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Devils in the Details - 10/27/21: Brutal Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 10/27/21

Calgary Flames v New Jersey Devils
Milan Lucic #17 of the Calgary Flames scores against Nico Daws #50 of the New Jersey Devils at 6:35 of the first period at the Prudential Center on October 26, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey.
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

A brutal first period for the Devils on Tuesday night torpedoed any realistic chance of a win against the Flames, who came away with a 5-3 victory. [NHL] [NorthJersey.com]

Blake Coleman’s return to New Jersey:

Hockey Links

I’ll highlight a few notes and tidbits below, but the short story is this: Blackhawks executives Stan Bowman and Al MacIsaac are out as an investigation into how the team handled sexual assault allegations against former video coach Brad Aldrich during its 2010 Stanley Cup run has concluded. [ESPN] [The Athletic ($)] [TSN] [Sportsnet] [Chicago Tribune]

The Blackhawks get a ... $2 million fine.

Awful situation in Columbus:

Sean Shapiro reports on a not terribly surprising but still concerning attendance trend for the league: “During the 2019-20 season, before the COVID-19 shutdown, the average attendance at an NHL game was 17,423 fans per game. This season that average has already dropped to 16,256 through 74 games, and it’s likely that number is going to drop this week with 28 of the 32 teams already having already hosted their home opener — and most likely sellout option — in the early season.” [The Athletic ($)]

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