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• Mike Gillis, Ron Hextall and other candidates for the Blackhawks’ vacant president job. [Second City Hockey]
• “The longer the NHL refuses to cancel the games, they harder they’re making it on ticket holders.” [Mile High Hockey]
• Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov is using the NHL pause to stay with his junior hockey billet family. He’s able to work out at a home gym and get on the ice with a private rink nearby. [NBC Sports Philadelphia]
• “Hundreds of motorists circled the Henderson Pavilion five times — once for each member of the Henderson City Council — and some honked their car horns Saturday during a “car parade protest.” [Review Journal]
• The Senators have inked 24-year-old Russian blue liner Artem Zub to a one-year deal. [Senators]
• Willie Mitchell is spending his post-NHL player days as a resort owner/operator. [Forbes]
• Chinese-heritage players aiming for 2022 Olympics. [NHL.com]