Why Devils’ Tom Fitzgerald won’t spend $18M in cap space on Taylor Hall, Mike Hoffman … or any big-money free agents

Sorry, Devils fans. Hate to be the bearer of disappointing news if you’ve been waiting for general manager Tom Fitzgerald to make a big free-agent splash to speed up a franchise rebuild.

Not happening.

Not this year.

And maybe not next year.

Fitzgerald made that crystal clear in a Sunday morning Zoom call.

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The Devils have a plan to go for it once young centers Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes reach their prime, but not before even though they still are under $18.35 million under next season’s $81.5 million salary cap following three significant weekend acquisitions – defenseman Ryan Murray (4.6M) and left wing Andreas Johnsson ($3.4M) via trades, and goalie Corey Crawford ($3.9M) in a free agent signing

Those additions strengthen the Devils’ depth chart a lot –Murray is

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Kamala Harris cheers Wall Street support as big-money donors line up for Biden

America’s biggest financial institutions are backing Democratic nominee Joe Biden, banking on a “blue wave” to boost the economy, a message that Biden’s running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, touted during Wednesday night’s debate.

“Joe Biden’s economic plan, Moody’s — which is a reputable Wall Street firm — has said will create 7 million more jobs than Donald Trump’s,” Harris said as she faced off against incumbent Mike Pence.

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Despite Biden’s promises to raise taxes on corporations and the wealthy and regulate banks more tightly, he has raked in five times as much as Trump in donations from the securities and investment industry, with an eye-popping sum of $51.1 million. The incumbent has garnered just $10.5 million, according to 

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Arsenal secure big-money Partey move

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MADRID (Reuters) – Premier League side Arsenal completed the biggest move of transfer deadline day as they secured the 50 million euro (45.37 million pounds) signing of Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid, both sides announced on Monday.



a football player on a field: La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid v Villarreal


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La Liga Santander – Atletico Madrid v Villarreal

The Gunners announced the deal at 23:15 local time via social media.

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An Arsenal statement said that the Ghana international, who will wear the No. 18 shirt, has signed a “long-term deal”. Local media reported that it was a four-year deal with the option for a further 12 months “subject to the completion of regulatory processes,” which is expected to be a formality.

“La Liga on Monday informed Atletico Madrid at 23:28 that representatives from Arsenal arrived at the footballing body’s headquarters

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Trump demands answers on Hunter Biden’s big-money deals: ‘What did he do to deserve it?’

President Trump on Tuesday cornered Democratic challenger Joseph R. Biden about his son, Hunter, getting rich off foreign deals while his father was in the White House.

Mr. Trump asked Mr. Biden why his son pocketed more than $3.5 million from the wife of Moscow’s mayor.

“What did he do to deserve it?” demanded Mr. Trump at his first debate with Mr. Biden in the 2020 presidential race.

Mr. Biden responded that it was “totally discredited,” referring to the longtime allegations of conflicts of interest and sweetheart deals for his son in countries where Mr. Biden spearheaded Obama administration policy.

Mr. Trump kept pressing him: “What did he do for it?”

Mr. Biden repeatedly said, “It’s not true.”

The former vice president said that wasn’t what the American people wanted to hear about.

“It doesn’t want this. It wants to talk about you, the American people, that’s what we should

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