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• Check out the highlights above from Thursday night’s 4-1 Red Wings win over the Blues in the 2019 Kraft Hockeyville USA game from Calumet, Mich.
• The recent RFA signings won’t bolster Patrik Laine‘s case, per Travis Yost. (TSN)
• The negotiations between Matthew Tkachuk and the Calgary Flames turned quickly. (Sportsnet)
• Brayden Point skated with the Lightning on Thursday. He’s still recovering from off-season hip surgery. (Tampa Bay Times)
• How the Justin Faulk trade might impact negotiations between Justin Schultz and the Penguins. (Pensburgh)
• It’s time for the Blackhawks to turn their focus to the Robin Lehner era. (the-rink.com)
• The Preds have moved Kyle Turris to the wing. Is that the best decision? (On the Forecheck)
• NHL teams should already be focusing on the 2020-21 salary cap because things are already getting tight. (Featurd)
• Stars forward Roope Hintz wants to build off his strong showing in the postseason. (Dallas News)
• The 2019-20 season should be a career-year for James van Riemsdyk. (Broad Street Hockey)
• Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson and his wife are raising money for Hurricane Dorian relief. (NHL.com)
• Even though Dylan Cozens didn’t make the Sabres squad this year, the expectations will be high for him next year. (Buffalo Hockey Beat)
• Check out these 25 facts about the Albany Choppers hockey team that played 55 IHL games in 1999. (Vintage Ice Hockey)
• The fact that the Pacific Division isn’t very good will help the Canucks’ chances of making the playoffs. (Vancourier)
• Hockey dogs can’t wait for the start of the NHL season! (Dogoday.com)
• There are reasons for the Minnesota Wild to be optimistic about this season. (Gone Puck Wild)
• Martin Jones is ready to take the next step for the San Jose Sharks. (Blade of Teal)
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