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If Tom Fitzgerald is looking for defensemen with “size, and some hardness, with the ability to move pucks” this summer, where might he look? Some options here: [The Athletic ($)]
(Future Captain?) Nico!
Jack Hughes, clearly not super engaged on the team chat:
#NJDevils Jack Hughes on keeping in contact and keeping track of his teammates:— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) June 18, 2020
"Yeah, I mean, Nico is out there, doing some sort of Army thing.. and Mackenzie is always on a boat."
Blake Coleman and Mackenzie Blackwood get consideration nods for season awards from Elliotte Friedman here (also he unpacks the Buffalo Sabres situation too, if that’s something you’re interested in): [Sportsnet]
The final accounting in Buffalo:
Final head count in #Sabres' Tuesday house cleaning appears to be 22. It's a bloodletting that may be unprecedented in #NHL history - certainly in one day by one franchise.— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) June 17, 2020
If Terry Pegula wanted lean, he's got it now. Scouting staff of 21 has been reduced to 7. pic.twitter.com/q5HyJUoJL3
Former CHLers Daniel Carcillo and Garrett Taylor are bringing a shocking class-action lawsuit against the Canadian Hockey League, the Western League, the Ontario League and the Quebec League, alleging that players were, “routinely victims to hazing, bullying, physical and verbal harassment, physical assault, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.” WARNING: There are some truly horrifying allegations in here: [The Hockey News]
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