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Devils in the Details - 6/9/21: Protected List Edition

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New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 6/9/21

NHL: MAY 06 Devils at Islanders
Does Nathan Bastian make the list?
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Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

It feels like we’ve been over this about a million times at this point, but it’s the offseason, so what’s one more look? As we narrow in on the Kraken expansion draft, who makes our protected list? [The Athletic ($)]

Congrats to our guy Akira Schmid:

Meghan Duggan joins The Athletic Hockey Show to talk about her new job with the Devils and plenty more. First link here has some stuff from the conversation in text, second link is directly to the episode (no subscription required, Duggan interview starts at around 32:40): [The Athletic ($)] [The Athletic]

After the Leafs went careening out of the playoffs yet again, is there anything we can learn from Toronto’s failures? C.J.’s piece includes some very good points, but I’ll skip to the hot take at the end here: “...But if you want to replicate their cap struggles, the best way to do so is by being trigger-happy with free agents. ... … Yes, that includes Dougie Hamilton.” [Infernal Access]

Hockey Links

Habs and Lightning on to the semifinals:

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy gets a $25,000 fine for some rather pointed comments about officiating in the Bruins-Islanders series. [ESPN]

Nazem Kadri’s eight-game suspension stays:

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