Well Matthew Tkachuk was traded to the Florida Panthers for Jonathon Huberdeau, Mackenzie Weegar, Cole Schwindt, and a conditional 1st round pick in 2025. The pick is partially protected.
If he wasn't going to St. Louis or Nashville, he wanted a state with no state income tax. I think this is a case where a player cost the team trading him, a lot of value.
Unless Fitzgerald gets the Blues to trade Tarashenko, I think the Devils play the kids and hope.
Tarasenko will be going to a division rival but not NJ.