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    Devils..........Devils..........Devils............Devils<br><br>Other than that, the Mets and Giants are my favorite teams in other sports....
  1. Can't complain. Big guy who can skate okay. He'll play on the 4th and provide some ability along the boards on that line. Him, Fiddler, and I guess Josefson will be our 4th line. All three can play C and take face offs too.
  2. Most of these guys already know where they are going. With the week for visits and discussion, most of the free agents will be off the board by tomorrow. Florida surprises me with Okposo.
  3. I love this new Bruins regime. People knock Chiarelli for some of his trades in Boston but he was GM when they won the Cup and came close to a 2nd. Sweeney and Neely and company seem to try a rebuild but the blueprint to me looks confusing like they think it's the 90s. I think we will see a lot of the signings today. Guys have had quite a few days to discuss interest and offer of terms. Should be fast and furious through the afternoon. No question the big forward dominoes need to fall but I think we will see a few more trades too.
  4. Oilers needed a shutdown D badly. They needed Larsson bigtime. He will make them a better team even if in a vacuum he might not be the Lidstrom people thought he would. Hall is talented but does have some questions himself on maturity. But on talent and skills he will make the Devils dangerous 5v5 and on the PP. And he's 24. And he and Henrique are friends and have chemistry. Good feelings all around.
  5. I really think Keller doesn't get past 9. He may even go Top 8. I wouldn't get my hopes up. I'm interested to see if Shero pulls off a trade tonight back into Round 1 or for a player.
  6. Which gives him leverage to choose a suitor. I don't see Shatt wanting to go to Edmonton. I've heard he'd prefer East Coast either Bruins, Rangers, Wings perhaps.
  7. Shattenkirk is a one yr deal guy right now and strong rumors he intends to tear UFA unless he gets a big deal. Not sure that's a move for Chiarelli to make.
  8. Agreed. I'd like to see Shero inquire if he's available though.
  9. Parenteau is more of a passing forward who can get some goals if he gets enough shots. Eberle is a shooter and not much else. He doesn't play the defensive side well at all at forward. He's also not great along the boards or when the puck isn't on his stick. People got excited because he was very productive early but the rest of his game hasn't caught up or developed or he hasn't committed himself to it. I think we could get a better player or prospect for Severson than Eberle.
  10. Surprised he has Laine so low. Would love to know his reasons. He's got Nylander up real high. Nylanders got real skill but he's raw in terms of having a complete or ready package. Lacks in a few areas you have to work out in the NHL.
  11. There's been rumors Shero likes Eberle even going back years when Shero was GM of the Pens. I wouldn't give up anything of immediate value for Yakupov. He's perilously close to being a total bust and is a huge gamble. I think we definitely deal Stempniak and it's probably a toss up between whether Schlemko or Gelinas gets moved. As for a third move I think it would have to be a really good deal and getting a forward we could build with for five years forward. Most likely any exciting moves with our forward situation will be in the offseason.
  12. You're not getting Drouin for a Stempniak rental. Come on folks. Stempniak is a guy who was on the verge of not having a job a few months ago. He's proven he can still play but if we are lucky we get a 2nd rounder for him and maybe a B prospect if there's teams willing to gamble and bid. He's a guy who has put up numbers playing key minutes with other playmakers. On a playoff team he is at most a 3rd liner and I don't see him continuing this kind of production there. He's a depth addition. Ladd is a prime addition and a big go for it move for the Blackhawks.
  13. It was Verbeek,. who has a rich history of putting in time as a talent evaluator and dealing with player personnel. If TB wanted to send a game scout or advance scout they would have sent somebody else. Not that I think we are getting Drouin, but it potentially validates Friedman's mention that we are a dark horse in the Drouin conversations.
  14. Elias is on his retirement tour. Anyone expecting anything out of him this year wasn't thinking clearly. Come on now. The team just isn't built well enough and deep enough at forward. We knew that coming in this year and we're seeing it show up a bit more now. They will still give some good games the rest of the year but I do think some stretches like this are going to be the norm. People need to let Shero get another offseason to shed some of the remaining age (Elias, Ruutu) with younger skill forwards and upgrade the low level line depth (Tootoo, Gionta).
  15. Severson continues to show a little too much recklessness with the puck and poor situational awareness. Terrible giveaway to lead to the Moore penalty.