This week on The Hockey News Podcast, with senior writers Ken Campbell, Ryan Kennedy and Matt Larkin:
- The Colorado Avalanche lose Mikko Rantanen to a gruesome-looking lower-body injury. Who should fill his spot on Line 1 if he's out long-term? Should Jared Bednar split up Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon?
- Nico Hischier signs a seven-year, $50.75-million contract. Will it be a win for the New Jersey Devils?
- Who is winning the Matthew Tkachuk/Drew Doughty rivalry? What are the best player-versus-pest battles of all-time?
- Is it time for the struggling Minnesota Wild to move on from coach Bruce Boudreau?
- After a fight in the AHL, Stockton's Martin Pospisil says he can't remember being knocked out cold by Colby Cave – but looks forward to the rematch. Should we fear for Pospisil's brain health?
- Live listener Q&A
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