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BTW, the NHL Draft Lottery is scheduled for Friday June 26 at 8 p.m. ET.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 15, 2020
Speaking of the draft lottery, what would it mean for the Devils to have things break their way just one more time? [The Athletic ($)]
Kyle Palmieri has been an alternate captain the past two seasons. What do you think about giving him the captaincy? [NHL]
Let it not be said of Josh Harris and David Blitzer that they were uninterested in expanding their sports interests: They acquired a small ownership stake in the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this year. [Bloomberg]
You may have seen some of the big changes in Buffalo yesterday. In this special edition of the 31 Thoughts podcast on those moves, Elliotte Friedman makes a quick mention of the Devils hiring process. At about 9:00 into the podcast, he refers to a shift in thinking in how organizations hire staff and that perhaps the Devils ownership might also be interested in “A leaner staff with more favorable contract wording to the ownership.” [Sportsnet]
Devils prospects in here:
Hockey Canada announces the 41 players invited to Canada’s National Junior Team Summer Development Camp. pic.twitter.com/rymKZXomsk— HockeyProspect.com (@ScoutingService) June 16, 2020
A fun little memory:
Also 30 years ago today, the Devils trade down from No, 11 to 20 and select Martin Brodeur, who goes on to become the NHL;s all-time leader in wins (691) and shutouts (125).— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) June 16, 2020
What a day. https://t.co/xzfrJoA9L5
As sporting events begin to resume without fans, it sounds like we’ll hear more fake crowd noise. How would you feel about this in NHL games? [New York Times]
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