Puck Wire: Top Hockey News Of The Day: August 8th

NHL Central Division

Halfway through another work week. Inching closer to the start of training camps. Here is the top hockey news for Wednesday, August 8th. Today’s stories include the hockey world loses a legend, Devils owners betting big on Newark, Devils want Taylor Hall long-term, Next sticking point in labor talks, and Tarasenko ready to start the season.

Top hockey news for Wednesday, August 8th

The hockey world is in mourning as Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita passed away on Tuesday at the age of 78.

Joshua Harris and David Blitzer are betting big on Newark and are hoping to turn it a desirable destination.

The Devils have a top priority next season, to sign Taylor Hall to a long-term extension.

A topic nobody likes to read about is the CBA and the next labor negotiations in the NHL. However, a big sticking point in the next negotiations could be players signing bonuses in their contracts.

After being cleared by doctors after shoulder surgery, Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko is ready for next season to begin.

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