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The Devils welcomed John Hynes and the Predators back to New Jersey Friday night. Hynes and Co. walked away with a 6-5 win in the shootout. [All About the Jersey] [NJ.com]
Does the Seattle NHL franchise have a name? One report suggests the organization is zeroing in on “Kraken.” [Seattle Times]
While we’re aware of some fishy rumors surrounding our team name, please rest assured we’re doing our due diligence by scouring the depths of the ocean, the tallest mountains, and the densest parts of the forest to find the right name for our great, green city.— NHL Seattle (@NHLSeattle_) January 29, 2020
David Poile is the winningest (best word) GM in NHL history:
Win No. 1,507 for @PredsNHL GM, David Poile, the MOST in NHL history. pic.twitter.com/sO6unuoC7w— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) January 31, 2020
Just awful news for Tomas Hertl and the Sharks:
Tomas Hertl torn ACL and MCL in left knee. Out for the season.— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzNHL) January 30, 2020
The league is investigating the Coyotes over allegations that the team has been fitness testing draft-eligible CHL players, TSN’s Darren Dreger reports: [TSN]
Arizona Coyotes:— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) January 31, 2020
“We are aware of the reports. We have discussed the matter with the NHL and we will have no further comment at this time.” https://t.co/fMdlErMKn6
A very Oilers contract extension for Zack Kassian with a $3.2 million AAV over four years:
Kassian contract breakdown:— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) January 30, 2020
Year 1: $2.5M salary, $1M signing bonus.
Year 2: $2.5M salary, $1M signing bonus.
Year 3: $3.5M salary.
Year 4: $2.3M salary.
The contract does not include any type of no-trade protection.
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