We caught up on some summer news and chatted about what piques our interest as Training Camp opens.
The Devils and Jesper Bratt avoided arbitration. We tried to lay out all the angles going forward, but all of this still feels incomplete without more information.
We opened with the trade for John Marino and the tentacles it has on Damon Severson & the 2022-23 salary cap, the 2022 Day 2 draft picks (55:21), Dev Camp standouts (1:45:48) and a thought on Jesper Bratt/arbitration (2:22:13).
We talked about missing out on Gaudreau…alternative options JUST as the Ondrej Palat signing broke…and the rest of the day’s NJD news featuring Zacha, Haula and Brunette.
We talked about the selection of Simon Nemec at 2, the acquisition of Vítek Vaněček (26:44), Alex DeBrincat (46:20) and looked ahead to the offseason/hot stove….specifically targeting Johnny Gaudreau (52:23).
We broke down the landscape of the 2022 NHL Draft, examined the consensus top-5 talents, gave our rankings and evaluated what the Devils might do pending who Montreal picks at 1.
It’s been a minute…we talked about the lottery win, the embarrassing media and “media” speculation/jargon/BS about the 2nd overall pick & Jesper Bratt, the new NJ.com beat writer and Cangy departing.
NJD has chosen not to renew the contract of Alain Nasreddine and dismissed Mark Recchi. We discussed it and what it means for the HC and GM.
We talked about the macro state of the organization, the HC, the GM and the players of relevance.
We presented our 3rd region of the NJD Bracket Pain including Tie Domi’s elbow to Scott Niedermayer, Paul Martin leaving, Bruce Driver to NYR and more. OK and we talked a little about the current team for the first 20-ish…