NHL Rumors: New Jersey Devils, and the Calgary Flames

The New Jersey Devils will talk to Timo Meier‘s agent this week, Jesper Bratt has an offer

Mike Zeisberger of NHL.com: New Jersey Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald said on Tuesday at the NHL Scouting Combine that he plans to talk to Timo Meier’s agent, Claude Lemieux this week about a long-term contract extension.

“We would love nothing better to tie him up long term. That’s our goal. That’s what Claude and I will go through.

“I want them to understand what New Jersey is, what the organization is, the living — I think New Jersey is a diamond in the rough — the travel, all the positive things. Give him a chance to settle in and go: ‘OK, I hope you want to be here.’ Those are some of the things we’ll go through.”

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Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic: Believe that the New Jersey Devils have made an eight-year contract offer to restricted free agent forward Jesper Bratt.

Will Bratt want to go max term or would he prefer something a little shorter and go for a bigger contract when the salary cap goes up a little more?

doesn’t think talks with Timo Meier’s reps are underway but believe they are next up on the Devils agenda.

The Calgary Flames could be nearing a coaching decision soon

TSN: Darren Dreger says the Calgary Flames are in their second round of interviews and a decision could be made this weekend or sometime next week. The Flames may be looking at the price tag given they’re paying Darryl Sutter over $8 million over two years.

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“They’ve interviewed Travis Green. There’s also Todd Reirden who’s an experienced man who is definitely in the mix. There are internal guys like Ryan Huska and Mitch Love and a couple of lesser experienced individuals in Alex Tanguay and Marc Savard.”