What I like about Nico, especially, is that his great skating and transition play (along with all the other good bits) would be a real help for the defense. NJ struggles mightily to transition the puck. We're all assuming the defense will be addressed but I'm not superconfident the guy who signed Ben Lovejoy to 3 years and 8 million, will make all the right moves. One of the main reasons why Taylor Hall has been so productive and had such a great impact on teams with terrible defense is his ability to transition the puck, by himself, with frequency. Conceivably, Devils could have Hall, McLeod and Hischier, all possibly great transition players, on separate lines next year which would help immensely.