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As has become a custom, NHL teams are being proactive and making big moves before the actual day of the trade deadline. So, what’s bubbling below the surface even with Ben Bishop and Martin Hanzal off the market? Let’s take a look at what’s out there. TSN’s Insider Trading segment from Monday night provides a bounty of interesting things to consider, even if it’s important to note that these rumblings don’t argue that anything is imminent. The full video is absolutely worth your time, in part because some bits aren’t covered here. OK, so the most important part to note is that Bob McKenzie reports that the Colorado Avalanche remain firm on what they want for Matt Duchene: three or four “high-end”
When it comes to the NHL, “growing the game” is a bit of a nebulous term. Does it mean growing more NHL fans, a.k.a. future customers? Does it mean growing more American players who could one day play in the NHL? Maybe a little bit of both? Alex Silverman
From 2011-13, defensive end Mario Addison bounced around between four teams, five times. But after landing in Carolina and leading the Panthers in sacks over the next three years (22, with 9 1/2 in 2016), he’s getting the big money and job security. The Carolina Panthers announced the extension of defensive end Mario Addison’s contract through 2019 on Sunday afternoon. Addison, who said on a conference call that he “never even thought about” playing for a different team, was signed more than a week before his free agency was due to open. “Mario has shown he is one of the best emerging pass rushers in the league and he deserves this contract,” general manager Dave Gettleman told the team website.