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• What should the Penguins expect from Carter this season and next? [Pensburgh]
• “The Canucks never actually threatened not to play Friday; they just needed winger J.T. Miller to be his blunt, discomforting, honest self when he spoke to reporters on Wednesday and said the revised schedule was ‘dangerous’ and the NHL’s goal of making player safety the top priority was ‘almost impossible to achieve with what they have asked us to do here on our return.'” [Sportsnet]
• Why the Islanders are playing even better defensively under Barry Trotz this season. [NY Hockey Now]
• For the Blue Jackets to bounce back next season it’s time to focus on developing centers in the organization. [1st Ohio Battery]
• Actor Kenan Thompson, Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle, U.S. national team gold medalist Kendall Coyne Schofield, and NBC Sports’ Patrick Sharp acted as judged for the NHL Fan Skills Class of 2021. [NHL]