Strader's cancer fight; Burrows' Rangers fit (Puck Headlines)

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Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson on his bye week.
Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson on his bye week.

• How Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson spent his bye week. [Adam Vingan]

• Broadcaster Dave Strader is fighting for his life, and he hopes a return to the Dallas Stars broadcast booth can be the best medicine. [Dallas Morning News]

• Why Vancouver Canucks pest Alex Burrows could make sense for the New York Rangers. [New York Post]

• The Toronto Maple Leafs could operate $15 million above the salary cap ceiling, which may make them big players at the trade deadline. [Sportsnet]

• Calgary Flames forward Alex Chiasson owned up to spearing Philadelphia Flyers forward Nick Cousins in their Tuesday game: “I just think with time of the game, I just have to be smarter,” he said. [Calgary Herald]

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• Even after his eventual return from November surgery for a lateral meniscus tear, it may take a while for Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos to feel normal again. He’s supposed to come back in March. [Tampa Bay Times]

• An oral history of a major 12-player brawl between the Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators that took place on Feb. 22, 2007. [Buffalo News]

• After some early struggles in 2016-17, Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has found his game[Fan Rag Sports]

•  NHL players have started to shoot more at goaltenders’ short sides and have seen some success in doing so. [AP]

• The Calgary Flames should not take a run at Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. [Flames Nation]

• Breaking down how the upcoming expansion draft will impact the Carolina Hurricanes. [Section 328]

• An analytical look on how teams coached by Bruce Boudreau beat the percentages. [TSN]

• Check out the Stadium Series mask of Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason. [Broad Street Hockey]

• Former NHLer Alex Tanguay has joined NHL Network as a studio analyst. [NHL]

• A former soldier says his passion for junior hockey in Manitoba is giving him a new purpose in life, after he was medically discharged in 2013 due to post-traumatic stress disorder. [CBC]

• Edmonton Oilers defenseman Eric Gryba recently had his beard shaved off for charity by 10-year-old Ethan Hughes, a patient at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. [Edmonton Journal]

• The Chicago Blackhawks’ “Hockey Is For Everyone” night will be important to local LGBTQ groups. The game will take place Saturday at the United Center against the Edmonton Oilers. [Chicago Tribune]

• Catching up with Molly Engstrom, who left the NWHL’s Connecticut Whale last December to play in Sweden. [The Ice Garden]

• The Rangers’ defense has drastically improved since a 7-6 loss to the Dallas Stars on Jan. 17. [Broadway Booze Shirts]

• Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones is becoming an elite blue liner in the NHL. [The Hockey Writers]

• Looking at the Washington Capitals defense as a model for how the Colorado Avalanche should rebuild their blue line. [Mile High Sticking]

• Which unrestricted free agents may be on the move at the deadline and how trades of these players could impact your fantasy hockey team. [Dobber Hockey]

• Why the NHL should have held its upcoming Stadium Series game between the Penguins and Flyers at PNC Park instead of Heinz Field. [Pens Initiative]

• The top five current NHL third jerseys that should be dumped. [Hockey by Design]

• A book review of “The Big 50: Boston Bruins: The Men and Moments that Made the Boston Bruins.” [Puck Junk]

• There is no hearing scheduled for Pittsburgh forward Evgeni Malkin in regards to his Thursday hit on Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler. [Pro Hockey Talk]

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• Why Penguins forward Sidney Crosby reached 1,000 points in more impressive fashion than hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. [Vice]

• The Ontario Reign will wear the famous Los Angeles Kings ‘Burger King’ jerseys for their Friday game against the Tucson Road Runners. [Ontario Reign]

Finally, transcribing Don Cherry transcribed on Coach’s Corner.


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