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Devils in the Details - 1/3/24: Catching Fire Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 1/3/24

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NHL: DEC 30 Devils at Bruins
New Jersey Devils defenseman Luke Hughes (43) hustles back to defend during a game between the Boston Bruins and the New Jersey Devils on December 30, 2023, at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Here are your links for today:

Devils Links

Luke Hughes takes some NHL honors:

“Luke Hughes has caught fire lately, with five points across his last three games. He’s been arguably the Devils’ best defenseman, but it isn’t just this little stretch of hockey where he’s played well. Let’s look at his rookie season so far, how he’s helped the Devils, and how he’s looked compared to other rookie defensemen in the NHL.” [Devils on the Rush]

“According to separate sources, (The Fourth Period) has learned trade talks involving Calgary’s blueliners picked up over the last week. One of the teams believed to have had recent discussions with (Flames GM Craig Conroy) are the New Jersey Devils, who have been linked to both (Noah Hanifin) and (Chris Tanev).” [The Fourth Period]

Speaking of trade talks, for what it’s worth: “Asked for comment about a Sunday morning report that stated (Michael McLeod) is ‘now an option on the table for the Devils via trade,’ a Devils spokesperson told NJ Advance Media there is ‘nothing to the rumor.’” []

*smiling so hard my face breaks in half*

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At about 18 minutes in to this podcast, Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman talk about a subject of interest to the Devils: the goaltending landscape.

Our guys:

FWIW: It looks like The Athletic has a new reporter covering *the region*:

​​Hockey Links

A bit of a crazy situation here:

The PWHL has adopted two great rules:

Speaking of rules, Pierre LeBrun writes here about six changes he’d like to see in the NHL: [The Athletic ($)]

Some good company:

Cool scenes from the Winter Classic in Seattle:

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