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A message from the New York-area teams:
It’s more than just bridges and tunnels that connect us. It’s our strength and resolve.— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) April 16, 2020
We are in this together with our neighbors as one team.
#JerseyStrong | #WeAreNewYork pic.twitter.com/7dtdEeSyZ6
The Athletic gives us an assessment of where the Devils are at each position, starting right down the middle with the centers: [The Athletic ($)]
And here’s some more media availability with interim GM Tom Fitzgerald this week:
Just like you and me, Chico misses hockey. Reading, work the house, here’s what he’s up to these days in Minnesota: [NHL]
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who’s leading the U.S. COVID-19 response, on resuming the sports: “Put (the players) in big hotels, wherever you want to play, keep them very well surveilled. … Have them tested every week and make sure they don’t wind up infecting each other or their family, and just let them play the season out.” [Sportsnet]
The Great One and the Great Eight will face off in NHL 20 next week as a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief efforts. Are you taking Gretzky or Ovechkin? [Sportsnet]
Former Flames coach Bill Peters, who resigned last year after it came to light that he had used the N-word several times against a player while he was in the AHL, has been hired by a KHL team. [Sportsnet]
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