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If you have kept an eye on major geopolitical events over the past three or four years, you’ve no doubt seen the Iran Nuclear Deal dominate many headlines. The Iran Nuclear Deal was formerly known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action and it was set in place during the Obama Administration. The goal of the Iran Nuclear Deal was to push Iran to abandon and decommission a vast array of enrichment centrifuges throughout the country while promising to not build any more for roughly 15 years. With the election of President Trump during the 2016 Presidential Race, the Iran Nuclear Deal was put under significant pressure. President Trump touted a promise to withdraw the United States from the historic agreement and there has been chaos ever since. Let’s take a general look at the Iran Nuclear Deal so that you can walk away with an understanding of what is at stake.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was set in place between Iran as well as the P5+1, five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council. The deal was rigorously negotiated before an agreement was reached with Iran in Vienna back in 2015. Blowback from the deal was felt almost immediately from conservative voices throughout the United States, including then Presidential Candidate, Mr. Donald Trump. Critics of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action argued that the deal was largely unenforceable and that Iran would be quick to renege on their half of the bargain, thus emboldening the country to push for nuclearization while simultaneously seeing their own economic sanctions reduced.

The terms of the Iran Nuclear Deal have been covered extensively by Middle East expert Amir Handjani. His work can be found on Reuters, POLITICO, and Bloomberg News among other sources. For a more general overview of the agreement, you can keep on reading. Outside of the components that we listed above, the Iran Nuclear Deal also pushed Iran to limit its enriched uranium stockpile to just 3.7%, a far cry from the 90% needed to produce a nuclear weapon. Additionally, Iran would be forced to modify their reactors to prevent the production of weapons-grade plutonium. To finalize the deal, Iran would also agree to routine and comprehensive inspections to maintain compliance.

Upon being elected to the Presidency, Donald Trump vowed to withdraw the United States from the agreement. Since making his initial announcement, the Iran Nuclear Deal has been in jeopardy with the vast majority of the groups still wishing to remain in the agreement. As a result, the E.U. has been forced to navigate the turbulent waters of an unofficial agreement with vitriol being aimed at them by the White House. Despite Iran’s continued commitment to the deal, President Trump and his Administration have been consistently pressuring the members of the agreement – China, the U.K., France, Russia, Germany, and the U.S. – to realign for a ‘Trump Deal’. With tensions sky-high, it remains to be seen how this will all play out. With any luck, for the good of the world, an agreement will eventually be locked in place.

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The Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society has organized a day of activities on Saturday by Lake Phalen, culminating in a traditional mid-autumn moon festival, mooncake testing and model catwalk demonstration in the early evening.

Events will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the St. Paul-Changsha China Friendship Garden’s Xiang Jiang pavilion, which is a replica of Changsha’s famous Aiwan Pavilion. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunch, a chair or blanket for seating, and cultural or festive attire.

The Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society will dedicate a Hmong Plaza, unveil nine art stones and launch “phase two” of a community engagement process around the future of the garden and pavilion, which was erected in 2018 with the help of designers, engineers and laborers from Changsha, a St. Paul sister-city for some 30 years. There will also be a poetry reading.

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Is social media good and bad like a car? Instagram chief under fire for comparison

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(NewsNation Now) — Facebook’s Instagram chief is under fire after he compared the negative effects of social media to cars.

“Cars have positive and negative outcomes,” Adam Mosseri said on the Recode Media podcast. “We understand that we know that more people die than would otherwise because of car accidents. But by and large, cars create way more value in the world than they destroy. And I think social media is similar.”

It comes days after Facebook acknowledged it had data showing at least a quarter of its youngest users found Instagram exacerbated feelings of low self-esteem and poor body image. Critics say the company should have used that data to make positive changes.

At least three senators have written a letter to the company asking it to rethink its upcoming Instagram for kids platform.

There are some, including Divided State of America host Heather Gardner, who believe the senators should do more.

“There’s a lack of [social media] regulation on the federal level and the state level,” Gardner said on NewsNation’s The Donlon Report on Thursday. “So comparing [social media to cars] is definitely not apples to apples.”

