Devils' Possible Moves ?!?!?
This year has brought the most New Jersey Devils trade rumors I can remember!! But at the same time you still have Uncle Lou (Devils General Manager Lou Lamoriello) at the helm.
We know the Devils need another scorer to replace the departed Alexander Mogilny, a bonafide backup goalie would be nice (dont know if I’d be comfortable with Jean-Francois Damphousse or even Ari Ahonen taking over in the playoffs should incumbent Martin Brodeur go down), and perhaps another skilled tougher body should we get rid of Bobby Holik.
As far as rumors of late we’ve been hearing of, they go as follows:
Jason Arnott to the San Jose Sharks FOR Patrick Maleau, extra D-man – Marleau is not the answer (not tough) and we have 8 quality defensemen.
Ken Daneyko, Jay Pandolfo, 2 draft picks to Tampa Bay Lightning FOR Fredrik Modin – Don’t know if Tampa Bay GM Rick Dudley would go for that…or maybe he will but we would be giving up a quality role player in Pandolfo and a guy who should retire a Devil in Daneyko!
What trade can we make without giving up some of the untouchables: Brodeur, captain Scott Stevens, defencemen Scott Niedermayer (maybe) and Brian Rafalski and forwards Patrik Elias, and Petr Sykora?!?!?
Has anyone heard any other rumors from some credible sources?
I have a feeling that Lou will pull the trigger on one, maybe two moves.