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Switzerland’s native son Nico Hischier received a warm welcome from the home fans as the Devils defeated SC Bern 3-2 in overtime on Monday. [NHL]
Here’s a look at Cory Schneider’s new mask for the season:
Not such a great situation for goalie prospect Akira Schmid:
The @WHLHurricanes have figured out their import situation placing goaltender Akira Schmid on waivers. That leaves them with Defensemen @Merezhko_11 and Danila Palivko. Canes host the Raiders Friday. #yql pic.twitter.com/HXdAhzE5qb— CTV Lethbridge (@CTVLethbridge) October 2, 2018
A Seattle franchise is one December vote away from becoming a reality. Gary Bettman said Tuesday that the league’s executive committee has unanimously recommended voting to proceed with awarding a franchise to Seattle. A final vote will likely happen in December. [TSN]
More Seattle related news:
Gary Bettman confirms what @Sportsnet reported in March: The Vegas Golden Knights won't participate in the expansion draft for Seattle.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 2, 2018
Otherwise, same protection rules remain.
Bettman would not divulge potential re-alignment plans other than to say there won't be a massive re-alignment. If I had to guess, I would say Seattle goes into the Pacific and Arizona goes into the Central— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 2, 2018
Just in time for a lockout:
Bettman: “Everyone’s goal is 2020” for Seattle.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) October 2, 2018
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