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Our best Yegor yet:
None of us really have high expectations for this Devils team, so it’s probably best to look at individual player development. What would you like to see out of Nico, Jack, the Jespers and the rest of the forwards? [The Athletic ($)]
As we close in (hopefully) on a new season, there’s still a few good-looking UFAs on the market. When will these guys sign? [Sportsnet]
We weren’t thrilled with Jack’s rookie season, but across the Hudson, well, a look at Kaapo Kakko’s first year in the league should make you feel a touch better: “He had the worst even strength season that anybody has had since 2007-08 as measured by his individual impact on scoring chances for and against.” [JFresh Hockey]
COVID-19 updates around the hockey world:
Adding context: should be noted that at minimum four VGK players have confirmed cases.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) November 24, 2020
Sources indicate the number may be higher; team confirmed only four positive tests today.
In addition, sources say multiple family members of VGK players have also tested positive. https://t.co/7CkDhY8Ikz
Hearing a “significant” number of Columbus Blue Jackets players have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last 7-to-10 days.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) November 24, 2020
The team has confirmed only that “several” players have tested positive. Team facilities have been closed since last week.
Statement from #CBJ: pic.twitter.com/m4nUkyaxYu
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