Travis Zajac Almost Traded?

According to Elliotte Friedman's 31 thoughts at, #7 says Travis was presented with a trade and used his NTC to stay with the Devils. Friedman suggests the Islanders were the one to ask, which makes total sense. We all know Lou would be behind it.

Thoughts? I for one doubt it would be such a substantial offer that it would really hurt us. Impossible to tell if it was for an actual player or not, but if it was for a pick or a prospect, we still need warm bodies to play on the team this year and next so even though we have no way of knowing what the return would be, I'm ok with Travis staying. I used to be a little bit of a hater but I've really come around on him for his two-way play and veteran leadership. If he can still win faceoffs and help Coleman and Gusev score, I'm ok with him staying.

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