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Devils in the Details - 5/7/21: Back to Utica Edition

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New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 5/7/21

New Jersey Devils v New York Islanders
Michael McLeod #20 of the New Jersey Devils celebrates his second period goal against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on May 06, 2021 in Uniondale, New York.
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Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

The Devils held off the Islanders and Travis Zajac and Kyle Palmieri on Thursday night for a 2-1 win. The Devils have decided to go 5-1-1 down the stretch here, which is, um, fine, but not exactly ideal if you’re thinking about draft position. [NHL] [All About the Jersey] [NorthJersey.com]

Our other Nico is in the fold:

It’s official: The Devils have a new AHL affiliate.

Hockey Links

You’re probably familiar with the situation by this point:

And of course, the Rangers canned GM Jeff Gorton and team president John Davidson on Wednesday and have promoted Chris Drury into those roles. [ESPN]

Is George Parros at any risk job-wise, given the comments from the Rangers? It doesn’t sound like it. TSN’s Frank Seravalli: “According to multiple team and league sources, the Rangers’ statement galvanized support for Parros and the Department of Player Safety from other teams and general managers in feedback that was delivered to the commissioner’s office. That support did not wane after gloves littered the Garden ice on Wednesday night. Nearly half of the NHL’s general managers – the gatekeepers of the league who collectively influence the policy that governs Parros’ department – were canvassed for this story and not one expressed concern or doubt about Parros’ competence.” [TSN]

Might we hear from The Great One on ESPN? It sounds like ESPN has approached Wayne Gretzky about a broadcasting role. [The Athletic ($)]

Congrats to Anze Kopitar:

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