5 Free Agents New Jersey Devils Should Avoid At All Costs

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Miles Wood

Yeah, let’s talk about the guy who the Devils need to replace. Miles Wood was a fantastic ride while he lasted. He was full of fire in each shift. His speed is unmatched. However, his inconsistency is hard to watch. His penalties were even worse. He had 76 penalty minutes this season. It seems like he always took a penalty at the worst time. They were offensive zone penalties or penalties when the Devils were gaining momentum.

Wood is going to get paid this offseason. He’s coming off a decent contract, somewhat of a show-me deal. Then, he had some rough stats (13 goals and 14 assists in 76 games). However, bottom-six players who have scoring upside get paid in free agency.

This is Miles Wood’s chance to cash in. Can he get a contract similar to Barclay Goodrow’s? We’re not sure, but we know that if someone does give Wood the Goodrow contract, they will regret it like the Rangers do now.

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Wood has what many teams are looking for. He is a great practice player. He puts in maximum effort. Like a bad boyfriend, plenty of teams will look at him like they can “fix” him. He has all the tools to be really good, but he’s struggled to put them together. Let another team talk themselves into his impact.