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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Cap Space

The New Jersey Devils made some moves to make cap space available. After Dougie Hamilton got injured, $9 million was available to spend through long-term injured reserve. The expectation is Hamilton is out for the rest of the season, so the Devils don't have to worry about making the money work.

That's a powerful tool. The Devils currently have $10 million in workable space. That's huge. They could trade for a contract a team wants off the books to fit another contract through trade, or they could be the third team in a deal (at least we think so) to gain an asset just to gain money.

Teams are desperate to make money work right now. Heck, the Devils were one of those teams for a while trying to find teams to take on salary. Of course, the Devils were looking for a team to carry salary for multiple years, and the Devils can't do that for someone else. However, any asset they can get for basically free is worth it.

Maybe this article will be irrelevant by Monday, or it might be more relevant than ever. The season is on the line this weekend. Let's see how the goals change.

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