SJHN Daily: Meier Scores in Devils Debut
It was Timo Time in New Jersey for the first time.
One week ago, the San Jose Sharks traded their top forward, Timo Meier, to the New Jersey Devils for a return centered around prospect Shakir Mukhamadullin and a 2023 first-round selection. However, the Swiss winger was still dealing with an upper-body injury that sidelined him for a couple more games.
Meier made his debut with the Devils in Arizona on a line with stars Jack Hughes and Jesper Bratt. Less than 10 minutes into the contest, Meier scored his first with the team after collected a rebound in the slot.
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) March 6, 2023
Meier’s debut finished with the goal, a minor penalty, a -1 rating, and 15:57 in ice-time in the Devils 5-4 overtime victory over the Arizona Coyotes.
“[I had] a lot of energy to go out there and play,” Meier explained. “I haven’t played in a bit so I tried to keep it simple. The puck just followed me in front off the rebound and, yeah, it’s obviously a great way to start.”
Meanwhile, the San Jose Sharks are 0-3-0 since dealing Meier.
“It was fun to get the two points tonight,” Meier said.
As part of a loaded, young forward core that also boasts Hughes, Bratt, Nico Hischier, and Dawson Mercer, Meier could be causing problems for Eastern Conference teams for years to come.
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Timo Meier reflects on his journey with the Sharks and takes time to thank their fans.
IN OTHER SHARKS NEWS…
The Sharks brought out Olympian Brianna Decker to drop the puck at the Sharks’ game against the Capitals.
Three-time Olympian, Brianna Decker dropped the puck for our #WomenOfTeal Ceremonial Puck Drop this afternoon!
Thanks for joining us, @Bdecker14! 👏#EmbraceEquity pic.twitter.com/F1gDG4o9yE
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) March 5, 2023
The Mercury News shared how some fans feel about the Sharks recent, and possible future, struggles.
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The Hockey Writers grade the blockbuster Timo Meier trade.
Patrick Marleau’s top-five moments as a Shark, according to The Hockey Writers.
Nikolai Knyzhov could make play in his first NHL game since his torn Achilles tendon, as he was recently recalled from the Barracuda!
Doing the math, that doesn’t seem like a good sign for Radim Simek, who left yesterday’s game early. Hope I’m not reading too much into it, Simek has had a very tough season in terms of injuries https://t.co/YkkDxP1eSj
— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) March 5, 2023
AROUND THE NHL…
Kevin Weekes shares intriguing tweet about NHL expansion:
👀 🤐.@espn @NHL @NHLNetwork @TSNHockey @DKSportsbook #HockeyTwitter https://t.co/g8aLnSVQgJ
— Kevin Weekes (@KevinWeekes) March 5, 2023
Jonathan Quick wins his first game with the Vegas Golden Knights.
Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman compares the team’s rebuild to the Sabres and Senators.
The Boston Bruins were reportedly “emphatic” on not trading David Pastrnak.
Jakob Chychrun sees his grandfather’s heartwarming reaction to his first Ottawa Senators goal.
Fans boo the Calgary Flames as the team drops their fifth consecutive game.
Carolina Hurricanes players brought out their kids for the team’s Storm Surge.
Rasmus Sandin has stellar debut with the Washington Capitals.
Jon Cooper recently benched the Tampa Bay Lightning’s top-three leading scorers for whole third period.
General manager Rob Blake shares message after the Los Angeles Kings‘ eventful trade deadline.
Vladmir Tarasenko pulled off “The Forsberg”:
WHAT A GOAL BY TARASENKO 😱 pic.twitter.com/no4vTUhIwf
— B/R Open Ice (@BR_OpenIce) March 3, 2023
Stephen A. Smith and Molly Qerim dismissed the NHL and New York Rangers on ESPN’s ‘First Take.’
Dylan Larkin reflects on signing massive contract and losing Tyler Bertuzzi.
Roberto Luongo joined the Florida Panthers on-ice for a practice!
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