Can Devils Pull Off A Quinn Hughes Trade?
Can Jim Hughes do what LaVar Ball could not? Hughes is already smoking him in the best sons award. However, we could be on the verge of having all three Hughes brothers playing for the same team. Could New Jersey pull off a trade for Quinn Hughes?
It turns out, Hughes is very much on the table. Included in my recent Elias Pettersson post includes a big note that he’s the only untouchable within the organization. It might cost an arm and a leg to get him but nevertheless, Hughes is on the table.
Jersey cannot pass on this opportunity. They already have the perfect blue line defense around him. John Marino and Jonas Siegenthaler can do the dirty work while Hughes carries the offensive load. Yes, Dougie Hamilton is already there for the powerplay. However, it’s not like you can’t have those two share duties. Can you imagine if you have a guy like Hamilton leading the second unit? Imagine how dangerous this blue line could become when Luke Hughes reaches the NHL level?
Could you build a trade around Ryan Graves and second overall pick from the 2022 NHL Draft Simon Nemec? Alexander Holtz is another electric prospect the Devils have. Jersey is loaded with young talent in the system and should have no issues giving Vancouver the blue line young assets they desire. Point being, the Devils have requisite assets to actually get this done.
If there was ever a time to make a home run trade, this is it. The Devils are in first place in the Metro and have a young core that can compete for cups for the next ten years. If not longer. It’s also an opportunity to pair all three Hughes brothers together on a team that could actually win the damn thing. Jersey also has cap space to even further improve this roster in the coming years.
Get it done. Go trade for Quinn Hughes. It’s time to start cashing the chips in. Too bad dummy Johnny Gaudreau didn’t want to be part of this powerhouse. I can’t fix that he has a dead brain.