Among the new comers were Pascal Dupis, Kristan Huselius, Yann Danis, Tim Connoly and Toni Lydman. All of which are coming in to their prime. However the New Jersey Devils gave up Niinimaa, McCarthy, Johnson, Gelinas and Toskala. GM Paul Hewitt said in the news cinference after the trade, "You can expect alot more of this this year. we aren't even close to being done yet."
The Devils also aquired Rusan Salei in the deal, hoping that he can give guidance to the teams young defence. With the foundation set the Devils plan to continue their building.