franchise history. (NBC Sports Bay Area)
• Is it time for the Minnesota Wild to rebuild? (Hockey Wilderness)
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