New Jersey Devils Open to Interesting Trade

The New Jersey Devils once again missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season and general manager Tom Fitzgerald is going to do whatever he can to ensure it doesn't happen again. Even if it means shipping out some top draft picks to land some talent.

Fitzgerald caught up with's Wes Crosby and had this to say on his openness to make a big splash at the draft: 

I said this two drafts ago when we had the three first-round picks, I'm open to whatever can help our team improve. If that is using a pick like that, wherever it may be, to help bring in a player that we know and feel will help impact the results that we are looking for, absolutely. No more excuses - 'Oh, we're the youngest team in the league'. Guys know how to play. Guys know what the standards are and the expectations of what we're trying to build here and the culture we want to build. We all have to be pulling the same way.

The Devils find out on May 10 where exactly they will be selecting as the NHL's draft lottery is around the corner. The draft gets started July 7, and it will be interesting to see how the Devils operate. New Jersey holds the fifth-best odds (8.5%) for landing the No.1 pick. The draft is top loaded so they would be able to land a huge package for the number one pick. 

New Jersey has over $25 million in cap space to work with this summer so while they haven't made the playoffs their last fourth seasons, it's about to heat up for Devils fans.