The impact on kids can be long lasting. Dr. Katherine Kuhlman, a psychologist in Arizona, said one of the things about children that is supposed to help them grow could be negatively impacted by social media.

“Adolescent and child brains have a lot of elasticity, which is great for learning. It means that they’re kind of like a sponge and they can soak things up,” Kuhlman said on NewsNation’s On Balance with Leland Vittert. “But what that also means is that they are far more susceptible and vulnerable to this kind of manipulation.”

At issue is dopamine, which the brain releases as a sort of pleasure chemical.

“We, more than anything else, have to help educate our teens about the way these platforms are designed,” Dr. Wendy Dickinson said on On Balance. “They’re designed to be addictive. Every time something refreshes, or you get a another like, you get a hit of dopamine, which causes you to come back.”

Earlier this week, when asked for comment about the data it collected, Facebook pointed us to a blog post where they said even trying to understand the numbers was proof the company cared about its users.

Though it uses different wording than Mosseri, the underlying message from the company is similar.

“The question on many people’s minds is if social media is good or bad for people. The research on this is mixed; it can be both,” it says.

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Fire crews contain hydrochloric acid spill at Hazelwood aerospace company

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ST. LOUIS – Fire crews responded to a hydrochloric acid spill at an aerospace company in Hazelwood Friday afternoon. The spill has been contained and there is no danger to the public.

The incident happened at GKN Aerospace on McDonnell Boulevard around 4:45 p.m. GKN is a British Aerospace company that works closely with Boeing.

The spill was mixed with water causing hydro fluorine gas to form. Aerospace workers were evacuated from the buildings. Decontamination stations were set up outside the site.

The spill was contained by north and west St. Louis County firefighters. Two firefighters who were injured were treated at a hospital and were released.

The operations at the GKN Aerospace will be offline for the next several days as GKN and a contractor clean up the buildings.

Lindbergh, James S. McDonnell Boulevard, and Banshee Road have been reopened.

Bommarito Automotive Skyfox was over the scene where there were yellowish-brown color fumes coming out of smokestacks.

GKN released a statement saying its focus is on the safety of its employees and personnel at the facility. The company is working with first responders and officials and will release an update when necessary.

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US panel backs COVID-19 boosters only for seniors, high-risk

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By MATTHEW PERRONE and LAURAN NEERGAARD

WASHINGTON — Dealing the White House a stinging setback, a government advisory panel overwhelmingly rejected a plan Friday to give Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots across the board, and instead endorsed the extra vaccine dose only for those who are 65 or older or run a high risk of severe disease.

The twin votes represented a heavy blow to the Biden administration’s sweeping effort, announced a month ago, to shore up nearly all Americans’ protection amid the spread of the highly contagious delta variant.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said the state is glad the FDA removed a “deadly impediment” for those who’ll be eligible for booster shots.

“This recommendation… is overdue but welcome news,” he said.

Polis added: “We want to end the pandemic now and our state is ready to administer the booster to our seniors in long-term care and residential facilities starting as soon as next week. The United States can get more people protected with the first two doses, give effective boosters, and export the safe and effective vaccine to countries abroad. This is not a time to pick just one — our country has enough safe and effective vaccine for all three.”

The nonbinding recommendation — from an influential committee of outside experts who advise the Food and Drug Administration — is not the last word. The FDA will consider the group’s advice and make its own decision, probably within days. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is set to weigh in next week.

In a surprising turn, the advisory panel rejected, 16-2, boosters for almost everyone. Members cited a lack of safety data on extra doses and also raised doubts about the value of mass boosters, rather than ones targeted to specific groups.

Then, in an 18-0 vote, it endorsed extra shots for people 65 and older and those at risk of serious disease. Panel members also agreed that health workers and others who run a high risk of being exposed to the virus on the job should get boosters, too.

Polis said he anticipates that rule will apply to “essentially everyone” in Colorado who received the Pfizer vaccine at least six months ago, since at that point — mid-March — the state was still working to get the vaccine to high-priority people, and had not yet opened eligibility to the general public.

