It’s the latest advance for women’s hockey after the U.S. team threatened to boycott the world championships in Michigan last spring. The team negotiated improved salary and benefits with USA Hockey on the eve of the tournament and defeated Canada for the title.
U.S. captain Meghan Duggan played in the NWHL the last two years with the Buffalo Beauts and Boston Pride. This year, Duggan is among about a dozen NWHL players who made the U.S. Olympic roster and will skip the pro season.
Weber called the Devils’ partnership a ”long-term agreement” and said the time might be right ”to figure out how other NHL teams might be able to partner in a substantial way.”
He’s a special, special player, and I’m going to love watching him play in the next few years, Wilson told The MMQB.com. He was so good today, so special. I told him on the field, ‘God is good. Keep putting the hard work in. It’ll keep showing.’
Sherman told reporters after the game that after playing against Watson he now knows how other players feel about trying to defend Wilson. He pointed to Watson’s second-to-last touchdown pass, in which he spun away from pressure and completed a scoring pass to running back Lamar Miller in the end zone.
He’s back there just like A-Rod is, ducked under one, stepped back from another one, spins off another one, and hits the open guy. Has there ever been a rookie that does that? It would be hard to find. Maybe [Michael] Vick from time to time; he was very special in the pocket.
But, it wasn’t like he was getting out to run. He was getting out to look up and find the open guy. He’s going to be a special player in this league. He made plays that very few people in this league, including the top-tier guys, can make, he said.