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Devils Daily: Devils Coaching Update; Mitch Marner to Chicago?



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Certainly, everyone is on the edge of their seat this week. Last week, Pierre LeBruin reported the New Jersey Devils wanted to get their coaching situation sorted out in seven to 10 days.

That was seven days ago.

On Monday, Elliotte Friedman named the Devils (as well as the Toronto Maple Leafs) as the next closest teams to figure out their next bench bosses. A decision is seemingly close.

In the links, an update on who the new leading head coaching candidate is in New Jersey. A reminder that this situation remains fluid.

Also, Nico Hischier avoided disaster but had an injury scare at Worlds. Plus, the Devils attending the world tournament can’t stop filling the net.

Elsewhere, could Chicago nab Mitch Marner? The Sam Bennett noise won’t go away. Valeri Nichuskin enters the player assistance program, again. And much more.

Let’s do that hockey.

Devils News

New Jersey Hockey Now: According to a report, there’s a new leading candidate in the Devils’ head coach search.

More NJHN: Devils captain Nico Hischier suffered a scary face laceration playing for Team Switzerland at the 2024 IIHF Mens World Championships on Monday.

Even More: Speaking of Hischier, he might have a cool new scar but he’s also one of the many Devils at Worlds who can’t stop scoring.

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2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Boston Hockey Now: Despite some video evidence of how Brad Marchand was injured, BHN’s Jimmy Murphy says Florida Panthers head coach Paul Maurice and forward Sam Bennett remained in denial.

Florida Hockey Now: Speaking of Bennett, he’s become public enemy No.1 to Boston, all while coming up big in helping lead the Panthers.

Colorado Hockey Now: It’s not the kind of Deja Vu the Colorado Avalanche were hoping for. Forward Valeri Nichuskin is leaving the Avs amid the playoffs again, entering stage 3 of the player assistance program.

NHL Trade Talk, News, & National Hockey Now

Pittsburgh Hockey Now: PHN’s Dan Kingerski asks, “The core three’s loyalty to each other and the [Pittsburgh Penguins] is incredibly admirable. But is loyalty, for loyalty’s sake, a good reason to stay together?”

Vegas Hockey Now: The Vegas Golden Knights weren’t able to defend their champion status. Newcomer Tomas Hertl shoulders the blame for the first-round exit after netting just one goal.

Philly Hockey Now: CSKA Moskva president Igor Esmantovich spoke out against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ivan Fedotov‘s ban from international play and IIHF sanctions.

Calgary Hockey Now: I know we’re talking a lot about Sam Bennett, but Martin Pospisil is cut from the same cloth as the Panther forward. Could that affect the Calgary Flames forward’s next contract since he brings similar intangibles?

Montreal Hockey Now: According to Elliotte Friedman, the Montreal Canadiens are among the many teams who have considered offering KHL forward Maxim Tsyplakov an NHL contract.

Chicago Hockey Now: Could the Chicago Blackhawks trade for Mitch Marner?

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