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• Putting an end to the Ilya Kovalchuk era was an important step for the Los Angeles Kings. (The Hockey News)
• Team Canada forward Dylan Cozens is about to put Yukon on the hockey map. (TSN)
• ESPN breaks down the biggest pretenders in the NHL and which ones are sleeping giants. (ESPN)
• The Dallas Stars still have some serious flaws. (Defending Big D)
• What have the San Jose Sharks being doing differently under interim head coach Bob Boughner? (Fear the Fin)
• The rest of this month will tell us everything we need to know about the Predators. (Predlines)
• Should the Penguins have paid the price for Taylor Hall? (Pensburgh)