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Devils in the Details - 12/11/20: Mistakes Were Made Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 12/11/20

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Washington Capitals v New Jersey Devils
NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 25: Tuomo Ruutu #15 of the New Jersey Devils plays the puck during the game against the Washington Capitals at the Prudential Center on March 25, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey.
Photo by Andy Marlin/NHLI via Getty Images

Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

Mistakes were made. What’s the worst trade in Devils history? [The Athletic ($)]

Still on the list:

Hockey Links

NHL and a COVID-19 vaccine:

Work is still underway:


Interesting: The league is reportedly exploring the idea of putting ads on player helmets. Elliotte Friedman: “Across the league, there’s an understanding of the need for more creativity in revenue development. Ads on jerseys will come eventually, but there is a desire to be careful with it. The other reason the league may ‘test drive’ with helmets is to get an idea of where the market stands during COVID. You don’t want to rush into a below-market deal.” [Sportsnet]

From Forbes’ hockey valuations for 2020: “The league’s five most valuable teams — the New York Rangers ($1.65 billion), the Toronto Maple Leafs ($1.5 billion), the Montreal Canadiens ($1.34 billion), the Chicago Blackhawks ($1.085 billion) and the Boston Bruins ($1 billon) — accounted for almost a quarter of the league’s revenue. Without them, the league would have lost $50 million.” [Forbes]

A bit of an update on the Seattle Kraken here, including on strong interest in tickets and the idea that the franchise’s arena renovation will end up costing around $1 billion. [The Athletic ($)]

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