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Devils in the Details - 4/24/20: Mac the Gamer Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 4/24/20

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Alain Nasreddine talks about being the Devils coach during an uncertain time, even as the team is interviewing other candidates for the job he’s currently holding. “As far as I know,” he said, “I was the head coach on March 12 and I’m the head coach of the New Jersey Devils (now). I’ve heard what’s going on with interviews and stuff like that, but to be honest I’m just focused on this season.” [The Athletic ($)]

Mackenzie Blackwood will take part in the league’s NHL Player Gaming Challenge, which will have players facing off in NHL 20 over the course of four weeks, beginning April 30. [NHL]

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Here’s Gary Bettman talking with Ron MacLean about the league’s plans to return:

After the league floated a proposal to hold the draft in June before resuming the season, the reaction by teams has … not been positive. [The Athletic ($)]

If the league is having certain cities host groups of teams, where might those games be played? A few candidates: [TSN]

Blue Jackets lock up their other goaltender:

So how can players stay in skating shape, with no ice to skate on? They strap on the rollerblades: [ESPN]

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