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Vancouver Canucks' Bo Horvat (53) celebrates his goal as he is followed by St. Louis Blues' Alex Pietrangelo (27) during overtime in first round NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey series in Edmonton, on Friday August 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

‘Opening up is not a bad thing’: Canucks’ Bo Horvat leading through uncertainty

‘Opening up is not a bad thing’: Canucks’ Bo Horvat leading through uncertainty

 

Vegas Golden Knights' Alec Martinez (23) is checked by Vancouver Canucks' Jake Virtanen (18) during first period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Edmonton on August 23, 2020. The Canucks have signed Virtanen to a two-year contract with an average annual value of US$2.55 million. Virtanen had 36 points and 41 penalty minutes in 69 games in the 2019-20 season. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Forward Jake Virtanen signs new two-year deal with hometown Vancouver Canucks

Forward Jake Virtanen signs new two-year deal with hometown Vancouver Canucks

 

FILE - In this May 7, 2017, file photo, then-Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette, center left, and associated coach Kevin McCarthy, center right, talk during Game 6 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues in Nashville, Tenn. Kevin McCarthy joined Peter Laviolette's Washington Capitals coaching staff as expected Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, continuing the pair's partnership that has lasted for more than 15 years. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Capitals hire McCarthy as assistant, re-sign Siegenthaler

Capitals hire McCarthy as assistant, re-sign Siegenthaler

 

Boston Bruins defenceman Torey Krug (47) and Florida Panthers right wing Evgenii Dadonov (63) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. The Ottawa Senators have signed Dadonov to a three-year, US$15-million contract.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Wilfredo Lee

Senators sign forward Evgenii Dadonov to three-year, $15-million contract

Senators sign forward Evgenii Dadonov to three-year, $15-million contract

Boston Bruins defenceman Torey Krug (47) and Florida Panthers right wing Evgenii Dadonov (63) battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 5, 2020, in Sunrise, Fla. The Ottawa Senators have signed Dadonov to a three-year, US$15-million contract.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Wilfredo Lee
Vancouver Canucks' Tyler Toffoli (73) celebrates his goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during second period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Edmonton on Sunday, August 30, 2020. Toffoli got a brief taste of what it's like to play in a Canadian NHL market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canadiens winger Tyler Toffoli ready for life under Montreal’s hockey microscope

Canadiens winger Tyler Toffoli ready for life under Montreal’s hockey microscope

Vancouver Canucks' Tyler Toffoli (73) celebrates his goal against the Vegas Golden Knights during second period NHL Western Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Edmonton on Sunday, August 30, 2020. Toffoli got a brief taste of what it's like to play in a Canadian NHL market. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Flames sign free-agent defenceman Chris Tanev to four-year, US$18-million deal

Flames sign free-agent defenceman Chris Tanev to four-year, US$18-million deal

Oilers sign defenceman Tyson Barrie and goalie Mike Smith to one-year deals

Oilers sign defenceman Tyson Barrie and goalie Mike Smith to one-year deals

Several Stanley Cup winners breaking up championship core

Several Stanley Cup winners breaking up championship core

Taylor Hall saw only positives in signing with Sabres

Taylor Hall saw only positives in signing with Sabres

Maple Leafs sign defenceman T.J. Brodie, gritty winger Wayne Simmonds in free agency

Maple Leafs sign defenceman T.J. Brodie, gritty winger Wayne Simmonds in free agency

Calgary Flames sign goaltender Jacob Markstrom to six-year, big-money contract

Calgary Flames sign goaltender Jacob Markstrom to six-year, big-money contract

Crease Carousel: Goalie musical chairs highlight the first day of NHL free agency

Crease Carousel: Goalie musical chairs highlight the first day of NHL free agency

Edmonton Oilers beef up depth at centre signing Kyle Turris to a two-year deal

Edmonton Oilers beef up depth at centre signing Kyle Turris to a two-year deal

NHL teams, players primed for uncertain free-agency period amid pandemic

NHL teams, players primed for uncertain free-agency period amid pandemic

Edmonton Oilers select centre Dylan Holloway in first round of NHL draft

Edmonton Oilers select centre Dylan Holloway in first round of NHL draft

Canadiens trade Domi to Blue Jackets for Anderson in swap of forwards

Canadiens trade Domi to Blue Jackets for Anderson in swap of forwards

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid tests positive for COVID-19

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid tests positive for COVID-19

NHL set for virtual draft; Lafreniere in line as top pick

NHL set for virtual draft; Lafreniere in line as top pick

Oscar Klefbom injury adds another wrinkle to draft, free agency for Edmonton Oilers

Oscar Klefbom injury adds another wrinkle to draft, free agency for Edmonton Oilers