Here are your links for today:
Ben Lovejoy is the first active NHL player to pledge to donate his brain to CTE research. Lovejoy plans to donate his brain upon his passing to the Boston-based Concussion Legacy Foundation. [The Record] [NJ.com]
Well, that didn’t take long: The NHL has invited a prospective Seattle ownership group to submit an application to become the league’s 32nd franchise. The NHL has set the expansion fee at $650 million for entrance in the 2020-21 season. [TSN]
More on Seattle:
SEA: looking at 2020-21. Have asked to file application to expand. League has agreed and will allow a season-ticket drive. But Bettman says this is not guarantee of a team— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 7, 2017
Capitals head coach with a little shade for Kevin Shattenkirk:
Full quote from Barry Trotz on Kevin Shattenkirk: pic.twitter.com/tTo1OvoIm6— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) December 7, 2017
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