Devils choice might be remaining in the KHL a little longer
KHL Talk: New Jersey Devils draft choice, defenseman Shakir Mukhamadullin has actually been working out an agreement extension with Salavat Yulaev Ufa.
Corey Masisak: “Devils management had said before this season that they expected Shakir to sign after this KHL season. An NJD source walked that back a little about a week ago, noting he might need/want another year before he’s ready to come over.”d
Devils might utilize some size ultimately and will have choices on 3 RFAs
Corey Masisak of The Athletic: (mailbag) The New Jersey Devils might utilize a forward who has “skill, size, physicality, snarl, etc.” A gamer who resembles Dawson Mercer however larger. They don’t require to get that gamer right away and they shouldn’t pay too much for it through a trade or in complimentary firm. It’s a long-lasting thing they must take a look at.
The Devils are going to need to do their finest to not pay too much Pavel Zacha, Jesper Bratt, and Miles Wood on any term length. They are going to be intriguing agreement talks. Of the 3 gamers, might see Wood being the odd guy out. A group might make the Devils a trade deal for Wood that is too great to miss. The 3 are limited complimentary representatives. Because of spending plan, it wouldn’t be an overall surprise if, by the 2025 season, none of Zacha, Bratt, and Wood might be with the Devils.
Growing worry about the All-Star Game, and why exists even an All-Star weekend?
TSN: There is growing issue relating to the NHL All-Star Weekend and the Olympics, with the NHLPA requiring more stringent procedures as a number of the All-Stars will likewise be going to the Olympics according to Pierre LeBrun. Players are chartering from Las Vegas to Beijing. A possible break out that took place in Vegas might wind up in Beijing. Why exists even an All-Star weekend in an Olympic year?
“But, it likewise pleads the concern from a great deal of individuals around the league that I’ve talked with, why exists an All-Star Weekend in an Olympic year for the NHL? It hasn’t took place because 2002 in Salt Lake City when there was an All-Star Game in L.A. and after that the league did not have an all-star weekend the very same year of an Olympics they took part in.
The response’s lovely basic, one is that it wished to pacify ESPN, its brand-new U.S. television partner, which desired an All-Star Weekend, however likewise simply business in basic. The league is attempting to make it through the pandemic and is attempting to return to organization as typical, so it’s important for them to have an All-Star, however a great deal of issue now, clearly, with Vegas prior to Beijing. “