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Devils in the Details - 10/2/20: Opportunity Knocks Edition

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New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 10/2/20

Minnesota Wild v New Jersey Devils
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 26: Brett Seney #43 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Minnesota Wild at the Prudential Center on November 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey.
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The offseason has begun. Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

Opportunity! “Agents looking for a payday and teams looking to move contracts have identified New Jersey as a potential landing spot. The Devils have plenty of salary cap space and a GM in Tom Fitzgerald willing to deal.” [The Athletic ($)]

A Q&A with The Athletic’s Corey Pronman about the Devils draft, including thoughts on finding a No. 1 defenseman, taking Yaroslav Askarov and plenty more: [The Athletic ($)]

Elliotte Friedman on the Devils in the first round: “New Jersey’s 18th and 20th picks are in play. (Not the seventh, I don’t think.) The Devils could do a lot of things: move up, move down or trade for immediate help. If the move is for a player, they are looking for youth (maximum 26) with term or team control. It’s a specific target.” Friedman also links the Devils to Askarov. [Sportsnet]

Some contracts:

Hockey Links

An unnamed GM: “The number of franchise-changing players available or being talked about each day is astonishing. It’s just that no one has any room for them.” [TSN]

Side note: I think you can safely bet on Taylor Hall heading to free agency.

A cool story: A Lightning fan screaming “Shoot!” while watching a game had the police called on him in a misunderstanding by his neighbor. He’s using the moment to raise money for a good cause. [ESPN]

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