New Jersey Making A Big Move???

Here’s a rumor I heard yesterday that simply won’t go away…According to CKAC, the New Jersey Devils would trade with the Buffalo Sabres before 3 this afternoon. Here’s what the trade might look like:


M. Satan, A. Zhtinik


T. Stevenson, C. Berglund, O. Tverdovsky, High Draft Pick (May be a 1st rounder)

This deal makes sense to me, with the acquisition of Smehlik, Oleg Tverdovsky becomes available, especially if you receive Zhitnik as well. The Sabres look like they wanna get rid of all their high priced players, makig 3 trades so far.


21 Responses to New Jersey Making A Big Move???

  1. mikster says:

    Only problem i have with this trade is that Tverdovsky is in the deal. He is a free agent, and he is too expensive for the Sabres, especially with the way he played this season.

    Stevenson would replace Rob Ray, and it makes perfect sense for the Devils to deal Stevenson, as they acquired Marshall yesterday. Berglund, he disappointed me this season, but his potential is so valuable. He could end up as one of the best underrated 2nd line centers in the future.

    A first rounder would be a huge loss for the Devils though, since they need to start rebuilding their youth.

  2. Devil666 says:

    I like the deal except for Stevenson. I don’t want to see him go. He is one of the hardest working Devils every night. Replace him with Danton and it would be a perfect deal, meaning it would never happen. I doubt Danton will get traded. He hurt his own chances of getting traded and is blaming it on Lou.

  3. Lint07 says:


    I liked Stevenson when he played in Montréal, so much heart.

    But the only problem, like Mikster said, is they acquired Marshall so he is expendable….

  4. TaajAr says:

    John Muckler said on WNSAFM (BUffalo Radio) that he expects MULTIPLE big name players to be moved and a few huge deals. However I seriously doubt Satan and Zhitnik go as a package. First off several league sources said the price alone for Zhitnik would equal about this. Someone said for Detroit to get Zhitnik it would cost their top prospect, a good roster player and a 1st – 3rd rounder.

    Too get Satan it would take 1 or 2 highly skilled top fowards, a prospect and a draft pick.

    Let’s be honest here, Satan is the best pure goal no one outside of hockey knows about. If he was on just about any team besides Buffalo (and Carolina) he most likely leads the league in goals right now. If he had Bertuzzi on his line right now he easily has Naslunds numbers. Not too mention hes a top pk killer. Darcy Regier knows this and doesnt look at Satan as a 30 Goal man. He’s going to trade him as a 50-60/40 player.

  5. Lint07 says:

    To get Satan, you gotta take Zhitnik.

    Heard it from a reliable source (sorry, forgot who it was)

  6. Lint07 says:

    with the Brière/Gratton deal, Buffalo looks like they wanna get speedy offensive talent. Tverdovsky fits the bill. And with the deal of Zhitnik and Satan they save enough money to resign Oleg.

  7. LousKoolAid says:

    I am going out to buy my New Jersey Devils “Satan” jersey immediately after this trade happens. Lets hope he asks for the number ‘666’

  8. TaajAr says:

    Why? That’s bullshit. The Sabres aren’t really dumping Salary. The media is classifying it as a firesale but they’re really getting rid of dead weight and could be’s.

    I just don’t see Regier trading Satan. He’s the only player on this team that has proven he can score. And after they most likely trade Curtis Brown and JP Dumount he’s the only one who can at all besides Kotalik.

  9. RatSale says:

    Hey, get back to earth! Satan is no Naslund and if that is the asked price, the poor Satan will still be a buffalo sabres tonight.

  10. TaajAr says:

    I know Satan isn’t a Naslund. He’s better.

    Put Satan on a line with bertuzzi and see what happens.

  11. Tradedude says:

    I also heard from Satellite Hotstove last night that Smolinski could be traded to New Jersey and Vancouver is very likely to add Columbus captain Ray Whitney. And also the Rangers are reportedly looking for a physical winger, and one who can kill penalties well.

  12. TaajAr says:

    Curtis Brown is one of the best PK men in the league and can throw a good hip check if he wants. He’s also been a Ranger killer in the past. I’m sure NY has someone more big in mind but these are the types of players the Rangers pass on for that $10 Million man and it’s haunting them.

  13. Lint07 says:

    They’ll keep Dumont. He’ll play with fellow-french Brière.

  14. Lint07 says:

    Gimme a break.

  15. TaajAr says:

    Satan scored 40 goals with who on his team? Who? Shit I cant even fucking remember it was so bad. Give him the best power foward in the league and presto, instant 50+ goals.

  16. pop0331 says:

    I don’t want the Dev’s to give up on berglund yet, like him alot, and he’s gonna be a great player, just like Morrison and Steve Sullivan turned out to be, I didn’t want them to go either, but alas I am not Louie and I do not make the decisions, and I need to trust him. I’d like to see Smelik and Berglund taken out of this trade and that would be perfect or just throw Douchebag Danton into the mix instead of Berglund and you’ve got a deal, Satan in Hell would be a perfect fit all the way! Go Dev’s Go!!!

  17. Lint07 says:

    Satan does not have the leadership and the passing abilities of a Markus Naslund. Sorry, I’d take Naslund over Satan any of the week, month and year.

  18. Lint07 says:

    Dude, Smehlik isn’t part of the rumor, they acquired him yesterday.

  19. pop0331 says:

    should know what I meant

  20. devfanman4 says:

    I’m getting worried…everyone’s stocking up on their teams except the devils. They need to do something. I’m hoping Lou is just waiting for the last laugh. I can see it now, Pat Quinn and Bob Clarke turn on ESPN…”It has just been reported…the Devils have talked Gretzky out of retirement for one more run in the Stanley Cup playoffs!” Quinn and Clarke will be flipping and it’ll be 2:55 so they won’t have enough time to get another deal done….lol. Ok, enough dreaming. I’m hoping they get either Satan, Selanne, or Federov (if he’s out of Detroit). GO DEVILS GO!

  21. Pock says:

    This trade looks good as mik states except for Tverdosky, too much money. I think Jeresey wants to unload tverdosky, but Buffalo may want Rafalski, much more affordable for what there trying to do there, that could be whats holding that up. Its the perfect trade for the devils though, a scorer and someone to quarter back the powerplay.

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