New Jersey GM Tom Fitzgerald is waiting for his Devils to take off once young centers Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier fully develop.
Both were first overall picks in the NHL Draft with Hischier taken in 2017 and Hughes in 2019. "I'm not looking for a quick fix here. When this team takes off is when (Hughes) and (Hischier) take off for good," Fitzgerald said. "They're the type of players that can pull everybody with you. I'm going to be true to myself and true to this plan that we're not going to get ahead of ourselves. We're going to do this the right way and we're going to chip away and we're going to find the right support for our young future stars to help them grow, because they're still so young and they're ready to go. (Hischier) is in his fourth year and I know he's ready to take a big step. (Hughes) is going to take a step, we're just not sure how big that step will be. It's going to be exciting to see how big of a step he takes. We want to allow our kids to grow at their pace without rushing them into the NHL because we need to." Once both players develop, the Devils are going to be one good team. Oct 03 9:20 am (EST)
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