Thread: Proposal: Van - nj
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12-14-2012, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Classic Devil View Post
Depends on whether or not we're in playoff position, and I have no reason to believe that we would not be.
Originally Posted by Zippy316 View Post
If the Devils were to trade Zajac, it would be with them falling out of playoff position. That being said, they would likely want a first round pick and a forward prospect. Depending on the prospect, another player as well.

Zajac's value is questionable to everyone, maybe something like Kassian and a first. Although there's varying opinions on what he's worth. I asked a Chicago fan if they'd do Stalberg, McNeil, and 1st and some were okay and some thought it was overpayment.

What would you pay, including young forwards or prospects and a first?
My apologies gentlemen, I hadn't checked this thread in some time. I would have to assume that the Devils would need to be out of a playoff position to move him, and I don't assume that would happen, and that he has rejected an offer prior to the deadline.

I'd be in for a 1st, likely in the same league as Chicago, depending on when we meet in the playoffs , and if forward prospects are what's needed, we are somewhat bereft. Schroeder is available if Zajac is the return, naturally, but Jensen and Kassian are basically no goes. Guys like Rodin (higher risk, but also higher reward), Schneider (Stefan not Cory), Sweatt, Friesen, and Archibald are our bottom six/tweener prospects, pick one if you like. You can just have Kellan Tochkin if you like too. Mallet and Gaunce I'd consider parting with, but recent draft picks aren't typically traded away so soon.

We would presumably have to add a forward roster player, and I'd be looking at someone such as Booth. Higgins/Hansen/Burrows would be worth far more to us then to the Devils, and players such as Raymond don't seem to hold much value around here.

Gaunce+Raymond+1st or Booth+Rodin/Sweatt+1st if we can discuss contracts with him prior to the trade, at the deadline, and that would be my absolute maximum. I just feel that the first will be more valuable to us this year then in others, with all the hype about a "deep, 2003 style draft". If some cobbled combination could be made without the first, I'd be willing to work with that for more value, but we move into quality vs. quantity.

Once again: Kellan Tochkin.

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