Jesper Bratt trade
The New Jersey Devils will have some decisions to make this offseason and will that leave Jesper Bratt the odd man out?

The young New Jersey Devils have surprised a lot of teams this year as they battle it out with the Carolina Hurricanes for top spot in the Metropolitan Division.

With the excellent play of their young stars, and the NHL salary cap handcuffing a plethora of good teams, the Devils will face some tough decisions in the offseason.

New Jersey already has Jack Hughes, Nico Hischier, Ondrej Palat and Dougie Hamilton signed to big long-term deals. They now have two other players that will be looking for big pay days in the offseason.

Will the New Jersey Devils trade Jesper Bratt in the offseason?

Chris Johnston was on TSN’s Insider Trading segment and reports Timo Meier will be seeking an 8-year, $9 million/year contract extension from the New jersey Devils and it is believed this will happen this offseason as GM Tom Fitzgerald will just not trade Meier after acquiring him at the NHL trade deadline.

The Devils are also hoping to re-sign Jesper Bratt this offseason. He will also be due a HUGE contract and will likely seek an 8-year, $8 million/year contract extension from the Devils.

If the Devils feel they can’t commit another huge salary cap hit that will hamper other moves the team wants to make, Bratt will be traded this offseason.

New Jersey can afford both Meier and Bratt contracts with Damon Severson, Ryan Graves, Tomas Tatar, Erik Haula, Miles Wood, and Mackenzie Blackwood coming off the books. But they will have to sign or find cheaper talent to replace the UFA’s leaving the team in the offseason.

What are Devil fans saying about a Jesper Bratt trade?

Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald said they’re signing Meier and Bratt both and he was confident. There will be plenty of cap space.

Jesper Bratt looses EVERY puck battle in many games he has played in. It’s brutal to watch him play against a team with grit. Please trade him this offseason.

Devils will find a way to keep both Bratt and Meier. Book it!


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