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• Here are seven cup contenders that have yet to make a trade. (TSN)
• The Hockey News provides us with a list of seven players that could benefit from a change of scenery. (The Hockey News)
• Sticking with the seven trend: ESPN shares seven trades they’d like to see happen before the trade deadline. (ESPN)
• The Canadiens and Penguins made a four-player minor-league trade. (NHL.com/Canadiens)
• Connor McDavid‘s return from injury puts pressure on GM Ken Holland before the trade deadline. (Sportsnet)
• Ever wonder who the top 10 Latvians are in NHL history are? Here’s your answer. (The Hockey Writers)
• Artemi Panarin still doesn’t understand why the Blackhawks traded him away in 2017. (Daily Herald)
• Here’s three teams that should trade for Dustin Byfuglien. (The Score)
• Who could the Blue Jackets move before Monday’s trade deadline? (The Cannon)
• Cale Makar and Ryan Graves have been a strong pairing for the Avs. (Mile High Hockey)
• The Alec Martinez pairing could push Nate Schmidt and Shea Theodore onto the same pairing. (Sinbin.Vegas)
• How has the Jason Zucker trade affected Wild prospect Kirill Kaprizov? (Hockey Wilderness)
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