With the NHL trading deadline less than a week away, a big swap went off in the East Division Wednesday night when the Tri-State Clubs, Devils and the Islanders swapped players and picks The New Yorker Kader grabbed forwards Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac, while New Jersey got two minor leaguer and some draft picks – one of which was the first

It’s good business for both clubs as the Devils have the lockers in stock and the Isles have two people who could help the Stanley Cup contenders up front

Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald Knows How To Make Moves Last year on the deadline (when he was the mean time) he made three deals and that was after sending Blake Coleman to the Blitz and Andy Greene to the same islands that year he traded two guys who this summer will be unrestricted free agents who could have lost them for nothing, for anything

With a young core that includes Jack Hughes, Ty Smith, and netminder Mackenzie Blackwood, Fitzgerald stepped out and added at least one other potential young star New Jersey now has nine picks on the 2021 draft, including two on Greer’s opening round is an election for the second round in 2015 and Jobst remained vacant both had played with Bridgeport in the AHL

“It prepares us really well for the future,” said Fitzgerald after the deal with Zoom. “We feel like we three have really good prospects who are developing as part of our development program and these players are developing into players for which we project them””

While the draft for 2021 isn’t as deep as 2020, the Devils could get a good man in the final part of the first round, where Fitzgerald expects the choice to fall

“I hope it’s 32nd Choice, I really do, I hope these two gentlemen can win a trophy and we get the 32nd Choice I wouldn’t love anything more than that, “he said

The islanders lost Captain Anders Lee, who was linked to Brock Nelson for leading the team (12), in March to a knee injury at the end of the season, according to NHL’s Brian Compton of com, GM Lou Lamoriello, noted that the manner and Way the team reacted, after Lee fell (8-4-0) he had to take a step to bolster the line-up

“I know what they are putting on the ice,” said Lamoriello of his latest acquisitions. “I also know what kind of people they are and what they are bringing to the locker room. Chemistry is very important to me”

Lamoriello especially knows Zajac, whom he was 20 years old in 2004 Overall Victory for the Devils Designed The Two-Way Center has spent its entire career in the Garden State, winning 1st024 games accumulated 550 points. He also has 28 points in 57 playoff games, including 14 points in second place in the Devils 2012 Stanley Cup

He’s likely going to be a bottom six guy for Barry Spy ‘s club, but what he brings with him as a Grizzled veteran – and that long playoff run – is out of the reach of the squad, it should be noted that Zajac is on his Non-trade clause waived to go to the island, and since it is a short drive (depending on traffic) from New Jersey to Uniondale, this was likely a big reason for it

“I’m very excited about this opportunity,” said Zajac. “At this point in my career and where I am, I want a chance to win. I just believe this is a team that has all aspects of winning The ice hockey team has and can try to be a part of it and help them in every possible way I think the timing was just right for me “

Palmieri was the blue chip in the business before the move, considered one of the top players expected to be moved (TSN’s Trade Bait Board had him at No. 2) The 30-year-old winger has this season (in 34 games) only collected 17 points, but in the last five seasons he has consistently scored more than 20 goals.In 595 career games between the ducks and devils, he has 183 goals and 172 assists. A change of scene and playing with Mat Barzal could trigger his offense

“Every player wants the opportunity to be part of a team that has the chance to do something special,” Palmieri told reporters. “That’s all you can ask for, I’m really looking forward to this opportunity”

Aside from joining a team that could have a long postseason, the two newest islanders will also greet old friends and teammates Greene and Cory Schneider (taxi squad) from a social distance

Travis Zajac, Kyle Palmieri

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