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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Fafhrd</b></div><div>You give the Devils prospects or draft picks worth talking about and I think they'll play ball. Don't forget that they ONLY have 16 players signed (and I know they have to sign Blackwood and Bratt). They're going to need add-ons. Might as well get them through taking on cap dumps.</div></div>
16 players according to CapFriendly...Bastian, Ty Smith will be added.
As will RFAs, Blackwood and Bratt.
They don't need to add players.
Boqvist, Seney, Kuokkanen, Merkley, Foote, Walsh, Bahl, etc.
Remember, you are dealing with one of the deepest pipelines in NHL.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>joshelkin</b></div><div>This trade in the realm of what you're talking about?</div></div>
I think a dump trade was possible pre-draft. Now, I don't think NJD looks at it. Too late.
Only other window may be the week before season starts...as final rosters are set.
(But that would be too late to sign RFAs)
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>joshelkin</b></div><div>I haven't seen the VAN speculation. That's interesting. Devils might be an exception to your comment though. They've got $17m in space with only Blackwood/Bratt left to sign. Could theoretically trade Boychuk and Komarov to different teams to space out the cap consequence to NJD I suppose</div></div>
The VAN speculation came from the guy who covers Vancouver for The Athletic.
I think NJD would only move their cap space for a worthwhile player (ie, Sergachev, Pulock, etc) but not for Bellows and some picks.
I am guessing most in league are in same boat.
Only teams with space are NJD, OTT, DET, NSH, FLA, LAK, CBJ - all with exception of CBJ and NSH had the cap space a month ago. So if they haven't done this type of trade by now, its probably not happening.