New Jersey Devils' Worst Trade Of The Past Year

The New Jersey Devils have made some great trades to help bolster their roster over the past year in acquiring the likes of Timo Meier, Vitek Vanecek, and John Marino, but also made a couple of lateral moves. There's one that stands out from the rest as it isn't a meaningless trade and not one of the great trades the team made. It was swapping Pavel Zacha with Erik Haula in the offseason.

It's terms of production, Zacha has widely outperformed Haula since the trade, especially in the offensive department. Keep in mind that Zacha is also on the Bruins and his play has already warranted a contract extension. Both are second line players except Zacha is seven years younger.

Both players have played on the power play and penalty kill for respective teams since being dealt for one another, except at this point in time, Zacha has 18 goals and 48 points in 71 games and Haula has just 8 goals and 34 points in 72 games. Haula is also a UFA at the end of the season and it remains to be seen if the Devils are going to re-sign him. The feeling is that the Bruins won this trade already and could get much more value over the coming years if Haula isn't even extended.

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