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1 BUILDING VEGAS: THE SEARCH PARTY

By: Gare Joyce

Las Vegas’s as-yet-unnamed NHL franchise hasn’t played a game but Shane Bowers has already taken a special place in team history. It happened in September in Omaha, Neb. Scott Luce had taken in the USHL showcase, an all-star game bringing together the top prospects eligible for the 2017 NHL entry draft. Luce booted up a brand-new laptop, opened some brand-new software, typed in Bowers’s name and hit send.  –> http://sprtsnt.ca/2fvfQlL

2Five NHL team stats you may find interesting

By: Jason Brough

129.9% — The combined power play and penalty kill rates of the Columbus Blue Jackets, by far the highest in the NHL. The Jackets’ power play is converting at a ridiculous 39.3 percent, while their PK is a very respectable 90.6 percent. Young center Alexander Wennberg leads all NHLers with eight PP assists, and nobody would’ve predicted that. –> http://bit.ly/2fVot9O

3NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

By: TSN.CA Staff

The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL’s involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. –> http://bit.ly/2fWMWcR

4Predators player has adorable pregame ritual with 4-year-old fan (Video)

By: Greg Wyshynski

Like many players, Mattias Ekholm has his routine during pregame skates for the Nashville Predators.  –> https://yhoo.it/2geCDU3

 

5Bickell Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

By:  Terrell Williams

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that forward Bryan Bickell has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). –> http://atnhl.com/2erD2ll

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