New Jersey Devils: Five Teams Travis Zajac Might Say Yes To

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New Jersey Devils Travis Zajac
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Edmonton Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers are the new age version of the Pittsburgh Penguins and can be compared to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The most recent success may not say so, but the main reason is the center of the ice. Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are right there in terms of having that elite 1-2 punch. You can even argue that it is the best duo in the league right now. They are capable of getting into the playoffs, but the question becomes how far can they go based on what is there beyond McDavid and Draisaitl.

Zajac would say yes to going there because he would have the best player in the world on his team. He also has a spot that is open for him on the third line center. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins used to hold that role for Edmonton, but he has since switched to playing wing on the second line with Draisaitl. Separating McDavid and Drasaitl has done wonders for their scoring depth, so adding in Zajac would be a perfect fit.

Riley Sheahan currently sits on that third line as the center, but if you could move him down to the fourth, then McDavid, Draisatil, Zajac, and Sheahan would be a pretty formidable group down the middle of the ice. You win in the playoffs by having depth at that position. Zajac would bring a two-way game that not many players in Edmonton’s bottoms six are capable of having. It would definitely be a smart deal for both the team and the player.