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Elliotte Friedman was genuine when he said he didn’t want to put fans of the New Jersey Devils on a roller coaster ride regarding their favorite teams’ process in finding their next head coach.

However, his most up-to-date information on the process suggests that things might not be as close as originally believed.

More on where the Devils are at with their search for a bench boss in the links.

Elsewhere, Utah’s hockey team reels in a big managerial fish, San Jose has eyes on an unexpected coaching candidate, and how Nashville should handle their summer homework.

Let’s do that hockey.

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New Jersey Hockey Now: According to the latest report, the Devils coaching search might not be near the finish line as originally anticipated. The decision seemingly hinges on one of the candidates’ desire to return behind the bench.

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Sportsnet: Vancouver Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet says goaltender Thatcher Demko’s injury status has “improved immensely.”

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: The job title has not yet been clearly defined, and the role is equally nebulous, but Pittsburgh Penguins president of hockey operations/GM Kyle Dubas’s most recent agent is taking over the yet unnamed Utah NHL club.

San Jose Hockey Now: Fortunately, it doesn’t appear the Devils are competing with the San Jose Sharks and their head coaching vacancy. GM Mike Grier is seemingly interviewing a different cast of candidates, including former Detroit Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill.

Philly Hockey Now: Plenty of mock drafts have the Philadelphia Flyers drafting defenseman Carter Yaremchuck at the 2024 NHL Draft. However, here’s why they should avoid the young blue liner.

Nashville Hockey Now: The Nashville Predators have six pending unrestricted free agents. Here’s how they should handle each this summer.

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