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Tom’s Daily: Lehner’s #SameHere Inspires Teen Girl, Bowness, OEL

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Today on Tom’s Daily: Robin Lehner’s campaign for mental health awareness and understanding touches an Illinois teen, Bowness loses interim tag, OEL says he never wanted to go, and more.

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I’m a giant advocate for mental health awareness and understanding. I’ve dealt with it as have people I love dearly. Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner has as well. Lehner’s support for the Global Mental Health Movement (#SameHere) has touched 15-year-old Morgan Urso, who is working to destigmatize mental health because of her own experiences. (ESPN)

NHL

Just a month removed from losing in the Stanley Cup Final to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Dallas Stars finally removed the interim tag from head coach Rick Bowness. (NHL.com) They also dropped an interesting third jersey called the “blackout” jersey for next season (Stars Twitter).

We knew this was coming. Here are all the platitudes from Oliver Ekman-Larsson and his camp about how he never wanted to leave for Boston or Vancouver. And the response will come from the Coyotes about how they never really wanted to trade him. New GM Bill Armstrong has his hands full rebuilding this team and this culture along with new ownership. It’s not an overstatement to say this is the most critical time ever for this franchise in the Desert SW. (BostonHockeyNow)

The Chicago Blackhawks did it a few weeks ago. They posted an open letter to fans on social medai talking about being in a rebuilding phase. Of course this was after Jonathan Toews expressed his shock at being left out of the conversation. Now the Pittsburgh Penguins have spent a summer wheeling and dealing, hoping to keep that Stanley Cup window open. Could the Penguins ever send one while Sidney Crosby still plays? (PittsbrughHockeyNow)

Former third overall draft pick Alex Galchenyuk signs a one-year deal with the Ottawa Senators. He’s now on his fifth team since signing his last contract with the Montreal Canadiens in 2017. (TSN)

Hockeyverse

A good follow-up to yesterday’s announcement that the AHL revised its start date to February 5, 2021: how do you handle prospect development in a pandemic? (ESPN)

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[…] Health is a massively important topic. We know Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner has opened up about his struggles in the past, and now Colin Wilson is opening up about his battle with OCD. […]

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