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Devils in the Details - 9/1/21: Go-to Guy Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/1/21

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Russia v United States: Preliminary Round Group B - 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship
Shakir Mukhamadullin
Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

Steve Kournianos with some encouraging words on our guy Shakir Mukhamadullin at the 2021 U20 Four Nations Tournament: “He skated, passed, shot, and defended like a true No. 1 and was once again Russia’s go-to guy for the majority of critical scenarios. Mukhamadullin’s skating looked fantastic, as he was gliding up ice with confidence and would either peel back on a dime in front of traffic or simply slice right through it.” [The Draft Analyst]

Hockey Links

In Boston, a special goodbye to the late Jimmy Hayes this week from youth hockey players: [The Athletic ($)]

Congrats to Team Canada on gold:

So what should the Canadiens do with Jesperi Kotkaniemi? A case for declining to match the offer sheet and taking the picks from the Hurricanes: [JFresh]

Vaccination numbers:

A deal for Casey Cizikas:

Pretty cool story here: The Kraken helped to raise money to save hockey at the University of Alaska Anchorage. [ESPN]

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