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Devils in the Details - 5/26/21: A Deal for Jonas Edition

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New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/26/21

New Jersey Devils v New York Islanders
Jonas Siegenthaler #71 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on May 08, 2021 in Uniondale, New York.
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Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

It appears that the Devils have a contract extension with restricted free agent Jonas Siegenthaler in place: [Swiss Hockey News]

Hockey Links

With a sweep of the Oilers, the Jets are on to the next round:

The Athletic’s Dom Luszczyszyn with a column here summing up the feelings on officiating a lot of us have this time of year: “It’s disappointing how predictable all of this is. Every playoffs, Referee Discourse takes center stage as games ultimately do get decided by referee inaction. I feel annoying and whiny even doing so, but I’m just so very tired of watching the game I love devolve into yet another referee show where the rules of the game just don’t matter.” [The Athletic ($)]

Wayne Gretzky is leaving his post as vice chairman of the Oilers and appears to be headed to a broadcasting role at TNT. [New York Post]

If you were holding out hopes of Ovi leaving the Capitals to join your favorite team, I have some bad news for you. Here’s Alex Ovechkin talking about re-signing with the Caps: “I’m confident, we still have time. Obviously, I want to finish my career here, I’m pretty sure we will do something.” [Sportsnet]

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