New Jersey Devils: Realistic Pacific Division Trade Targets

General manager Tom Fitzgerald of the New Jersey Devils. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
General manager Tom Fitzgerald of the New Jersey Devils. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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Anthony Beauvillier #72 of the Vancouver Canucks. (Photo by Zac BonDurant/Getty Images) /

Vancouver Canucks: Anthony Beauvillier

Yeah, it’s not Quinn Hughes. The Devils can’t add more money to their blue line, nor will they have space for the eldest Hughes brother. The Devils currently have money tied up in Dougie Hamilton, Jonas Siegenthaler, and John Marino. This is a good opportunity for the Devils to clear up some cap space on defense and allow youngsters Luke Hughes, Kevin Bahl, and Simon Nemec to step in at a low cap number.

Okay, now to Beauvillier. The 25-year-old winger was moved at last year’s deadline after 7 years with the New York Islanders. He has 49 games of playoff experience at his ripe age and has performed well in the playoffs with 29 points, including 15 goals. Beauvillier could be a solid addition to the third line and make the Devils a bit deeper at wing.

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Andrew Mangiapane #88 of the Calgary Flames. (Photo by Derek Cain/Getty Images) /

Calgary Flames: Andrew Mangiapane

The Calgary Flames recently underwent a front office change, so nobody really knows what direction the Flames are heading and which players will still be around next season. After a 35-goal season in 2022, Andrew Mangiapane took a step back this year and tallied 17 goals while playing in all 82 games. The Flames could look to move on from Mangiapane and his $5.8 million cap hit for the next two seasons. Mangiapane could be a solid change of scenery candidate and could potentially thrive on a line with Jack Hughes.