The New Jersey Devils were off yesterday, however, they got a glimpse of the progress at MetLife Stadium head of next weekend’s outdoor festivities.
Elliotte Friedman sheds some insight on defenseman Chris Tanev and contemplates whether or not it makes sense for the Devils to rent the 34-year-old.
Elsewhere, Winnipeg forward Brendan Dillon is fined for his illegal check to Pittsburgh’s Noel Acciari, Calgary coming to a conclusion on defenseman Alex Carrier, and Ilya Bryzgalov’s son to Philadelphia? It’s possible.
Let’s do that hockey.
New Jersey Hockey Now: Devils head coach Lindy Ruff won a coaching challenge for goaltender interference on Tuesday and Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar did not agree with the overturned goal.
Sportsnet: In the written version of 32 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman explains Flames defenseman Chris Tanev is of interest to the Devils. However, New Jersey has to decide if a rental makes sense for them.
Devils.NHL.com: Timo Meier, Jesper Bratt, and Nico Hischier inspected the progress of MetLife Stadium’s makeover with the Stadium Series just over a week away. Hear the Devils’ thoughts on the big weekend swiftly approaching.
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NHL Trade Talk, News, & National Hockey Now
The Athletic ($): The NHL made a massive audit of the hits statistic on Wednesday that saw players like Garnett Hathaway and Cal Clutterbuck see a sudden increase in their totals. So what does this mean for players, betters, and fantasy leagues?
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Winnipeg defenseman Brenden Dillon has been suspended three games for an illegal hit to the head on Pittsburgh Penguins center Noel Acciari Tuesday night.
Boston Hockey Now: The Boston Bruins have announced that rookie center Matthew Poitras will be out for approximately five months after a successful shoulder surgery on Wednesday.
Calgary Hockey Now: It appears that the waiting game is coming to an impasse for the rookie general manager and the Calgary Flames when it comes to pending unrestricted free agent Noah Hanifin.
Philly Hockey Now: Remember when Ilya Bryzgalov tended the net in Philadelphia? Well, his son, Vladislav Bryzgalov, is draft-eligible and the Flyers could draft him this summer.
Nashville Hockey Now: Predators have several attractive trade assets for general manager Barry Trotz to sell off a little over a month away from the NHL’s March 8 trade deadline. How many will be in on defenseman Alex Carrier?