NHL Rumors: Devils Considering Trade With Flames

Trade rumors have been swirling around the New Jersey Devils' potential interest in acquiring Calgary Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin.

Reports indicate that Hanifin has expressed his unwillingness to sign a long-term deal with the Flames, fueling speculation about a possible trade.

Some analysts believe that a trade involving promising young forward Dawson Mercer could be a beneficial move for both teams.

While some advocate for an immediate trade to bolster the Devils' defensive lineup and enhance their Stanley Cup aspirations, others suggest that the Flames should hold onto Hanifin until the NHL trade deadline to maximize his trade value.

The situation has sparked mixed opinions among fans, with some considering Mercer's impressive performance and young age as valuable assets worth acquiring right away.

On the other hand, there are concerns among Flames supporters about the recent departures of key players like Gaudreau, Tkachuk, and Toffoli, and the potential loss of Hanifin further adds to organizational uncertainties.

Until an official announcement is made, it remains speculation, leaving Calgary fans feeling frustrated and uncertain about the team's future and the potential impact of such a trade on both teams' Stanley Cup aspirations.

Last season the 26-year-old Hanifin recorded seven goals and 38 total points across 81 games with the Flames. Photo Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports