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Teams in the NHL made a couple of moves yesterday, and I still only found news about William Nylander talking at a ping-pong tournament.

NHL: Nashville Predators at Toronto Maple Leafs John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Sabres acquire Jeff Skinner in trade with Hurricanes - Sportsnet.ca
Jeff Skinner is somehow underrated despite averaging five goals per game against Nashville in his career.

Nylander looking for long-term deal with Leafs -- TSN
Bridge deals are making less and less sense for organizations and elite young players.

New deal coming between NWHL and its players – TheHockeyNews
Lots of information from Anya Battaglino on the state of the NWHL.

Flames waive Troy Brouwer to buy out final 2 years of contract | CBC Sports
It was a bad contract, but I'm not exactly sure why they're making the move to free up his cap hit this season instead of next season.

21 fun things we learned at Smashfest VII - Sportsnet.ca
I should be less surprised there are ping-pong coaches.

Could Fort Smith's healthy eating policy hurt kids' hockey? | Cabin Radio
This is only tangentially related to hockey, but it's kind of interesting to consider the intersection of public health policy and the cost of access to sports.

Coyotes to retire Shane Doan's number in February | USA Today
The Coyotes' announcement featured an appropriate amount of elbow shots.

Under Pressure: Antti Raanta – ProHockeyTalk
He's now getting paid more than a backup, so can he continue to deliver?