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Next in the “State of the Devils” series over at The Athletic: A look at the team’s options on the wing. “There are a lot of interesting options, and some with high-end potential, but nearly all have more to prove.” [The Athletic ($)]
Scott Wheeler’s rankings of the top 50 NHL prospects here features two future Devils: Alexander Holtz at 18 and Luke Hughes at 19. [The Athletic ($)]
Tim Fitzgerald made a recent appearance on NHL Network to talk about his offseason: [NHL]
Jersey ads will be here soon: The NHL board of governors has signed off on a policy allowing advertisements on jerseys beginning with the 2022-2023 season. Sportico reports that advertisements must fit a rectangle 3 inches by 3.5 inches. [Sportico]
Blueshirts Breakaway buys a billboard:
Buffalo,— Ryan Mead (@OhRyanMead) August 16, 2021
The time has come.
Starting today for the next two weeks in honor of our 300th episode:
Blueshirts Breakaway has purchased a billboard on I-190 next to the Buffalo Sabres KeyBank Arena demanding an Eichel trade.
We all want this Jack Eichel saga to end.#FreeJack pic.twitter.com/RNVQToorFK
The Western Hockey League has announced that all WHL roster players and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. [WHL]
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