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Created by: Wereateam17
Initial Creation Date: May 6, 2021
Published: May 6 at 3:58
Team: 2021-22 New Jersey Devils
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One other approach NJ could take into the offseason is to stay quiet and not do too much. They can stick with a similar core they had this season. NJ could acquire some futures if they decide to take on bad contracts. It could be a smart idea not messing around with the core they already have and try to show the young guys that they do trust them and expect them to too another step forward next year. It's also important to remember that NJ has had to play in probably the most difficult division in hockey(PIT , NYR, NYI, WSH, BOS). They have a really bright future with a core of Hughes, Hischier, Bratt, Zacha, Smith and Blackwood. Thye also have guys who proved this year that they can play in the nhl (Mcleod, Bastian, Sharangovich, and Kuokkanen). They could make moves for depth players and bad contracts but tbh, I wouldn't to surprised if nj just played the waiting game and went forward with this same group.
2021 Draft Picks:
#6-Brandt Clarke
#21-Samu Tuomaala
#22-Matthew Coronato
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Sharangovich, Yegor2$2,750,000
Kuokkanen, Janne2$2,500,000
Mcleod, Michael1$1,250,000
Bastian, Nathan1$1,250,000
Merkley, Nick1$900,000
Studenic, Marian1$800,000
Quenneville, David1$750,000
Greer, AJ1$750,000
Gignac, Brandon1$750,000
Cormier, Evan1$750,000
Bellows, Kieffer1$900,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Murray, Ryan2$2,750,000
Wedgewood, Scott1$750,000
Seney, Brett1$750,000
Brossoit, Laurent1$1,750,000
Ceci, Cody1$1,500,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Clarke, Brandt3$925,000
Coronato, Matthew3$925,000
Tuomaala, Samu3$925,000
Trades
NJD
    SEA
    1. Johnsson, Andreas
    NJD
    1. Neal, James
    2. Blümel, Matej [Reserve List]
    3. 2021 1st round pick (EDM)
    EDM
    1. 2021 7th round pick (ARI)
    NJD
    1. Komarov, Leo
    2. Bellows, Kieffer [RFA Rights]
    3. 2022 2nd round pick (NYI)
    4. 2021 7th round pick (NYI)
    NYI
    1. 2022 5th round pick (CBJ)
    NJD
    1. Eriksson, Loui
    2. Gadjovich, Jonah
    3. 2022 2nd round pick (VAN)
    VAN
    1. 2021 6th round pick (NJD)
    Buyouts
    • Cory Schneider: $2,000,000
    • Leo Komarov: $1,666,667
    Recapture Fees
    • Ilya Kovalchuk: $250,000
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2021
    NJD
    NYI
    EDM
    NYI
    NJD
    NJD
    BUF
    NYI
    2022
    NJD
    NJD
    NYI
    VAN
    NJD
    NJD
    EDM
    NYI
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    2023
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    NJD
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$81,500,000$68,909,166$0$4,290,000$12,590,834

