“Pat Brisson, of course, is the lead agent for Matt Duchene in this. This guy is a deal maker. He’s a negotiator. I suspect that he’s not terrorizing Joe Sakic on a daily basis with text messages or phone calls, but he’s been persistent in his belief that the best outcome for both the Colorado Avalanche and for the client, Matt Duchene, is to get a deal done.” [WGR550]
No matter how ugly the team gets on the ice, these will always be beautiful.
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Chris Bigras opens up out top-10 as a guy that will likely be on the NHL bubble this season [MHH]
Rookie Spencer Martin showed great promise when he’s gotten a chance. It might be a sign of things to come. “I thought Spencer Martin was great for us in goal. He looked calm, cool, collected the whole game” - Jared Bednar [NHL]
The NHL gets sucked into a day of social turmoil as alt-right group uses the Red Wings logo during demonstrations. Both the team and league released statements condemning the situation and threatening legal action. [WiiM]
With Jakob Chychrun out indefinitely after knee surgery, the Arizona Coyote’s defensive depth has a lot of question marks. [TBT]
Who would you rather; Victor Hedman or Oliver Ekman-Larsson? [RawCharge]