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Tom’s Daily: Vegas Training Camp Recap; Pietro Avoids the Strip

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Tom’s Daily: Vegas training camp recap; Pietrangelo avoids the strip; RIP John Muckler; Markstrom calls Nieuwendyk first; Thornton looks good as a Leaf; Team USA going for gold; more

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In case you missed it, here’s our recap of what we know after the first day of camp for the Golden Knights. (VHN)

Here are the Golden Knights start times and broadcast information for the 2021 season. (Vegas Golden Knights)

Alex Pietrangelo has already figured out to avoid the strip “except for the food”. (Las Vegas Review-Journal) By the way, Pietro is wearing #7 with the VGK.

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Former NHL coach and GM John Muckler has passed away at the age of 86. Muckler won five Stanley Cups as part of the great Edmonton Oilers dynasty of the 80s. He worked for four different franchises but will always be remembered as an Oilers great. (CBC)

Jacob Markstrom didn’t have to do it, but he called Joe Nieuwendyk to make sure it was ok to wear #25 anyway. (Sportsnet) Yes I can spell Nieuwendyk without looking it up.

Joe Thornton took reps as the first line center and says he already feels “at home” with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Seriously, if he does end up centering the top line, he could be in for one more amazing year. (TSN)

Patrik Laine out here inspiring confidence in everyone with classic lines like “I’m here, aren’t I?” (Winnipeg Sun)

Looks like Laine and Pierre-Luc Dubois took pages from the same book. (Columbus Dispatch)

Hockeyverse

Team USA will play for the gold medal at the World Junior Championship against Team Canada after beating Finland to advance on Monday. (Sporting News)

There’s a weekly zoomcast with an impressive guest list that I wish I’d have known about earlier. Hockey fans will love this. (NY Times)

Hockey life in COVID-19 times for the folks of Warroad, Minnesota. (Grand Forks Herald)

Don’t miss our continuing coverage of Vegas training camp all week!

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Tom’s Daily: Zach Whitecloud growing; HSK preapre for camp

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Tom’s Daily: Zach Whitecloud is increasing his role; Dubois trade rumors; Henderson Silver Knights prepare for training camp; NWHL will bubble up; more.

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Zach Whitecloud is growing his role with the Vegas Golden Knights this season, and it’s good to see for the young defenseman. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

The Henderson Silver Knights have rounded out the coaching staff and are preparing to open training camp. (KLAS)

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According to TSN’s Frank Seravalli, Canadian teams will actually fly less this year. The more you know. (TSN)

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored last night, but he also didn’t play very much. Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella has denied benching him. Either way, this looks like two semi trucks headed right at each other. Not good. (TSN)

What is the trade market like for Dubois anyway? Lyle Richardson took a good look at it. (Spector’s Hockey)

Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Calvert wears a pink visor. Here’s why. (ColoradoHockeyNow)

Hockeyverse

The NWHL is going to bubble up for the season in Lake Placid, NY. (Sportsnet)

Kim Davis, the NHL’s Senior Executive Vice President of Social Impact, says equality in the NHL is a ‘movement, not a moment’. (NBCSports)

 

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Tom’s Daily: Alex Tuch Skates; Nick Holden Gone; Chance Bobble!

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Tom’s Daily: Alex Tuch skates; Nick Holden gone; New Chance bobblehead; NHL season predictions; Larkin gets the “C” in Detroit and much more.

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Alex Tuch remains day-to-day, but did skate yesterday and could be back for the season opener on Thursday. (CBS Sports)

Here’s why the Golden Knights were able to part ways with Nick Holden. (VHN)

COVID-19 is no joke, and the Vegas Golden Knights know you have to take it seriously. Hopefully the team stays away from the dreaded virus. (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

I’m a bobblehead guy. I have several bobbleheads that chronicle my journey through hockey and some others that are just a lot of fun to have. So I’m pretty excited to see this new one featuring Chance the Golden Knights mascot. (News3LV)

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Everybody makes predictions this time of year, and ours will be coming soon. But for now, here’s NHL.com’s season predictions. (NHL.com)

Hockey Triple-Header? Hockey Triple-Header! Today is the day and NBC Sports has wall-to-wall coverage for its US audience today. (NBC Sports)

A total of 27 players on nine teams tested positive so far for COVID-19 out of 12,000 tests. Of course, the Dallas Stars were hit the worst having to reschedule the season opener. (Yahoo! Sports)

Dylan Larkin has been named the 37th captain in Detroit Red Wings history. The list is long and distinguished. (TSN)

Hockeyverse

This week’s 31 thoughts from Elliotte Friedman. (Sportsnet)

NHL coach lip reading will not be a thing this year as staff on the bench wears masks. (TSN)

The IIHF said it remains committed to Belarus co-hosting the next world championships despite other co-host Latvia protesting because of Belarussian crackdowns on opposition groups in the country by leader Alexander Lukashenko. (Fox Sports)

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Tom’s Daily: Vegas Cuts Holden, Nine More; Dallas Back on the Ice

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Tom’s Daily: Vegas Golden Knights trim roster by ten, including Nick Holden; Lake Tahoe game officially announced; Dallas Stars finally back on the ice; Evander Kane is bankrupt; more.

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Ten Vegas Golden Knights players were placed on waivers to get the team’s roster down for the start of the NHL season this week. A few surprise names were on there including Nick Holden, but it’s not the end of the road for anyone waived by the VGK. (Vegas Golden Knights)

The NHL has officially announced the outdoor game for the Golden Knights in Lake Tahoe. (NHL.com)

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Dallas is finally getting back on the ice after COVID-19 stopped everything cold. (ESPN.com)

Evander Kane has declared… BANKRUPTCY! But he doesn’t want to talk about it unlike Michael Scott. (SanJoseHockeyNow)

The waiver wire was chock full of surprises which because of the pandemic are not really surprises. Corey Perry, Loui Eriksson and more are now floating in NHL limbo. (TSN)

Hockeyverse

At his media avail yesterday, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said it would be cheaper not to have a season. While that may be true, the league soldiers on through the pandemic. (LA Times)

Mike Milbury will not be returning to NBC’s NHL coverage this year. Finally! (Baltimore Sun)

Potential fantasy hockey sleepers and busts for your draft tonight. (Sports Illustrated)

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