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The Daily: Rivals Eye DeBrusk; Which Vegas Number Retired First?



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Jake DeBrusk will be an unrestricted free agent next July 1 and the Boston Bruins probably need to find out what DeBrusk’s intentions are for a new contract.

If DeBrusk wants to stay with the Bruins, the team should probably begin working on a new contract. Boston Hockey Now’s Jimmy Murphy is reporting that rival teams will be lining up to sign him next July.

The Bruins’ cap situation is messy to say the least. If DeBrusk plans to test the market, they need to know that. They may have a decision to make as the 2023-24 season progresses.

Boston is one of the more interesting teams this season because it’s difficult to know where this team is at if Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci are not coming back.

Red Wings Offseason

Here’s the scoop on Detroit numbers this season: Jonatan Berggren is changing from 52 to 48 and Simon Edvinsson is going from 3 to 77. Newcomer Alex DeBrincat is wearing No. 3. Bob Duff wrote a story detailing what the other free agent acquisitions will wear.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

  • The St. Louis Blues signed Jeremie Biakabutuka Wednesday. He is the nephew of legendary Michigan tailback Tim Biakabutuka. The younger Biakabutuka was a fan favorite last fall when he was a Red Wings’ tryout. He played last spring in Grand Rapids.
  • Tim Robinson had a chance to talk to Red Wings prospect Tnias Mathurin who lost last season to injury. He’s healthy and fired up for 2023-24.
  • What’s up with Red Wings prospect Dmitri Buchelnikov? Bob Duff provides an update.

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Jack Eichel said former Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy is the reason why the Vegas Golden Knights won the Stanley Cup. Imagine how Bruins fans feel about that. Boston Bruins.

Buffalo: Sabres place three in the Athletic Top 50 Prospect list, including Zach Benson. Buffalo Sabres.

Chicago: Blackhawks’ affiliate signs Marcel Marcel to contract. Chicago Blackhawks.

Colorado: The Avalanche will open their 2023-24 training camp on September 21. That’s only two months from now. Colorado Avalanche

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New York: The Islanders’ cap solution starts with Ross Johnston. Islanders.

New Jersey: Report says the Devils are still very much interested in acquiring John Gibson or Connor Hellebuyck. New Jersey Devils

Philadelphia: Patrick Sharp talks about multiple subjects, including his Phantoms’ title and his future with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Pittsburgh: Kyle Dubas adds another goalie to the Penguins’ mix. The Penguins could have six goalies in their mix before long. Pittsburgh Penguins.

Vegas:  Which Golden Knights’ number is retired first? Chris Gawlik offers some candidates. Vegas Golden Knights.