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The Ducks scored two power play goals and a shorthanded goal, the Devils couldn’t score on five power plays and Anaheim came away with a 4-0 win on Tuesday night. [NHL]
Mackenzie Blackwood is back:
Dougie Hamilton on becoming a Devil: “When New Jersey was interested, that was an easy decision for me. When you’re wanted and you’re appreciated, then that’s where you want to be.” Nice piece here on this summer’s big fish acquisition: [ESPN ($)]
The Devils announce the passing of a Prudential Center staple:
With great sadness, we acknowledge the passing of Earl Laycock Jr., our beloved “Dancing Earl.”— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) November 2, 2021
Since @prucenter opened in 2007, Earl's smile and jovial personality brought our team and fans immeasurable joy.
Our thoughts are with Earl's family and those grieving his loss. pic.twitter.com/RLCNU2IRAg
Bryce Salvador expands on his tweet thread on youth hockey culture on “The Athletic Hockey Show”: “It really got to the point after this week, (where I was) like, If I’m not going to say something, as a former captain in the National Hockey League, who is? And then do I have a little bit of a social responsibility to try to effectively make change? And can I help that it’s not going to happen overnight?” The link here is to a written summary of the podcast behind a paywall, but you can also listen to the show for free on your favorite podcast app. [The Athletic ($)]
“This is who they are. This is what the NHL is. It can be different — but the people in charge have to want it.” Sean Gentile on Monday’s press conference with Gary Bettman and Bill Daly on Kyle Beach and the Blackhawks: [The Athletic ($)]
Jets GM Kevin Cheveladyoff speaks on his role related to the Kyle Beach/Blackhawks situation: [Sportsnet]
Emily Kaplan reports that a Jack Eichel trade is at the “one-yard line” and that the Golden Knights and Flames are finalists:
Here’s the latest on Jack Eichel.— Emily Kaplan (@emilymkaplan) November 3, 2021
Multiple sources tell ESPN it’s down to Calgary and Vegas. Sabres GM Kevyn Adams is working hard to get it done, but neither team has met his asks yet.
Sources say both teams are OK with Eichel getting his preferred surgery. pic.twitter.com/uiJsGFeDmE
ICYMI: Rangers sign Adam Fox to an extension.
Seven years, $9.5M AAV for Adam Fox— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) November 1, 2021
The latest on a lawsuit facing the Penguins organization: “A civil lawsuit is expected to be filed in Rhode Island against the Pittsburgh Penguins, former AHL coach Clark Donatelli, former Scranton/Wilkes-Barre general manager Bill Guerin and Penguins owners Mario Lemieux and Ronald Burkle on behalf of Erin Skalde, who alleges that Donatelli sexually assaulted her and the organization covered it up, then retaliated against her husband, Jarrod, for reporting it.” [New York Post]
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