Ben Lovejoy | New Jersey Devils
Contract: $2.6 million/2 years, Production: 6 pts/35 games, Slot: Second Pair
Why We Want Him
Turns out Ben Lovejoy wasn’t totally washed up as we thought. It’s not to say that he’s a great defender, but he and the New Jersey Devils have certaily proved they’re more than meets the eye this season.
His production is low, sure, but then again the New York Islanders don’t necessarily need more production. They get enough production from their forwards. Lovejoy would bring about some much needed stability to the Islanders defensive core.
That is, assuming the Devils are willing to trade to a divisional rival of course.
Why We Don’t Want Him
Again, its not like Lovejoy is great or anything. He’s good for the Devils. But that doens’t mean he could or would be good with the Islanders. The Devils success seems to derive from the sum of their parts just coming together. Take one or two of those parts out and they likely don’t perform the same.
Unless their name is Taylor Hall.