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In the words of our goaltender: It’s time to playoffs!
Now you have no excuse to miss a game.— x - New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) April 16, 2023
Let's do this. pic.twitter.com/qjBaYYkjEE
The Hockey Guy previews Devils-Rangers:
Marty Brodeur on Vitek: “The way he practices, plays, his work ethic, attitude, it’s been really refreshing for everybody around here.” [NHL.com]
Some analysis on Luke Hughes in his first two NHL games: “When Luke goes back into his end to grab the puck for a breakout, he looks like an NHL vet, as he is able to get possession, often outdueling a forechecker, and either make a crisp pass on the tape or skate to create space for an easy exit.” [Sam’s Story]
If you bump into Quinn at Prudential Center, make him feel very welcome!
Tyler Brennan gets an entry-level contract:
Playoff schedules are out:
ESPN previews the playoff field and looks at all 16 teams: [ESPN]
The Columbus Blue Jackets relieve Brad Larsen of his duties as head coach. Club also announces it will not renew the contract of goaltending coach Manny Legace.https://t.co/57WU5QOzbM— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) April 15, 2023
Laviolette’s contract was expiring June 30. This is as much about the veteran coach wanting to hit the free-agent market and bet on himself as it is the team also wanting a new voice behind the bench. https://t.co/WUQvYPUnxk— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 14, 2023
NEWS: The Ducks will not renew the contract of head coach Dallas Eakins.https://t.co/ZeH8MB0DTu— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) April 14, 2023
**Keep an eye ️ on**— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) April 16, 2023
Tomorrow’s news for an announcement regarding a forthcoming Arena development project in Georgia large enough to house Hockey Team. If you build it, will they come ? @espn @NHL @NHLNetwork @TSNHockey @DKSportsbook #HockeyTwitter pic.twitter.com/Oeue1SExg6
Tanner Pearson on how his hand injury was handled by the Canucks: “I’m not going to share my personal opinions. Look, I’m just trying to get my hand back. I’m just trying to go home and be a dad and be with my kids and be able to play.” [Yahoo Sports]
The Canadian government is restoring Hockey Canada’s funding. [CBC]
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