5 Players New Jersey Devils Should Consider Trading In Offseason

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New Jersey Devils. Miles Wood. 2. player. 85. . LW

Miles Wood gets a worse rap than he deserves. Let’s face it, he isn’t as bad as people make it out to seem. He plays a bigger role than he should, and that’s obviously a problem. He has 11 goals and 12 assists for 23 points in 68 games this past season. Those numbers are good for a speedy fourth liner, but less than good for a top-six winger. If he was on the fourth line of a good team, he would be respected so much more.

His course with the Devils might have already been run. It might be a smart idea to hang on to him to see what he can do in a limited role on a good team but they might be wise to let him go now as well. A true Stanley Cup contender like Washington, Pittsburgh, or Boston might really help Wood get the most out of his skill. He can use his speed to help in many ways for a team that uses him right.

The Devils might need to get rid of him because of the fact that he isn’t being used right. He is not the type of player that can get the max out of having Nico Hischier or Jack Hughes as their centerman, but the Devils coaching staff doesn’t seem to understand that. He had that awesome 19 goal season a few years ago as the Devils made the playoffs so he can clearly help a good team.