Granted, it's entirely possible NJ is a seller come deadline... but that seems to rarely happen around here. So who are the most likely additions with 7 million or so in cap space? Discuss.
To name a few in the general mill...
Chris Stewart - grit & goal scoring. Has something like 15 goals this year on only 14 minutes per game, but seems to find himself in the dog house frequently. Could be a nice top-9 steal with potential to play on line 1.
PA Parenteau - another guy in his team's respective dog house... but mostly just seems lost amidst the glut of talented Colorado forwards. Might be a nice add. Succeeded in COL at first after his departure from the Island when many thought he would not.
Lee Stempniak - shoots the puck a good amount, which could come in handy around here. Had a nice stretch earlier in the season when he was looking as though he would have a break out season. Got injured and then never really re-captured the same steam.
Moulson - former Isles goal scorer... might be too pricey for a NJ acquisition (as his profile is likely higher than the guys mentioned above, whether that's deserved or not). Still, an option.
Hemsky - not a great option IMO, but you never know. Seems to have been on NJ's radar last several years if you believe any of the rumor sites.
E. Kane - it's hard for me to fathom that the Jets would trade this guy... absolute superstar in the making and is just destined to explode one year soon. I'd trade away mostly anything to acquire this guy, but again, I have doubts about how legitimate it is that he's even on the market or gets moved.
Stewart and Parenteau are the guys to target... but hey, some defensive forward like Vernon Fiddler or some 4th liner is probably more likely. :-)