A collection of all the latest news from around the world of hockey:
No more All-Star Game fantasy draft. [Yahoo]. But yay for 3-on-3.
Joe Thornton was traded nearly 10 years ago, but it’s a still a thing when he returns to Boston. [Fear the Fin]
On Patrick Marleau and how to handle parting ways with long-tenured players. [ESPN]
Despicable hit by Nino Niederreiter on Olli Maatta. It was a late cheap-shot and Maatta was badly shaken up on the play. The way that Niederreiter just stepped over Maatta’s body was even uglier. [NBC Sports]
Maatta is still in the hospital. No updates on his condition. [Post Gazette]
Should Niederreiter be suspended for his careless play? [Too Many Men on the Site]
Dan Bylsma is doing good things with the young Sabres. [TSN]
Does Nathan MacKinnon deserve a long-term contract? [The Hockey News]
The Avalanche can afford to shop Semyon Varlamov with the recent play of Reto Berra. [Sportsnet]
Big win for the Maple Leafs. [Fox Sports]
Connor McDavid made his linemates better. And they miss him. [Cult of Hockey]
The Blue Jackets have been improving under the guidance of John Tortorella. [Today’s Slap Shot]
The rocky relationship between the NHL and advanced stats: [Puck Daddy]
And finally, are there too many referees in the AHL? [Maple Leafs Hot Stove]
Marcy, a former hockey player, is a hockey correspondent on CTV News and TSN radio. She began her career as a Sports Journalist in 2009 and has been part of The Hockey Writers since 2010, where she is currently a senior writer and editor.