That would help salvage part of the White House’s campaign but would still be a huge step back from the far-reaching proposal to offer third shots of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to Americans eight months after they get their second dose.

The White House sought to frame the action as progress.

“Today was an important step forward in providing better protection to Americans from COVID-19,” said White House spokesman Kevin Munoz. “We stand ready to provide booster shots to eligible Americans once the process concludes at the end of next week.”

The CDC has said it is considering boosters for older people, nursing home residents and front-line health care workers, rather than all adults.

The FDA and CDC will most likely decide at some later point whether people who received the Moderna or J&J shots should get boosters.

During several hours of vigorous debate Friday, members of the panel questioned the value of offering boosters to almost everybody 16 and over.

“I don’t think a booster dose is going to significantly contribute to controlling the pandemic,” said Dr. Cody Meissner of Tufts University. “And I think it’s important that the main message we transmit is that we’ve got to get everyone two doses.”

Dr. Amanda Cohn of the CDC said, “At this moment it is clear that the unvaccinated are driving transmission in the United States.”

In a statement, Kathrin U. Jansen, Pfizer head of vaccine research and development, said the company continues to believe that boosters will be a “critical tool in the ongoing effort to control the spread of this virus.”

Scientists inside and outside the government have been divided recently over the need for boosters and who should get them, and the World Health Organization has strongly objected to rich nations giving a third round of shots when poor countries don’t have enough vaccine for their first.

While research suggests immunity levels in those who have been vaccinated wane over time and boosters can reverse that, the Pfizer vaccine is still highly protective against severe illness and death, even amid the delta variant.

The unexpected turn of events could reinforce criticism that the Biden administration got out ahead of the science in its push for boosters. President Joe Biden promised early on that his administration would “follow the science,” in the wake of disclosures of political meddling in the Trump administration’s coronavirus response.

The FDA panel’s overwhelming initial rejection came despite full-throated arguments about the need for boosters from both Pfizer and health officials from Israel, which began offering boosters to its citizens in July.

Sharon Alroy-Preis of Israel’s Ministry of Health said the booster dose improves protection tenfold against infection in people 60 and older.

“It’s like a fresh vaccine,” bringing protection back to original levels and helping Israel “dampen severe cases in the fourth wave,” she said.

Representatives for Pfizer argued that it is important to start shoring up immunity before protection begins to erode. A company study of 44,000 people showed effectiveness against symptomatic COVID-19 was 96% two months after the second dose, but had dropped to 84% by around six months.

Both Pfizer and the Israeli representatives faced pushback from panelists. Several were skeptical about the relevance of Israel’s experience to the U.S. Another concern was whether third doses would exacerbate serious side effects, including rare instances of heart inflammation in younger men.

Pfizer pointed to Israeli data from nearly 3 million boosters to suggest side effect rates would be similar to those already reported.

Dr. Paul Offit, a vaccine expert at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said he was supportive of a third dose for adults over 60 or 65, but “I really have trouble” supporting it for anyone down to age 16.

While an extra shot would probably at least temporarily reduce cases with mild or no symptoms, “the question becomes what will be the impact of that on the arc of the pandemic, which may not be all that much,” Offit said.

Biden’s top health advisers, including the heads of the FDA and CDC, first announced plans for widespread booster shots in mid-August, setting the week of Sept. 20 as an all-but-certain start date. But that was before FDA staff scientists had completed their own assessments of the data.

Earlier this week, two top FDA vaccine reviewers joined a group of international scientists in publishing an editorial rejecting the need for boosters in healthy people. The scientists said studies show the shots are working well.

On Friday, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy said the Biden administration announcement was not aimed at pressuring regulators to act but was instead an attempt to be transparent with the public and be prepared in the event that boosters won approval.

“We have always said that this initial plan would be contingent on the FDA and the CDC’s independent evaluation,” Murthy said.

