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Kaapo Kakko will miss the NHL Scouting Combine this week:
103 Draft-eligible players will attend the 2019 NHL Scouting Combine presented by adidas in Buffalo this week.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) May 28, 2019
The following invited players will not attend: Semyon Chystyakov, Vladislav Firstov, Daniil Gutik, Kaapo Kakko, Danil Misyul and Kirill Slepets. #NHLCombine pic.twitter.com/I5a7DyTcKo
Devils assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald on the two top guys: “As far as Hughes and Kakko are concerned, we all know the obvious differences in the players ... one is already matured physically (Kakko) and one hasn’t yet (Hughes). That said, I think both kids most definitely have the skills, skating and hockey instincts to play next year in the NHL.” [NHL]
It sounds like the league is indeed going to look at expanded video replay this offseason. What would you like to see the league do? [TSN]
Darren Dreger says he believes the Mitch Marner contract negotiations will go past July 1 and that Toronto’s offer will need to be “north of $10.5 (million) and maybe north of $11 (million).”
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