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Quick Shifts: Columbus Blue Jackets; Toronto Maple Leafs; Trade Rumors

Both the Columbus Blue Jackets and Toronto Maple Leafs extended their impressive winning streaks last night. The Jackets got past the Kings with an impressive 5-3 victory for their seventh straight win while the Maple Leafs made it six in a row winning their second road game in two night, this time in Colorado.


As the Olympic trade freeze  approaches, ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun takes a look at a few rumblings around the league. He takes a look at possible landing places for Thomas Vanek, as well as shopping lists for the Los Angeles Kings and Ottawa Senators.

Many criticized the NHL when they announced there would be six outdoor games this season. Bleacher Report has a piece to support this decision and actually suggests possibly doing more.


You can never have too much leadership on a hockey teams. That is a concept Steve Yzerman hopes is true as his Canadian Olympic team consists of six players who are captains of their respective NHL clubs. Setve Whyno looks at how this can change the dynamic of leadership on a team and how some will have to shift their regular roles.

Tags: 2014 Sochi Olympics Columbus Blue Jackets Thomas Vanek Toronto Maple Leafs Trade Rumors

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