Devils: GM Lou Lamoriello weighs trades

If the Devils are to avoid missing the playoffs for a second straight season, they will have to find a way to score more goals. That much is certain.

What is not so clear is where they’ll get those goals. The NHL trade deadline is March 5, if general manager Lou Lamoriello can swing a deal for a goal-scorer.

“If we can get goal-scoring, great,” Lamoriello told The Star-Ledger. “If we can get better in another area, great. But we certainly can’t manufacture a transaction.”

The GM said he will continue to explore a deals that could improve the team.

“I think you can always use more finish,” Zajac said. “When you look at our goals-for, it’s not great. If you can add someone who is going to score goals, it will always help you. But if you don’t, other guys have to try to find ways to score goals.”

The Devils rank 25th overall in goals-per-game, averaging just 2.29. Only the Islanders, Panthers, Flames, Oilers and Sabres average less.

“I think we’re capable of scoring more goals,” Zajac suggested. “It’s got to come from the guys in here. We have to find some confidence. Confidence that we’re going to finish. We get a lot of chances but we just don’t have that knack for scoring sometimes.

8 Responses to Devils: GM Lou Lamoriello weighs trades

  1. lafleur10 says:

    i’d like to see marc bergevin get adam larrson from the devils……

    • doorman says:

      What do you think it would take to acquire him from the Devils out of curiosity? Opinions really tend to vary on his value.

      • lafleur10 says:

        maybe markov and some picks( a conditional) 1st maybe eller and a piece

        • leafmeister says:

          You have to consider the Devil’s needs. Consider whether or not they need a 35 year old puck moving defensemen, and consider whether they would move a 20 year old puck mover to acquire him.

          Consider what Nonis would want for Gardiner, and then add some more.

          After seeing Victor Hedman emerge in Tampa this year, I don’t think any GM is in a hurry to give up on a big all-around Swedish d-man, even if they are discouraged about their progress (are the Devils even discouraged about his progress? I have not really followed him since he at least somewhat impressed in his rookie year)

          It would take Eller, and a piece far more valuable than Eller. He is on pace for 29 points in 82 games. Maybe Pacioretty and Eller?

          Galchenyk straight up would probably do it, but I that would be beyond questionable on the Habs part.

          • lafleur10 says:

            hahaha galchenyuk the devils don’t have anything worth galchenyuk ,pacioretty are you kidding me the guys our power forwrd a 30+ goalscorer and eller as well? come on man give your head a serious shake you think we’d have to give up that stuff for a guy that would crack our top 4 defenceman? eller and sebastian collberg ,and a 1st is more than fair

            • leafmeister says:

              A 30 point forward, a 2nd round prospect, and a mid late 1st? Which one of those assets is supposed to be intriguing?

              Larsson is a pretty darn good player dude. Lou is not looking to move him, and you would have to knock his socks off with an offer. You don’t just give away 20 year old d-men. It doesn’t matter what you think is fair, it matters what Lou would take.

              • lafleur10 says:

                your right but galchenyuk is a future 1st line center is all but untouchable pacioretty is a 6’2 -63 225 pound power forward and is the only big forward we have and is on a very cheap contract(probably the best value ) in the league for a 30 goal man so he’s untouchable no doubt larsson is good but he hasn’t been the same since larry robinson left and his game has tailed off… but he’s still worth something no doubt i don’t know if he’d crack our top 4 of subban,tinordi,emelin,bealieu if he got him next season he could but like you said and did lou values his guys high but there is no way bergevin gives up galchenyuk,pacioretty… i think our 1st eller,and either collberg,de la rose gets lou thinking about a deal

  2. lafleur10 says:

    not sure i know that lou values his guys high….

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