New Jersey Devils: 3 Teams To Target In Damon Severson Trade

New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson (28): Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson (28): Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Seattle Kraken

This one has perked our interest. The Seattle Kraken made a surprise run to a playoff spot in the Pacific Division. They have been scoring from all lines, their rookies have been some of the best in the league, and their goaltending finally bounced back after a dreadful season. The Kraken finally look like the original Vegas Golden Knights we thought came last season.

Like the Golden Knights, it’s time for the Kraken to build on what they have already. Severson is the type of move that makes them better now and in the future if they decide to re-sign him. This works really well for the Devils, as well.

The Kraken have a ton of NHL players that are playing well. They also have the kind of talent the Devils need to get better. The Devils have been missing some grit since the injuries to Nathan Bastian and Ondrej Palat. Both are still weeks away. So, making a move for Yanni Gourde makes a ton of sense. He can play center on the third line, a line the Devils desperately need to get better.

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The Devils will likely trade Severson this season. It’s sad because he’s been through a lot with this franchise. He likely wants to see it through, but after he was benched, who knows where his feelings lie. For now, we need to make the most of this asset.