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The Bolts are focusing on making depth in scoring a priority this season.

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The Bolts

The league

  • The Ducks may be cooking up something big.
  • The Predators locked up head coach Peter Laviolette for two more years. [The Tennessean]
  • The Predators for the first time sold out a preseason game. Call it the PK Subban effect. And he made it worthwhile.
  • Charlie Lindgren’s new mask pays tribute to Canadiens goaltender greats. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]
  • The Islanders don’t have much room for its prospects on the big club this year, but their top prospects are impressing everyone so far. [Newsday]
  • Behind the scenes as Jimmy Vesey is sold on the Rangers. [New York Post]
  • Pierre McGuire and the importance of Kraft Hockeyville USA. [NHL.com]

The game

  • The World Cup is a numbers game and it doesn’t look pretty. [The Globe and Mail]
  • In a wide ranging Q&A, union president Donald Fehr confirms next World Cup to be in 2020. [ESPN]
  • A sweet story of what the World Cup meant to one Canadian family. [ESPN]