The Demons, Oilers, Playoffs, Date Of Beginning, More


Today in the NHL rumor preview, could the New Jersey Devils bring in a veteran defenseman? Is there an update on Jesse Puljujarvi, eventually, return to Edmonton? And, what happens with the NHL, Stage 3, and it is possible that the date set to begin the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

Devils Update: Andy Greene and Nico Hischier News

In a recent article from the Associated Press, the former first choice in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, New Jersey Devils forward Nico Hischier, participated in the military service in Switzerland.

The 21-year-old would normally be required to complete 18 weeks of compulsory military service in Switzerland, but because he lives abroad, he is exempt. Still, no hockey and no good way to stay in shape, it was decided that this would be a good time to get involved.

Hischier said to the Associated Press:

“A reason I did it was I need to stay in shape. I didn’t know where to go, because the gyms are not open and I couldn’t just work out at home. I just didn’t have the tools for a good workout there. For a couple of weeks, it worked, but I felt that I needed to go somewhere to be ready when we had to go back and play again. Then the army came and they had a great solution, because where I am today, it is a huge building. They have everything you need.”

In other Devils news, Corey Masisak of The Athletic has been requested that the players not currently with the Devils organization have a chance to go back? He named a very interesting candidate, even if it does suggest the chances were low.

I guess Andy Greene might be. If the Devils go into the offseason looking for a veteran defenseman who can help mentor the young guys, it is obvious that they know what the former captain can provide.

source – ” Devils mailbag: The 2019 draft class, in order to attract free agents and trade more offers of – Corey Masisak – sports – 06/14/2020

Update on Jesse Puljujarvi in Edmonton

According to Kurt Leavins of the Edmonton Journal, Jesse Puljujarvi will be likely to sign a one-year contract extension with Karpat of the Finnish Professional League.

Jesse Puljujarvi (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Leavins wrote:

Expect that the agreement would come with a NHL-out built-in. Puljujarvi’s recent “never say never” comment was taken by some as a sign that he was open to returning to Edmonton. In reality, it was simply an effort to rehabilitate his trade value?

Puljujarvi the comments were potentially taken somewhat out of context. Because it does not exclude the possibility of ever returning, not to say that he was trying to say that a return was probable.

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Stanley Cup playoffs Start on the 30th of July?

Despite 11 cases of COVID-19 reported in the NHL over the last few hours, and despite the fact that the NHL provides for the deployment of Phase 3 has not exactly been transparent, the NHL has sent a directive to the result of its director-general in meetings of Friday, describing the Stanley Cup qualification tournament starting July 30.

The announcement was that the hub cities should be chosen in a week and that the start date of July 30, which was agreed in negotiations between the NHL and the NHLPA, according to the New York Post, Larry Brooks. The only things that could change this date are the health and safety of the protocols and a possible extension of the CBA.

Who Are the hub of the City Candidates?

TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports as the NHL has now officially reduced its list of hub cities up to six. These six teams from an initial list of 10 and include three Canadian cities: Vancouver, Edmonton, and Toronto.

Apparently, Vancouver and Edmonton are ahead of Toronto, despite the reports of Steve Simmons Toronto has been named the second hub of the city. If Vegas (because of their situation to the other) is named with either Vancouver or Edmonton, this means that the two cities are on the West Coast.

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