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Devils in the Details - 9/18/20: Kyle’s Future Edition

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New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/18/20

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Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

A small update on Kyle Palmieri’s contract situation from Pierre LeBrun, who says that the Devils and Palmieri’s camp have begun “preliminary” discussions: “There’s no sense here an extension is in the works. In fact, a source suggested the conversation was more about the uncertain nature of the NHL landscape and the belief that it might be better to wait a bit before deciding what an extension could look like.” [The Athletic ($)]

What can the Devils learn from the Stars, Golden Knights, Lightning and Islanders, the last four teams in the playoffs? A few interesting team-building ideas: [The Athletic ($)]

Another loaner:

Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment has hired a “chief diversity and impact officer” who will lead the organization’s internal and external diversity and inclusion standards, programs and initiatives. [Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment]

A contingent of Devils players, alumni and wives/girlfriends are leading the virtual RWJBarnabas Health “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk” in October. More details here if you want to get involved in the event, which raises money for RWJBarnabas Health’s Emergency Response Fund: [RWJBH.org]

Hockey Links

The Stanley Cup Final is set. Game 1 is Saturday.

Coyotes have a new GM:

With Alex Ovechkin’s contract ending after next season, what will he be looking for in a new deal? Citing an unnamed source, Russian Machine Never Breaks reports that he may seek around $12 million per season. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

ICYMI: Buffalo sends Marcus Johansson to Minnesota in exchange for Eric Staal.

The Habs sign defenseman Joel Edmundson:

The 2021 World Junior Championship won’t have fans and will be held in a bubble in Edmonton, the IIHF has announced. [ESPN]

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