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  1. Devils Sign RW Drew Stafford

    Sure if you ignore that ryder was signed at 2 yrs $7 mill. But I get what your saying, I doubt this move works out- I predict he won't have any takers at the deadline and is a healthy scratch by the end of season.
  2. Mueller, Blandisi and Wedgewood Re-signed

    I don't know... I think Clarkson had more of an excuse because the guy was literally one of the worst skaters I've ever seen wear a Devils uniform... most shifts his butt was on the ice for more time than his skates were
  3. In Russia NHL returns you. Kovalchuk staying in KHL.

    I believed it was a bargaining chip all along, but the only reason I feel different now is that he only signed a 1 year deal- If it was all about maximizing his $$$ you'd think he'd sign a longer-term deal, but it seems like he's either legitimately interested in returning or at least wants the flexibility to consider it/leverage it again next year.
  4. In Russia NHL returns you. Kovalchuk staying in KHL.

    IDK, I think Brooks' 2nd tweet- the fact that Kovy decided to return after Shero couldn't make a trade- is telling. It would mean a contract was agreed to with some team but Shero didn't like the offer. That to me would mean either Kovy/the other team might have a case of sour grapes. Just my guess though- it could just be BS fed to him by Kovy to cover for the fact that it was just a way to get more money in Russia. It'll be interesting to see what Shero says.
  5. In Russia NHL returns you. Kovalchuk staying in KHL.

    I thought all along it was nothing more than a negotiating tactic for his next KHL deal, but its fishy to me that Brooks is the one to break it. My guess is is the Rags/Kovy agreed to a contract but the Devils refused to trade him there or asked for the moon.
  6. Summary of and thoughts on Devils' 2017 Draft Picks

    happy with what I've read on these picks and I'm excited to see how they develop. Then again I feel the same way at the beginning of every Mets season and end up disappointed.
  7. Devils select C Jesper Boqvist in 2nd round

    Know nothing about him but two random hf posters said its good value so i love the pick, good job Ray
  8. GDT: 6/23 and 6/24- NHL Draft

    I'll be in Switzerland in 2 days, maybe have to make a pilgrimage to Nico's hometown to pay my respects
  9. GDT: 6/23 and 6/24- NHL Draft

    Welcome Nico!
  10. GDT: 6/23 and 6/24- NHL Draft

    Does anyone have an estimated time that the pick will actually be made? I figure there'll be some fluff to start before the actual pick, anyone recall how delayed it's been in past years??
  11. Poll: Who do you want Shero to select #1

    Its an interesting situation because as a fan im just as worried about giving the flyers the better player than i am about us picking the right guy. Id almost rather be picking 2nd so there would never be questions or second guesses. Of course Shero doesnt have this mindset so i just hope hes confident in whatever choice he makes.
  12. In Russia NHL returns you. Kovalchuk staying in KHL.

    I agree we could do a lot this offseason that could hep us, but don't forget all those other teams also get the same chance to improve in the off season too. In terms of short-term aspirations, I honestly feel the only team in the metro we're ahead of is Carolina, and thats only if last year was a fluke for Cory. That's not to say we shouldn't hope for a playoff appearance next year but for me it will be a pleasant surprise.
  13. In Russia NHL returns you. Kovalchuk staying in KHL.

    I'm an optimist but you sir are on a whole other level . How many teams do you see us behind currently in terms of being close to a cup? Because it's not just how close you think the Devils are, it's how close all of Kovy's other options are. There are plenty of young guys to start getting excited for as a Devils fan but we need to temper expectations. A playoff appearance in either of the next two years would be a surprise to me personally.
  14. Brooks stirs the Kovy to Rags pot

    Daniel is right ultimately i'ts up to Bettman but the speculation is that actually has to do with age, as pointed out by this Puck Daddy post from last year. Once he reaches 35 (April next year), his name is taken of the voluntary retired list and he can unretire anytime and become a free agent. Anytime he does this before 35 and he is Devils' property. So he could play in Russia one more year and the Devils lose his rights at age 35. The problem for Kovalchuk in that case is he would be coming back to the NHL on a 35+ contract which would make him that much less appealing for teams, because a team cannot manipulate his cap hit.
  15. 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs thread

    For what it's worth I know some people who have met Crosby out and about and say he's a really good guy. I understand that on the ice he can seem like a whiny douche but I think that stems from his desire to do anything to win. If he was a Devil I'd love it.
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