It has been a very busy week around the league. Here are your links for today:
Douglas Hamilton is a Devil. It’s still sinking in, folks, but the deal is real.
Dougie Hamilton, who is better than Seth Jones and is somehow being paid $500K less, signs the best deal of the day. pic.twitter.com/Mo1vOUM2hH— dom at the athletic (@domluszczyszyn) July 28, 2021
Here’s Dougie Hamilton’s media availability from Thursday:
And here you’ll find Tom Fitzgerald’s media availability:
Might the Devils have some interest in trading with the Blues for Vladimir Tarasenko? Here’s how things looked from the St. Louis perspective on Thursday morning: [The Athletic ($)]
Catching up on some transactions here:
For the second offseason in a row, Tom Fitzgerald has signed a goaltender to serve in tandem with Mackenzie Blackwood. Here’s to hoping that Jonathan Bernier doesn’t decide to retire.
And the Devils ship out Will Butcher:
Zach Werenski signs a big, six-year extension with the Blue Jackets:
Big deal for Zach Werenski: He signs a six-year extension with #CBJ carrying a $9.583M AAV.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) July 30, 2021
And the Rangers decide they need Ryan Reaves for some reason. Jim Dolan, Chris Drury, keep up the great work, guys:
The Devils were reportedly in on Brandon Saad, but he ultimately signs with the Blues:
Former Blackhawks player Nick Boynton talking to investigators looking into the Brad Aldrich sexual assault allegations and how Chicago handled the situation in 2010: “They asked me who knew and I gave them names, basically everybody on the team,” Boynton told TSN in an interview. “I said everybody f---ing knew about it. I said you can talk to the coaches. …I said talk to Torch [former assistant coach John Torchetti]. I called out Brian Campbell, and said talk to Patrick Sharp and talk to Kaner [Patrick Kane]. …The training staff knew. I’m sick of this wall of silence.” [TSN]
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