The rise of Buffalo; Canadian Cup chances; Tootoo fined (Puck Headlines)

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• The Arizona Coyotes traveling without ties, looking like male models. [Arizona Coyotes]

• On the rebirth of the Buffalo Sabres franchise. [Grantland]

• Chances for Canadian teams making the Stanley Cup Final. Could this be the year one of these teams wins a Cup? A Canadian team hasn’t won a Cup since 1993.  [Vice]

• Minnesota Wild defenseman Marco Scandella and his brother Giulio are living their hockey dreams on different continents. [ESPN]

• ESPNW is releasing a documentary on Team USA hockey star Hilary Knight. [Today’s Slapshot]

• New Jersey Devils forward Jordin Tootoo was fined $2,217.74 for a "dangerous trip" on Nashville Predators defenseman Seth Jones. [NHL]

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• Philadelphia Flyers 33-year-old first-year NHLer Evgeny Medvedev is figuring out life in the United States. [Sports Illustrated]

• Philadelphia Flyers coach Dave Hakstol doesn’t see much difference in Jonathan Toews since Hakstol coached the Chicago Blackhawks captain at the University of North Dakota. He's still a top-flight player.  [CSN Chicago]

• Colton Parayko of the St. Louis Blues is being touted as a future star by coach Ken Hitchcock. Yet another young, solid Blues blueliner. [Calgary Sun]

• Chicago Blackhawks rookie forward Artemi Panarin is looking like quite a steal for the defending Stanley Cup champs. Chicago lured him from the KHL last summer. [TSN]

• Relocation is not the greatest option for the Las Vegas franchise. But it beats not getting a team. Imagine if that relocated franchise is the young and hungry Arizona Coyotes. [Sin Bin]

• On Grand Rapids Griffins coach Todd Nelson and his ups and downs of the last year.  Nelson coached the Oilers last season after Dallas Eakins was fired. [MLive]

• The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to a one-year deal with defenseman Kyle Cumiskey. [Blackhawks]

• Buffalo Sabres coach Dan Bylsma has many fond memories of playing at Bowling Green. The school is also the alma mater of Los Angeles Kings assistant GM Rob Blake. [Buffalo News]

• The NHL and NHLPA donated $950,000 to the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. Snider is the owner of the Philadelphia Flyers and a major advocate of youth hockey in the Philly area. [Broad Street Hockey]

• Penn State hockey coach Guy Gadowsky continues to try to grow the young Division-I program. [College Hockey News]

• The Nashville Predators are a team that should be taken seriously, even though they’re only three games into the 2015-16 season. [Too Many Men on the Site]

• How injuries can create some issues for your fantasy hockey team. A list of different injured players. [Dobber Hockey]

• Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd is helping the team’s high-end young prospects learn the ropes of the NHL. [The Hockey Writers]

• The Los Angeles Kings need more from their leaders if they want to improve off their 0-3-0 start. [Frozen Royalty]

• How long has it been since the Kings last won a game? A clock detailing this down to the exact second! [The Royal Half]

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• EPIX and the NHL are teaming up for another all-access “Road to the NHL Winter Classic” TV series for this season. [NHL]

• Dylan Larkin and Jack Eichel are two great American talents. [Octopus Thrower]

• Finally, EA Sports NHL16 plays of the month!