The New Jersey Devils locked their core up long-term this summer signing Timo Meier and Jesper Bratt to eight-year deals. However, they lose key defensemen Damon Severson and Ryan Graves. Despite the blue line changes, veteran Erik Haula is optimistic New Jersey can make a deep playoff run. Plus, the Washington Capitals are trying to improve their top six. Is William Nylander an option? Daniel Briere has done some good work in his first few challenges as Flyers GM. And Bo Horvat talks post-Vancouver life.
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New Jersey Devils
NHL.com: Despite losing some key pieces in Damon Severson and Ryan Graves this offseason, Erik Haula says he sees the opportunity for a deep playoff run with the Devils in 2023-24.
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: In an attempt to improve within a juggernaut Metropolitan Division, the Penguins loaded up on goaltenders. Now, they might have too many. Is Casey DeSmith the odd man out on the trade block?
New York Islanders
NYI Hockey Now: Bo Horvat hadn’t had a chance to talk about his experience being traded from Vancouver to Long Island. Now that he’s settled in this summer, Horvat explained what it’s like to be in a New York market and the pressure that comes with it.
Philly Hockey Now: Flyers GM Daniel Briere was dealt a tough hand of cards when he stepped in as acting GM and eventually took over the role. However, he’s excelled in the first few challenges thrown at him as the man who steers Philly’s ship.
Washington Hockey Now: Capitals GM Brian MacLellan wants to improve Washington’s top-six. Whether it’s the trade or free agency market, some options are available that the Capitals GM could target.
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