Confirmed Trade: [NYI/NJD] Kyle Palmieri, Travis Zajac (both @50%) for AJ Greer, M Jobst, 21 1st, cdnl 22/23 3rd/4th

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  1. thethinglonger Castron & Crew

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    I'd say Palmieri is. He's had a dip in production this year due to an incredibly low shooting percentage. He's been able to start getting that back up with his recent play. He's been one of the better RW goal-scorers in the league over the past few years so he's still at a very good point in his career and still good for 20+ goals a season.

    As for Zajac, he showed real signs of the game passing him by earlier in the year, but he's been on fire as of late. The fact of the matter for him is that the points aren't part of his game. He's a high-end defensive shutdown center. He'll fit into the line-up wherever he's put. I don't know the Isles' line chart or situation very well, but I could definitely see him playing on that 3rd line and moving Pageau to the wing.
     
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    Both should fit well with the Islanders. For the last month Zajac was the de facto top center for NJ playing with Sharangovich and Kuokkanen and Palmieri was probably asked to carry more of the load than necessary due to the Devils dearth of scoring.

    Both should find a better fit slotting in roles that better suit them.
     
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    Zajac has a no-trade clause and Palmieri is from Long Island, there's a Lou-NJ connection, a Lou-Fitzgerald connection and the two Devils being loyal lifers probably led to NJ trying to please them with the trades (especially if they plan on resigning one or both in the offseason).
     
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    Lou is bad ass always was
     
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    Pageau > Zajac
     
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    Palmieri can be a legit second liner on a contender. At this point I’d say he’s a question mark based on his play this year but I don’t think he’s tailed off for good, I think his move to the Islanders will allow him to snipe at will.

    Zajac is a good-to-great defensive 3C. So much so that if he continues playing next season I’d like him back on the Devils for 1-2 years in that role.
     
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    True. That being said, Pageau's basically played everywhere but D and G for us so far. He's slotted in on both wings (LW primarily) from time to time. Trotz loves him and will put him anywhere if there's an injury or an underperforming youngen.
     
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    why the heck would NJ agree to have bums and no goodz included in a trade? If people on this site are dismissive about these players why wouldn't NJ be dismissive too?

    People need to be a little more sensitive, and stop allowing videogame/fantasy hockey to rule their conversations.
     
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    Lol, there are a lot of fifth and sixth rounders who would fit in acceptably in the league. It's just they don't get a chance because they don't play for teams icing AHL rosters. Devs did well with a first but you are reaching thinking the 4th has any value.
     
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    That's the last thing people need to do...
     
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    Very good trade for Islanders..
     
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    If there was some way to clone players, I wouldn't mind a team entire comprised of Pageaus
     
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    I’m guessing Zajac barely had value and was probably an added throw in. Probably the only team He would go to and when that happens a player has no value as there is no competition from another team.
    It was virtually Palmeiri for all of it.
     
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    They were a necessary part of the trade, otherwise the Islanders would've been at the maximum 50 contract limit which could've hampered additional moves before the deadline.

    The Devils stayed at 46 contracts and figure to see that number drop further in the coming days.

    Both of these players are free agents at the end of the season and it's doubtful NJ brings either back, so no harm on their end other than some minimal salary the rest of this season.
     
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    Buyer's market?

    Is this a two-for-one sale?
     
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    idk man TSN and Sportscenter never talk about those guys, they must suck
     
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    I'm the one reaching thinking a 4th rounder has any value?

    I'm not saying it's tremendous value, but there is certainly value you and I provided plenty of examples from NJ's recent drafts.

    Do 2nd and 3rd rounders hold any value or is it just 1st rounders or bust for you?
     
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    I thought the same thing. Unlikely any team would have parted with more than a first for Palmieri and once that deal was sealed, Fitzgerald probably asked Zajac if he wanted to join too.
     
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    The New York Islanders are getting stronger. What will happen next?

    I think the team can spend (Avs 2nd 2021, 2nd 2022) 3rd, 4th (2021).
    Many good players are available for a reasonable price (@ 50% Ret).
    Forwards: Foligno, Dzingel, Hoffman, Schwartz, Glendening…
    Many inexpensive defenders: (NJD :) - Vatanen, Kulikov), Del Zotto…(if needed)

    What will Lou Lamoriello do, stop or continue shopping?
     
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    I think he will casually look for D depth but Hickey playing fine for five games probably has him thinking that he's done enough.

    Personally would hope he uses the 2nds in order to get someone off the team in the offseason (Ladd specifically but that's a pipe-dream. You'd need a lot more than a couple of seconds to ditch that).

    Maybe Komarov and a 2nd since he'll have only a year remaining. Try to convince Seattle to take someone else (Bailey?) with a 2nd in the expansion draft. Bailey has no NTC or NMC so he could be moved (doubtful but still a possibility).

    For better or for worse the team is going to look like this for the next year or two. I'm sure Lou is going to try to convince Palmieri to stay if the fit is there.
     
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    This is a WIN/WIN. If you consider both teams aspirations and Zajac's clause it makes too much sense.

    We knew it was a buyers market already, for Jersey to get a 1st round pick back is a good return. This is a new era for them and picking up as many 1st round picks as they can is part of building for that chapter. You could say that a late round pick may not pan out but that's not the point, the point is, get as many 1sts as possible and draft well, some will pan out, others will not.

    Isles needed (2) top-9 players, Palmieri's production accounts for much of what was lost with Lee and gives the Isles two snipers in Wahlstrom and Palms. The 3LW spot as well was a revolving door of 13th forwards (MDC, Komarov, Bellows, Johnston) so whether they plug in Zajac there or put an existing Isle in and deploy Zajac at C, the team is drastically improved either way.
     
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    Possibly a move to bring in a lefty depth defenseman, but other than that, I think hes done.

    Top 9 is some combination of Barzal, Eberle, Palmieri, Beauvillier, Nelson, Bailey, Pageau, Zajac and Wahlstrom. 4th line remains Martin, Cizikas, and Clutterbuck. Komarov, Bellows, Dal Colle and Ross J as extras. Not much room to add another F unless someone goes the other way.
     

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