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Mike Fisher announced his retirement yesterday. I expected it, but it was still a bit sad.

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Mike Fisher Announces Retirement in Heartfelt Letter to Fans | Nashville Predators
I've spent so long trying to come up with a good Hitchhiker's Guide joke, and I've got nothing. Always have your rally towel?

Predators' Mike Fisher retires from NHL after 17 seasons | The Tennessean
The two big questions moving on from this are how does the center depth shake out, and who will be captain next year.

Thank you, Mike Fisher | The Tennessean
"A great leader prepares the future generation for the successes to come."

Around Hockey

Ekblad determined to take Panthers to higher level | NHL.com
He's not being given much to work with, is the most charitable thing I can think of to say.

Jason Spezza In For Difficult Season With Dallas Stars | Fan Rag Sports
Let's check in on Mike Fisher's old teammate.

Face of the Golden Knights: Nate Schmidt | The Hockey Writers
Meanwhile, they went to arbitration.

The Colorado Avalanche were awful last season, so why aren't they actively upgrading their roster? | ESPN
Because Joe Sakic shouldn't be an NHL GM?

Poll: Is it time for the Red Wings to go through a full rebuild? | ProHockeyTalk
Well...

Why Carolina’s commitment to Darling makes sense -- TSN
I've never been high on Scott Darling's potential as an NHL starter, but I do think this was a good move for the Hurricanes.

Canucks' Gagner, Del Zotto back together and ready to surprise - Sportsnet.ca
They're practically twins!

NHL’s best players under age 25 for 2017: Mitch Marner’s strong rookie season ranks him No. 17 - SBNation.com
He's taller than I expect.

Chychrun Suffers Knee Injury | Arizona Coyotes
He's out indefinitely following surgery yesterday. This is really unfortunate.