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Lace 'em up. Time for the Morning Skate.
TROUBA IN WINNIPEG
Not for long, though. (See what I did there? Double joke!) Young Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba requested a trade this weekend after almost a year of stalled contract negotiations. He’s a talented young offensive defenseman, so you can expect the bidding to be fierce.
One likely target? The Arizona Coyotes.
ELSEWHERE IN TRAINING CAMP LAND
- Most noticeable thing from Sabres camp? The tempo. Could a new play style be in the works?
- Marcus Sorensen stood out in San Jose.
- Nobody got injured in Dallas on Sunday. What a surprise.
- If training camp is any indication, the Predators will be fun to watch.
WORLD CUP GOOD FUN TIMES
- So, the World Cup final will be Canada and Europe. Just as we all predicted! Canada roasted Russia to get in, while the Europeans upset Sweden in overtime on Sunday.
"HEY, THE SEASON IS AROUND THE CORNER" CORNER
- Dylan Larkin won’t face a sophomore slump.
- Clarke MacArthur’s latest concussion carries major implications with it.
- Taylor Hall is still bitter about the Oilers trading him. Can you blame him?
- Here’s a good piece on Dean Lombardi.
- Love him or not, Mikko Koivu has been consistent for years.
- Here are four reasons to like the Alex Steen extension in St. Louis.
A BIT OF HOUSEKEEPING