The Biden plan has also raised major ethical concerns about impoverished parts of the world still clamoring for vaccine. But the administration argued that the plan was not an us-or-them choice, noting that the U.S. is supplying large quantities of vaccine to the rest of the globe.

The U.S. has already approved Pfizer and Moderna boosters for certain people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients and transplant recipients.

Some Americans, healthy or not, have managed to get boosters, in some cases simply by showing up and asking for a shot. And some health systems already are offering extra doses to high-risk people.

Denver Post reporter Alex Burness contributed to this report.

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Home Showcase: Gloucester prize on the beach

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When 54 Adams Hill Road in Gloucester was listed as “steps from the beach,” they never mentioned you could count those steps on two hands.

After being in the same family for almost 100 years, “Stonepatch Cottage” is finally hitting the market as a shingle-covered charmer on the shore of Cambridge Beach. As a summer home or a year-round retreat, the home is a nod to simple, unfussy living. And while it’s not luxurious, it’s sure to be rich in memories for its lucky new owners.

Naturally, the beach proximity can’t be overstated. Facing Ipswich Bay and sparkling shoreline, the home enjoys unobstructed views and a salty breeze. Natural wood walls, a cozy wood-burning fireplace and a screened porch are complemented by an oversized picture window in the living room overlooking the water, with sounds of crashing waves below.

A dining space in the efficient eat-in kitchen enjoys the same inspiring views.

Buyers will love the flexibility of three bedrooms, including one on the first floor with a full bath. The primary bedroom, with walk-in closet, and a generous guest bedroom occupy the home’s second floor; there’s even a walk-up attic with expansion possibilities. Ocean views from all bedrooms? Like you had to ask.

Boating enthusiasts will appreciate Annisquam Yacht Club just a short stroll away.

For more information about the home, on the market for $2,495,000, contact Scott Smith with Coldwell Banker, 617-750-2793.

 

Home Showcase:

Address: 54 Adams Hill Rd, Gloucester

Bedrooms: 3

List Price: $2,495,000

Square feet: 1,273

Price per square foot: $1,960

Annual taxes: $22,707 in 2021

Location: Steps from the beach

Built in: 1920

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Beach location

Laid-back charm

Cons:

May want interior updates

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Out of a playoff spot, United feeling the pressure

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Tension has ratcheted up on Minnesota United.

The Loons have fallen out of the seven MLS Cup Playoffs spots for the Western Conference. They had plans — which now might resemble hopes —
for a top-four spot and at least one game at Allianz Field.

One example of the tension growing is the club let go of the director of sports science as injuries during stacked up over the past two weeks.

The latest stage of United’s slide caused road rash in a 4-0 loss at Sporting Kansas City on Wednesday. The primary blight has been goal-scoring with only one West club, expansion side Austin FC, scoring fewer goals. Minnesota has 24 in 23 games.

It doesn’t get much easier with fourth-place L.A. Galaxy (11-8-5) coming to Allianz Field at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Two bits of positive news: Leading scorer Robin Lod could play more after coming back from a five-game absence for the K.C. game, and top
playmaker Emanuel Reynoso might be back after a three-game absence.

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Police: Male hospitalized after suffering gunshot wound in Albany

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, N.Y. (WWTI) – A disease deadly to deer is spreading throughout New York State.

On Thursday, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation confirmed that Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease has spread to Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Nassau, Oswego, Suffolk, and Ulster counties. The DEC is also tracking suspected cases in Albany, Jefferson, Oneida, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Sullivan, and Westchester counties.

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‘We will be ready’: Capitol Police prepare for Saturday rally

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LAKE OZARK, Mo. – One month after a fatal shooting between motorcycle gangs outside a bar at the Lake of the Ozarks, more than 100,000 people are expected to attend the annual Bikefest Rally this weekend. 

Local and visitors can expect to hear the constant sound of motorcycles throughout the Lake until Sunday evening. Missouri State Highway Patrol said they have extra troopers in place to help, but the City of Lake Ozark said it’s not necessarily because of last month’s fatal shooting, instead, it’s because they don’t have enough officers. 

