The New Jersey Devils need to figure out their goaltending situation. There’s likely no internal fix for this season. General manager Tom Fitzgerald might have to get creative.
A lot is happening in the rumor mill. The Cutter Gauthier situation is over. However, a report suggests that Colorado was potentially in pursuit of the high-profile prospect and the ask was one of the Avs’ promising defensemen. Plus, former first-round selection, Sean Monahan has become a hot commodity.
Elsewhere, a key injury in Pittsburgh and Calgary’s decision to rebuild or not looms.
Let’s do that hockey.
New Jersey Devils
New Jersey Hockey Now: The Devils’ goaltending situation continues to reach new lows. Vitek Vanecek owns the NHL’s worst goals saved above expected. It’s time for a change.
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NHL Trade Talk
Boston Hockey Now: It’s been well-documented that the Bruins need a center. They could be looking into Sean Monahan as an option.
Colorado Hockey Now: The Bruins aren’t the only ones in on the Montreal Canadiens center. The Avalanche could also use help up the middle and Monahan is an option for them as well.
National Hockey Now
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Penguins coach Mike Sullivan says winger Reilly Smith is expected to be out “longer term” because of an injury sustained against the Vancouver Canucks.
Philly Hockey Now: Elliotte Friedman believes that Flyers GM Danny Briere asked the Colorado Avalanche about defenseman Bowen Byram in a potential Cutter Gauthier trade.
Calgary Hockey Now: To rebuild or not to rebuild? That’s the question in Calgary. Here are seven reasons Trevor Neufeld says the Flames shouldn’t.