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Mackenzie Blackwood vaccination news:
32 Thoughts tonight: NHL down to one unvaccinated player, as Blackwood (NJ), who is on Olympic long list, on track to be eligible to play by the time Devils first play in Canada on Dec. 3— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 24, 2021
A good game to be a Nico: One Nico got the game tied in the third period, and the other Nico backstopped the Devils to a 2-1 overtime victory on Saturday. [NHL]
Here’s an interview with Nico Daws where he “shares insights into his path to the World Junior stage (and a gold medal with Team Canada) after a breakthrough third season in the Ontario Hockey League, the challenges of — and lessons from — spending his first pro season overseas in Germany, and what he learned from Jonathan Bernier and goalie coach Dave Rogalski in his first training camp with the Devils last month.” [InGoal Radio]
Elliotte Friedman on a potential move to get a Jack Eichel trade moving: “I think that sometime in the next week, two weeks max, the sense I’m getting is if there’s not a trade or an agreement between the Sabres and the Eichels on his medical path, I think you’re going to see Eichel file a grievance to see if he can move things along.” [Sportsnet]
The Kraken played their first home game at Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena against the Canucks on Saturday, and while the home team didn’t get a win in its first outing there, it was certainly a memorable night. [Sportsnet]
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