The New Jersey Devils have been a model of consistency over the last two decades, yet are suffering through some rough seasons in recent years. This season has unfortunately continued that downward trend, as they are currently eight points out of the final wild card spot (which doesn’t seem too bad, but is still pretty farfetched). New Jersey has strung together some wins, but also some pretty bad losses, and with only a little over 20 games to go it’s definitely not looking good. One of the trade candidates this season for the Devils is veteran forward Jaromir Jagr. Jagr has been with the Devils for a little over a season and a half but since the firing of coach Pete DeBoer, his playing time has diminished. Jagr would prove to be a good asset for a team in the midst of a playoff run, and the Devils should get a nice deal in return. Jagr clearly isn’t happy in New Jersey at this point and a trade is likely even though general manager Lou Lamoriello said that he feels the team is still in the playoff race. This is a situation of wait and see but the Devils should look to be sellers.

The Calgary Flames might not be considered sellers at the deadline but one of the swirling rumors is the possibility that Curtis Glencross gets dealt to the Capitals. It would fill a need for Washington as they crave another player with some grit and skill up front. With the wealth of young and skilled players that the Flames have in the minors, I think this could be a good deal for them, as they would likely be able to acquire some solid assets. Glencross also has a full no-trade clause, which he apparently has agreed to waive if the destination for him is Washington. Glencross would fit well on a line with star Alex Ovechkin, and this could certainly wind up being a good trade on both sides.

The Columbus Blue Jackets could be also sellers at the trade deadline. Out in Columbus, they began the season is disappointing fashion after proving to be a solid young team last year. Injuries were one of the things that really derailed their season, as at one point, they had almost 10 everyday players out of their lineup. Look for defenseman James Wisniewski to be one of the guys being shopped. He is a bit older at the ripe old age of 31, but is a scoring defenseman who currently has 27 points, including seven goals. Wisniewski might not be one of those guys who brings back a king’s ransom, but he would surely be a good pick up for a team who is willing to move a lower pick and a low-level prospect for him. He’s an interesting name to watch as things begin to unfold over the rest of the week into the beginning of the next week.

Related Posts:



You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment