With Ray Shero being the new general manager of the New Jersey Devils, he has a lot on his plate. With the organization speaking with former Tampa Bay Lightnings head coach Guy Boucher has immerged as a favorite to become the next coach. However, there is still plenty of time before the NHL entry draft for Shero to name the next head coach of the red and black.
As for the Devils free agents this summer, the GM said there is no rush on them either. He would prefer for that to be the coaches job in deciding who he wants to sign and for what amount. Perhaps the most important players that are restricted free agents are defenders Adam Larsson and Eric Gelinas, but where do they fit in?
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"They're two important players for the organization," Shero explained. "It's important for us to build around Adam. We're trying to find some common ground there. It's too early to say where we are there. It's an important contract for him and certainly he's an important part of the team moving forward. Same thing for Gelinas."