    Roster

    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    NJD
    Zacha, Pavel
    $2,250,000
    C, LW
    RFA - 1
    NJD
    Hischier, Nico
    $7,250,000
    C
    UFA - 6
    NJD
    Bratt, Jesper
    $2,750,000
    LW, RW
    RFA - 1
    NJD
    Sharangovich, Yegor
    $2,750,000
    C, RW, LW
    RFA
    NJD
    Hughes, Jack
    $925,000
    C
    RFA - 1
    NJD
    Holtz, Alexander
    $925,000
    RW, LW
    RFA - 3
    NJD
    Kuokkanen, Janne
    $2,500,000
    C, LW
    RFA
    NJD
    Boqvist, Jesper
    $925,000
    C, LW, RW
    RFA - 1
    NJD
    Merkley, Nick
    $900,000
    C
    RFA
    NJD
    Wood, Miles
    $2,750,000
    LW
    RFA - 1
    NJD
    Mcleod, Michael
    $1,250,000
    C
    RFA
    NJD
    Bastian, Nathan
    $1,250,000
    RW, C
    RFA - 2
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    NJD
    Murray, Ryan
    $2,750,000
    LD
    UFA
    NJD
    Subban, P.K.
    $9,000,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
    NJD
    Blackwood, Mackenzie
    $2,800,000
    G
    RFA - 2
    NJD
    Smith, Ty
    $863,333
    LD
    RFA - 2
    NJD
    Severson, Damon
    $4,166,666
    RD
    UFA - 2
    Brossoit, Laurent
    $1,750,000
    G
    UFA
    NJD
    Bahl, Kevin
    $795,000
    LD
    RFA - 2
    Ceci, Cody
    $1,500,000
    RD
    UFA
    ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
    NJD
    Butcher, Will
    $3,733,333
    LD
    UFA - 1
    NJD
    Maltsev, Mikhail
    $809,167
    LW
    RFA - 1
    Bellows, Kieffer
    $900,000
    C, LW
    RFA
    Taxi Squad
    EDM
    Neal, James
    $5,750,000 ($4,625,000)
    RW, LW
    UFA - 2
    VAN
    Eriksson, Loui
    $6,000,000 ($4,875,000)
    LW, RW
    NTC
    UFA - 1
    NJD
    Foote, Nolan
    $863,333 ($0)
    LW
    RFA - 3
    NJD
    Greer, AJ
    $750,000 ($0)
    LW
    RFA
    NJD
    Wedgewood, Scott
    $750,000 ($0)
    G
    UFA

    Special Teams

    Power Play 1
    Holtz, A.
    Hischier, N.
    Wood, M.
    Smith, T.
    Hughes, J.
    Power Play 2
    Kuokkanen, J.
    Zacha, P.
    Sharangovich, Y.
    Bratt, J.
    Subban, P.
    Penalty Kill 1
    Hischier, N.
    Sharangovich, Y.
    Murray, R.
    Ceci, C.
    Penalty Kill 2
    Mcleod, M.
    Bastian, N.
    Bahl, K.
    Severson, D.

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    May 6 at 4:04
    #1
    Joined: Mar 2019
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    Fair trade... you guys are rebuilding, we need cap..... oilers accept!
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    May 6 at 4:05
    #2
    Joined: Feb 2021
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    Oilers are not trading a 1st to dump Neal's contract. His buyout is under 2mil and he's been playing better lately.
    May 6 at 4:11
    #3
    Joined: Nov 2020
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    Vancouver's offer is fair but not going to happen. No need for Vancouver to give away prospects and high draft picks for one more year of Loui
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    May 6 at 4:15
    #4
    Cedric Archambault
    Joined: May 2016
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    you still have space for a trade with buffalo for okposo
    May 6 at 4:29
    #5
    Joined: Feb 2018
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    Quoting: Nhl_oilers
    Fair trade... you guys are rebuilding, we need cap..... oilers accept!


    Backes trade is what the Oilers should aim for if dumping Neal.. like Neal, Samo and first for Wood
    May 6 at 4:36
    #6
    Joined: May 2019
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    If Devils are going to sink a year swallowing bad contracts, these are really smart deals.

    EDM - I would take that pick any day. And have been high on Blumel for a while (he is the Czech Blake Coleman!).

    VAN - Eriksson deal is easy one to buy out for team with cash and cap space. The pick could be #33 in a loaded draft and Gadjovich looks like he will be useful fourth liner with some scoring ability.

    NYI - I would ask for a d-man before Bellows, even Aho as they are both unprotected in expansion.

    Draft - Clarke, Corrobato and Tulomaala would be great (although we’d probably have to trade up for Corronato).

    Well done. Good team here.
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    May 6 at 4:37
    #7
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    Quoting: Bluetomorrow83
    Backes trade is what the Oilers should aim for if dumping Neal.. like Neal, Samo and first for Wood


    Are you saying that as a way to hang onto Blumel or as a way to acquire Wood?
    May 6 at 4:40
    #8
    Jack Hughes is Elite
    Joined: Nov 2017
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    I like all of these trades for NJ
    May 6 at 4:51
    #9
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    Quoting: NHLfan10506
    Are you saying that as a way to hang onto Blumel or as a way to acquire Wood?


