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Devils in the Details - 12/25/20: Hockey is Nigh Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 12/25/20

New Jersey Devils v New York Rangers Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images

Merry Christmas, Devils fans. Hockey is almost here. Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

Devils sign Dawson Mercer to his three-year entry-level deal:

And Mackenzie Blackwood’s deal is official: three years at $2.8 million AAV.

ICYMI: Schedule time. The Devils have released the 2021 regular season schedule. Here you can find a printable PDF and a readable table of what’s ahead: [NHL]

I’ll try to include highlights from prospects at the World Juniors in the coming days. If I miss something, please feel free to drop a link in the comments. Here’s prospect Jaromir Pytlik finding the net:

A fine looking pass between prospects:

Hockey Links

Sounds like the league believes it has the approval of the Canadian provinces to begin play at home arenas:

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports on the NHL looking for revenue sources: “In the hunt to grow revenues as COVID vaccines are distributed through North America, the NHL is going to be aggressive in trying new things.” [Sportsnet]

An injury means Kirby Dach’s World Junior experience is over:

Nikita Kucherov will miss the regular season because of a hip injury:

They can’t keep getting away with this:

It would appear that the Staples Center has removed the Taylor Swift banner that Kings fans complained was a jinx. [Entertainment Weekly]

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