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It’s going to be a few months before we see real, competitive Devils hockey again. That shouldn’t and won’t stop us from looking ahead. What will the team’s lineup look like when the 2020-2021 season begins, whenever that is? [The Athletic ($)]
A big ol’, hearty shoutout to Oskar Lindblom, who has completed cancer treatments:
It looks like if play resumes this summer, it’ll take place in Toronto and Edmonton, the two presumptive designated hub cities. [Sportsnet]
Click through to this thread for a few nuggets about what to expect in the CBA extension:
Some stuff to look forward to in modified CBA: Flat salary cap (unless changed, numbers were $81.5M next two years, $82.5M in 2022-23); cap on escrow (starting at 20 per cent next season, moving down after that); return to Olympics (pending agreement with IOC)...— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 1, 2020
Seeing all sorts of speculative chatter amongst fans discussing possibility of new CBA amnesty buyouts to help clubs manage flat cap. Amnesty buyouts are NOT part of agreement. They might make a GM’s life easier but wouldn’t help owners/players navigate their troubled economy.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 2, 2020
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