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• With Tomas Hertl injured, the Sharks can officially start their rebuild. (The Hockey News)
• The Giordano – Brodie pairing is doing wonders for the Flames. (TSN)
• The Score breaks down the schedules for potential playoff teams in the Western Conference. (The Score)
• Jake Sanderson is a top-20 prospect, per McKeen’s Ryan Wagman. (Rotoworld)
• Former Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference discussed the challenges of his job as the NHL’s director of social impact, growth and legislative affairs. (Sportsnet)
• What’s Matt Dumba‘s trade value? (Hockey Wilderness)
• Shea Theodore and Nick Holden have become the Golden Knights’ best defensive duo. (Las Vegas Sun)
• The Avs’ power play has been surprisingly mediocre for a while now. (Mile High Hockey)
• The Sabres are about to be tested now that Linus Ullmark is injured. (Die by the Blade)
• Here are some risky trade options for the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Pensburgh)
• Aaron Ekblad has been really good for the Panthers lately. (Rat Trick)
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