The New Jersey Devils chaotic season took a new twist on Sunday, as they parted ways with general manager Ray Shero. Here’s a list of potential candidates to replace him.
The New Jersey Devils came into this season with high hopes after general manager Ray Shero made some impressive moves this summer. Led by Nico Hischier, Jack Hughes, and P.K. Subban, many thought the Devils could contend for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Instead, this season has been a terrible one.
Their chaotic season took a new turn on Sunday when they parted ways with general manager Ray Shero. This came just over a month after the Devils parted ways with then-head coach John Hynes.
Both Shero and Hynes were expected to help the Devils get back into the playoff picture and with the team currently sitting in third-to-last place in the Eastern Conference, changes were clearly needed.
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Getting rid of Hynes during the season was excusable. He wasn’t getting the most out of his players. However, getting rid of Shero during the season was a very interesting choice. It’s one the Devils might regret making, as they must make some tough decisions without an experienced general manager unless they work quickly.
Parting ways with both Shero and Hynes shows the Devils want to be better. However, as they say, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Shero did a lot of good things with the Devils. He wasn’t perfect, but no general manager is. Shero won’t have much trouble finding another job, as he’s an experienced GM who has a history of winning.
Who could the Devils possibly replace him with? Luckily, they have quite a few candidates to look at. Here’s a look at who I believe are their top three general manager candidates.