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More in another Russian interview with Nikita Gusev his goal for his first season in the NHL, what he knows about the Devils and plenty more: [Sport-Express]
More Gusev: 'The #NJDevils showed me they very much need me. It's very important for me and it tells a lot. I followed them because my friend Yakovlev played there so I have an idea what kind of a team it is. With all the new players I'm sure we can play well and win'— Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) August 2, 2019
As he prepares to make a push for a roster spot with the Devils, Ty Smith is living and training with Habs forward Brendan Gallagher this offseason. [NHL]
The Athletic has a deep-dive look into how former Wild GM Paul Fenton managed to get fired just 14 months into his tenure with Minnesota: [The Athletic ($)]
It appears the big RFAs are sitting around waiting for Mitch Marner to set the contract market. And it sounds like the Marner talks are, as you might think, not really going anywhere at the moment. [NHL]
The Flames have bought out defenseman Michael Stone. [TSN]
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