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In the cruel heat of summer, there is little hockey news, but there are plenty of articles from our fellow SB Nation hockey blogs.

NHL: Minnesota Wild at Philadelphia Flyers Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

While many hockey writers take the summer off, there are plenty of hockey blogs all around SB Nation that all continue to write throughout the offseason. So today, only articles from SBN’s hockey blogs will be featured, and it isn’t only because there wasn’t much else anyways.

All Around the Nation

Allen Americans end affiliation with Sharks | Fear the Fin

The San Jose Sharks are out of an ECHL affiliate, but the Minnesota Wild have a brand new one!

Why Jason Zucker or Nino Niederreiter would make sense for the Golden Knights | Knights on Ice

Ideally, the Wild trade neither Niederreiter nor Zucker for prospects and picks that won’t help them win now. However, if contract talks go south with Zucker or if arbitration ruins the relationship between him and the team, Cody Glass or Nick Suzuki would be a pretty good conversation starter.

Mélodie Daoust reflects on an impressive year | The Ice Garden

“The Canadian Olympian talks about the Olympics, the CWHL, coaching.”

Scouting the SHL: Behind the Scenes With Pro Scout Patrik Hansen | Die By the Blade

“Entering his fourth season as a pro scout with Djurgärden IF, Patrick Hansen explains his role, the SHL, and Sabres prospect Marcus Davidsson.”

Jacob Trouba awarded one-year arbitration contract with the Winnipeg Jets | Arctic Ice Hockey

“Is this the beginning of the end?

Tampa Bay Lightning First Round Mulligan | Raw Charge

“If you could change a Lightning first round pick, what would it be?”

T25U25 through the years: All our wrong thoughts for you to see in one place | Pension Plan Puppets

“The T25 has spanned all of Josh Leivo’s career as a Leaf and also an assortment of GM’s tenures.”

Waiting on the Penguins next alternate jersey | Pensburgh

“Will Adidas give the people what they want?”

A Deeper Look at Vitali Kravtsov | Blueshirt Banter

Our NY Rangers sister site takes a detailed look at their most recent 1st round pick.

Dallas’ Blue Line Could be a Strength Next Season | Defending Big D

Stars fans want optimism now that the Erik Karlsson rumors have died down. But maybe Dallas’ blue line will be enough to help their biggest problem from last season — secondary scoring.”

The Oilers and Development | Copper and Blue

“Be warned, this is a rant.”

2017-18 in Review: The Year of the Rookie | Jewels from the Crown

“The Kings received an injection of youthful vigor under the new regime. Was their faith in these three rookies rewarded?”

Devils with the Most to Prove in 2018-19 Part 1: Players in Contract Years | All About The Jersey

“In sports, there are always players who have more to prove than others for various reasons. The New Jersey Devils are no different.”