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Devils in the Details - 1/4/21: Where’s Jesper’s Deal? Edition

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New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/4/21

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Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

So what’s going on with Jesper Bratt’s contract? Phrases like “constant communication” have been thrown around but the short of it is that there’s nothing new to report. Sigh. [The Athletic ($)]

Here’s Tom Fitzgerald’s media availability from Saturday:

And here’s some video from the team’s first camp game on Sunday:

In Dom Luszczyszyn’s season preview for the Devils … surprisingly you won’t find a ton of optimism. It’s grim: “In the league’s toughest division, there aren’t many out there with much hope for the Devils being competitive next season. This model agrees with that sentiment, putting New Jersey at the bottom of the East Division.” [The Athletic ($)]

The team is launching a documentary series that will show behind-the-scenes footage from throughout this year’s 56-game season: [NHL]

If you’re a podcast enjoyer, here’s Kyle Palmieri joining Connor Carrick’s show:

Hockey Links

The Wild have a new captain:

No contract yet for Mathew Barzal and the Islanders. He remains an RFA and missed the first day of training camp on Sunday. [NHL]

In a two-day event in February, the NHL will have outdoor games featuring the Golden Knights, Avalanche, Bruins and Flyers at Lake Tahoe. [ESPN]

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