the Fiala contract talks; Ovechkin publishes the NFT


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• What happens with Kevin Fiala’s contract negotiations with the Wild? [Zone Coverage]

• Alex Ovechkin has partnered with Ethernity Chain and Impossible Brief to create an NFT collection. [Washington Hockey Now]

• Why Adam Pelech’s 8-year, $ 46 million extension with the Islanders works for both sides. [NY Hockey Now]

• Interesting read on how coaches use the summer to improve their teams. [Sportsnet]

• The United States women’s team has great talents in its history. Let’s break this down into six starting points. [The Ice Garden]

• Dean Barnes is on a mission. The Toronto school principal collects hockey cards from every black and biracial player who has played in the NHL since Willie O’Ree’s debut in 1958. []

• Between Matt Murray, Anton Forsberg and Filip Gustavsson, do the Senators have enough goals? [TSN]

• Former Senators goaltender Anders Nilsson retires at age 31 with post-concussion syndrome. [The Score]

• Larry Pleau, general manager of the Blues, is leaving St. Louis to take up a position of advisor to the Coyotes. [Post-Dispatch]


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