Montreal Canadiens: Hypothetical Habs Trade With Every Metropolitan Division Team

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 05: Tony DeAngelo (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 05: Tony DeAngelo (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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NEWARK, NJ – FEBRUARY 4: Kyle Palmieri (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ – FEBRUARY 4: Kyle Palmieri (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) /

New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils struggled this season and haven’t played a game since March. They were supposed to be good, with P.K. Subban coming in to join first overall pick Jack Hughes on the Taylor Hall led team.

Subban struggled mightily, Hughes took some time to adjust to the NHL and Hall was traded along with Blake Coleman, Wayne Simmonds and Andy Greene at the trade deadline.

One player that didn’t struggle was Kyle Palmieri. He went about his business, scoring at a 30 goal and 50-55 point pace like he always does. The 29 year old has decent size, is a right shooting right winger and has proven to be a 30 goal threat each of the five seasons he’s played with the Devils.

He is entering the final year of his contract and could be the next veteran shipped out of town for picks and/or prospects. He had 25 goals and 45 points in 65 games so he wouldn’t be given away, but with one year left on his deal he wouldn’t command an enormous price tag either.

Palmieri can find the back of the net on the power play which is a huge need for the Habs. He could slot in on a second line with Jonathan Drouin and either Nick Suzuki or Jesperi Kotkaniemi down the middle and give the Canadiens a legit 30 goal guy.