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What the Rangers and Devils Might Do As the NHL Trade Deadline Looms

The NHL trade deadline is a week away, and while both the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers may be active as next Friday approaches, both teams have holes to fill, but they're in very different positions. In a league where it seems everyone makes the playoffs, New Jersey is currently five points out of a playoff spot. Making a bold move now in hopes of getting hot over the last six weeks of the regular season might not be in the best long term interests of the team. Not to make excuses, but the Devils have had injuries to key players all season long, and have lacked depth at the goalie position. Sure, they might win a first-round series, but at what cost? Is it worth making a trade on the slight chance of advancing only to ultimately get bounced in the second round? The Rangers, on the other hand, have one of the best records in the league and are probably thinking they can make a legitimate run at winning the Stanley Cup for the first time in 30 years. The right piece added over the next week could make all the difference once the playoffs begin in April. This morning on the WDHA Two-Minute Drill, Jim Monaghan and Chris Swendeman break down what the Devils and Rangers might do over the next seven days as we approach the NHL trade deadline. https://youtu.be/w8MwRdKYfr8 More on the Devils Inside the Stadium Series: Devils vs. the Flyers MORE EPISODES OF WDHA'S TWO-MINUTE DRILL WITH JIM MONAGHAN AND CHRIS SWENDEMAN [select-listicle listicle_id="768098" syndication_name="5-nba-teams-to-watch-right-now" description="yes"]