New Jersey Devils: Realistic Atlantic Division Trade Targets

William Nylander #88 of the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
William Nylander #88 of the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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William Nylander #88 of the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Toronto Maple Leafs: William Nylander

William Nylander may be looking for a new place to call home when he is set to hit the unrestricted free-agent market in the summer of 2024. With that in mind, perhaps the Toronto Maple Leafs will look to acquire assets in return for their 27-year-old sharpshooter before he escapes for nothing in return.

Nylander’s situation in Toronto has played out quite similarly to the constant controversy between Jesper Bratt and the New Jersey Devils. A seemingly long game of cat and mouse with zero solution. Maybe both players sign new deals with their respective clubs and move along, or perhaps a swap involving these two transpires. Two players with identical offensive output and identical contract disputes… things could get interesting if the Devils struggle with a new contract for Bratt. This situation could lead to a call to new Maple Leafs General Manager Brad Treliving about Nylander this summer.

Florida Panthers: Sam Reinhart 

Sam Reinhart has been an excellent player in his eight-year NHL career. Reinhart is currently a key contributor on a Florida Panthers team that is looking to win its first Stanley Cup in their franchise’s history. In 19 playoff games, Reinhart has scored 7 goals and has tallied 11 points, including 3 power-play goals. He is following up on an excellent regular season performance in which he lit the lamp 31 times and tallied 67 points.

Reinhart scored 16 (!!!!!!) power-play goals this year for the Panthers. Reinhart can help this Devils team in so many ways if he becomes available this summer. The 27-year-old center is clearly an excellent power-play presence and has increased his prowess in the faceoff dot, posting a 50.64% this season. Reinhart makes the Devils a deeper squad and provides yet another weapon on offense. With plenty of room to improve his game further and play with some high-quality forwards with the Devils, acquiring Reinhart would be an electric move by Tom Fitzgerald.

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