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Jaromir Jagr’s time with the Calgary Flames was brief. His NHL comeback didn’t go the way anyone had hoped but his impact in Calgary was much larger than most imagine. In a short time, he influenced the next generation of players here. If this is really it for the 50-year-old legend, what an incredible career. At the other end of the spectrum, Cody Glass’s career is just getting going and an emotional video from inside the GM office is a great reminder of the good in hockey. The bad of hockey is covered by the Hockey Canada investigation — a total embarrassment to the country. NHL trade rumours are rampant around Jakob Chychrun, and big news in New York with Islanders centre Mathew Barzal committing to a big-money, long-term deal.

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The most impressive part of the Calgary Flames preseason has been the play of goaltenders Jacob Markstrom and Dan Vladar. It’s only preseason but they’ve been dialled in.

There’s a real excitement about waiver claim Radim Zohorna, who by all accounts has some serious potential and might be someone the Pittsburgh Penguins regret letting go.

Sonny Milano is on thin ice. Will he get another chance to impress on his PTO?

Lineup combinations are taking shape but it’s more about strong pairings that trios for the Flames right now. Nazem Kadri and Andrew Mangiapane has serious potential.

NHL Trade Talk, News & National Hockey Now:

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: “I don’t have the motivation.” At 50 years old, Jaromir Jagr doesn’t want to play.

Boston Hockey Now: Countryman David Krejci says if Jagr retires, we can FINALLY celebrate Jagr’s career. The story from the Boston Bruins locker room.

NYI Hockey Now: Here’s the why and how. Eight years, more than $9 million per year for Islanders centre Mathew Barzal.

San Jose Hockey Now: Sheng Peng is in Germany with the Sharks! The conversation is how to preserve Erik Karlsson?

Sportsnet: The NHL trade winds are picking up, again. Jakob Chychrun to Ottawa?

Dallas Hockey Now: Jason Robertson remains the unsigned big-money RFA. It helps to have folks in the building — our Bruce Levine took the elevator with GM Jim Nill and asked point blank, what’s up with the Dallas Stars winger?

Montreal Hockey Now: Hmmm … Patrick Roy stopped by for a meeting with players, as invited, but also with the management of the Montreal Canadiens.

Philly Hockey Now: The legend of Torts lives on. “You can’t have soft skin,” said Cam York in dealing with John Tortorella.

Washington Hockey Now: You hate Tom Wilson but probably love puppies in sunglasses. Check out the Washington Capitals photoshoot.

And here’s the feel-good NHL story of the week. From Instagram, the Nashville Predators told Cody Glass that he made the team. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

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