Let’s not downplay it, Kakko vs. Hughes is what it’s all about tonight

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Both Kakko and Hughes are saying all the right things about tonight’s contest. But let’s be real, we are watching the opening salvo in a long war between the top 2 picks of the 2019 draft. And the fact they were drafted by two bitter division rivals adds to the feud.

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Even though Kakko has a goal and Hughes remains pointless, how this face-off against each other tonight will mean a lot of fan bragging rights until they meet again.

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