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(NJD / ANA) - Vatanen for Henrique, Blandisi

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Nov 30, 2017 at 10:13 am
#1
A trade between New Jersey Devils and Anaheim Ducks has been confirmed.
New Jersey Devils
2019 or 2020 conditional 3rd round pick
Anaheim Ducks
2018 3rd round pick
Nov 30, 2017 at 10:15 am
#2
NYI GM v2, VGK GM v3
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I'm sorry but HOW!
Nov 30, 2017 at 10:44 am
#3
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Seems like a good deal for both teams. New Jersey needs defense and Anaheim has a never-ending supply of them.
Nov 30, 2017 at 10:56 am
#4
Blackhawks Fanatic.
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How did this trade go through?? Anaheim's Center core is amazing now with Getzlaf, Rakall, Kesler, and Henrique. unless they move one to a winger
Nov 30, 2017 at 10:57 am
#5
Analytical Eye Test
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Good deal for both.

New Jersey gets a top 4 defenseman for three years; Anaheim gets a very good 3rd line center that will slot into the top 6 whenever the aging Getzlaf or Kesler get injured.
Nov 30, 2017 at 11:44 am
#6
Caps GM v3
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Vatanen has become very overrated in my opinion. I don't think he's anything more than a #3 defenseman, better suited to be a #4. Henrique gives them fantastic center depth plus options, and Blandisi provides some much needed scoring depth.
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Nov 30, 2017 at 12:15 pm
#7
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Seems like a balanced deal. Jersey needs defense, Anaheim needs centers. Long term, Anaheim's center depth could be pretty scary. Jersey now has a pretty decent top four that's not particularly expensive. Could get very interesting if they're able to acquire a little more defensive skill on the back end. They've got plenty of offensive talent.
Nov 30, 2017 at 12:33 pm
#8
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Don't forget they have Sam Steel coming up in a year or two. If Henrique walks or one of Getzlaf/Kesler isn't effective anymore, Steel can step in and contribute. Plus the defense is young and talented, and a terrific young goalie in Gibson. Seems like they've prepared for the retool on-the-fly when it happens in a few years.
Nov 30, 2017 at 12:37 pm
#9
rangersandislesfan
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Didn't see that coming, wow.
Anyway, Henrique's a good player but New Jersey got more in this trade.
Dec 1, 2017 at 11:39 am
#10
Pens Exp GM/ Fan
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I love it!!! NJ just got a #1 dman and a pick, and Ana got some much needed offensive help and a good prospect like Blandisi and to top it off a draft pick!
Dec 1, 2017 at 12:15 pm
#11
Analytical Eye Test
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I love it!!! NJ just got a #1 dman and a pick, and Ana got some much needed offensive help and a good prospect like Blandisi and to top it off a draft pick!


I wouldn't call Vatanen a #1 d-man. Compared to the rest of the NHL, he's more of a high-end #3 or a fringe #2.
Dec 1, 2017 at 2:06 pm
#12
LongtimeLeafsufferer
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Ducks needed a centre to get over. the hump of their injuries. Ducks are on the outside of the playoffs, and need a push to get in. Get in, you have as much change as anyone. Seems like a good deal for both teams.
Dec 2, 2017 at 9:52 am
#13
Habs/Pens fan
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Fair for both teams. Can't really say the winner though. Hockey trade that should work both teams.
Dec 4, 2017 at 9:31 am
#14
PierreLucDubois
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It's a perfect deal for both teams. Anaheim is in need of forwards which they got (Adam Henrique/Joseph Blandisi) and New Jersey needs defense which they got (Sami Vatanen).
Dec 4, 2017 at 12:19 pm
#15
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I wouldn't say that there's a clear loser in the deal, but I definitely think Anaheim got the better deal, just because of how much it changes their roster. Forward depth was their biggest concern entering their season IMO, and now they have a fantastic group of centers and good wing depth.
 
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