Folks, WE ARE EVEN MORE BACK. Here are your links for today:
The boys are back on the ice, and training camp is underway:
Even though it was Day 1 of training camp, there was no easing into the hockey season.— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 21, 2023
Energy and competition were high as the team knows expectations have been raised entering the new season.@amandacstein reports in Devils Now presented by @RWJBarnabas. pic.twitter.com/FaJWPW3eFh
“We like where we are at. The window is just opening up for this group.”— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 21, 2023
GM Tom Fitzgerald and Head Coach Lindy Ruff speak to the media on the first day of training camp.
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“We are hoping to do something like we did last year where we had a good preseason, and then a good start to the season.”— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) September 21, 2023
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Lindy Ruff update:
Gonna need some behind-the-scenes video documenting this dynamic:
The partnership b/w Vanecek & Schmid this season:— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) September 21, 2023
Vitek: "He's great guy; a little bit quiet but he's talking a little bit more. I can't complain."
Akira: "In the morning, he's the 1st guy who starts talking to me and, you know, he doesn't stop. But he's a fun guy."
A new pedestrian bridge will connect Newark Penn Station to the Prudential Center: [ABC7 New York]
“The sale of the Ottawa Senators is finally official. The NHL announced Thursday that the transfer of the club to a group led by Michael Andlauer has been unanimously approved by the league’s board of governors, and that the transaction has been completed.” [Associated Press]
Boston has a new captain:
A bold prediction for every NHL team for this season: [ESPN ($)]
What’s the next city the NHL should expand to? What’s the worst road dressing room? Worst road nightlife? A poll of players at the NHL media tours: [The Athletic ($)]
“Quite frankly, (Connor) Bedard looked so talented that it made me want to explore one specific question: How have other budding superstars performed at such an early age, and what’s realistic to expect from Bedard over the next nine months?” [TSN]
“For the first time since his mysterious departure during Colorado’s April playoff series against Seattle, forward Valeri Nichushkin addressed reporters Thursday, speaking for less than two minutes after the opening day of training camp.” [The Athletic ($)]
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