3 Players New Jersey Devils Should Move At NHL Trade Deadline

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It appears that the New Jersey Devils have their next captain lined up with Nico Hischier in the fold. He is becoming a great two-way center that already wears an “A” on his sweater at 21 years old. With that said, the Devils current captain Andy Greene deserves respect. He has been a great player for the Devils for a very long time. His teammates seem to care about him and he plays hard every night.

He has spent his entire career with New Jersey. In all of those years, the closest he has come to winning the Stanley Cup was in 2012 when they lost to the Los Angeles Kings in six games. Now, at 37 years old, he could be wanting one more opportunity. He is still valuable to a team if he is put in a position to succeed. He would have to waive his “no-trade clause” in order to be moved but that might be something he is willing to do.

Greene isn’t much of an offensive threat these days as he only has one goal and seven assists for eight points in 42 games but he is still very important to the team. On a team that is bad, he is still a +2 which says something about him. He is also a great shot blocker and penalty killer for the Devils. If he brought these elements to an elite team that needs them he could net a pretty good return. A Cup contender would be really smart to add a player like Greene for their run to the playoffs.

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It is sad that the Devils might be thinking about trading some of these guys but it is just the nature of bad seasons. It is no one player’s fault but the team has failed to produce this year. When that happens, there are going to be some tough decisions. The Devils may or may not move these guys but whatever happens, hopefully, it is for the betterment of the future.