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Shoutout to our guy P.K. for being named as a finalist for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy:
P.K. is a role model for community involvement and charitable causes.— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) August 14, 2020
Congratulations, @PKSubban1 on being a finalist for the @NHL's King Clancy Memorial , and thank you for all that you do!#WeAreOne | #NJDevils pic.twitter.com/Kv1uDCCXL0
Sounds like Nas will be sticking around:
Don't be surprised if we get some Devils coaching news in the near future.— Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell) August 16, 2020
Not sure anything is finalized/official yet but I believe Alain Nasreddine will be sticking around for a couple more years.
NHL.com’s Mike Morreale with a Q&A talking about his pick for No. 7 and a few other thoughts on the first round: [NHL]
A surprising decision: Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask has decided to leave the NHL bubble and return to his family. [Sportsnet] [TSN]
An awful-looking injury for Andrei Svechnikov:
Svechnikov is hurting after getting tangled with Chara, gets helped off the ice #LetsGoCanes pic.twitter.com/ZgyBhm4mYK— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) August 15, 2020
Rod Brind’Amour says he “highly doubts” Svechnikov will be back for the playoffs but he doesn’t have an official update yet. Was getting MRI.— Sara Civ (@SaraCivian) August 16, 2020
If you liked this expanded playoff format … don’t get too attached. Here’s Elliotte Friedman: “We’ve all enjoyed watching this and I was hoping it would create the momentum for the possibility of seeing this in the future… but this is not looking like it’s going to happen. There doesn’t appear to be the momentum for it and it doesn’t look like it’s something that’s going to be tacked on to future NHL seasons.” [Sportsnet]
Speaking of Elliotte Friedman, you’ve probably seen his Joe Thornton-esque beard. He’s shaving it off and raising money for charity. If you want to donate, here’s your link:
Thank you to all who donated. We’ve reached our goal and I will figure out what to do. Please don’t hesitate to continue donating if you wish to two worthy causes: @steve_ludzik (Steve Ludzik’s Foundation) and the Red Shoe Fund for @HBKidsHospital: https://t.co/559Xty1YkS— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 15, 2020
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