New Jersey Devils: Three Things We Learned At Trade Deadline

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The future is so bright if played well

The New Jersey Devils have stunk this season. The odor of Taylor Hall’s contract situation was a big problem at the beginning of the year and it was taken care of. MacKenzie Blackwood has come on to be a very good goalie that could perhaps be their guy going forward. If the offseason goes well, this team could have a bright future.

They struck gold when they won the lottery twice in three years. They got Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes out of it and should have another chance at the lottery again this season. If they don’t win the lottery, a top-five pick should still be in their future. That means that another high-end player is coming into the organization in June. They also have three first-round picks in total so there could be some sweet additions here soon.

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They will join the likes of Hischier, Hughes, Blackwood, Nikita Gusev, Joey Anderson, Ty Smith, Kevin Bahl, Nolan Foote, Jesper Bratt, Jesper Boqvist, and Nick Merkley among others. It is a young team that has a lot of promising prospects on the way as well. If a good amount of these guys hit their full potential, this is going to be a good team.