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Plenty of news from the NHL last night, even with only three games having been played.

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Maple Leafs defensive scheme Devilish in design
Mark Fraser sees remarkable similarities between the defensive system being played by Randy Carlyle, and that of former Devils coach Jacques Lemers. James Mirtle wonders about shot quality.

Matt Frattin out for a week; is team's best shooter
DANG. Story from Cam Charron.

Mark “Snowshoes” Fraser evokes memories of some old-time Maple Leafs
Michael Langlois is looking forward to the Leafs getting Gunnarsson and Gardiner back.

Ottawa defenceman Erik Karlsson cut by skate blade, needs surgery to repair Achilles tendon
Ugh. I can't imagine how much it would hurt to have your Achilles tendon cut. From the AP at Global.

Marlies / Bulldogs Season Series Ends (In Loss)
Jussi Rynnas made 25 saves on 28 shots. Not horrible, not great, wasn’t enough. He’ll be called up shortly to the Leafs as they go into a James Reimer-less panic. From Jeffler.

Why are the Oilers good at scoring chances but bad at Corsi?

Good stuff from Tyler Dellow.

A look through the NHL's injury report

The latest from DGB.

The Winnipeg Jets acquire Eric Tangradi from the Pittsburgh Penguins

Can't say it's a bad move for the Jets, considering they only give up a 7th round pick. Fan reaction from Arctic Ice Hockey.

The Ottawa Senators are trying to keep their tickets out of the hands of Leafs fans
You may have heard about this already, but it's funny enough that I'm linking it anyway. From JB at BHS.

Devils acquire Ponikarovsky for picks, which appears to be something they enjoy doing
Harrison Mooney with his take on the deal.