When you lose 949 games of NHL experience on the blueline in trade and free agency, it’s bound to leave some discomfort. New Jersey Devils head coach Lindy Ruff expressed said concerns when talking about Luke Hughes and Simon Nemec. In the forward group, it looks like Nolan Foote’s future in New Jersey is about to begin. Tristan Jarry claims he’s finally completely healthy for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Philadelphia Flyers may or may not go captain-less again next season. And Ryan O’Reilly went to Nashville to win.
Let’s get to some news.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: The Devils’ young prospects are knocking on the door. Luke Hughes has already kicked it open and Simon Nemec is trying to do so next. However, head coach Lindy Ruff is leery to put both rookie defensemen on his blueline full-time next season.
NJ Advance Media: GM Tom Fitzgerald called Nolan Foote “the example of proper player development.” He’s now in a position to play in New Jersey full-time next season.
Da Beauty League’s summer season got underway on Wednesday night. Erik Haula is keeping in shape this summer as a participant. Keep up with the Devils’ veteran center’s summer season.
— James Nichols (@JamesNicholsNHL) July 13, 2023
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Kyle Dubas and the Penguins decided to re-sign Tristan Jarry this summer to a five-year extension. After Pittsburgh’s No.1 goaltender dealt with injuries all season long, he says he’s now finally 100% healthy.
Colorado Hockey Now: The summer is far from over and the Avs might still be tinkering. Here are six bargain UFAs that make sense for Joe Sakic to pursue currently available on the open market.
Philly Hockey Now: John Tortorella was adamant that the Flyers would not name a captain in the 2022-23 season. Will the same happen in 2023-24?
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Hockey Now: James Reimer, J.T. Compher, Justin Holl and Christian Fischer all chose to go and play in Detroit for the Red Wings. They spoke out on why they made that choice.
Nashville Hockey Now: Ryan O’Reilly chose the Predators over remaining with his hometown Toronto Maple Leafs. He didn’t leave close to home for nothing though. O’Reilly expects that he and the Predators will contend.
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