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Devils in the Details - 10/5/22: Deal for Damon Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 10/5/22

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NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson (28) carries the puck during the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes at Prudential Center.
Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

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Pierre LeBrun with a few thoughts here from Tom Fitzgerald ahead of the season. This piece includes a nugget on Damon Severson that “...I believe his camp has communicated to the Devils they want a max-term deal. Whether or not the Devils would be ready to do that, time will tell.” [The Athletic ($)]

The tiniest glimmer of optimism so far in the preseason, RE: goaltending:

Tomas Tatar had the lone goal in Monday night’s game against the Bruins. Vitek Vanecek had the shutout as the Devils beat the Bruins 1-0. [Devils NHL]

More roster moves:

Ondrej Palat, who spent a little bit of time playing alongside Nikita Kucherov, on Jack Hughes: “Jack actually reminds me a lot of ‘Kuch.’ ... A lot of skills, he works a lot after practice, too. He likes to do the extra skill stuff that star players and superstars do a lot. I definitely see it in him since I had a chance to play with him in a couple of preseason games and, definitely, he has that.” []

On Kevin Bahl’s offseason development and where he fits right now: “I feel powerful. And my conditioning is better than last year. Part of that is a bit of weight loss, part of that is the different training I was doing in the summer in terms of on-ice stuff and off-ice stuff.” [Devils NHL]

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Mat Barzal gets an eight-year deal:

“NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says the league’s investigation into an alleged sexual assault in 2018 involving members of Hockey Canada’s world junior team is ‘closer to the end of the road.’” [Sportsnet]

“Interim board chair Andrea Skinner was defiant while testifying before a Canadian Heritage standing committee Tuesday, insisting embattled Hockey Canada CEO Scott Smith and his leadership team will not be removed from their positions despite repeated calls for their ouster from members of parliament across party lines.” [TSN]

“The NHL is debuting digitally enhanced dasherboards (DED) for all games this season that will ‘erase and replace’ the advertising found on arena rink boards with virtual ads on broadcasts.” [ESPN]

Here, ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski takes a look at the goaltending groups for each team heading into the season: [ESPN ($)]

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