Puck Wire: Top Hockey News Of The Day – December 6

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Tuesday was a busy night for the NHL, with 10 games on the schedule. Here is the top hockey news for Wednesday, December 6. Today’s stories feature Fallout from Russian Ban, New Jersey Rises to Challenge, Modern NHL is all about Speed, Preliminary WJC Roster announced for Team USA, Milestones for a pair of LA Kings, and the foundation of the Winnipeg Jets success.

Top Hockey News Of The Day – Wednesday, December 6

The IOC has banned athletes from Russia from competing under the flag of their nation at the upcoming Olympics. One of the biggest players in all of this is Hockey Canada. How does this announcement affect decisions made by Hockey Canada going forward?

New Jersey and Columbus have a big divisional series this week. In the first game, it was the Devils who were able to rise to the challenge.

In the NHL, it used to be a player and to be tough and physical. That is no longer the case. Today’s NHL is all about skill and speed and it makes for a better game.

Team USA announced their preliminary roster for the upcoming World Junior tournament in Buffalo.

Anze Kopitar and Marion Gaborik of the LA Kings reach historic milestones once paired together on the same line.

Kevin Allen of the USA Today writes how the Winnipeg Jets success is built on first round picks.

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Photo Credit: By Fabien Perissinotto (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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