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NHL News: Isles preseason Bridgeport game; Gaborik/Carter effect; goalies

When a Metro team sends a scoring star to Columbus, Columbus sends him to L.A. to be fitted for his ring.

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From "Great Moments in Bridgeport Preseason History"
From "Great Moments in Bridgeport Preseason History"
Bruce Bennett

Today is one of those odd days without NHL hockey. It will be back tomorrow, but you'll be nervous about it.

Some fun stats, most of them intuitive yet still interesting, about when coaches are typically fired in the NHL. [FiveThirtyEight]:

With no evidence that the NHL’s rapid coaching churn is driving results, new NHL general managers may want to give it a second thought before hustling their coaches out the door.