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All-Star farce and what we learned the past week in the NHL

All-Star farce and what we learned the past week in the NHL

What we learned from the past week in the NHL

+ Talented forward Jonathan Drouin, whose development has been slowed by injuries since Tampa Bay drafted him No. 3 in 2013, wants to be traded. His request became public last week in a statement from his agent, Los Angeles-based Allan Walsh of Octagon Hockey, after the Lightning assigned Drouin to its Syracuse farm team.

Drouin wasn't used in a top-six role last season and played in only six of 26 playoff games last spring. Does he merely need to round out his game, or is Coach Jon Cooper stifling his creativity? General Manager Steve Yzerman will find many takers if he decides to trade the dynamic...

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