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NHL Rumors: Ryan Graves, Zach Hyman, and the Tampa Bay Lightning Summer

Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic: The New Jersey Devils needed to improve their defense and the price was steep in some circles. However, New Jersey picked up Ryan Graves on Thursday night. Colorado needed dollars to try and sign Captain, Gabriel Landeskog.

They acquired Mikhail Maltsev and a second-round pick. That late-round pick is more like a third-round selection. Either way, New Jersey received a defenseman that can play some minutes and be a good three or four in their corps. More importantly…

“We’re not done. I want to improve this team,” he said.