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. One Winged Angel You Can't Escape

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    I never said they were getting a 1st for Palmieri, but Zajac is on pace for 45 points over an 82 game season. Even with Palmieri scoring 1 less point than Zajac in 1 more game played while getting almost 50 seconds more of ice time per game, Zajac could have gotten a 3rd and a prospect on his own probably. Those two separate returns would still be collectively more than what they got in this deal.

    This absolutely looks like Fitzgerald panicked.
     
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    Just because Fitz was able to get a 2nd for Greene last year doesn't mean he would've been able to do it again. Zajac had a NMC and convincing him to waive it probably took a lot of work to begin with. After that, there was likely only one place he wanted to go since he seems to have entrenched roots in the area. This means that Lou had all the leverage since the alternative is just Zajac staying put.

    Palmieri was going to bring in a 2nd and maybe some sort of prospect. Zajac would've gotten a 3rd. Combine those and you get around the same value as a 1st and a 4th.
     
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    Excellent move by a veteran GM. Unless pitt makes a bold move which is unlikely I dont see anyone including Washington beating the isles in the East.
     
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    Zajac wasn't waiving for anyone but NY.
     
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    That’s fine, Fitzgerald could have waited and possibly gotten more from another team. A late 1st in a weak draft isn’t great and he got nothing of substance with it. Give me a 2nd and a good prospect with a future over that.
     
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    I like this deal for Islanders. Solid pickups. Palmieri very skilled and Zajac got that experience and C capabilities. They will be a tough out.

    Good job Lou.
     
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    no weak spots or gimpy legs in our forward group now.

    The big question is does the addition of zajac/palmeiri and move of komarov to the taxi squad offset the loss of Lee?

    I don't mind komarov out there for 5 minutes to piss the other team off but he shouldn't be playing more than that.
     
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    it's amazing how many posters were saying "I wouldn't even think of giving a first for Palms" are now applauding this trade for Lou
    I think it's a solid trade on both sides
     
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    I think Lou set the market here. He was the first to make a big move, and really, a low first in this year's draft for 2 players that he knows personally, not only from on the ice but off of it, this is very important to Lou's thinking was truly good managing. We have seen usually it is the understated moves that go farther to impact a team than the splashier riskier moves as a Hall deal would have been. I see both Palmieri who can play either wing, and Zajac who can play wing or Center as being swiss army knives for Trotz. But give Lou full credit, he beat the competition moving early at a modest cost, and the players will already be in the line up to acclimate to a new team. That's an advantage.
     
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    I can't remember a single Devils game where I saw Zajac play anything except for C. I also only remember Palmieri slotting in at RW. Just making sure Isles fans have the proper expectations. Might be a lot to ask for these guys to learn new positions while acclimating to a new environment and system.
     
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    Palmieri apparently played on his off wing in Anaheim. I don't exactly remember having a sketchy memory that long ago. If this is the case, if Zajac cannot adjust to wing, Pageau can. I do know when players play on Team Canada, where there are more better centers than wingers, the adjustment is not as big as wingers moving to Centers. The point I am trying to make is the line up is very versatile for Trotz to use it like a swiss army knife. The insurance of having 5 NHL centers incase of injuries I can see will be huge if that comes into play.
     
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    Yikes, this is a really bad trade for the Devils. Just so much useless quantity for two NHLers, albeit future UFAs, but still.
     
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    I'm saying I don't think it's night and day the difference between all 6. Are they better sure but saw some " they are going all in " posts in here and this move is not that imo. Still a good move
     
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    'nobody lost this trade except for people who like to complain on HF boards.

    NJ wins, NYI wins, Palmieri and Zajac also win
     
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    tell me you don't watch hockey without telling me you don't watch hockey..
     
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    The difference is night & day, even if you don't believe so.

    Bellows, Komarov, MDC, Johnston & Czarnik- 69 GP 4G 7A , 11P

    Zajac - 33GP 7G 11A , 18P

    Zajac is supplanting that revolving door of 13th-15th forwards.

    That's not even considering Palmieri as a 25 goal scorer. Hell, only one guy on that list has 25 career NHL goals and its Komarov.
     
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    averaged out, yeah Palms is a 1st/2nd liner, zajac 3rd/4th
     
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    Late 1st rounder + Unlimited cap space + Flat Cap + Expansion draft = Certified Stud
     
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    Lou can make other GM's do things they will be sorry about later.
     
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    Permission to steal this line? Though on some boards it would get old quickly.
     
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    Coulda woulda shoulda. As they say, "profit is profit".
     
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    It's not an original line, it's a TikTok meme.
     
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    granted
     
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    Yep, also the benefit to trading Palmieri and Zajac to their preferred destination where they don't have to uproot their life as much AND to a team that is less likely to resign them due to cap = the Devils have a higher chance of re-signing them in the offseason. Which factors into things as management might want to bring both of these guys back.
     
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    ur a tiktok meme
     
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