Recently, three things happened in the NHL:
1. Kovalchuk finally signed with the Devils. Yawn.
2. Antti Niemi signs with the San Jose Sharks
3. Carey Price Gouged the Canadiens.
#1: Who cares. At least it is finally over. Now the Devils can start dismantling other key assets to try to make cap space. Probably Salvador, Rolston, and who cares. The only weird rumors revolve around Travis Zajac and Zach Parise. One rumor is that the Devils will try to trade or waive Zajac. That’s ridiculous because he’s much better than Rolston and younger to boot. The other is more plausible. Kovalchuk’s signing may mean the end of the Parise era in NJ once Zach’s contract is up.