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At least for the early part of his contract, there’s plenty to like about how the Devils can use Ondrej Palát: “With the Devils’ off-season close to complete at this point, it’s probably safe to assume Palát will end up somewhere in the team’s top-six alongside Jack Hughes or Nico Hischier. But he will have much more to offer than being a top-six winger. In all likelihood, he’ll be coach Lindy Ruff’s Swiss Army knife.” [Infernal Access]
Another big night for one Luke Hughes:
Top defensemen got a lot of work tonight. Luke Hughes (NJD) logged 22:50 of ice time to lead all players in the game, while Brock Faber (MIN) had 22:06. Simon Edvinsson (DET) had 22:44 and Emil Andrae (PHI) had 22:39 of ice time to lead Sweden.— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) August 15, 2022
I will always enjoy this move:
A discussion over at r/hockey: “What is the worst TRADE that was made by your favorite hockey team?” [r/hockey]
A look back at how the Flyers acquired Eric Lindros through the eyes of former Flyers exec Jay Snider: “There was a lot of excitement with the Flyers. I don’t regret it. I think it was the right move. I don’t think he reached the place he could have reached. But he still reached pretty high.” [The Athletic ($)]
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