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Devils in the Details - 7/26/21: Dougie as a Devil? Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 7/26/21

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It’s been a busy few days around the league. I won’t hit everything here, but we’ll run through a few highlights. Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

Larry Brooks reports here that the Devils do seem to have interest in soon-to-be big fish free agent Dougie Hamilton: [New York Post]

Elliotte Friedman with a couple Devils tidbits in this episode of the 31 Thoughts Podcast, including a reference to a Robin Lehner deal with the Golden Knights that may have fallen apart (around 20:00) and further commentary connecting the Devils with Hamilton (around 48:00): [Sportsnet]

Friedman also makes some free agency and trade predictions in this blog, including Hamilton signing with the Devils and Vladimir Tarasenko being traded to the Islanders or Devils. On Kyle Palmieri, Friedman says this: “haven’t heard a thing, which means the Islanders probably have him locked up.” [Sportsnet]

Sounds like there’s interest in bringing back Ryan Murray:

By this point you’ve probably had your fill of Devils draft coverage, but let’s just revisit this beautiful family moment again:

Some grading out of the 2021 Devils draft class: [The Athletic ($)] [Infernal Access ($)]

Hockey Links

The first round of the draft ended with a thud on Friday night as the Habs picked Logan Mailloux, the player who had asked that he not be drafted after he was fined for sharing sexually explicit photos of a woman. [CBC]

Sabres move Sam Reinhart:

Seth Jones has a new team and a ... hefty new contract:

And the Coyotes move Oliver Ekman-Larsson:

The Avs get the Cale Makar deal done:

Two retirements:

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