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Golden Knights looking to move Max Pacioretty?

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The Vegas Golden Knights feel like they are close to becoming a Stanley Cup team, and are looking at all their options on the trade market to improve the team. That might include trading one of their biggest names.

According to reports, the Vegas Golden Knights have looked into moving star forward Max Pacioretty, and included him in possible trade talks over the past few weeks. So far nothing has materialized.

The 32-year old, who was initially acquired in a preseason trade with the Montreal Canadiens back in September 2018, is entering the second season of a four-year, $28 million contract extension.

The Golden Knights are also in a cap crunch after signing Alex Petriengalo to a massive seven-year deal. They are currently close to $1 million over the cap with a potential 2021 NHL season looming

Pacioretty amassed 32 goals, 34 assists and a plus-18 rating in 71 games this past season.

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Joe Thornton out at least a month with rib fracture

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The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without one of their top six forwards for a while.

The team announced that veteran Joe Thornton will be sidelined for a minimum of four weeks after sustaining a rib fracture while getting hit into the boards early in the third period of their 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

The 41-year old has recorded one goal, one assist and a minus-1 rating in five games this season.

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Why is Pierre-Luc Dubois asking to be traded? | NSS Live with Frank D’Angelo

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On the most recent episode of ‘NSS Live’: Frank D’Angelo, Bill Watters and Phil Esposito discussed the Pierre-Luc Dubois saga in Columbus and why the Blue Jackets forward demanded a trade request out of nowhere.

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Bruins to retire Willie O’Ree’s number 22 this season

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The Boston Bruins are set to honor the NHL’s first black player in a big way.

The team announced they are retiring Willie O’Ree’s number 22 and hanging it up in the rafters at TD Garden during a ceremony prior to their game against the New Jersey Devils on February 18.

The 85-year old, who made his NHL debut for the Bruins back in 1958, has already been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame under the builder category.

He ended his brief NHL career with four goals and 10 assists in 45 combined games. He also enjoyed a lengthy career in the WHL with the Los Angeles Blades and San Diego Gulls in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

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