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Oct 24, 2016
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>NHLfan10506</b></div><div>I don't think the Devils consider that.
It is a serious offer, but Severson is too important to Devils right now.
Subban has one year remaining. Vatanen, Kulikov just left. Murray leaving at end of year.
And prospects like Okhotyuk, Mukhamadullin, Bahl, McCarthy, Walsh, Misyul, Edwards, etc are still question marks.
Just for conversation sake, if Devils were to trade Severson, it would more likely be one-for-one for another core piece.</div></div>
We don't really have any core pieces with 2 years of control left. The closest we have is Copp at 1 year of control.
Since you're here, I was wondering about a different sort of trade with the Devils. Your GM made a comment at the trade deadline that they are going to wait to fill their 3rd protected spot for D until the offseason, which made me wonder about potentially moving Stanley to you to be your 3rd protected D. Then you'd have Smith and Stanley as proven NHL level D and would just need one of Bahl or Mukmahdulin(????) to pan out and your left side is locked down long term, with potentially 2 monsters over there. Do you think you'd have any interest in that? I'm assuming you'd want a player that fits the timeline with Hischier and Hughes and ideally was a 1st round talent, or at least that's what I'd want. I was thinking the Islanders 1st round pick would be the main part of the return but it feels light to me considering Stanley was a 22nd OA pick himself and we've spent the time developing him. Don't need to sweat the details, just wondering if it would be of interest at all or not.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>bunzy1034</b></div><div>That probably won't get it done for Ekholm, even if I wish it did lol :tearsofjoy</div></div>
I don't know, that's a pretty good haul for Ekholm. An NHL ready, expansion draft exempt, former 1st round pick. An expansion draft eligible NHL Dman to expose (they have Boroweiki for this already, but then they can still flip one of them for a late pick). Then a 2nd round pick plus Columbus' 3rd round pick which, lets face it, is almost as good as a late 2nd rounder.
This offer is essentially a 1st, 2nd and 3rd for Ekholm. I don't think there's that much better out there with the flat cap and the expansion draft looming. For us we either expose Ekholm, or we keep Ekholm and expose DeMelo as a result of this trade so, there's that too.