2. Who will step up at defenseman?
The Devils were 29th in the NHL in goals-against per game (3.25) and allowed the sixth-highest shots-against per game (32.7) last season. They're hoping the acquisitions of defensemen Ryan Murray (trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets) and Dmitry Kulikov (free agent) will help improve those numbers.Seattle Kraken Team NHL Face Coverings
Neeld played the final three seasons of his professional career in obscurity, competing in the International Hockey League (IHL) and North American Hockey League (NAHL).
When the number of cases goes up, it increases your chances of being exposed to someone who’s sick and does not know it while you play sports or attend a gathering, Ohlsen said. These interactions can keep increasing the spread of COVID-19 throughout communities and beyond if you’re traveling from one city to another for competitions or events.
If this were going to be a normal NHL season, my answer would be a hard "No" because the Sabres still have questions about their goaltending, depth, and ability to maintain success. They've started strong the past two seasons only to eventually fall down the standings. But this isn't going to be a normal season, so let's analyze it and go over their chances.New York Rangers Team NHL Face Coverings
Cooper and DHHS secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen continually stress the importance of face coverings, social distancing and the washing of hands to combat the virus. The daily positive rate for COVID-19 has been about 9% or 10% in testing in recent weeks, which Cohen considers too high.Edmonton Oilers Team NHL Face Coverings