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Word on the street says the sale of the Devils could be completed in the next two days. [Fire and Ice]
The Devils will present a challenge to their new owners. [SI]
I missed this one the first time around, so thanks to Karen for tweeting about this one yesterday: Dainius Zubrus was recently honored by his home country of Lithuania with the Order for Merits to Lithuania. Zubrus was honored in a ceremony in the Presidential palace in the country's capital. Congrats, Zubes! [NHL]
In case you missed last season, the Devils were more than a little unlucky. It was painful. [Backhand Shelf]
Evgeni Malkin's father may have inadvertently put the Dallas Stars in a bit of hot water. Did the Stars attempt to negotiate with Evgeni while he was still under contract with the Penguins? Could tampering have happened here? [Puck Daddy]
UFA goaltender Jose Theodore showed his catching prowess ... at the Rogers Cup. [Sunbelt Hockey Journal]
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