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We hope you had a good Thanksgiving weekend, but we hope even more you’ll come catch up on the latest hockey news with us!

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How was everyone’s Thanksgiving weekend? The Minnesota Wild had a fun one, but let’s hope they’re not too stuffed for tomorrow night’s game against the Arizona Coyotes.

Wild News

Stalock proving he’s dependable backup for Wild in nets | Star Tribune

Alex Stalock hasn’t disappointed in his second season as the Wild’s backup.”

News of Note

Behind the Mask: Nicole Jackson | The Ice Garden

“Roots, growth, and a personal tribute keep Jackson grounded away from home.”

Off the Trail

Coyotes acquire Nick Schmaltz, trade Dylan Strome to Blackhawks | Sportsnet

“The Chicago Blackhawks have traded Nick Schmaltz to the Arizona Coyotes for Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini in a swap involving three former first-round picks.”

NHL Rookie Overview | The Hockey News

“Take a look at the Calder Trophy finalists to this point in the 2018-19 NHL season, plus the rest of the top 10 rookies, the next 10, five long shots and three first-year goalies.”

NHL fines Canucks’ Roussel for biting Vlasic | NBC Sports

Antoine Roussel has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for chomping on the hand of Marc-Edouard Vlasic.”

Flames’ HC Peters hit with puck; requires stitches | TSN

“Calgary coach Bill Peters needed eight stitches in his left jaw after being hit with a puck during the Flames’ 6-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday.”

Brayden Point emerging as Tampa Bay’s most valuable player | ESPN

“Brayden Point isn’t just shutting down opponents’ top scorers, he’s outscoring them too, with 28 points through 23 games in 2018-19.”

Canes Fans to Brian Burke: “Lighten Up” | The Hockey Writers

“The Carolina Hurricanes postgame celebrations have been ripped publicly by former NHL executive and current analyst, Brian Burke.”

All Around the Nation

Recap: Sabres win their ninth straight and sit atop the NHL | Die By The Blade

“Sabres win their ninth straight in a shootout and sit alone atop the NHL standings.”

Additional Citizen-Attacking Twitter Bots Discovered | Silver Seven

“Five more fake accounts have appeared, with alleged ties to the Senators.”

About all that William Nylander buzz | Pension Plan Puppets

“Forget Mike Babcock’s comments; why was the GM of the Marlies at a Leafs game?”

Shea Weber’s return is coming at the perfect time for Montreal | Eyes On The Prize

“A hard-fought loss on Saturday night showed a few areas where Montreal’s new captain can have an immediate impact.”

Pondering the Whole Werenski vs Tortorella Defense Thing | The Cannon

“I wanted to come up with a lot of potential answers. Instead, I just came away with more questions. Either way, we’ll get an answer as this season continues to play out with the way Zach Werenski is used and how John Tortorella utilizes him and his minutes.”

Jesper Bratt’s Return Has Been a Welcome Sight | All About The Jersey

“November has not been a kind month to the New Jersey Devils, with a brutal road trip followed up by some mediocrity. However, there have been some positive points, and the return of Jesper Bratt to the lineup has been one of them.”

It’s Time To Turn The Page on Scott Darling as a Starter | Canes Country

“In the past, the Hurricanes haven’t had any better options. Now they do, and they need to take them.”

Malcolm Subban deserving of more opportunities with Golden Knights | Knights On Ice

“The young goaltender still has much to prove, but he’s shown he’s more than capable of excelling in the crease.”