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Nathan MacKinnon centre of attention, Seth Jones improves at improv: Friday’s coast-to-coast

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Many hockey players have enjoyed the American Pie movie franchise, but top NHL draft prospect Seth Jones has had some mentoring from a man who was in one of the movies. Steve Ewen explains (Vancouver Province)

Edmonton Oilers second-round pick Mitch Moroz is day-to-day with an upper-body injury sustained on Wednesday in the Edmonton-Kelowna game. (Edmonton Journal)

Winnipeg Jets second-rounder Lukas Sutter is having a great deal of difficulty putting up points in Saskatoon, eh? (Winnipeg Free Press)

Can the Spokane Chiefs seize on top-ranked Kamloops being without star left wing Tim Bozon due to his one-game (ewwwww) spitting suspension? (Spokane Spokesman-Review, Kamloops Daily News)


The Windsor Spitfires aren't too far ahead of their pace from the first quarter of last season, when they were retooling, notes Jim Parker. (Windsor Star)

Ottawa Senators first-rounder Matt Puempel is one of the members of Team OHL who gets a chance at redemption in Game 4 of the Subway Super Series. (Sportsnet)

St. Louis Blues goaltending prospect Jordan Binnington had a good night for Team OHL if you erase 30 seconds of the third-period game tape. (Mississauga News)

The ticket drive has begun in North Bay, but Gare Joyce has some doubts about whether the relocated Battalion will be able to draw top-shelf talent. (North Bay Nugget)

Are Josh Anderson, Bo Horvat and Chris Tierney becoming the London Knights' big line, or just its most reliable? (London Free Press)

Eighteen-year-old London goalie Jake Patterson has earned a second successive start, suggesting the Knights have a honest-to-goodness goaltending battle. (London Free PressMetro London)

The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds have a 3-in-3 road swing against teams playing a combined .689 hockey. That could be rough. (Sault Star)

Goalie Malcolm Subban played well in his half-game for Team OHL, but the Belleville Bulls need to start scoring more often. (Belleville Intelligencer)


Halifax Mooseheads 17-year-old star Nathan MacKinnon fared better at centre than wing in his Super Series games, so wouldn't it make more sense for Canada's national junior team to shift an older pivot such as Mark Scheifele or Ryan Strome to right wing? (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

Why does the Quebec League always have to go first in the Super Series? (Le Droit)

Everyone loves power rankings. (RDS)

What do Florida Panthers fans have to look forward to once Jonathan Huberdeau is ready for the NHL? (Fox Sports Florida)

The Gatineau Olympiques head into tonight's Friday Night Hockey tilt vs. Halifax with only 11 ready, wiling and able forwards. (Le Droit)

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