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Marian Hossa hanging with some neighbors and his buddy Stanley. [forgotmyoldusern on Reddit]

• Auston Matthews is embarking on a most excellent adventure in Switzerland. [ESPN]

• There is going to be a “Hockey Moms” television show in the Twin Cities area. It’s going to start airing the day after Christmas.  [Star Tribune]

Nail Yakupov, tutor to Connor McDavid? Interesting read on how the Edmonton Oilers’ former No. 1 pick may help its current No. 1. [Edmonton Journal]

New Jersey Devils forward Mike Cammalleri thinks Lou Lamoriello is pretty exciting for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He’d know since he played for Lou. [Sportsnet]

• The Mighty Ducks were supposed to lose in D3? Say it ain’t so! [Quack Attack]

Alex Ovechkin would pick Vladimir Putin to save the world in a hockey game for all the marbles against aliens. Think Space Jam with pucks. As Ovi points out, Putin did score eight goals against Russian hockey legends once. If Ovi suddenly goes missing next week, we’ll blame this interview. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

• Why Adidas will not ruin NHL jerseys. [CBS New York]

• A charity hockey game in El Segundo, Calif. benefiting a bone marrow donor program raised more money than organizers could have hoped for. A cool, heartwarming story. [Frozen Royalty]

Don Cherry thinks Toronto Blue Jays third baseman John Donaldson should be American League MVP. Grapes going cross-sport. [Sportsnet]

• Your top-100 fantasy goaltenders for next season. No surprise on No. 1, but how about No. 2? [Dobber Hockey]

• Deconstructing the Calgary Flames’ new arena proposal and what it all means. Our own Ryan Lambert gives his take. [Flames Nation]

• How hard will it be for the Capitals to replace forward Eric Fehr for next season? [Japers’ Rink]

• The NHL preseason starts in exactly one month. Rejoice hockey fans! [NHL]

• Remember that Ryan O’Reilly impaired driving thing? His hearing has been pushed back to Sept. 10 … just around the time training camp starts for the Buffalo Sabres center. [Associated Press]

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Valtteri Filppula will bounce back from a tough 2015-16.  [Raw Charge]

• The Arizona Coyotes signed 2015 second round draft pick (32nd overall) Christian Fischer to a three-year entry-level contract. [Coyotes]

-The Montreal Canadiens need more than just Carey Price to win a Stanley Cup. [Eye on Hockey]

• Eight reasons why there should be optimism with Detroit, even if the team had some pretty major changes this summer. [Octopus Thrower]

• What are the top cities for CWHL expansion? Interesting competition between this group of teams and the NWHL which is set to start play next season.  [Along the Boards]

Adam McQuaid and his path toward being an NHL hockey player. [The Pink Puck]

• The Bruins could face another year without the playoffs. Considering the “moves” GM Don Sweeney made this summer it’s a majorly real possibility. [Today’s Slapshot]

Pekka Rinne saves a fan’s birthday. Quite a cool gesture by the Nashville netminder last season. [Nashville Predators]

• Finally, you ever want to be a general manager? NHL16 gives you that chance. 

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