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• Ducks GM Bob Murray on the state of his team: “We’re rebuilding.” [OC Register]
• Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe on the team’s disappointing end to last season: “There’s no forgetting and there’s learning to move it forward. We can recite the fact that we did a number of great things last season and we’re not here to change the foundation as we laid as a team last year.” [The Hockey News]
• Why the NHL should change from the emergency backup goalie system to a taxi squad of netminders for each team. [Daily Faceoff]
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) September 22, 2021
• Eric Staal is not ready to retire and is hoping to catch on with a U.S.-based team. [TSN]