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Evening Line- John Tortorella

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"The core of this team has been together, and we were growing, we were getting there, and things have fallen off," Tortorella said before the Blue Jackets lost 4-3 at home to the Chicago Blackhawks. "The business end of it comes in, players wanting to leave and stuff like that, and you know what? You need to start over. I'll be honest with you, it needs to start over because there are just a lot of different personalities that come in.

"I don't know if they fit or not. We've still got to go through the process of trying to figure out who they are, who we are. Are we going to do it together? And do you understand? Are you going to buy in? And all that stuff. I don't have the answer as far as where it goes right now. We're still trying to find out about the new personnel coming in here."

Jon Tortorella, head coach of the Columbus Blu Jackets.  Tim Campbell of NHL.com has more.

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Nick Foligno To Toronto

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Through San Jose means taking on $$$.

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Video- Ryan Reaves Hit Today

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No penalty, play on...


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Don’t Play With Cole Caufield’s Development

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from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,

This team is going nowhere. Not now, not this season. On paper, they appear to have enough talent to challenge. On the ice, the only thing they challenge is your patience.

So now you want to take Cole Caufield, perhaps the most exciting Canadiens prospect since Guy Lafleur, and dump him into this very deep hole and see if he drowns?

Seriously — what’s wrong with you?

Can Caufield make this team better? Absolutely.

Can he make them good enough to beat the Leafs? Absolutely not.


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An Update On The Covid Situation In Vancouver

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NEW YORK (April 11, 2021) – The National Hockey League announced today that, as a result of an additional Vancouver Canucks Player being in the NHL’s COVID Protocols, the team’s practice facilities will not re-open before tomorrow at the earliest. Although the Player has not been around the team during the relevant time period (since March 31), the League’s, NHLPA’s and Club’s medical groups determined that the prudent decision was to keep the facilities closed for an additional day. The decision is not currently expected to impact the Canucks’ return to game play on April 16.

The Canucks’ organization has, and will continue to follow, all recommended guidelines aimed at protecting the health and safety of its Players, staff and community at large as set by the NHL, local, provincial and federal agencies.

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Video- Jeff Blashill Today

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Blashill video is below and first question from HSJ is about Veleno.

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Jon Merrill Traded To Montreal

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MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Sunday that the team has acquired defenseman Jon Merrill from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2021 (previously acquired from Ottawa) and forward Hayden Verbeek.

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On Waivers Today

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Video- The Shoulder Nudge

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Video- Hearing Today For Michael McCarron

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Video below.

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