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Devils in the Details - 8/14/2013: Tampering? Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 8/14/13

Did the Stars try to tamper with this fella?
Did the Stars try to tamper with this fella?
Bruce Bennett

Your links for today:

Devils Links

Word on the street says the sale of the Devils could be completed in the next two days. [Fire and Ice]

The Devils will present a challenge to their new owners. [SI]

I missed this one the first time around, so thanks to Karen for tweeting about this one yesterday: Dainius Zubrus was recently honored by his home country of Lithuania with the Order for Merits to Lithuania. Zubrus was honored in a ceremony in the Presidential palace in the country's capital. Congrats, Zubes! [NHL]

In case you missed last season, the Devils were more than a little unlucky. It was painful. [Backhand Shelf]

Hockey Links

Evgeni Malkin's father may have inadvertently put the Dallas Stars in a bit of hot water. Did the Stars attempt to negotiate with Evgeni while he was still under contract with the Penguins? Could tampering have happened here? [Puck Daddy]

In the Whitey Bulger trial proceedings, the news came up that Bulger had in his possession a Stanley Cup ring. Where did it come from? [Deadspin]

UFA goaltender Jose Theodore showed his catching prowess ... at the Rogers Cup. [Sunbelt Hockey Journal]

It would appear the Senators just can't get over Alfredsson: Ottawa GM Bryan Murray thinks the team could have had both Alfredsson and Bobby Ryan. [PHT]

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