In a major buyers market NJ still got a 1st. Didn't look like anyone else was offering that, so good for them.
The best part of this trade though is Zajac's inclusion.
I genuinely believe that Lou's memory started going around 2012 and the only players he can remember are the devils from that year. He keeps trying to trade for them. I just find it funny
FINALLY! Let's go! I've been waiting for something all week.
In terms of who wins this, I think it's got to be the Islanders. They get 2 good forwards for basically a 1st and some AHLers, plus a mid round pick. Really helps out their forward depth.
Edit: I think the Devil's mistake was not trading Palmieri last year. Based on the rumored package they probably could have got a 1st and a couple of B tier things (2nd/Prospect) for just Palmieri. Plus another ~2nd for Zajac this year. I don't think it will necessarily hurt them too much in the long run though.