There goes one pending-UFA veteran depth defenseman.  To a direct competitor in the conference. 

Niclas Havelid was just dealt to NJD for rookie D Anssi Salmela (cue jokes about food contaminants).  No Cup winning experience has Havelid, but a Stanley Cup finals appearance against those Devils in 2003.

This is the kind of move that I’d like to see McPhee make in the next two days.  Though definitely not for one of our rookie defensemen wearing #27.