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• Jonathan Toews on the Blackhawks’ changes this offseason: “I’ve never been told that we were going through a rebuild. That has never been communicated to me, for that matter. A lot of this comes as a shock because it’s a completely different direction than we expected.” [NHL.com]
• Senators first-rounder Tim Stutzle will miss the next 6-8 weeks with Germany’s Mannheim after suffering an arm injury during training camp. [Ottawa Citizen]
• Marc Bergevin has added depth and balance to the Canadiens’ lineup this offseason. [Sportsnet]
• Here’s why the Flyers have had a pretty quiet free agency. [Broad Street Hockey]
• “How Steve Yzerman was able to sign difference-makers but keep Detroit Red Wings’ checkbook flexible.” [Freep]