Hockey Headlines: Ryan Whitney Retires; Bruins Best Devils in Preseason Opener

Preseason is officially underway in the NHL. Check out news and notes from around the league and all of hockey:

Ryan Whitney has officially retired from the NHL. [Puck Daddy] Whitney is a former Olympian and had a brief career playing in Sweden. [IIHF] Whitney helped leagues see the financial discrepancies between KHL clubs and players among them. [Today’s Slapshot]

Matt Irwin was the star in Boston’s 2-0 blanking of New Jersey. [All Sports]

The Predators and Panthers split their doubleheader. [The Tennessean] Here’s what to take away from the Predators’ performances. [On The Forecheck]

Todd Ewen’s death is being ruled a suicide. [CBS Sports] Ewen was a tough guy with “a soft heart.” [Hockey Buzz]

Jack Eichel’s training camp has already been an interesting one. [ESPN]

Lightning owner Jeff Vinik is confident that Stamkos will be signed to an extension. [The Score]

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The Slava Voynov situation has weighed on the female fan base (Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE)

The NHL is facing a divide between itself and it’s female fan base. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]

The Coyotes believe Nicklas Grossman has a lot to offer them. [Arizona Sports]

Jakub Nakladal is working his way to the NHL – and it could be this season. [Calgary Herald]

Phil Kessel’s speed makes him a valuable asset to the Penguins. [The Hockey News]

Jiri Hudler insists he is “no babysitter” to the young Flames squad. [Pro Hockey Talk]