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Devils in the Details - 8/23/21: Defense ... A Strength? Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 8/23/21

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Next up in The Athletic’s deep-dive look at the organization: the defense. It’s hard not to have a bit of excitement about this group: “As recently as a few months ago, the Devils’ defensive corps lagged well behind the forwards and goaltenders, in the short- and long-term views. Now it might be the strength of the team, or one of them, as the club pushes closer to becoming relevant again.” [The Athletic ($)]

A few thoughts from Todd Cordell on another of the many benefits of signing Dougie Hamilton: “On top of everything Hamilton brings to the table individually, he makes life easier on everyone else.” [Infernal Access]

The Hockey Guy gives a 2021-2022 Devils preview:

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“Multiple sources have confirmed that Eichel has still not undergone surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck, and it’s looking likely that he will not be medically cleared and available for the start of the regular-season – regardless of what team he’s on.”

Henrik Lundqvist calls it a career.

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