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Devils in the Details - 8/16/23: The Guy? Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 8/16/23

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NHL: MAY 09 Eastern Conference Second Round - Hurricanes at Devils
New Jersey Devils goaltender Vitek Vanecek (41) warms up before Game 4 of an Eastern Conference Second Round playoff game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New Jersey Devils on May 9, 2023, at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Photo by Andrew Mordzynski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

The Hockey News’ Hot Seat Radar series reaches the Devils and highlights an important question heading into the season: Is Vitek Vanecek the guy? [The Hockey News]

Some are starting to wonder!

Devils top this list with the best salary cap outlook in the NHL: [EP Rinkside ($)]

​​Hockey Links

Awful news here:

Jeff Petry to the Red Wings:

David Krejci hangs up his skates:

“The Carolina Hurricanes have announced they’ve signed a 20-year extension on their lease with the owners of PNC Arena. PNC Arena’s owners, The Centennial Authority, along with Gale Force Sports and Entertainment L.L.C confirmed the Hurricanes will occupy the building in Raleigh, N.C. through the 2043-44 NHL season.” [Daily Faceoff]

“The debut episode of ‘A Mighty Journey’ isn’t just about Scott Niedermayer the champion. This is a story about a quiet outdoorsman, whose curiosity and deep loyalty to his friends and family allowed him to conquer new heights in each area of his life. A story that begins in a mining town, includes a Nirvana CD and features a Hollywood script that sees brothers sharing the Stanley Cup in a moment of pure bliss. Featuring: Scott Niedermayer, Bob Niedermayer, Carol Niedermayer, Rob Niedermayer, Lisa Niedermayer, Lou Lamoriello, Phil Pritchard, Jarrett Bousquet and narrated by Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick.”

Scott Wheeler turns the calendar toward the 2024 NHL Draft here with a preseason top 32 ranking of prospects: [The Athletic ($)]

Cale Makar will be on the cover of EA Sports’ NHL 24:

“The International Ice Hockey Federation ruled in favor of the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday by agreeing that Russian goaltender Ivan Fedotov had a valid NHL contract for the upcoming season when he signed with CSKA Moscow in the KHL.” [Associated Press]

“One of the most obvious ways to grow hockey is promoting more best-on-best atmospheres on the global stage, with Olympics participation and a reoccurring, stable World Cup of Hockey tournament. But that’s not the only way to boost NHL hockey. There are lessons to learn from around the sports world, if the NHL’s willing to be bold.” [The Athletic ($)]

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