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Devils in the Details - 4/27/20: Draft Planning Edition

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New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 4/27/20

2019 NHL Draft - Round 2-7 Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

If the expansion draft was this year, who are you keeping? Gerard Gallant or Peter Laviolette? Trading up to No. 1? Those questions and more in this Devils-centric mailbag: [The Athletic ($)]

It seems The Record has laid off Abbey Mastracco, the paper’s Devils beat reporter:

A, um, subdued (?) check-in with the brothers Hughes on what they’re up to these days: [TSN]

Hockey Links

Larry Brooks reports that a “Return to Play” committee with league and union representatives has been formed to help figure out the details of getting back to hockey. [New York Post]

As Justin Bourne points out here, one of the big issues with the league coming back to play a handful of regular season games will be for the guys on teams, like the Red Wings or Devils, that don’t have a shot at the playoffs: Where does the motivation come from? [The Athletic ($)]

How might a pre-playoffs draft work? June 5 perhaps? A few thoughts on the “trial balloon” idea floated recently to teams: [Sportsnet] [ESPN]

If you watched the 2020 NFL Draft over the weekend, you got a pretty good sense of how this sort of thing would work for the NHL. The NFL will always be king, but, man, the numbers are impressive and show you how eager people are for sports: The event drew 55 million viewers over three days, the league announced. [ESPN]

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