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The Hockey News Podcast: What's the best player-versus-pest rivalry ever?

Which all-time feud can top Tkachuk versus Doughty? Will Nico Hischier be worth his contract? Should the Wild and Bruce Boudreau part ways? And more.

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

And more!

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