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Marshall last won the day on September 22

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  1. GDT: Boston @ NJ Devils 7 PM

    These are all unblocked shots.
  2. Find the dumb GM - Marc Bergevin edition

    In your mind he still is what he was 5 years ago and in my mind he isn't anymore. 2022 it drops to 3 million, from 2023 3 years at 1 million. And maybe they put in a loophole or do something in the next CBA to help teams get out from these contracts somehow, but I don't like to bet on those things. He certainly won't retire - 1m per year won't make a difference at that point to him but why walk away from it if you don't have to? IF he retires teams will be on the hook for cap recapture and if he ever wants to work in the league I can't imagine that'll help his reputation around the league. He might get a Hossa-like injury, but even then he only goes on LTIR, which isn't without its problems. If NJ ever becomes a high payroll team it'll be very difficult with a non-playing Weber on the books. For starters they can't go above the cap in the summer by more than 10%, Weber's deal included and by day 1 of the season they have to be below the cap with his salary included before putting him on LTIR. If this team was where I think it can be in 2020, which is a team capable of winning playoff rounds, then yeah, I could see swinging for the fences and making a trade for Weber. But where they are now, I'm not so sure I like the deal. And that's before even discussing the potential cost of getting him.
  3. Find the dumb GM - Marc Bergevin edition

    Nonsense. Just don't trade for one who likely will have fallen off in two years and is signed for 7 more or however many years it is. IF the Devils would trade for an average #1D (so the 15.5th best dman in the league) I'd be very confident in calling them a playoff team. Then you can add in around that player, which is very different from what we're doing now which is adding depth to depth. If Weber had three years left on his deal or something like that, it'd be a worthwhile discussion to have, because then he couldn't completely cripple the team from 2022-2026.
  4. Find the dumb GM - Marc Bergevin edition

    He won't. He'll be too broken down to play (supposedly) and will take a medical at camp once a year, sit on IR/LTIR and get paid 1 million for his troubles. If Montreal are truly rebuilding, I'd call about Jeff Petry. He'll be done by the time NJ are a contender, if they can even be one with Weber on the books and not what he currently is/has been (which is a 1D but not an elite 1D).
  5. GDT: 11/20/17 NJ Devils @ Minnesota

    I'd say you've got maybe 3-4 forwards (Boyle included) you can make a case he's been better than. They give up a ton of shots with him and he doesn't shoot a lot, and when he does it's from fairly undangerous areas. I don't agree, really, but I think they see Boyle as a necessary piece because of non-measurable skills (leadership etc) + he's gotten some dangerous looks.
  6. GDT: 11/20/17 NJ Devils @ Minnesota

    Don't matter if you got a nice set of tools or an ugly set of tools, it's about what you build with it.
  7. GDT: Devils @ Winnipeg 3:00 PM

    Unless I'm mistaken, Shero said something to the effect of "Conte will run the draft" prior to it. I obviously don't take everything at face value, but...
  8. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    Stop it you're making me cry.
  9. Gibbons emerges as a scoring threat

    The fourth line has been great. They're not just riding a crazy shooting percentage without generating good looks. It'll obviously come down a bit in terms of goals scored but they can be the best offensive 4th line this team has had for years.
  10. 2017-2018 Prospects Thread

    Are you surprised guys who are vying for NHL roster spots tear it up when they go down two levels?
  11. GDT: Devils @ Toronto 7pm Msg Return of the Zajac

    Not that I necessarily disagree, but I do wonder what you base this on.
  12. GDT: Devils @ Toronto 7pm Msg Return of the Zajac

    In general I think you have to see it as a huge step forward that they managed to not give up a ton to Toronto on their ice. Yeah, Matthews wasn't in but they have other guys who can score no problem. It's a matter of what you give up vs what you create and this team will struggle more with what they give up, so to me that was a big step forward. Another positive, they seem to have gotten the penalties under control. 4th time this season they just took two minors.
  13. Defensive help

    I don't dislike him but I don't see how it works out for Arizona and how it doesn't cost us a 1st.
  14. If Zajac came back today...

    I think a guy like Chiarelli would fall over himself to get Zacha.
  15. That was a crazy game and I'm not sure what to say about it.