Hockey News: NHL Expansion in Vegas; No Contract for Fleury

Expanding the NHL to an American market with no interest in hockey, thus spreading the talent pool even thinner, rather than relocate a dying franchise to a city that loves the game? Yes that’s genius let’s do it. [Kukla’s Corner]

There may also be potential for expansion in more hockey-mad Canadian cities, but no Vegas first. We want to look cool to the other sports leagues. [Toronto Sun]

The NHL has denied the Vegas rumors, however, so you know they’re definitely true. [Sportsnet]

What kind of leadership will Steven Stamkos provide in Tampa? [Flash of Lightning]

Steven Stamkos
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Rick Nash is the greatest Blue Jacket of all time. [Pro Hockey Talk]

This season may be the end of the line for Marc-Andre Fleury in Pittsburgh. [Pens Labyrinth]

New coach Mike Johnston wants the Penguins leadership to be spread around some more. [Trib Live]

Who will be better, Matt Duchene or Nathan MacKinnon? [Mile High Sticking]

The Leafs are expecting David Clarkson to be better, because really how could he be worse? [Fansided]

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(Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

The Blues have some new uniforms. [Puck Daddy]

Henrik Lundqvist uses to tennis to help with his offseason training. [CBC]

Who won the Phil Kessel trade? Hint: it was good for both teams. [The Hockey News]

The worst contracts in the league. [My NHL Trade Rumors]

And finally, Cory Sarich talks about the accident that almost took his life. [The Score]