Puck Wire: Top Hockey News Of The Day: November 29th

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If you stayed up late last night you were treated to an absolute show in Denver. Two of the best in the business, Nathan MacKinnon and Sidney Crosby, went head to head and each dominated in their own way. MacKinnon and the Avalanche found a way to get the win, but we all left that one entertained.

What will tonight hold? Rick Middleton’s number 16 will rise to the rafters of TD Garden and the Edmonton Oilers will dust off their classic 1980’s look as they host the Kings. Other than that, who knows what the final Thursday of November will hold.

  • We are in the final days of a 31 team NHL. The NHL Board of Governors will meet in Georgia early next week for their meetings, and voting on a potential Seattle franchise will be on the list. According to SI.com, the group from the Pacific Northwest is anticipating success.
  • Pretty cool day on Long Island yesterday, as the New York Islanders gave folks a tour of a renovated Nassau Coliseum. The Isles will play the first of 21 games at the arena this Saturday when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets. NHL.com takes a look at the excitement surrounding the event.
  • After failing to stick with the Islanders earlier this season, it appears Jan Kovar is getting another NHL look. The skilled center has been practicing with the Boston Bruins lately and is a candidate to get a contract with the team.
  • It’s not Erik Karlsson, nor is it Brent Burns. No, the highest scoring defender in the NHL is actually Minnesota’s Matt Dumba. More than seven years after dealing Burns, the Wild finally have their elite offensive defender.
  • Columbus forward Artemi Panarin and his agent are expected to meet with the Blue Jackets’ brass in January to discuss his future with the organization moving forward.
  • Some debate as to whether or not Winnipeg’s Dustin Byfuglien should have been allowed back into Tuesday night’s tilt against the Penguins after appearing to suffer a concussion. According to Jets coach Paul Maurice, the veteran was cleared to return.

Photo Credit: Santeri Viinamäki [CC BY-SA 4.0], from Wikimedia Commons

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