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Devils in the Details - 6/1/20: Getting Better Edition

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New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 6/1/20

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Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

How is Jack Hughes trying to get better right now? He’s working with Brandon Naurato, a player development consultant, via video. [TSN]

Could the Devils make another big, surprising leap ahead next season? What happens to the RFAs? What are the chances Taylor Hall wants back in on this big ball of fun? Those questions and more in this Devils mailbag: [The Athletic ($)]

Some clarification from the league on the Canucks pick: “More specifically, for Trade condition purposes, a Club will not be deemed to have qualified for the Playoffs unless or until they have progressed into the Round of 16, and ‘Playoff Games/Rounds’ will only include the games/rounds played in the Round of 16 or later. We believe this interpretation will best reflect the intentions of the parties at the time of the Trade.” [The Athletic ($)]

Hockey Links

A few thoughts from around the league on a very difficult weekend in the United States:

If the NHL returns to play, players will be tested for COVID-19 every day when games start happening. Gary Bettman estimates that 25,000-35,000 tests would be needed to get through the playoffs. [Sportsnet]

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