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• The CHL has canceled the Memorial Cup for the second straight year due to COVID-19. [Sportsnet]
• For his first trade deadline as Penguins GM, Ron Hextall did pretty, pretty good. [Pensburgh]
• On the Wild’s trade deadline approach: “Given a choice to get better now or better in the future, Guerin chose neither. Being in a holding pattern doesn’t doom them to mediocrity for good, but it does mean they reside in the mushy middle for another few months, at least.” [Zone Coverage]
• Interesting look at the importance of the neutral zone. [Gotham Sports Network]
• How does the North Division stack up post-deadline? [Oilers Nation]