Puck Wire: Top Hockey News From The Weekend That Was: January 22

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It’s Monday morning as the weekend has come and gone yet again. Lots of exciting hockey action from the weekend to look over. Here is the top hockey news for Monday, January 22nd. Today’s stories feature the passing of a hockey legend, USA Hockey’s sudden loss, a dream come true for one fan, Golden Knights are rolling, Nathan MacKinnon’s case for MVP, Chris Kelly’s mission, a legend comes home, and one Oiler finally figuring things out.

Top hockey news for Monday, January 22

The hockey world lost a legend Friday. Longtime hockey writer Red Fisher passed away at the age of 91. Fisher was honored Saturday night by his colleagues prior to the game.

USA Hockey is mourning the shocking and sudden loss executive Jim Johannson, the general for the US Olympic team.

Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks made one kid’s Make-A-Wish dream come true.

As the season hits the halfway the Vegas Golden Knights are the BEST team in the NHL.

Nathan MacKinnon has the longest active point streak in the NHL and is making a great case for the Hart Trophy.

Chris Kelly has a great hockey career going, winning a Gold Medal at the Olympics would be icing on the cake.

The Edmonton Oilers hired former legendary defenseman Paul Coffey as skills and developmental coach.

Jesse Puljujarvi is finally adjusting to the NHL lifestyle and it is paying dividends for the Oilers.

 

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Photo Credit: By 5of7 (Nathan MacKinnon) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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