5 Players In Stanley Cup Final to Watch for New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils are not in the Stanley Cup Final, but they could use this time to scout their next big free agent signing. There are some great players who are playing their last games for their current franchise.
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Anthony Stolarz

We’ll be honest. There are so many intriguing goalie options this offseason, we’re kind of sad that the Devils need a no-doubt starter. Players like Anthony Stolarz, Devils free agent Kaapo Kahkonen, Cam Talbot, Chris Driedger, and Laurent Brossoit all could be a diamond in the rough. Unfortunately, the Devils don’t have time to play in the rough.

However, Stolarz is an option for the Devils because he might be more than that. We’ve been advocating for a third goalie to be held on the Devils roster. They have 23 spots, and they almost never (as does all the teams) hold one of those three extra spots for a goaltender. With all the Devils problems in net, they need as much depth as possible. 

He had a .925 save percentage this season. That’s actually insane, and it wasn’t in a small sample size. Stolarz played 27 games this year. 

This just feels like bad timing for the Devils and Stolarz. He’s 30 years old, and he had a rough season with the Anaheim Ducks last year. However, the Devils should still broach this and see what his agent says.