Aug 10, 2018
New Jersey Devils
Jan 25, 1987
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Opie</b></div><div>Defense is terrible and outside of Ty Smith, the D prospect pool is limited to 3rd pair options. Unless they get Karlsson (unlikely), there is no where to spend their way out of the core problem (pls dont say Myers). Sure, they can turn the corner with Hughes et al, but they cant compete with the depth of the top teams. Mid tier hell awaits ... but if they get Karlsson, sure, keeping Hall makes sense. However, I agree with you, doubt Devs make this move, but trading Hall at deadline wont get the same return, as no 2020 high pick team has the same desire/need to make that trade, so in the end, Devs will get less or lose him. This trade would take ownership support, conviction for rebuild and rather large stones.</div></div>
No desire for EK, he is not good defensively and his contract will blow in the back half. You aren't wrong about the blueline on the Devils, but trading Hall for the 4th pick is not solving the blue line issue. If I am Shero, I am on the phone with the Jets about Trouba and any team in Cap hell.