“We are talking about tens of thousands of people coming to a town of 1,800 people or a lake area,” public information officer for Lake Ozark Police Dan Field said. “You can’t expect to manage that many people with a police force of fewer than 14 people.”

Motorcycles have been coming to the Lake of the Ozarks for the annual Bikefest Rally for 15 years. It was started by local businesses for riders to enjoy the area. 

“Bikefest in this community is more or less the camaraderie of everyone,” John Brown from Stover, Missouri, said. “It put everyone together in one spot.”

Brown has been coming to the annual rally for ten years. He now is a member of Bikers For Christ, an organization that cooks a free breakfast for motorcyclists. 

“It’s just a good time,” Brown said. “We get together and share our motorcycles and our custom ideas.”

Field said this event is a huge boost to the local economy. 

“They [attendees] stay all over the lake,” Field said. “The motels are full, the AirBNBs are full, the campgrounds are full, the place just fills up.”

Since Wednesday, there has been the roar of motorcycles around the lake. 

“It will just be a constant rumble, constant,” Field said. 

“I love that sound by the way,” Nicole Beckman said while laughing. 

Beckman and her husband rode their motorcycles from Delavan, Wisconsin to the Lake, an eight-hour trip. It’s their first time attending Bikefest.

“On YouTube, we saw a lot of different people posting about being here for this week and it really encouraged us to come out and do it also,” Beckman said.

“I would come back in a heartbeat. We’re definitely planning out next year’s trip here already.”

Beckman said she heard about last month’s shooting that left one dead and injured four others outside Casablanca Bar and Grill on the Strip but said she has felt safe with her group. 

“We haven’t come across anybody that has been rude or cruel in any way,” Beckman said. “There’s people from everywhere, Illinois, New York, Iowa, Missouri, I mean you name it.”

Field said local and state law enforcement agencies will also be on hand this week patrolling. 

“A lot of police departments are down in numbers, including ours,” Field said. “Safety is our concern for all of our visitors and residents, whether it’s this weekend or any weekend.”

Since the shooting last month, Field said the only thing he’s noticed different on the Strip, is some restaurants and businesses have posted signs saying. “Absolutely: NO PATCHES, NO ROCKERS, NO COLORS ON PREMISE.” He believes it is regarding the fight between the motorcycle gangs in July. 

“Beyond that, it’s pretty much been business as usual,” Field said. “It’s been a great summer for us down here.”

Brown said he and other riders are just excited to enjoy a bike rally after others have been canceled or scaled back. 

“Most of them because of COVID they’re worried about, we’re not worried about it here,” Brown said. 

Bikefest goes through Sunday night. The Strip is closed to all vehicles other than motorcycles. The Bagnell Dam is also closed due to construction. 

Find a list of events for Bikefest here

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Physical CU Buffs expecting stern test from Minnesota

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Colorado didn’t beat Texas A&M a week ago but the Buffaloes made a statement.

Standing toe-to-toe with one of the best and most physical football teams in the country signaled that CU might be finding an identity. As CU prepares to host Minnesota on Saturday, it has plenty of work to do on offense but it is establishing a culture of physicality.

“It was a culture we tried to create during spring ball,” defensive lineman Na’im Rodman said. “Then we just carried on to fall camp and I think it’s a part of us now. I think we’ve instilled it in ourselves and we know we can be one of the most physical teams anybody plays against every time they go against us.”

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Bruins Notebook: Brad Marchand bullish on team’s chances

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Brad Marchand has been forced to say goodbye to a lot of teammates in his decade-plus with the Bruins.

In fact, only he and his longtime centerman Patrice Bergeron remain from the 2011 Stanley Cup champion team.

But the club has really been losing foundational pieces from good teams of the last decade in the last couple of years. Former captain Zdeno Chara signed in Washington last season while Torey Krug moved to St. Louis. The turnover going into this season has been even greater, with the departure of David Krejci, Tuukka Rask (he’s rehabbing after hip surgery and still without a contract), Jaroslav Halak and Sean Kuraly. Newcomers up front will be Nick Foligno, Erik Haula and Tomas Nosek, joined by defenseman Derek Forbort, while the goaltending will be handled by Linus Ullmark and rookie Jeremy Swayman, at least for the time being.

