*Well, the loser point. Huzzah. Recap!
*Right after the game we learned that Mr. Game Seven is coming back to Carolina. [Canes Country]
*Well, we’re a little under two months from the deadline. What are we thinking here; buy, sell, or hold still? They’re really going to have to turn it around for it to be that first one. [Courier-Post]
*The first-half Flyers were a real roller coaster of a team, huh? What we expect from the second half version? [The Athletic]
*The Predators went and replaced Peter Laviolette pretty quickly, which we all kind of knew would happen given that no interim was named. The Hockey Men all got together in a room and pulled another one of their names from the hat and this time the winner was John Hynes! [On The Forecheck]
*This article on potential Calder winners this season might make you a little worked up. [Sportsnet]
*The IIHF has put a clock on the NHL with regard to Olympics participation, and if they rob us of prime-aged Connor McDavid vs. prime-aged Auston Matthews (they are like steaks thx) IT WILL BE A VERY BAD CHOICE ON THEIR PART. [ProHockeyTalk]