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An era, a glorious, mustachioed era, came to an end Thursday, as Ray traded away his second Adam as general manager of the New Jersey Devils:
TRADE ALERT— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) November 30, 2017
The #NJDevils have acquired defenseman Sami Vatanen and a conditional third-round pick from Anaheim. New Jersey sends forwards Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi and a 2018 third-round pick to the Ducks. https://t.co/ik2k08usnx pic.twitter.com/lO5iR6x9n9
Goodbye, (not so) old friend:
Thank you New Jersey!— Adam Henrique (@AdamHenrique) November 30, 2017
I’ll never forget you, I hope you’ll never forget me.
For now..... “It’s Over!” pic.twitter.com/vi4bACpQX5
Ray Shero discusses the trade:
Devils players react to the news of Adam Henrique being traded: [Fire and Ice]
Adam talks being traded:
“It’s part of the business and I’m very excited about the new challenge.” Sami Vatanen, New Jersey’s newest player, talks about his reaction to being dealt: [Sportsnet]
As we wave goodbye to the Adam Henrique era, it feels like a good time to revisit this beautiful, beautiful moment, perhaps the greatest goal of the forward’s Devils career:
Canucks forward Derek Dorsett has been forced to retire because of health reasons and risks associated with playing. Dorsett had cervical spine fusion surgery last year. He returned this year, but a recent medical evaluation showed a cervical disk herniation adjacent to and separate from his previous fusion. [NHL]
The second biggest trade on Thursday:
TRADE:— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) November 30, 2017
Note: both players had been playing with their clubs Minor league affiliate at the time of the trade, & as a result can also be sent down by their new clubs without requiring waivers first.
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