An annotated guide to today's must-read hockey stories:
•Fluto Shinzawa discusses a fascinating rule experiment, Washington's second-line woes, a Hall of Famer's take on the modern game and a promising young winger in Montreal in his always entertaining Sunday notes column.
•Larry Brooks has had enough of the so-called advanced stats and
•Detroit GM Ken Holland says the injury Gustav Nyquist suffered Saturday night isn't serious, but it was just last week that Wings fans heard the same about Pavel Datsyuk, right?
•Bruce Garrioch says it's time for potential to meet production for these five players on the bubble in Ottawa.
•Beau Bennett could be out for as long as six weeks with his latest injury. Bad news for the brittle winger, but a great opportunity for one of Pittsburgh's top prospects.
•And finally, a reminder that this is the preseason for everybody...even the trainers.
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