    Both Edmonton is heavy on LD prospects and Wood could be nice middle 6 winger. Basically like Backes trade Boston got back Kase hoping he could be 2nd line winger.. hasn't worked out for them because injuries but that was the idea.
    May 6 at 5:04
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    Quoting: Bluetomorrow83
    Both Edmonton is heavy on LD prospects and Wood could be nice middle 6 winger. Basically like Backes trade Boston got back Kase hoping he could be 2nd line winger.. hasn't worked out for them because injuries but that was the idea.


    Devils need defense on both sides. We have a bunch of guys who could be top-4 (Bahl, Mukhamadullin, Okhotyuk, Walsh, Edwards, McCarthy...and possible our 1st pick this year). None of those guys are locks to join Smith and Severson in top-4. Ideally we would add good-skating, defensive LHD or offensive RHD that could replace Subban one day (good at passing, delivering puck to Left-handed centers, preferably with a shot that can at least hit the net).

    Got anyone who fits one of those?
    And if you want to keep Blumel in there, would be great too.
    May 6 at 5:18
    #11
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    Oilers won’t move a first unless getting a player that can be an impact on the roster moving Neal would be convenient but not needed. 1st and Neal for zacha maybe.
    May 6 at 5:34
    #12
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    Quoting: Timmah007
    Oilers won’t move a first unless getting a player that can be an impact on the roster moving Neal would be convenient but not needed. 1st and Neal for zacha maybe.


    Devils wouldn’t do 1st for Zacha.
    The idea is that Neal’s contract and lower production gives him negative value in a trade.
    So Oilers give up a high pick just to unload Neal.
    May 6 at 5:42
    #13
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    Quoting: NHLfan10506
    Devils wouldn’t do 1st for Zacha.
    The idea is that Neal’s contract and lower production gives him negative value in a trade.
    So Oilers give up a high pick just to unload Neal.


    Neal had COVID before the season and got another illness right afterwards that threw his conditioning right off before season started been trying to catch up all year and just starting to look normal again so his drop in production is very understandable. Best of times he is overpaid but oilers could just buy him out for 1.9 dead space if push came to shove it’s really not worth burning a first rounder to remove.
    May 6 at 7:31
    #14
    Judd Bracket ripoff
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    Quoting: BubbleDemko
    Vancouver's offer is fair but not going to happen. No need for Vancouver to give away prospects and high draft picks for one more year of Loui


    With gadjovich, since he is expansion draft eligible I could see the Canucks choosing to move him to avoid losing him for nothing. Plus, if Gadjovich isn’t on the team, then MacEwan and holtby are the two most attractive options for Seattle. If the Canucks can make it so Seattle takes holtby, then I don’t have a problem with using Gadjovich to dump cap.

    That being said, I wouldn’t also add this years 2nd as well. Maybe a later round pick instead.

    Canucks don’t need to dump Eriksson, they can easily get through next year with him on the team, but it would be nice to drop the contract if the price is right
    May 6 at 7:46
    #15
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    Quoting: The_Rocket
    With gadjovich, since he is expansion draft eligible I could see the Canucks choosing to move him to avoid losing him for nothing. Plus, if Gadjovich isn’t on the team, then MacEwan and holtby are the two most attractive options for Seattle. If the Canucks can make it so Seattle takes holtby, then I don’t have a problem with using Gadjovich to dump cap.

    That being said, I wouldn’t also add this years 2nd as well. Maybe a later round pick instead.

    I have followed Gadj on the Comets this year and as you probably know he is having a good year. It is a diluted league this year but his style is to be planted in front of the net. I am going to pay close attention to him in our last 6 games.

    Canucks don’t need to dump Eriksson, they can easily get through next year with him on the team, but it would be nice to drop the contract if the price is right
     
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