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Ideas to get roster settled

There are quite a lot of posts on this site asking about what could be done to change this roster. Obviously, Lou has deals to do (namely a coach and resigning ZP), but there are other moves out there to be made to get this team under the cap, and still be able to compete for a playoff spot, if not the Cup.

This post is for those daring and bold enough to not just list the person that should be moved, but to list what the whole deal would be (player traded, team traded to, and compensation coming this way). However, I'm not looking for the ridiculous (like Rod Pelley for Alex Ovechkin and Washington's two 1st round picks). Let's try and come up with something legit, that both teams would agree too.

I'll start.

I've come up with two different trades that, IMHO, make sense for both teams.

Potential trade #1: Dainus Zubrus and rights to Matt Corrente to Minnesota for a 2012 3rd round pick and a 2013 3rd round pick. This would make sense for the Devils because it frees up Zubs 3.4 million cap hit, which gives us plenty of cap room to sign ZP. I think our use for Corrente has passed and a change of scenary might do him some good. We pick up a couple of draft picks, one this year and one next, to help us offset the picks we have lost (via trade or forfeiture) the last couple of years. I think we could get a 2nd for those players, but Minn traded their 2012 second in the Burns deal, so two 3rds seems like equal compensation. Or maybe a 3rd and 4th. Meanwhile, Minn gets a player that can play on their second line, maybe even center it, in Zubrus. They get a player who could be a top 6 defenseman if he can stay healthy. Per Capgeek, they only have 12 forwards and 6 defenseman, so they need to add players and have almost 11.4 million, enough to take Zubs 3.4 and sign Corrente and help them round out their roster. They don't have to give up to much in return in a couple of 3rd round picks. Seems like a win-win for both teams.

Potentail lines with this deal:

Kovy - Elias - Palmeri

Parise - Zajac - Henrique

Rolston - Josefson - Tedenby

Zharkov - Steckel - Clarkson

Pelley

Volchenkov - White

Tallinder - Fayne

Taormina - Greene

Fraser

Brodeur and Hedberg

Potential trade #2: Brian Rolston and a prospect (maybe Corrente or a forward like Mike Hoeffel) to Detroit for Justin Abdelkader. This move obviously depends on Brian waiving his NTC, but for a chance to play in Detroit, who wouldn't? Detroit gets an aging veteran (something they love) who can play 2nd or 3rd line, kill penalties, and play the point on the power play. They also get a promising young defenseman or forward to help them in the future (In the case of Corrente, maybe the very near future). They give up a talented forward in Abdelkader, but they still get a lot in return. We get Abdelkader who is a gritty forward with a scoring touch who can play 3rd line, who is still early in his career. Detroit can handle the 4 million swing in salary (cap space currently stands just north of 7 million). We lose almost 4, which one again gives us the room to resign ZP. This scenario seems less likely then #1, but does make some sense.

Potential lines with this deal:

Kovy - Elias - Palmeri

ZP - Zajac - Zubrus

Abdelkader - Josefson - Tedenby

Zharkov - Steckel - Clarkson

Pelley

Volchenkov - White

Tallinder - Fayne

Taormina - Greene

Fraser

 Brodeur and Hedberg

Also notice that in both scenarios, I left Salvador off the roster. I don't think (as many on this site have stated) that he will play this year. Whether he goes on LTIR, or gets buried in Albany, I think he has played his last game as a Devil. With his cap hit off the books, in either scenario, we can sign Larsson and plug him in the lineup as well, even at a cap hit of 3 mil.

So, what do you think? Are either one of these trade options viable in your opinion? Are both? If not, would there be something you would change to make it better, or am I way off track and the deal is not really viable at all? Are there other trade partners in your mind? If so, who, and what could we get in return(remember, be realistic)?

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