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Todd Cordell goes player-by-player down the team’s defensive roster and shares what he’d like to see out of each guy this season: [Infernal Access ($)]
Not a bad pick for a breakout this season:
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A good change to the rule book: Referees can now nullify a major penalty after a video review. “Interesting to see the league give its officials a few more options when it comes to video reviews. Since the change only applies to major penalties — and only situations already eligible for review — there shouldn’t be a big difference in execution. The additional option, though, gives the on-ice officials a better chance to get it right via review.” [Scouting the Refs]
As you look at the talent coming into the league this year, who’s your pick to win the Calder Trophy? [r/hockey]
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