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The Devils are still apparently in on Vladimir Tarasenko:
Per @TheFourthPeriod, the #NJDevils, Rangers, and Islanders are “in a battle” for Vladimir Tarasenko.— Kyle Cannillo (@KyleCannillo) August 1, 2021
He adds that there “has been progress” on a trade.
Over at The Athletic Hockey Show, Corey Pronman gives his assessment of where the Devils stand right now and into the future (segment starts around 41:50): [The Athletic]
In the latest development in an offseason filled with drama, the NHL says it will investigate allegations from Evander Kane’s wife Anna that Kane was betting on his own NHL games. Kane has denied the allegations and says he’ll cooperate with the investigation. [Sportsnet]
Things are getting (even more) ugly in Buffalo: Jack Eichel’s agents released a statement Friday that detailed their frustration with the Sabres over the lack of a trade out of town for their client. [The Athletic ($)] [Sportsnet]
After a trade out of Las Vegas, Marc-Andre Fleury has committed to playing for the Chicago Blackhawks this season. [ESPN]
This is … odd:
I'm told the Kraken restructured and re-submitted the deal the same day the rejection came in. Team took $250,000 off the 3rd year of Grubauer's deal and added it to the 2nd year to stay in compliance. Should be approved shortly. https://t.co/ezzasHCL2l— Geoff Baker (@GeoffBakerTIMES) August 1, 2021
Over at EP Rinkside, Rachel Doerrie writes about the league, the Habs and the Logan Mailloux situation: “Playing and working in the NHL is a privilege, not a right. It is a privilege that is earned through hard work and dedication. It can and should be taken away for misconduct that is detrimental to society.” [EP Rinkside]
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