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Leon Draisaitl “A superstar… who is unknown to most Germans” featured on Germany’s top sports channel

Hockey isn’t a very big deal in Germany, but they’re excited about what Leon Draisaitl is doing overseas. Earlier this week, The Sportschau produced a five-minute feature about The German Gretzky on The WDR, Germany’s national television and radio producer. It isn’t common that hockey gets coverage in Germany. Even Deutsche Eishockey Liga, the top German hockey league, is…

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Draisaitl misses intense practice

Leon Draisaitl wasn’t on the ice this morning, so we will have to wait another day to see what Todd McLellan’s plans are for his lines versus the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Draisaitl took a puck/stick in the eye versus the Jets and it is swollen. Todd McLellan said it wasn’t safe to have him…

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WWYDW: Line Shuffling

After a dominant performance that saw Edmonton spank Calgary 3-0 on opening night, things have gone south for the Oilers. They got outworked by the Canucks, then dropped an ugly one to the Jets on home ice, and now sit 1-2-0 for the season. I don’t think three games is any reason to smash the…