I say '6/17' in the title because Elliotte Friedman writes the best column about the NHL and there are always intriguing tidbits.
Two items that might concern the Devils:
1: Friedman mentions New Jersey as a possible landing spot for Stephen Weiss. I don't see it, but hey. If coupled with a trade of Adam Henrique, I could see it working, but it means one of Elias and Clarkson is gone.
2: Friedman mentions the possibility that Carolina wants to trade out of pick #5 and wants a top 4 defenseman 'with experience'. Now New Jersey's in a pretty great spot regarding defensemen and I think Mark Fayne and the 9th overall pick for #5 could be doable - maybe with some other dealings like NJ's 2nd for Carolina's 3rd and 5th rounder would have to be thrown in - regardless, this move would put New Jersey right back in the Nichushkin/Monahan/Lindholm class. I wonder if NJ would deal Andy Greene and the 9th overall and 39th overall for Carolina's 1st and 2nd? Probably not, but it's worth putting out there. Only the Devils, Flyers, and Stars seem like teams capable of making this sort of move, so it'll be interesting to see if this does happen.
Edited by Triumph, 17 June 2013 - 11:57 AM.