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Devils in the Details - 6/7/19: One Away Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 6/7/19

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2019 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

What’s it like to play with and against Jack Hughes? A few good thoughts from some of his peers: [The Athletic ($)]

Speaking of Jack: Stan Fischler thinks the Devils should take Kaapo Kakko at No. 1.

We are a ways out from the Seattle expansion draft in 2021, but you can still start to see how the roster will take shape and who’ll need to be protected. How does that all shake out? [The Athletic ($)]

A long look at how teams use the draft interview process to get to know prospects, including some perspective from Dr. Aimee Kimball, the director of player and team development for the Devils: [The Athletic ($)]

This feels like as good a time as any to remember a great moment in trashing Gary Bettman:

Hockey Links

Somehow Zdeno Chara played in Game 5:

But it was the Blues that would come away with the win, and in controversial fashion. The Blues won Game 5 2-1 and can clinch the Stanley Cup with one more win. [Sportsnet]

Boston coach Bruce Cassidy wasn’t thrilled with the officiating in Game 5:

The Sharks have announced that pending UFA Erik Karlson has undergone groin surgery. The team says Karlsson is expected to recover fully in the offseason and will be ready for the start of the 2019-20 season. [TSN]

As we zero in on the buyout window, who’s a candidate? [The Athletic ($)]

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