New Jersey Devils: Latest Rumors With Every Trade Deadline Piece

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Here, there seems to be some pipe dreams for Devils fans, and pipe dreams from other teams. The Toronto Maple Leafs and its fans desperately want Damon Severson. With how he’s been playing, and that wonderful contract he’s playing on, we don’t see any team covering that price the Devils would ask for. A 25-year-old defenseman with major term who’s been really good in years past? This would be a major return.

John Hayden‘s name has been thrown around for teams looking for “toughness”. We don’t actually see a team giving up an asset, but if the Devils are able to recover a 5th-round pick for him, we think they take it. It’s probably more likely the Devils pick up a different roster player to try out.

Kevin Rooney could get moved to a team like the Nashville Predators. It seems like John Hynes is looking for someone to solidify that bottom six, and admittedly Rooney has been playing decent as of late. He’s earned his roster spot, and could use this opportunity to make a playoff run.

P.K. Subban isn’t going anywhere. Every rumor we’re seeing involves the Devils covering the maximum 50% of the salary cap hit, and there’s zero chance the Devils take on $4.5 million next year and the year after. Subban is going to be with the Devils next season, and honestly that’s not a bad thing.

We’d been floored if Nikita Gusev or Pavel Zacha are traded. The same goes for Will Butcher or Jesper Bratt. They seem like they have nowhere to go but up, even Zacha. There’s something there with each player, and getting the right coach in the room could be key to them exposing an insanely productive side.

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Travis Zajac said earlier that he didn’t see himself waiving his no-trade clause, and that he would revisit this in the offseason. That seems like a done deal for now.

Louis Domingue might be a throw in for a deal with another team. It would make sense for a team like Carolina, who just lost James Reimer and Peter Mrazek in the same game. It would at least give them a somewhat competent backup goalie until one of them came back.