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Tatar returns to the “Full Package” Devils | BLOG
Tatar returns to the “Full Package” Devils | BLOG

What’s new with Tatar’s return is the addition of other experienced players such as Jacob Markstrom, Brett Pesce, Brendan Dillon and Stefan Noesen, all of whom have already experienced the rigors of playoff hockey.

“From my point of view, the opponents were very strong,” Tatar said. “And so the offseason was very successful. I think we became stronger as a team.”

But getting stronger requires not only new players, but also the experience of the younger players Tatar met in his first stint with the Devils. What they went through together for two years, and the only year Tatar was away, means Tatar returns to an older and more experienced club in the New Jersey Devils.

“When I signed with the Devils, it was a young team, but even those players have a lot of experience now,” he said. “We made the playoffs, we played playoff hockey and those guys have become superstars in the league. Even a younger group suddenly has a lot of experience. The new additions we’re bringing in in the offseason are all guys who have experience playing playoff hockey. And that’s the total package.”

“Expectations are high. We have to show that. I think everyone is very excited about the start of the season.”

By Seren