That is an unusual amount of change for an organization that’s been pretty stable over the last decade and half. But Marchand is bullish on his team’s chances, believing that pulling on the spoked B will bring out the best in the new players.

“This is a little bit different than where we’ve been in the past. We’ve always had guys turn over every year. It’s part of the business. Guys come and go. But as you see guys who’ve been part of our core group (leave), it is a bit of a different feeling. But there’s a lot of excitement around our team,” said Marchand after captain’s practice on Friday. “We’re very deep and we know we have a great opportunity this year. I think there’s a lot of excitement around the guys coming in and the opportunity they’re going to have. A lot of guys coming from organizations that are not as good as ours and don’t have the structure and the history and the want to win that we have in here.

“I think guys are excited to be here and be part of this group.”

Marchand expects there will be some trial and error before things can come together.

“It’ll take a little bit of time to build some chemistry,” said Marchand. “We have a lot of new guys, a lot of new faces and we’ll have different line combinations that we’re going to roll through. Same on D. Communication between the D and the goalie and stuff like that, it all plays a role and it’ll take some time to come together. Maybe it’ll happen really quick but it usually takes a little bit of a working out process to figure out where guys fit. But I definitely think we’ve improved. There’s no question we got deeper all the way through our lineup.

“We’ve got a lot of guys who are excited to be a part of this group and I think that’s the thing. When you have guys that want to be here, want to win, want to take a shot and give it their all, a lot of character guys, you set yourself up for success and I think that’s where we’re at. To win the Cup, you need everything to go your way. I say that every year. You need all the breaks to go your way, you need the right calls, the right bounces, you’ve got to stay healthy, that’s the main thing. Hopefully things line up for us and we can get back in that position. But we’ve got a long season before the playoffs even begin.”

Hall wishes Krejci well

As the offseason this summer, there was some thought the futures of free agent linemates Taylor Hall and Krejci would somehow be intertwined. But Hall said while he would have liked more time with Krejci as his centerman, that was never the case.

“I had no idea what he was going to do and I didn’t really want to ask him about it or tell him what I was going to do,” said Hall, who signed a four-year deal while Krejci went back to the Czech Republic. “I wanted him to come back for the right reasons if that’s what he wanted to do. I think for him, he’s probably having a blast playing back home. I have no idea what it’s like to move away to a different continent at 16 or 17 and not really come back to play there. So I’m sure he’s having a blast. I don’t know if we’ll ever see him back here again. There’s a lot of speculation, but honestly I think everyone in our dressing room wishes him all the best.”

Hall had no inside information on who his new pivot was going to be — Charlie Coyle is expected to get first crack — but believes that second line can be successful no matter who’s in the middle.

“Honestly, it doesn’t change my preparation or focus for the year. My job is to come in and play as well as I can and whatever line I’m slotted in, hopefully I can drive that line like I have in the past, whoever the centerman is,” said Hall. “I imagine I’ll play with (Craig Smith) on the right side. I think that we can work with anyone. In signing here, I never had a guarantee that Krejci was going to be back. I just wanted to play for this team and help this team win a Stanley Cup. Whatever I have to do contribute to that is what I’ll do and I’m sure Smitty and whoever we’re playing with feels the same.”

Marchand excited for Olympic shot

Marchand was bitterly disappointed in 2018 when the NHL decided not to go to the Olympics in South Korea, but he should have a very good chance of being one of Canada’s left wings in Beijing now that the league is participating in the 2022 Games.

“For all the NHL players who gets to participate, it’s a tremendous opportunity and one that I think guys have earned,” said Marchand, who proved himself on the international stage at the 2016 World Cup. “This is obviously the best league in the world and that’s what the Olympics is, it’s about putting the best players on the ice together and seeing which country takes it all. I think it’s a great opportunity for all the NHL players that’ll be there. I would love and really honor that opportunity if it comes.”

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