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New Jersey Devils Concentrating on a Quantity One Goalie

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New Jersey Devils to Goal a Quantity One Goalie

TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun joined SportsCenter with Jay Onrait, and when requested about what the New Jersey Devils will do that summer time, LeBrun acknowledged that Tom Fitzgerald‘s precedence is a primary goalie.

** NHLRumors.com transcription

NHL Rumors: New Jersey Devils To Discover A Jacob Markstrom Commerce As soon as Once more

Jay Onrait: “Former coach of the Leafs Sheldon Keefe is now with the New Jersey Devils. He’s obtained a four-year contract. What he doesn’t have is that elite beginning goaltender that Tom Fitzgerald, the GM of the group, craves.

We all know Fitzgerald went after Jake Markstrom of the Flames final season. Maybe he circles again with Craig Conroy on that. We additionally know Linus Ullmark has a yr left on his deal, Pierre. And we all know that there’s a possible for him to be on the transfer. Do you suppose Pierre that Fitzgerald will get a deal completed for a reputable primary beginning goaltender this offseason?”

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Pierre LeBrun: “Sure, I feel he’ll get it completed lastly. And hear, they obtained an excellent 1B in veteran Jake Allen, however now they’re making an attempt to get the 1A, and people conversations with the Flames have taken up once more. We all know that these two groups virtually had a deal completed earlier than the commerce deadline earlier this season, earlier than March 8, and fell aside however the Devils stay fascinated with Jacob Markstrom and, extra importantly, I suppose or as you realize, as importantly, you realize, Jacob Markstrom has a full no transfer, however it’s my understanding is he’s prepared to go to New Jersey.

I may also say this, that there are different groups now that weren’t there on Markstrom earlier than the commerce deadline which have now entered the image. The Flames are getting calls from a number of groups. Not simply from the Devils so file that away, Jay. However the backside line is, so far as I may inform, at this cut-off date, there’s nonetheless a distinction of opinion on the return on what it ought to value the Devils to get Jacob Markstrom out of Calgary and the Flames I feel are prepared to be affected person when it comes to having a group meet their worth.

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However you talked about Ullmark, that’s an alternative choice for the Devils. The Anaheim Geese are listening on John Gibson. That’s one other preeminent starter that’s probably out there. So there are definitely choices there for Jersey, however as Tom Fitzgerald, the GM, stated to me yesterday, he additionally needs so as to add a little bit of chew upfront however sandpaper, and he needs so as to add one other defenseman to his group.

So he’s obtained rather a lot on rather a lot on his listing right here for the Devils who, who clearly have the intention of bouncing again and making the playoffs subsequent yr.”



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