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Sports Illustrated ranks the Eastern Conference in offseason moves. Your Devils got a "D." [SI]
Bettman and the NHL issued another proposal to the players yesterday. According to a union source, it's "basically the same" as the original proposal. [PHT]
Gary Betttman, on the other hand, believes a "significant, meaningful step" was made. Dare we hope? [Puck Daddy]
For the stats crowd: some thoughts on defense and offense in advanced statistics. [Backhand Shelf]
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