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• All signs are pointing to a bridge deal between Tampa Bay and Brayden Point. (The Hockey News)
• Was Patrik Laine right when he complained about the way the Jets were using him? (TSN)
• Carter Hart and Jakub Voracek will use sticks with designs made by kids with childhood cancer. (NHL.com)
• Alex Ovechkin will receive the Wayne Gretzky International Award from USA Hockey. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)
• Ron Hextall found himself a new job as a part-time advisor for the LA Kings. (NBC Sports Philly)
• Sharks goalie Martin Jones has to prove himself all over again after a rough season. (NBC Sports Bay Area)
• For the Kings to get back to the Stanley Cup Final, Rob Blake knows his team has to do a great job of developing young talent. (LA Times)
• The Oilers and Jets could be realistic trade partners. (Oilers Nation)
• Elias Pettersson continues to amaze everyone in Vancouver heading into his second year. (Sportsnet)
• Kyle Okposo is ready to give the Buffalo Sabres everything he’s got. (Buffalo Hockey Beat)
• Tanner Fritz is fighting for a playoff spot now that he’s over the blood clot. (NHL.com/Islanders)
• Dominik Kubalik could be a break-out candidate for the Chicago Blackhawks. (NBC Sports Chicago)
• The Pens’ lack of room under the salary cap will affect the depth of their squad. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
• How Marc Bergevin is quietly preventing a disaster from happening. (A Winning Habit)
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