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Devils in the Details - 8/9/2013: Passel of Ownership Rumors Edition

New Jersey Devils & Related Hockey Links for 8/9/13

"Stop listening to Internet rumors," said Lou Lamoriello, probably.
"Stop listening to Internet rumors," said Lou Lamoriello, probably.
Andy Marlin

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Yesterday provided us with a whole passel (that's right, passel) of news hearsay about the Devils' ownership situation. As usual, most of it had to do with rumors and pontifications attributed to a guy named "source" and folks such as "sources." Those guys are everywhere these days!

All kidding aside, these reports are coming through reliable channels, so they're at least worth paying attention to. Let's walk through the timeline, shall we?

Yesterday's news was set off by an article over at Forbes about the Devils potentially being taken over by the NHL. [Forbes]

Hold on to the whole "THE NHL IS GOING TO OWN THE DEVILS!!11!" thought for a moment. The Devils and Rangers had a press conference talking about the Devils-Rangers outdoor game at Yankee Stadium. [Fire and Ice]

After that press conference, Gary Bettman denied the Forbes rumors that the NHL was going to take over the franchise. According to the ever-popular "source," there are two potential owners in bidding for the team. Reportedly a deal could be done "quickly." [Fire and Ice] [Star-Ledger]

And that, my friends, is where we stand today.

The folks over at r/hockey are taking an in-depth look at all 30 NHL teams over the course of 30 days. The Devils were featured just the other day. [r/hockey]

Poll: Martin Brodeur vs. Patrick Roy. You know what to do, folks. [Cross Checks]

Hockey Links

Imagine getting traded away by you dad. Well, that's just what happened to Jake Gilmour, who was moved by his father, Doug Gilmour, GM of the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL. Ouch. [PHT]

The NHL and the NHLPA have reportedly agreed on a reduction in sizing for goalie pads. [theScore]

A Boston fan got a tattoo which features a bear attacking P.K. Subban. Well, then. [r/hockey]

Terry Gregson has retired from his role as NHL Senior Vice President and Director of Officiating. His replacement? Stephen Walkom. [PHT]

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