This is certainly a strange season in terms of the standings. Show of hands if you had the Philadelphia Flyers second in the Metropolitan Division two days before American Thanksgiving. If your hand is up right now, you’re lying. How about the New Jersey Devils, granted they’re hampered with injuries, sputtering at this point in the season?
As a result, there are some murmurs around the league in terms of teams trying to make upgrades leading to some trade rumors. The Devils can certainly use some help on the blue line or in goal. They can potentially upgrade both, but defense would be easier with more options on the market.
Anyway, those are just some thoughts with one game left on the schedule before Turkey Day in the United States.
Side note, what’s with literally ZERO games on today’s schedule?
Elsewhere, Colorado and Philly could be making some moves, a Panthers defenseman has a career night, and plenty more.
Let’s do that hockey.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: The Devils got one of their top centers back, how about another? Nico Hischier returned to practice with New Jersey on Monday.
NHL.com: New Jersey’s radio play-by-play man, Matt Loughlin is getting to know the Devils a little better. He sat down with defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler in this exclusive one-on-one.
National Hockey Now
Boston Hockey Now: According to a report, the chilling details of Milan Lucic’s arrest have been revealed.
Colorado Hockey Now: The Avs have plenty of primary scoring power in Nathan Mackinnon and Co. However, they’re on the hunt for depth scoring, especially with Arturi Lehkonen shelved.
Florida Hockey Now: In a tilt against the Edmonton Oilers, Panthers defenseman Niko Mikkola has a career night propelling Florida to two points.
Philly Hockey Now: According to a report, teams are eyeing defenseman Sean Walker who is off to a pleasantly surprising start with three goals and 10 points in 18 games.
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Hockey Now: It’s not every day you’re in the presence of royalty. Prince Henry attended the Sharks’ tilt against Vancouver Monday night, and Tomas Hertl gave the Prince an order.