USWNT wins Four Nations Cup; Q&A with Torts; Leafs are not the Cubs (Puck Headlines)

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• No one rocks a ponytail quite like Jaromir Jagr. The helmet needs some adjustments to fit his style. [@GeorgeRichards]

• OHL goaltender Brock McGillis has found overwhelming support in and outside the hockey community after coming out publicly. [Yahoo! Sports Canada]

• The US Women’s National Team won their second Four Nation’s Cup in a row after defeating Canada, 5-3. [Excelle Sports]

• Matt Murray’s ‘size and rangy athleticism make him the prototype of the modern NHL goaltender.’ It’s taken time for the goalie to evolve to this point. [Post-Gazette]

• Long time Chicago beat writer Bob Verdi is this year’s recipient of the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award as a part of the Hockey Hall of Fame. [NHL]

• George McPhee and his staff in Las Vegas are already beginning to build their hockey team despite not knowing exactly which players will be available to them. [SI.com]

• General Managers across the league are beginning to make preparations to their lineup in anticipation of the upcoming expansion draft. Some teams will give up a lot; others, not so much. [The Sin Bin]

• Someone is making comparisons between the Chicago Cubs and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Smartly, Brendan Shanahan isn’t buying into the hype. [TSN]

• The struggles of the Cup-favorite Nashville Predators are beginning to reach concerning levels. [The Tennessean]

• Q&A with John Tortorella: ‘The most controversial coach in the NHL opens up about family, dogs and all those classic Top 10 lists of his biggest blowups.’ [Sportsnet Magazine]

• Editorial on the NHL’s decision not to suspend Nazem Kadri for his hit on Daniel Sedin, and why the Vancouver Canucks continue to end up in bad situations. [The Province]

• More of the non-suspension of Kadri, and how NHL owners are involved in the lack of accountability when it comes to discipline. [Nucks Misconduct]

• ‘Why the New York Islanders have become a tire fire.’ [The Hockey News]

• This season’s version of the Chicago Blackhawks aren’t like the team’s we’ve seen before. A look at the changes made over the years and how they’re impacting the team this season. [The Hockey Writers]

• Despite some lingering issues, the Boston Bruins have started to turn a corner after a successful road trip. [Boston Sports Desk]

• Dave Lozo answers the question, “Are the New York Rangers for real this time?” [Vice Sports]

• After nearly three weeks of play, the Tampa Bay Lightning’s ‘key performance indicators’ of play are analyzed. [Raw Charge]

• The infusion of successful youth in the NHL this season cannot be ignored and showcase a future full of NHL stars. [Spector’s Hockey]

• Update on the development of New York Islanders prospects Michael Dal Colle and Joshua Ho-Sang while they play with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. [Islanders Point Blank]

• Fantasy hockey update: the top 10 players that are off to a hot start and likely to keep it up. [Dobber]

• Looking at the first month of the NWHL and early shooting trends developing among the four teams. [Today’s Slapshot]

• Finally, Toronto Maple Leafs wunderkinds Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner have a group sing-a-long on the bench to Bon Jovi’s ‘Living on a Prayer.’ Were they even alive when that song came out?