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Bedard: Seattle crowd will not be a factor

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Bedard: Seattle crowd will not be a factor

Greg Bedard talks about what the Patriots need to do successfully in order to silence the "12th man" in Seattle.

"I don't see it being any different than the old RCA dome," says Bedard. "You deal with the noise by playing well. If the Patriots can do that, then they shouldn't have a problem."

Gary Tanguay points out that if the Patriots were playing an elite team, the noise wouldn't be one of the topics of discussion.

"It's one of those things you focus on when the team's not that good," says Tanguay.

Morning Skate: Golden Knights happy to get Malcolm Subban back

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Morning Skate: Golden Knights happy to get Malcolm Subban back

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while watching old Super Friends episodes with my 4-year-old on a Saturday morning.

*Has anybody ever been as excited to get a healthy Malcolm Subban back in the lineup as the Vegas Golden Knights are this weekend? Pro Hockey Talk is asking the question, and I think I can honestly answer with a resounding “No.” We’ll see if he’s actually worth all the excitement, but obviously, he’s better than what the injury-plagued Golden Knights had in the interim.

*The Buffalo Sabres continue to get very little return for any of the investments they’ve made in the team over the last couple of years.

*Ryan Suter knows what it takes to remain among the NHL defenseman workhorses in the NHL, and he is consistently there year in and year out.

*Dustin Brown has been a resurgent performer for the Los Angeles Kings this season and is one of the big storylines behind their turnaround.

*The Detroit Red Wings are beginning to more openly adopt Jeff Blashill’s speed game, but the question is how much that will pay dividends for them.

*For something completely different: Good piece in the Boston Globe about Danny Ainge’s relationship with recently passed Red Sox great Bobby Doerr.