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What Have been The New Jersey Devils Doing on the Deadline?

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Devils Make Head-Scratching Strikes on the NHL Commerce Deadline

Dave Pagnotta of the Fourth Interval was on TSN Radio in Montreal. When requested in regards to the course the New Jersey Devils took on the deadline, he acknowledged he was undecided, as their strikes despatched blended indicators.

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Host: “What was New Jersey doing on Commerce Deadline Day.”

Dave Pagnotta: “I’d love to have the ability to inform you what the heck they have been doing for the final two months.”

Host: “Have been they sellers or patrons? I’m form of confused.”

Pagnotta: “So was everybody else. Look, I suppose you moved out of Toffoli since you figured you weren’t going to have the ability to re-sign. So, on the very least, you get some draft choose capital. And, I get it, however on the identical time, it’s additionally like Tom Fitzgerald even stated this like a number of days prior to creating that commerce. If we commerce our main scorer, we’re principally waving the white flag. I feel he forgot he stated that.

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So your commerce main scorer. You bought a few picks. You principally agree or settle for the truth that you’re not going to make the playoffs this season. However then you definately exit and get Jake Allen and Kaapo Kahkonen in that, I don’t know. I perceive; I get the Allen add. I do as a result of he’s obtained yet one more yr.

He’s a vet we expect by now everyone understands how vital he’s within the room. And he can be a really, very sturdy, serviceable backup. Who has a cup ring to whomever they carry in aim, whether or not it’s Jacob Markstrom in the summertime, or they fight for Linus Ullmark or Juuse Saros or John Gibson or whoever?

It is a play I feel the addition of Allen is extra so a play geared in direction of simply solidifying the roster for subsequent season as a result of clearly there’s going to be some extra work that’s going to be carried out each in aim and clearly upfront. In order that they’re going to need to substitute Toffoli in some trend.

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Why they obtained Kahkonen I’m undecided. I get why they moved out Vanecek since you need to liberate the cash for subsequent season. I don’t get the play for this yr with respect to that what they have been attempting to do. The truth that they weren’t keen to pony up for a Hanifin on D, they should they should tackle their D corps for the final two to a few months.

And I perceive the Markstrom state of affairs as a result of that they had a deal in place. It was nixed by possession in Calgary however there was nothing else there. Yeah, only a head-scratcher throughout the board.

For this group, though the Allen deal, I do imagine, is extra targeted on not a lot this season however what they’re going to finish up doing for subsequent season.”

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