I'd do JJ, Urbom and the 9th for the 2nd in a heart beat. Urbom is NHL ready but expendable. JJ we have no room for either and I rather have MacKinnon or Drouin then Shinkruk/Domi...
That's a total no brainer from a Devils standpoint. But why would any top five team do that?
Depends how highly they value Josefson and Urbom.
If a team sees a second line center in JJ and a second pairing defenseman in Urbom, they might rather them plus a pretty good forward instead of just MacKinnon/Drouin, especially a team like the Lightning, who has dynamic offensive guys but need to round out their team. Same goes for Carolina with the Staals and Skinner.
Saying J.P. Parise is the reason we lost Zach is like saying Carol Niedermayer is the reason we lost Scott.
JP did a lot more to undermine the cause publicly. I can't say for sure he did or didn't have an impact, but he certainly didn't help. There's no proof he didn't have an impact because he clearly wanted Parise gone and Parise left. He almost certainly told Chico (his old teammate) something cause Chico was ultra-negative about Parise staying from the hop last year.
And with Nieds' problems I was more referring to the holdouts under Meehan than him actually leaving as a FA. The holdouts were at least partly agent driven, his FA wasn't, he took less money to leave.
None of us know anything from either Parise nor Nieds situation nor do any of us know who had any ounce of influence on either signing where they did, it is all speculation that has been speculated and speculated and is still riding around the merry go around clearly
and honestly, who gives a flying **** about how either player left anymore? they left and it's long and done with, neither affects this team next year or in the future