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The Devils have hired Mark Recchi to join Lindy Ruff’s coaching staff. Here’s his media availability: [NHL]
“That’s our job as coaches to get those guys to the next level and make them believe it and understand it.”— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 8, 2020
New assistant coach, Mark Recchi joins us for a special episode of the #SpeakoftheDevils Podcast.
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The Penguins on the power play during new #NJDevils assistant coach Mark Recchi’s three years as an assistant: 1st (26.2 percent) in 2017-18, 5th (24.6 percent) in 2018-19 and 16th (19.9 percent) this year.— Corey Masisak (@cmasisak22) September 8, 2020
Let’s talk assets: If Tom Fitzgerald is going to be active this offseason, he’s got a few pieces to work with. Who/what might those pieces be? [Infernal Access]
What would a trade for Patrik Laine look like? What about a deal for Andreas Johnsson? Who might be the next goalie coach? A few answers to those questions in The Athletic’s Devils mailbag: [The Athletic ($)]
We’re less than a month out!
NHL Draft is being moved ahead a couple of days. First round Oct 6, rest on Oct. 7.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 8, 2020
Congrats to Bobby Ryan and Dampy Brar:
Looks like the league is putting the puck/player tracking into play:
After a couple of games with testing, player/puck tracking will be in use — beginning with tonight’s DAL/LV matchup. Won’t be used during live action, more in replays and in the score bug. Looking forward to seeing it during meaningful action.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 8, 2020
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