Thomas Greiss is the ideal fit in a 1A/1B goaltending tandom in the new NHL. He has been very good for the New York Islanders, and would certainly take the pressure off of Mackenzie Blackwood.
Blackwood is presumably the starter for the forseeable future, but the Devils need to sure up their goaltending for the 30-35 games that Blackwood is not starting. He can’t play every game, and as we saw on Tuesday night when he takes a break it can’t go off the rails.
Greiss has averaged a.916 save percentage and a 2.72 goals against average over his last five seasons on the Island. While Greiss is not a sexy name, he should come at a reasonable term and cap hit at age 34. He’s been great as the second options for the Islanders, so he wouldn’t even need to go far to play at the Prudential Center.