With previous ownership cash-strapped and deep in debt, there’s no doubt it held back the team from competing for marquee free agents in recent years.
The combination of shedding Ilya Kovalchuk’s massive contract and getting new, stable ownership in place makes this a great summer for the Devils on the financial side of the business.
On the ice the Devils have also been busy. While losing David Clarkson to a ridiculous contract offer from Toronto, the Devils replaced his grit and offense by signing Ryane Clowe away from the rival New York Rangers at a much lower annual salary cap hit.
Even more importantly, the Devils likely have solved their “goaltender of the future” question by obtaining Cory Schneider from Vancouver in exchange for their first round pick in this past Entry Draft.
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