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• “We’re unclear on how the power dynamics will eventually play out between [Jeff] Gorton and the incumbent GM, but [Geoff] Molson expects them to work as a team, tackling the various responsibilities that, he’s learned in hindsight, are too large for just one person to continue doing in this unique market.” [Sportsnet]
• Looking at the biggest surprises and disappointments through the first quarter of the NHL season. [PHT]
• With a quarter of the season finished, are the Kraken finally coming together as a team? [Seattle Times]
• An important ranking: Which NHL team has the best dog? [ESPN]
• The Blues have found mixed results through nearly two months of the NHL season. [Post-Dispatch]