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Devils in the Details - 11/23/12: Black Friday Edition

A set of Devils-related and hockey-related links as well as open-hockey discussion for 11/23/2012.

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I'm filling in for Nate today. On the behalf of everyone at In Lou We Trust, we hope you had an enjoyable and safe Thanksgiving. In that vein, thank you for reading the Devils in the Details. Here's a few links you may find interesting and worth discussing.

Devils Links

Apparently, there was a rumor in Russia that Ilya Kovalchuk would be returning to the U.S. for personal reasons. Yesterday, SKA St. Petersburg tersely denied the rumor. [R-Sport]

Saturday's Operation Hat Trick charity hockey game for relief after Hurricane Sandy will involve Martin Brodeur, Andy Greene, and David Clarkson. The tickets for the game are sold out, but you can follow along at 97.3 FM ESPN at 7 PM EST. [Broad Street Hockey]

Hockey Links

Decertification. It could be a legitimate option. It could be just sabre-rattling. James Mirtle explains what it is and it's potential ramifications. [Globe & Mail]

Now, these look cool. Freelance illustrator Peter Diamond has made incredible drawings of some of the things we know and love about hockey like playoff beards, shooters, and stoppers. [Backhand Shelf]

Tyler Dellow catches something in the NHLPA's latest proposal that would hurt the linkage to revenue they agreed to back in 2005. [mc79hockey]

A day old and a bit lost amid the , but Roman Hamrlik isn't pleased with his union boss. [Puck Daddy]

Speaking of, here's what Greg Wyshynski and various other hockey writers are thankful for this year. [Puck Daddy]

Is it time for Minnesota High School Hockey to drop the pretense of "High School?" An argument in favor. [Western College Hockey Blog]

Rutgers and Maryland will join the Big Ten. Will they add a D-1 hockey program and become members of their new hockey conference? (Short answer: No, unless either school has a Terry Pegula.) [USCHO]

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