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What we learned in the NHL: League looks overseas, slumps were snapped and Jets are soaring

What we learned in the NHL: League looks overseas, slumps were snapped and Jets are soaring

NHL still looking overseas

Speaking before the Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators played two games in Stockholm, Commissioner Gary Bettman outlined his plan for expanding the game outside North America. “The vision and hope is to establish a more regular and predictable presence for our international events,” he said. The NHL had that “regular and predictable presence” when players represented their homelands at five Winter Olympics, but the man who canceled one season and shortened two others during league-imposed lockouts said he didn’t want to disrupt the season for the Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in February. National pride was a powerful motivation...

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