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Devils in the Details - 9/3/21: A Deep Farm System Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 9/3/21

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2021 NHL Draft - Round One
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Before we get to hockey today, I just wanted to acknowledge those in the region who have been affected by the severe weather this week. We hope that you and yours are safe and sound today. We’re a hockey blog, but we’re also a community, and I hope that any small distraction or connection this place can provide is helpful.

With that said, here are your links for today:

Devils Links

Corey Pronman’s assessment of the Devils’ NHL pipeline, which he ranks at No. 6: “The draft has been a huge focus for the Devils in recent times, with two No. 1 picks in Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier, and a plethora of picks in significant rounds. The result is a deep farm system with many talented forwards and defensemen you could see playing NHL games.” [The Athletic ($)]

Hockey Links

Some big news on the COVID-19 front as the NHL and the NHLPA have finalized protocols for the upcoming season, including what vaccinated/unvaccinated status will mean. Elliotte Friedman reports: “The biggest news is a mechanism for teams to suspend unvaccinated players who are ‘unable to participate in club activities.’ This includes situations where a player cannot travel because of local, provincial/state and/or federal regulations ‘upon return.’ Such individuals would ‘forfeit the equivalent of one day’s pay for each day’ they are precluded from participating.” [Sportsnet]

Flyers sign Joel Farabee to a six-year extension with a $5 million AAV:

Blues sign Colton Parayko to an eight-year extension with a $6.5 million AAV:

It looks like the Coyotes are angling for a new arena in Tempe, Arizona. [Arizona Republic]

NHL-Olympics update:

The OHL has suspended Habs first-round draft pick Logan Mailloux for violating “the League’s expectation of the appropriate conduct of an OHL player.” [Sportsnet]

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