February’s NHL Trade Deadline is rapidly approaching and interim general manager Tom Fitzgerald has some major decisions to make. Fitzgerald has a lot on his plate, but let’s take some players off his plate. These players should stick to building a winning culture. We know that owners Joshua Harris and David Blitzer see a bigger picture than what Ray Shero did, and possibly the asset management decisions along with hockey analytics likely went against Shero’s decisions.
Center Travis Zajac is signed through 2021. He has been an integral part of the transition from Lou Lamoriello, to Ray Shero, and now Fitzgerald.