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Devils in the Details - 6/17/20: At Least We’re Not Sabres Fans Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 6/17/20

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2018 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7
Former Sabres GM Jason Boterill at the 2018 NHL Draft
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

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Speaking of the draft lottery, what would it mean for the Devils to have things break their way just one more time? [The Athletic ($)]

Kyle Palmieri has been an alternate captain the past two seasons. What do you think about giving him the captaincy? [NHL]

Let it not be said of Josh Harris and David Blitzer that they were uninterested in expanding their sports interests: They acquired a small ownership stake in the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this year. [Bloomberg]

You may have seen some of the big changes in Buffalo yesterday. In this special edition of the 31 Thoughts podcast on those moves, Elliotte Friedman makes a quick mention of the Devils hiring process. At about 9:00 into the podcast, he refers to a shift in thinking in how organizations hire staff and that perhaps the Devils ownership might also be interested in “A leaner staff with more favorable contract wording to the ownership.” [Sportsnet]

Devils prospects in here:

A fun little memory:

Hockey Links

Things can always be worse. At least we’re not the Sabres? Buffalo ownership fired general manager Jason Botterill and cleaned house on a few other positions within the organization. [ESPN]

As sporting events begin to resume without fans, it sounds like we’ll hear more fake crowd noise. How would you feel about this in NHL games? [New York Times]

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