Here are your links for today:
After Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier … who? Who is going to replace Travis Zajac? An offseason look at the Devils’ centers: [The Athletic ($)]
Tom Fitzgerald has made some big changes to the Devils’ defensive group this offseason, but is the team any better defensively? C.J. Turtoro takes a look: [Infernal Access]
ICYMI: MedicSBK put together a get-to-know-you fanpost where you can introduce yourself and get to know others in the community. Head on over there and say hello. [All About the Jersey]
The NHL has released start times for 2021-2022 regular season games: [NHL]
NHL staffers will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19:
There are some limited exceptions -- such as valet parking attendants. NHL/NHLPA protocols for players are not yet completed. (2/2)— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 13, 2021
On the topic of vaccinations, The Athletic reports that the NHLPA has “strongly encouraged” players to get a COVID-19 vaccine and has warned that in some scenarios players may face a loss of pay if they do not do so. [The Athletic ($)]
Joe Thornton heads to Florida:
Welcome to South Florida, Jumbo— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) August 13, 2021
We’ve signed Joe Thornton to a one-year contract!!
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