New Jersey Devils’ Draft Needs Start At Goalie: Pickard, Campbell Prime Choices

May 26th, 2010 by Carlos Figueiredo Leave a reply »

The 2010 NHL Draft is just one month away, and most teams probably have a basic idea of what direction they’ll be going in when their name is called on draft day.

The Devils need a few pieces to try and make another run at the Cup before their current core of players move on. They will not get those pieces via draft this season, because they don’t pick until the second round (38th overall).

Because of this, they have to start addressing their biggest issue down the road: goaltending.

Marty Brodeur has two years left on his current deal, and some think he may not have enough to make it to the end of that contract (I’m not one of those people).

Goaltending is a hard position to forecast, so having plenty of options is not a bad idea. The Devils already have Jeff Frazee (drafted, ironically, 38th overall in the 2005 draft by NJ) and Mike McKenna (drafted 172nd overall by Nashville in 2002). Frazee is 23 years old, and McKenna is 27. McKenna also has 15 games of NHL experience with Tampa Bay in 2008-09.

The question is, can either of them become the next starter for the Devils?

The an ...

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