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Around the League

Thornton 'wanted a shot' at Cup, would have accepted trade from Sharks
Did no one want Jumbo Joe?

Looking at you, Boston.

Tarasenko could rejoin Blues in regular season, sooner than thought
The Blues could benefit from the re-addition of Vladimir Tarasenko. His return isn't set for a specific date, but #91 will certainly help the Blues as the playoffs begin.

Lehner happy with trade to Golden Knights that 'came out of nowhere'
This was a little unexpected for me. Lehner seemed set to pick up Corey Crawford's slack in Chicago...Crawford's days are numbered, and Lehner seemed to be next in line.

Lundqvist will seek resolution on future with Rangers when season is over
In the same way that Nashville fans don't want to see Pekka Rinne wearing another jersey, Henrik Lundqvist suiting up in something other than Rangers blue and red would be really, really weird.

Why Tyson Barrie wasn't dealt by Maple Leafs at trade deadline -
Tyson Barrie might have fetched a nice return from a team looking to strengthen their blue line.

Oilers' Kailer Yamamoto week-to-week with ankle injury -
This is sort of sad for the youngster. Yamamoto is one of the more exciting young players with the Oilers.

2020 Trade Deadline fallout: NHLers react to being traded, staying put -
How will these trades affect the playoff picture? Hear from some of the players here.

Oilers welcome new faces with high hopes, sights set on division title -
It's going to be fun to watch Edmonton over the next few months.

How much does it matter for a team to peak in the stretch run? - TheHockeyNews
Here's to hoping the Predators peak in the playoffs.

Five players who won and five players who lost on NHL trade deadline day - TheHockeyNews
What kind of impact will Patrick Marleau have in Pittsburgh? What about Jean-Gabriel Pageau in New York?

Gustafsson, Forbort aid ailing Flames blueline, but will it be enough for Calgary to lock down a playoff spot? - TheHockeyNews
Calgary feels a bit like Nashville, except their injury status is really quite concerning. They added some depth...will it come in handy?