Tag Archives: Tom Fitzgerald

Bratt one-year deal looks to be an uneasy stopgap

In many ways, the conclusion of contract negotiation number two between GM Tom Fitzgerald and budding star winger Jesper Bratt with the signing of a one-year contract isn’t exactly an ideal solution for the team or the fans. Of course, … Continue reading

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Devils improve defense by acquiring Marino from Pens for Ty Smith and third round pick

The Devils upgraded their defense today by adding a proven veteran in a smart deal. In a move that should improve their blue line, they acquired John Marino from the Pens in exchange for Ty Smith and a 2023 third … Continue reading

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Devils’ UFA day starts with promise and ends with frustration – or maybe not?

Predictably after a UFA day for the Devils that saw their biggest acquisitions be a third-line center (Erik Haula) and a seventh defenseman (Brendan Smith), there was no end-of-the day presser from GM Tom Fitzgerald about what can only be … Continue reading

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The excitement of free agent frenzy begins Wednesday, Avalanche lock up Nichushkin, Malkin stays, Gaudreau leaving, Rangers likely to lose Copp and Strome, qualify Kakko

As we draw closer to midnight before July 13th, there will continue to be many discussions on potential available players who could hit the market on Wednesday. The free agent frenzy officially begins tomorrow afternoon. With that in mind, it’s … Continue reading

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Devils add goaltending with Vanecek, conclude draft weekend with seven more picks on Friday

With free agency beginning in just a few days there was still a question mark as to how the Devils were going to deal with their goaltending situation, especially given the ominous non-update of Jonathan Bernier after hip surgery ended … Continue reading

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Devils’ offseason begins with assistant changes and more lotto luck

With another draft lottery in the books and decisions announced on the coaching staff, the Devils offseason now appears pretty much on hiatus until July for the most part. Things certainly began with a bang on both fronts though, starting … Continue reading

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Devils’ horrible three-day stretch spotlights same old issues

At about 3 PM today (three hours ago) I really thought I was gonna be sitting here writing a positive blog for a change. And why not, with the Devils on top of the East-leading Panthers 6-2 after a rousing … Continue reading

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Jack Hughes scores a highlight reel goal in Devils rout of Canucks, former ’19 top pick establishing himself as a superstar

The Devils are scoring goals at a high clip. Jack Hughes is front and center during a hot stretch that’s seen them score seven times in three times over the last seven games. The @NJDevils have six goals against Quinn … Continue reading

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Another low point in a decade of them

A few hours before actual Groundhog Day, I feel like the Bill Murray character in the movie watching this Devils team, or barely listening to the latest disgrace for this franchise, falling behind 5-0 to the Leafs at home in … Continue reading

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Hockey’s back…if you want it

To a degree today’s Devils game felt like Opening Day II, given the fact we only had one game in the previous ten days due to what’s hopefully the tail end of our COVID outbreak, and Canada building postponements. Plus … Continue reading

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