New Jersey Devils: Potential Offers For Kyle Palmieri Could Be Crazy

Kyle Palmieri #21 of the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Kyle Palmieri #21 of the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Similar to the trade that saw Blake Coleman go down south and Andy Greene go to Long Island, the return of a potential Kyle Palmieri trade could change the New Jersey Devils franchise for the next 20 years, even if it hurts quite a bit right now. The returns from deals so far leading up to the NHL Trade Deadline have shown this is be somewhat of a sellers’ market, and the Devils should take advantage.

What can the Devils expect in a potential Palmieri trade? A third-liner, although still super valuable, netted us a 1st-round pick that should end up in the late teens or somewhere in the 20s and an A prospect in Nolan Foote. Imagine what a bonafide top-six right wing can net in a market where teams such as Colorado (due to Mikko Rantanen injury), Boston, Edmonton, and maybe even St. Louis (depending on Vladimir Tarasenko) could use a player of Palmieri’s caliber.

A minimum expectation in a Kyle Palmier trade is a 1st rounder, a grade A prospect and another pick or B level prospect. There could be a bidding war brewing and we could actually end up stealing assets from our cross-river rival who are shopping upcoming UFA Chris Kreider. Palmieri has an extra year on his deal at a more than reasonable cap hit that contending teams are sure to prefer.

Potential Offers Include:

Colorado Avalanche Get:

Kyle Palmieri

New Jersey Devils Get:

Defenseman Connor Timmins, 2020 1st-round pick and 2020 3rd-round pick

Or, Boston Bruins Get

Kyle Palmieri and 2020 5th-round pick

New Jersey Devils Get:

Defenseman Urho Vaakanainen, Forward Ryan Fitzgerald and 2020 1st-round pick

Or, Edmonton Oilers Get:

Kyle Palmieri and 2020 4th-round pick

New Jersey Devils Get:

Defenseman Evan Bouchard, Right Wing Jesse Puljujarvi and 2020 1st-round pick

Last week, none of us thought the Tampa Bay Lightning would trade Nolan Foote. They literally have his brother in their prospect pool. These are our best guesses based on previous deals. Its hard to see fan favorites go, but Palmieri will be on the wrong side of 30 when this team gets competitive again, and the haul the Devils can receive for him could very well set this team up to be a contender in the next 2-4 years.

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Do not forget the team can use these picks to trade for NHL talent such as Kevin Labanc from San Jose, who does not have a 1st-round pick this year. Palmieri will be a candidate to return to New Jersey in the summer of 2021 due to his roots here. Trading Kyle Palmieri will be tough on our fan base, but sometimes the best moves are the hardest.