While Stefan Matteau waits to find out his fate, the Devils’ stretched-out early schedule means other teams have to make decisions on their high-profile juniors players first.
Neither decision is particularly shocking. Although I haven’t seen Grigorenko play yet, the early reviews have been very positive. Hamilton, meanwhile, looks like a top-six defenseman for sure this season. I got to see him play twice against the Rangers and I think Devils fans will be impressed by what they see tonight.