Sunday was a … newsy day. So let’s talk! Here are your links for today:
This one hurts: The Devils trade Blake Coleman to the Lightning.
The Devils do get a stud prospect in Nolan Foote. A few thoughts on Foote from Raw Charge, SB Nation’s Lightning site, from this summer: [Raw Charge]
And this one hurts too: For the first time in his NHL career, Andy Greene will suit up in a non-Devils jersey. Thanks for your service, Andy.
(That C is gonna look so good on Nico’s jersey next season)
#NJDevils interim GM Tom Fitzgerald said the Devils captaincy will remain vacant for the remainder of the season.— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) February 16, 2020
If you were curious about Tom Fitzgerald’s strategy for this thing, here you go:
“I want to get better long term. That’s our goal. Not just a short fix in the next couple of years. We’re thinking big picture here. The future here is really bright.” - Interim GM Tom Fitzgerald on the trade#WeAreTheOnes | #NJDevils https://t.co/563v5q4dBv— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) February 16, 2020
On Friday, Nick Merkley made his Devils debut and scored his first career point in a game against the Hurricanes. Beyond that … well, there wasn’t a lot to write home about. Canes won 5-2. [All About the Jersey] [NJ.com]
Looks like Erik Karlsson will miss the rest of the season because of a thumb injury:
Is the league’s discipline system broken? Evander Kane sure thinks so, and he’s not alone. [The Hockey News]
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