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Quick Hits: The Howe/Bower Hour Edition

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Bower, Howe were great friends, rivals - NHL.com
"It was 1963 or '64, but Mark Howe is pretty sure it was 1964. The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings in the Stanley Cup Final, and in the handshake line at Maple Leaf Gardens, Maple Leafs goaltender Johnny Bower traded sticks with Red Wings forward Gordie Howe." - Nick Cotsonika with a nice writeup on the relationship between two members of hockey royalty.

Around the League

2018 World Juniors: The best highlights from Day 1 in Buffalo - SBNation.com
The tournament has already given us some show-stopping moments, and is always a fun one to watch. Are you rooting for a country or just for the few Red Wings prospects in the tourney?

Bonus Link

Rinaldo suspended six games | NHL.com
It's a joke that a guy who has no hockey value and is a repeat offender couldn't warrant more than six games for a sucker punch this egregious.