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Radulov’s banana habit, Spezza’s power gel, and whatever else keeps a skater fed. Plus, the Flyers’ new GM, a new team for the #Murder party, and more.

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Alexander Radulov is a shooting star, a breath of fresh air, an international bon vivant...and, as it turns out, a banana fiend.

He’s the only one who actually consumes them on the bench, as Sean Shapiro points out in a new feature. There’s a very simple reason why:

“You got to eat, you know?” Radulov said. “I just don’t eat much before the game. You start playing and the games are late and you kind of get starving.”

“Just have a bite and leave it there, and when you want it more, you have more,” Radulov added. “Simple.”

Every Star has his own quick-energy favorite, from Esa Lindell’s power bars to Marc Methot’s espresso:

“...I’m usually eating before the third period, try to get some simple sugars in me,” [Jason] Spezza said. “Guys go bananas if they are hungry. Because a banana can kind of fill you up, it’s one that is used more frequently.”

There’s much more under the paywall. [The Athletic DFW]

Stars Stuff

Sean brings you more from last night’s 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers in a new 20/20.

Did Anton Khudobin get an assist on the Lindell empty-net shorty (!) that finished the game? You be the judge.

Speaking of Dobby, his new Sylvie Marsolais helmet has a white background, but the same house elf.

Saad Yousuf brings the latest Martin Hanzal update:

Don’t forget to vote Victory Green. The 2019 NHL All-Star Game is closer than you think.

And best wishes to John Klingberg and brother Carl, who should make a complete recovery after fracturing his neck playing for EV Zug.

Around the League(s)

It was a relatively quiet night in #Death, but the Nashville Predators got their groove back with a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. [On The Forecheck]

Loss in Dallas or not, Hitch hockey seems to be working for the Oilers.

The Philadelphia Flyers have promoted Chuck Fletcher a week after firing Ron Hextall as GM.

Dan Rosen recaps the issues as the Seattle NHL expansion vote looms. The realignment will be especially interesting for the #MDK. [NHL]

Incoming international para-hockey...

Greetings From Scenic Cedar Park

Erik Condra is on a roll. His career-high five-point game on Sunday put the Texas Stars forward at third in the AHL with 26 points.


As the Celebration of Lights draws near, a Maryland synagogue has performed a mitzvah for their beloved Washington Capitals. Enjoy.