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NOTE: Our own John Fischer will be participating in Will Scouch’s community mock draft, which will be streaming live on Scouching’s Youtube channel starting at 10 p.m. ET tonight. Check it out.
Here’s Damon Severson talking about his confidence growing, his potential and more in this session with the media: [NHL]
What about using pick No. 7 in a package for a young player? Could we end up with two unprotected first-round picks next year? Those questions and more in this Devils-centric mailbag: [The Athletic ($)]
Labor ... peace? What is that? Some beautiful words: “Pending ratification votes by the owners and players, a memorandum of understanding was reached Monday on an extension to the collective bargaining agreement running through 2026.” [Sportsnet]
Tentative dates have been set for the NHL's restart:— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 6, 2020
-- July 13: Start of training camp
-- July 26: Teams travel to hub cities
-- Aug. 1: Start of the qualifying round
If hockey does come back this summer, where’s the line for positive COVID-19 tests? How many is too many? Here’s some perspective on how to handle that from one epidemiologist: [NFL Injury Analytics]
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