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Devils in the Details - 5/25/20: Coach Rikard Grönborg Edition

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New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/25/20

Lausanne HC - ZSC Lions - Swiss National League
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - JANUARY 31: Head Coach Rikard Gronborg of ZSC Lions reacts during the Swiss National League game between Lausanne HC and ZSC Lions at Vaudoise Arena on January 31, 2020 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Photo by RvS.Media/Robert Hradil/Getty Images

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Devils Links

A Google Translate caveat here, but it appears the Devils were interested in Rikard Grönborg, the head coach at ZSC Lions in Switzerland, and were allowed to talk with him, though his team “made it absolutely clear that we would not release him from the contract.” [Watson]

Hockey Links

ICYMI: The NHLPA’s Executive Board voted in favor of a 24-team return-to-play format with the top four seeds in both conferences getting “byes” into the playoffs with 16 other teams playing in a best-of-five play-in round. Plenty of work yet to do, but the framework appears to be set here: [Sportsnet] [TSN] [ESPN]

A smattering of restart updates:

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