I just looked at the numbers and this trade would be cap-compliant and totally insane.
Okay. I know this is never going to happen. Fact
I just find that in some way this makes weird sense. We get one of the few forwards that could replace
the Heater the Hated.
The devils can use the 5$M to resign Zach Parise and others. Brian Lee is a add-on to make this cap-compliant. They can send him in the minors and nobody would claim him.
Now, this will never happen because within 12 months the Devils go from overpaying for the Kovalchuk in a trade, overpay to sign him and then trade him as a salary dump. I do believe that this never happens. But like they say for 6/49... ...Imagine the possibilities.