New Jersey Devils are slowly developing a contender

The NHL offseason usually revolves around the salary cap. Teams struggle to fit in as much talent as possible under a fixed ceiling, and are hindered in trade negotiations because of their limited cap space. The Edmonton Oilers for instance have done little this summer despite a desperate need to return to the playoffs, strangled by their expensive long-term contracts. Few teams in the league find themselves as unencumbered as the New Jersey Devils do currently, with less than $60MM in cap commitments for this season and only two players under contract for more than three years. Even with the most cap space in the league the Devils haven’t done much to improve their team this summer, instead deciding to take an extremely slow approach to developing a contender. Amazingly, it could pay off sooner than later. New Jersey returned to the playoffs last season on the back of a Hart Trophy-winning year from Taylor Hall and solid debuts from several of their young players. Will Butcher jumped
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Substitute Sweeney Strikes for Solihull

If Solihull Moors didn’t quite know who 20-year-old Dan Sweeney was prior to the season’s opener with Eastleigh, they certainly do now. The blonde-haired winger joined the fray on 79 minutes after The Moors had gone 1-0 down at the Silverlake Stadium. A minute later, Adi Yussuf responded before Sweeney made a name for himself by bagging the winner seven minutes from time. It ensured that Tim Flowers got off to the perfect start in what he hopes will be his first full season in management. While he may say otherwise, Flowers’ starting XI was predictable – not that it is a bad thing. Ryan Boot debuted in goal behind a defence of Tyrone Williams, Liam Daly, newbie Alex Gudger and Jamie Reckord. The midfield had a familiar look to it with Jamey Osborne and Darren Carter given license ahead of new captain Kyle Storer while in attack, the experienced Danny Wright was flanked by Kwame Thomas and Adi Yussuf. It was Boot that had the first major involvement in front of over 1300
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