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A roller coaster of a game on Wednesday as the Devils fell to a 3-0 deficit against the Capitals, then took a 4-3 lead and went on to lose 6-4. [Devils NHL]
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A great look at Jack Hughes’ game as a smaller player:
A 41-game suspension for Shane Pinto:
“This is still developing, but, according to several sources, the vast majority of NHL teams voted to decentralize the draft. Ballots were due Tuesday, and there clearly is desire to try a new format. Discussions on how to move forward will be at the GM meetings in November and Board of Governors in December.” [Sportsnet]
Zack Kassian announces his retirement:
“To play in the NHL is one thing, but to make a 12-year career of it is pretty special.”— NHLPA (@NHLPA) October 26, 2023
Zack Kassian has officially announced his retirement following 661 regular-season games. Full release: https://t.co/dfDKWuiq4c pic.twitter.com/pRinst2abl
“In practice, though, man-to-man (defense) increasingly does not align with the NHL. The league continues to shift toward speed and skill, preferably combined with size. Slowing down such players with solo assignments can be a fool’s errand, especially when referees are encouraged to whistle anything resembling deterrence.” [The Athletic ($)]
Oh, John Tortorella must be loving this. pic.twitter.com/TS758v8eLN— Ryan Quigley (@ryanquigz) October 27, 2023
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