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Devils in the Details - 6/12/20: Eddie O? Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 6/12/20

2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic - Practice Sessions
SOUTH BEND, IN - DECEMBER 31: Chicago Blackhawks alumni Eddie Olczyk attends the Special Olympics Exhibition Game at the Joyce Center on December 31, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana.
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Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

Uh, what? Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman: “New Jersey is continuing conversations around its GM position. (It’s also possible the position is called “Chief Operating Officer.”) Incumbent Tom Fitzgerald remains a candidate. According to a couple of sources, one of the interviewees was NBC/Blackhawks broadcaster Ed Olczyk. Asked via text if he’d spoken to the Devils, Olczyk replied, ‘I speak to a lot of people in the NHL.’” [Sportsnet]

TSN’s Darren Dreger: “Well, I’d say there’s a number of top candidates including the interim head coach, who’s with the New Jersey Devils, Alaine Nasreddine, but the name that I keep hearing, James, is a familiar one. And that is Peter Laviolette, formerly of the Nashville Predators, but Tom Fitzgerald, who is the interim general manager, who has been managing this search. He still hasn’t had the interim tag removed from his title. So it’s an ongoing process for the Devils.” [TSN]

Some news out of a media availability with Tom Fitzgerald:

Our young friend Jesper Bratt speaks about being back home in Sweden and what life is like for him now: [NHL]

Hockey Links

Training camps are expected to open in about a month:

What if we just … eliminated neutral zone faceoffs? Justin Bourne considers here: [Sportsnet]

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