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Devils in the Details - 5/28/21: Cautious Optimism Edition

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New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/28/21

New Jersey Devils v New York Islanders
One of the reasons for optimism.
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

The Athletic’s Devils fan survey reveals some … cautious optimism … from the fanbase toward the future of the club: [The Athletic ($)]

Gilles Senn heads back to Switzerland:

Hockey Links

The Predators have been eliminated:

The second round of the playoffs begins this weekend:

Some interesting TV numbers from this season:

The NHL Central Scouting Bureau has released its final rankings for the 2021 NHL Draft: [NHL]

Oilers defenseman Ethan Bear speaks out following racist messages that have been directed at him: “I’m here to stand up to this behaviour, to these comments. I’m proud of where I come from. I’m proud to be from Ochapowace First Nation. And I’m not just doing this for myself — I’m doing this for all people of colour. I’m doing this for the next generation, to help make change, to love one another, to support one another, to be kind to each other.” [Sportsnet]

A 1979 Wayne Gretzky rookie card has sold for $3.75 million. ESPN reports, “The card was graded a Gem Mint 10 and blew past the previous record for a hockey card, which was set this past December when the same version of the Gretzky card sold for $1.29 million….” [ESPN]

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