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Former Capital Andrei Nikolishin had some candid thoughts on his time in Washington, on Kovalchuk leaving and on Jaromir Jagr, who he described as "like a child, very emotional and vulnerable." [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
Without Ilya Kovalchuk, just how screwed are the Devils? [Grantland]
Be sure to take the new Talking Red Family Feud survey! [Talking Red]
The 2013-14 season will see the San Jose Sharks doing quite a bit of traveling: a league-high 57,612 miles. Yipes. On the Forecheck has a wonderfully detailed breakdown of the 2013-14 schedule. Be sure to take a look. [Puck Daddy] [On the Forecheck]
Here's a roundup of some of the big names invited to the Olympic national camps: [New York Times]
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