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What’s it like to play with and against Jack Hughes? A few good thoughts from some of his peers: [The Athletic ($)]
Speaking of Jack: Stan Fischler thinks the Devils should take Kaapo Kakko at No. 1.
We are a ways out from the Seattle expansion draft in 2021, but you can still start to see how the roster will take shape and who’ll need to be protected. How does that all shake out? [The Athletic ($)]
A long look at how teams use the draft interview process to get to know prospects, including some perspective from Dr. Aimee Kimball, the director of player and team development for the Devils: [The Athletic ($)]
This feels like as good a time as any to remember a great moment in trashing Gary Bettman:
Somehow Zdeno Chara played in Game 5:
Boston coach Bruce Cassidy wasn’t thrilled with the officiating in Game 5:
Bruce Cassidy calls the officiating in Game 5 a "black eye" for the NHL. Adds it was "egregeous."— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 7, 2019
"I'm a fan of the game. This is the National Hockey League, it's getting a black eye with their officiating this playoffs...it was egregious."— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 7, 2019
Bruce Cassidy reacts following the #NHLBruins' Game 5 loss: pic.twitter.com/iyLxzCJTFo
The Sharks have announced that pending UFA Erik Karlson has undergone groin surgery. The team says Karlsson is expected to recover fully in the offseason and will be ready for the start of the 2019-20 season. [TSN]
As we zero in on the buyout window, who’s a candidate? [The Athletic ($)]
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