NHL expansion questions; Good times in Hockeyville; Eichel and expectations …

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• There were almost too many viral moments in Hockeyville. [The Hanson Brothers]

• The NHL gave us more questions than answers in regards to expansion after their Board of Governors meeting Tuesday. [Sportsnet]

• Buffalo Sabres prospect Jack Eichel is living up to the hype, at least in the preseason so far. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• On the Pittsburg Penguins’ memorable Kraft Hockeyville win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. A nice scene-setting piece. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

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• Contract talks between Anze Kopitar and the Los Angeles Kings are supposed to pick up this week. Sounds like Kopitar is looking for Jonathan Toews money. [The Fourth Period]

• Who are the top 10 left wingers in the Metropolitan Division? No. 1 shouldn’t be a surprise. [Japers’ Rink]

• Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said his team’s veteran forwards need to start playing “the right way.” Shots fired? [TSN]

• Detailed reasoning on why it’s the NHL’s responsibility to suspend Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane. [SB Nation]

• Edmonton Oilers D prospect Darnell Nurse sent to the Bakersfield Condors. [Edmonton Oilers]

• Help our friends with The Royal Half find North America’s Next Top Blogger. [The Royal Half]

• Could Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn be moved to the St. Louis Blues? [Today’s Slapshot]

• What are 10 fearless forecasts for the upcoming fantasy hockey season?  [Dobber Hockey]

• Nashville Predators prospect Austin Watson is making a push to start the season in Nashville. [Rinkside Report]

• On the transition of KHL scoring ace Steve Moses to the NHL with the Predators. Moses was sent down to the Predators’ AHL affiliate Wednesday. [Penalty Box Radio]

• A look into the Florida home of Washington Capitals goaltending coach Mitch Korn. Korn is one of the NHL’s good guys. A solid read. [Washington Post]

• Forward Viktor Stalberg is impressing New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. [New York Post]

• What are the nine most unruly hockey teams in movie history? The top choice probably isn’t a surprise. [IFC]

• If the NHL decides to expand, how exactly would an expansion draft work?  [ESPN]

• A question and answer session with New Jersey Devils prospect Joe Blandisi. He was a sixth-round pick of the Colorado Avalanche in 2012. [The Hockey Writers]

• Why Charles Hudson is the most impressive of the Montreal Canadiens’ group of prospects so far. [SPORTLOGiQ]

• Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is recovering from an upper body injury. [Big Bad Blog]

• The differences between the sexual assault accusations toward Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose and Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane. [Sun-Times]

• Brawny Caps forward Tom Wilson explains why there’s no need to fight Islanders enforcer Eric Boulton. [Puck Drunk Love]

• Why the Minnesota Wild are at a crossroads. It’s time for the team to make a run. [Pro Hockey News]

• Finally, Is there a better group to give a motivational speech than the Hanson Brothers?

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