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Devils in the Details - 12/8/23: Getting Gibson Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 12/8/23

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NHL: Colorado Avalanche at Anaheim Ducks
Anaheim Ducks goalie John Gibson (36) catches the puck in a game against the Colorado Avalanche during overtime at Honda Center.
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Simon Nemec tallied his first NHL goal, Akira Schmid played an impressive game and the Devils hung on for a 2-1 over the Kraken on Thursday night. [Devils NHL]

The Devils could certainly use some goaltending help. Could a deal with the Ducks for John Gibson work? [The Athletic ($)]

“New Jersey is on pace to have their highest home attendance in more than a decade — their best showing since the year following their Stanley Cup Final appearance in 2012.” [The Athletic ($)]

“Whatever his role ends up being, Jack Hughes wants to play in the 2026 Winter Games. ‘Of course we want to play in the Olympics. You dream of playing in the NHL and then you watch Sid win a gold medal against the U.S. and you watch Kaner play in Olympics. Those are your idols. You want to be there too,’ he said. ‘So it’d be a really disappointing situation if NHL didn’t send players to the Olympics in Italy.’” [ESPN ($)]

It seems as if Tom Fitzgerald might have some interest in free agent defenseman Ethan Bear, who is coming back from injury. Chris Johnston: “The Vancouver Canucks have interest in bringing him back. I think the Leafs have shown interest there. That team to watch could be the Washington Capitals. They seem to be keenly interested. New Jersey and Pittsburgh as well. There’s certainly no shortage of interest in Bear, who can be signed just for the money it costs to pay him.” [TSN]

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Patrick Kane makes his debut with the Red Wings:

It certainly appears that Tyson Barrie’s days in Nashville are numbered. [Daily Faceoff]

Steve Simmons with a look at some behind-the-scenes hockey economics in Canada: “Rogers is seeking to turn itself from the hockey network — which has been an enormous drain on the company’s economics — into a Blue Jays first network that would include a team challenging for the World Series, centred around the brilliance of Ohtani, with Rogers Sportsnet, the network, reducing costs and increasing revenue all at the same time. The $5.2 billion NHL deal, which will cost Rogers in the $500 million a year range for each of the next two hockey seasons — a deal that escalated hugely over its final years — will expire at the end of the 2026 hockey season.” [Toronto Sun]

What a world we live in:

Elliotte Friedman writes: “…Per Jeff Marek, the Professional Women’s Hockey League is experimenting at its camps with two-minute penalties being fully served, even if the team on the power play scores. Also, no icing allowed while on the penalty kill. That would juice scoring. I like it. I also like a power play ending if a team scores shorthanded, but that isn’t being tried.” [Sportsnet]

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