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Devils in the Details - 5/8/19: Time to Sign? Edition

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New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/8/19

2017 NHL Draft - Portraits
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Jesper Boqvist poses for a portrait after being selected 36th overall by the New Jersey Devils during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

Jack Hughes hit the ice with Team USA in an exhibition game against Team Germany. A few observations about his play:

It appears the Devils are doing another podcast this summer hosted by Matt Loughlin in the lead-up to the draft. The first episode is an interview with John Hynes. [NHL]

It appears that Jesper Boqvist didn’t make the World Championship roster for Team Sweden. Does he get signed to an ELC now? [Swedish Hockey]

As the Devils look to improve, what are their options? Here are some bad contracts they could look to take on in exchange for assets: [The Athletic ($)]

Hockey Links

Our old pal Patrick Maroon scored the series-clinching goal in double overtime in Game 7, sending the Blues to the Western Conference Final over the Stars. [TSN]

Some history:

The Bruins eliminated the Blue Jackets in Game 6. The Blue Jackets are likely to look very different when they next hit the ice at the start of next season. [TSN]

The league suspends Charlie McAvoy for one game:

It’s official: The Oilers have named Ken Holland as their new general manager and president of hockey operations. Holland has announced that Ken Hitchcock won’t return as the Oilers coach. [Sportsnet]

The NHL has reached settlements in its concussion lawsuit with at least 137 former players, TSN reports. [TSN]

Feel free to discuss these and any other hockey-related stories in the comments below.