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The Devils have acquired some much needed offence over the past week and now need to focus on their defence. With the amount of cap space left, the Devils will most definitely pick up a defencemen either through trade or the free agent market. Since there are few options left in the market, the best option may be to look for a trade.

Possible Free Agents
- Francois Beauchemin
- Dennis Wideman
- Cody Franson

Out of these 3 guys Franson would be the ideal pickup. He is younger and fits the system. Some veteran presence from the other 2 players would not hurt either and provide some offensive attributes.

Possible Trade Targets
- Brett Pesce
- Tyson Barrie
- Joel Edmundson

These 3 players would help solidify the Devils defence drastically. Barrie would be the best choice from the 3 as he provides an amazing offensive mentality. Pesce and Edmundson are considered shutdown defencemen and the Devils need that also.
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July 6, 2017 12:49 PM ET | Delete
What about Drew Doughty? What would they have to give up to get him?
July 6, 2017 1:20 PM ET | Delete
July 6, 2017 1:40 PM ET | Delete
Who has an answer for my question? Would Damon Severson need to be part of the trade?
July 6, 2017 2:38 PM ET | Delete
Yes Severson, Zacha, 1st for Doughty
July 6, 2017 2:48 PM ET | Delete
No, it would cost Severson, Palmieri, a 5th round pick, and an 8th round pick.
July 6, 2017 9:18 PM ET | Delete
Probably have to at least start with Ben Lovejoy and Brian Boyle and a 3rd round pick for Doughty.
July 6, 2017 10:38 PM ET | Delete
no, i think it would cost Severson, Palmieri, a 5th rounder and an 8th rounder.
July 7, 2017 10:52 AM ET | Delete
That's a lot to trade for one guy. Is Drew Doughty good?
July 7, 2017 12:18 PM ET | Delete
Yes, he's good. Maybe LA could throw in a 9th round pick?
July 7, 2017 1:25 PM ET | Delete
You, you're sneaky. Drew Doughty, not happening, ever, in any universe.
July 7, 2017 2:47 PM ET | Delete
Why not?
July 11, 2017 11:09 AM ET | Delete
Okay a few things here;1. In no place, in any time, under any circumstannce would the Kings think of trading Doughty. He is the backbone of their team. That's like Pittsburgh trading Crosby or the Oilers trading Connor.2. There are only 7 rounds in the NHL draft, so I'm not sure where these 8th and 9th rd picks are coming from.3. Lovejoy, Boyle, and a 3rd round pick wouldn't land any top pairing defenseman in the league. That wouldn't be enough to trade for Tyson Barrie, let alone a yearly Norris Trophy candidate. Also, the Devils just acquired Boyle, so why on earth would they trade him?4. Severson is not going anywhere so just nix that idea.5. yeah, that's it. But def not happening. These ideas people get in their head are crazy, do some research.
July 13, 2017 1:25 PM ET | Delete
What if he changed his name to Bent Lovetoy?
July 13, 2017 2:03 PM ET | Delete
Wait did that guy blow off a sarcastic reply to make a sarcastic reply of his own and then not realize when he got a sarcastic reply back? That's really special
August 20, 2017 12:12 PM ET | Delete
NJ Frenzy thanks for living in the real world ! You are spot on.
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