The New Jersey Devils had a split-squad session tonight. A very strong-on-paper Devils roster went up to Prince Edward Island to play the Ottawa Senators. A more Binghamton-like squad went over to Brooklyn to play the New York Islanders. One game was only televised on the NHL Network, which was blacked
Not to mention the rise of the Leafs, Blue Jackets and a healthy Steven Stamkos in Tampa Bay.
There wasn’t a generational talent in the 2016-17 NHL draft, but the depth of potential high-end impact is clear.