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Sunday Morning Hockey Notes

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

- This is Alain Vigneault’s 19th season coaching in the NHL. The bet here is it will be the Philadelphia coach’s last.

- Very little is said about how great a defenceman Miro Heiskanen is in Dallas. Yep, Adam Fox is playing again at Norris Trophy form in New York, as are Cale Makar in Colorado, Roman Josi in Nashville, Charlie McAvoy in Boston, and forever Victor Hedman in Tampa. But when you watch Heiskanen against McDavid, it’s the best any defender in the NHL has played against the young legend.

- Time was, the job of general manager in the NHL was something like a senate appointment: You had it for life, or so it seemed.

Coaches got fired regularly, but rarely did general managers in the NHL lose their jobs.

That was before money got tight and salary caps became more prevalent and the panic level among owners seems to have reached an all-time high.

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