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• “The NHL and the International Olympic Committee were unable to secure an expanded media rights deal for the 2022 Winter Olympics, but the league still intends to send its players to Beijing.” [ESPN]
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— NHL (@NHL) August 2, 2021
• As NHL free agency settles down, did the Canucks do enough to improve their defense? [Pass it to Bulis]
• Matvei Michkov, a projected 2023 NHL top draft pick, is already stealing the show at the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup. [The Hockey News]
• New Senators Senior VP of Player Development Pierre McGuire has a seven-player profile. Where does Ottawa currently fit into that? [Silver Seven Sens]
• Former NHLer Daniel Paille has been promoted to full-time assistant coach at Canisius College. [Canisius]