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Devils in the Details - 12/4/20: Outdoor Games? Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 12/4/20

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NHL. New York Rangers Vs New Jersey Devils. Yankee Stadium.
A panoramic view of Yankee Stadium during the New York Rangers Vs New Jersey Devils NHL regular season game held outdoors at Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York, USA. 26th January 2014. Photo Tim Clayton
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Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

An intriguing idea: There are a few teams that have interest in the idea of playing home games in outdoor venues if it will allow them to have fans in attendance. Pierre LeBrun reports that the Devils are among the teams who aren’t interested in pursuing the idea. [Sportsnet] [The Athletic ($)]

Jack Hughes (and some other guy across the river) won’t go to the World Juniors. Tom Fitzgerald: “We need Jack to concentrate on the Devils. The silver lining for Jack [and all of our young players] during this pandemic was a lengthy opportunity to gain strength and weight to compete in the NHL when we start.” [NHL]

Julie Robenhymer reports that this was Jack’s choice:

Jaromír Pytlík and Alexander Holtz news:

Here’s what fans expect from every guy likely to be on the roster this season, based on a survey run by The Athletic: [The Athletic ($)]

Hockey Links

Gary Bettman on Wednesday: “We’re not actually having negotiations and we’re not seeking to renegotiate. We made a number of assumptions collectively over the summer, most of which are not applicable anymore. There are a lot of things that we have to deal with if we’re going to return to play.” [Sportsnet]

If the NHL owners were to attempt to cancel the 2020-2021 season, what options would the NHLPA have? [TSN]

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