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We have news as the league gears up.

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Getting to Know the New Central: The Tampa Bay Lightning | Raw Charge
In the final New Central introduction, meet the defending Stanley Cup champions.

NHL 2020-21 Central Division season preview | Sportsnet.ca
While you wait for OTF's previews of the Nashville Predators (starting in just a few hours), and catch up on our colleagues' introductions to the teams they cover, here's a one-look summary from Sportsnet.

What you need to know about the NHL rule changes for the 2021 season | ESPN
Just watch, New Offside is going to find a way to bite the Preds just like Old Offside did.

Christian Djoos claimed by Detroit Red Wings | RMNB
The Detroit Red Wings will add something to their defensive depth. Djoos is unlikely to set the world on fire, but moves from the West to the Central.

Canucks to resume practice Monday after cancelling activities on Sunday | Sportsnet.ca
Somewhere in British Columbia, presumably several people in a governmental/public health office were looking at each other like "I don't want my name on the press release canceling hockey. You say it." Glad to hear that--hopefully--whatever's up with the Canucks was a false alarm.

Report: Stars won't return to practice Monday due to COVID-19 outbreak | Sportsnet.ca
The Dallas Stars, however, have had no such luck.

Kane, Sharks Sued by Centennial Bank | San Jose Hockey Now
Evander Kane secured a loan against his contract, stopped paying, and now the Sharks--who were supposed to be transferring his pay directly to the bank--have...also stopped paying. With interest, the total amount the bank is pursuing comes to over $8M. This is probably not the way the San Jose Sharks were hoping to start the season.

Here’s Zdeno Chara standing next to his hockey son Conor Sheary | RMNB
RMNB's Elizabeth Kong brings us the photojournalism we all crave: pictures of Zdeno Chára standing next to very short NHL players (read: average-height dudes) (okay, Nathan Gerbe is short).

All-Time Starting Lineup: Boston Pride | The Ice Garden
It's truly ridiculous to me that the Pride have only won the Isobel Cup once.

Wild rookie forward Marco Rossi out indefinitely with upper-body injury | Sportsnet.ca
Bad news for the ninth-overall pick.

What if there was an international tournament that wasn’t made up of National Teams? | The Ice Garden
This sounds like a lot of fun, and could be great to see if there's ever enough financial support for it.

And, in conclusion—I don’t have Bobby’s in-depth interest in NCAA hockey, but I sure do have a human-interest NCAA story that crossed the Twitters today: