5 Pieces New Jersey Devils Can "Sell" At NHL Trade Deadline

The New Jersey Devils have been considered buyers this entire season, but as we sit less than two weeks from the NHL Trade Deadline, it seems like the Devils should consider themselves sellers. If they do, who might be on the chopping block?

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Tomas Nosek

The Devils have tried a few different things at center after losing Michael McLeod after his arrest for sexual assault. Nico Hischier and Erik Haula always play center. Jack Hughes should play center, but Lindy Ruff is trying that thing where Haula takes faceoffs for him. Curtis Lazar has been playing center full-time, and Dawson Mercer takes the occasional faceoff. However, since returning from injury, Tomas Nosek has been holding down the fourth line.

He's taken some time to get his legs under him after his injury. However, after 15 games, he should have more than zero points (obviously). He's been on the ice for six goals against, but his line has only scored twice. Overall, it's been low impact, but it's more bad than good.

This isn't really selling it, but someone will trade a low pick just based on Nosek's history. He's been in the playoffs six different times. He's been on winners like the Golden Knights and Bruins. Teams might want that.

For Nosek, the Devils might take whatever is given to them. They have Shane Bowers in the AHL who can come up and play. He's not a future piece, but he is serviceable. It allows the Devils to take what they can for Nosek.