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What We Learned: New Jersey Devils primed for a strong summer

Within the next few days, we might know the fate of the New Jersey Devils' big acquisition a few months ago.

All signs currently point to Timo Meier – brought in around the trade deadline for a high price in picks, prospects, and low-end roster help – re-signing with the Devils in the next few days or so. GM Tom Fitzgerald says the player has communicated to all involved that he wants to make a deal with the Devils, and wants it to be a max-term, eight-year engagement.

When you have a GM saying the player's desire is "music to [his] ears," you're starting the summer off on the right foot.

That's especially true considering the team just locked in Jesper Bratt, another pending RFA, for that same eight-year run, and Jack Hughes is signed through 2030, and Nico Hischier through 2027, and basical

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NHL New Jersey Devils NHL Jesper Bratt Timo Meier Akira Schmid Tom Fitzgerald
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