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NHL trade rumors are swirling around a potential blockbuster deal that could send Canadiens' defenseman Mike Matheson to the Devils.

The New Jersey Devils, fresh off securing their goaltending situation with the acquisition of Jacob Markstrom, have now set their sights on bolstering their blue line.

NHL trade rumors are circulating that the Devils are engaged in serious discussions with the Montreal Canadiens for a potential blockbuster deal involving defenseman Mike Matheson.

Blockbuster Trade Could Send Matheson to New Jersey

Matheson, a smooth-skating, offensively gifted defenseman, would be a significant addition to the Devils’ roster. His ability to move the puck and contribute on the power play would address a key need for New Jersey. The Canadiens, who are in a rebuilding phase, are rumored to be seeking a combination of young talent and draft picks in return.

According to rumors, the Devils are reportedly willing to part with promising prospect Alexander Holtz and their 2024 first-round draft pick to secure Matheson’s services. The Canadiens, in turn, would send Joel Armia and their 2024 first-round pick (originally acquired from Winnipeg) to New Jersey.

This proposed trade has the potential to be a win-win scenario for both teams. The Devils would acquire a top-pairing defenseman to solidify their blue line, while the Canadiens would gain valuable assets for their ongoing rebuild. However, as with any trade rumor, it’s important to remember that nothing is finalized until both teams officially announce a deal.

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