Devils still open to move their pick in the first round, which now ranks No. 2
Sportsnet: Elliotte Friedman on 32 Thoughts over the weekend about the 2022 NHL Draft and the New Jersey Devils.
“Now there is another situation that needs to be monitored – the draft. A few weeks ago Tom Fitzgerald, general manager of the Devils, a local reporter asked if he would consider postponing the Devils selection to the first round. And he said that, of course, every general manager should do everything to make us better.
Since then, the Devils have taken second place and taken 2nd place overall in the lottery.
Does the devil stay back? Well, the information we have is that the Devils are still considering this and are still considering moving the overall selection № 2, and they are in the process for the next few weeks, strengthening the roster for which they have considered would carry over this choice.
So it can be interesting at the top of the draft. Ottawa has also publicly stated that it will also consider the transfer of № 7.
10 candidates for coaching positions from the Chicago Blackhawks.
Charlie Rumeliotis of NBC Sports: One of the top priorities for Chicago Blackhawks grandmaster Kyle Davidson this offseason will be hiring a head coach.
“We want someone to come and grow with the team,” Davidson said. “We don’t want any stopping options. We want to attract someone who will come and be a part of it for a long time. ”
They are looking for a coach who will hold players accountable, who wants to play a fast-paced game and it doesn’t matter if they are a “hard-nosed veteran or a young beginner”.
The 10 potential candidates for the Blackhawks are Jeff Blashel, Spencer Carberry, Travis Green, Derek King, Derek Lalande, Jim Montgomery, David Quinn, Rick Tochet, Mike Velucci and Pascal Vincent.
Other top coaches not on the list include Mike Babcock, Randy Carlisle, Peter Debour, Claude Julien, Paul Morris, John Tartarello and Barry Trotz.