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Three strong connections:
Luke Hughes on the Devils having the No. 4 pick:— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) July 6, 2021
"It would be unbelievable to go to the #NJDevils. My brother clearly wants me to be there. At the same time, there are 32 great teams out there, I would be happy to go to any team."
"If I got to play with him for the next 10 to 15 years, that would be a dream come true”— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) July 6, 2021
Hanging out on the NHL Draft Prospects Media Availability....— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) July 6, 2021
William Eklund on his good friend and teammate #NJDevils Alex Holtz:
"It would be cool [to play with him]. Playing with Alex (in the NHL) is a dream."
As the Devils figure out what to do with pick No. 4, the team website fleshes out the Hughes, Clarke and Holtz connections a bit here: [NHL]
Scott Wedgewood back with the organization on a one-year deal:
Just an awful story all the way around: 24-year-old Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks died after he was hit in the chest by an errant mortar blast on Independence Day. [ESPN]
At this point it seems inevitable that the Sabres will trade Jack Eichel. So who could realistically put together a trade package for him? [Sportsnet]
Interesting story on former Stars defenseman Stephen Johns and his journey rollerblading across the United States: [ESPN]
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