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• Patrik Laine is relieved that he doesn’t have to focus on a contract extension anymore. (NHL.com)
• The Sabres are willing to put up with Rasmus Dahlin‘s mistakes because the offensive benefits are huge. (The Hockey News)
• The Tampa Bay Lightning haven’t forgotten about the way they went out in the playoffs last season. (TSN.ca)
• ESPN.com breaks down the different levels of hatred in hockey. (ESPN)
• It’s obvious that the culture in the Flyers organization has changed. (Broad Street Hockey)
• Former Chealsea keeper Petr Cech is making the switch to hockey. (Edmonton Journal)
• Victor Olofsson has made quite the impression in Buffalo so far this season. (Buffalo Hockey Beat)
• The Maple Leafs probably regret trading Tuukka Rask away. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)
• There’s a few things the Canadiens have to fix early on this season. (A Winning Habit)
• Is it time for the New Jersey Devils to hit the panic button? (All About the Jersey)
• Here’s 10 questions facing the Colorado Avalanche in 2019-20. (Mile High Hockey)
• Troy Stecher has to prove himself all over again at the NHL level. (Vancouver Courier)
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