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Devils prospects played in a pair of games at the 2017 Prospects Challenge over the weekend. On Friday, Ryan Kujawinski’s hat trick powered the Devils to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Sabres. Will Butcher and Nico Hischier made their Devils debuts. [NJ.com] [NHL.com] On Saturday, the Penguins dropped the Devils in a 6-2 contest. [NJ.com]
Here’s Cory Schneider’s new mask for the 2017-2018 season:
It is rough... it is raw... it is matte... it is a Time Traveller design... We travelled back in time to create the design just like the first days of mask paint back in the 70s... So no airbrush, no FX✨ what so ever... just an old school brush and the colors red , black⚫️ and white⚪️. It is painted so rough so you can clearly see the brush strokes . That is what we call a true Storyteller mask . Cory and I discussed a lot how to create his new chapter of mask art. Cory wanted a very clean look, we came up with a plan how to build the design on contrasts and colors, and I started to paint . Thanks Cory! I am so proud to be your painting wingman #coryschneider @njdevils #DaveArt @nhl #DaveArtTheMaskNerd #nhl #DaveArtTheCradleOfCreativity
The Canucks have signed Bo Horvat, who they took with the pick they got in the Cory Schneider trade, to a six-year, $33 million contract. [Puck Daddy]
After some speculation that Matt Duchene might not show up to training camp, Avs GM Joe Sakic said just about the only thing he could: He expects Duchene to be in camp. [BSN Denver]
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