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Sharifijanov2099 last won the day on September 21 2013

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  1. 2017-18 Potential Lines

    Agree 100% on all points. Let's see what Mueller can do, or at least if he can develop into Merrill's replacement. Can't be too lofty of a goal. The lineup looks infinitely better with a guy like Markov helping our PP. I'm sure another tough year ahead, but would make things interesting.
  2. Bennett signs with blues

    Yeah, I think it's more organizational depth which did him in. He's a serviceable player who can be utilized through the lineup, but he can't finish to save his life. With advanced stats and the eye test, I'm sure there's the truth somewhere in the middle. But given that Blandisi, Wood, Mcleod, Speers, Quenville, and Hischier could all realistically challenge for spots in camp, there wasn't a dire need to sign BB just to take up space. I was disappointed initially, but I see that now.
  3. Remaining Summer Business for Devils

    hence the word "potential" on a Mueller extension. that's up to NJ to decide if they want to lock him in cheap for a few years or if they want to see what he can do first and maybe pay more for it. i can't predict that. as for Auvitu, the guy did fairly well in his limited minutes. maybe it is so that he doesn't come back, but again, that's Shero's call, not mine. i'm just throwing out the likely possibilities here. i think everyone agrees about needing a D-man, but has to be the right d-man. i don't want to see 4 years of Cody Franson. if NJ can trade one of their LW glut for a very good D, like a Vatanen, sure. do it.
  4. Remaining Summer Business for Devils

    So, Kovalgate now behind us, what remaining business is there? Potential extension for Santini beyond Q.O. Potential extension for Mueller beyond Q.O. Extension for Severson beyond Q.O. Contract for Hischier Possible contract offer to UFA Auvitu Trade for a good D if possible, or sign Franson to a 1-year (but not in love with adding Franson) - without this bullet, our D is: Santini, Mueller, Severson, Lovejoy, Greene, Moore, possibly Auvitu If this post isn't deserving of its own thread, feel free to move it.
  5. 2017 UFA Thread

    Let's see what happens to JVR...
  6. 2017 UFA Thread

    I think the thing everyone is forgetting is that Jyrki Jokipakka is still out there!
  7. 2017 UFA Thread

    PS - maybe NJ goes after Markov, another elder statesman, ala shades of Phil Housley. Who knows. Or maybe just bring Mark Fayne out of mothballs. Guy is only 30 I think and doesn't have any major plans.
  8. 2017 UFA Thread

    In the wake of losing out on Shattenkirk, I don't know how many UFAs make sense. I suppose Radulov, but that seems a lot riskier than throwing the money at Shatt. Jagr on a 1 year deal maybe just to keep things interesting could work. NJ has the money and the roster space to give him meaningful minutes again. Otherwise, none of the D left are all too desirable, no one I'd want to commit several years to. Perhaps Kovalchuk would play for the Devils for the right money, or maybe NJ could still flip him (Boone Jenner, Evander Kane, etc.). We shall see.
  9. 2017 UFA Thread

    Any word on Auvitu? He's UFA, yes?
  10. In Russia NHL returns you. Kovalchuk staying in KHL.

    Boone Jenner makes 2.9. Ryan Murray makes 2.825.
  11. 2017 UFA Thread

    Lol - I'd never heard this story - but just looked it up. MDZ seems like a real scumbag IRL. Doesn't change my opinion that many players on the right contract can add value, but yeah, seems like a d-bag.
  12. In Russia NHL returns you. Kovalchuk staying in KHL.

    They're as close to crossed as you can get without actually being "crossed". :-) Others will disagree with this, since I floated this in the past when others disagreed, but Boone Jenner is my man from CLB that I think they would actually give up.
  13. In Russia NHL returns you. Kovalchuk staying in KHL.

    I like Henrique, but he's far from indispensable. I see him as part of the transition, but not necessarily in the long term rebuild. When this team is good (i.e. 3-5 years from now), he'll be 30-32. When this team is cup contender ready (i.e. 5-10 years from now), he'll be old. If we can use him to fill a larger need (say a top D who is younger), I think the Devils do it. Again, I like Henrique and what he brings. But he's the exact kind of player that gets flipped when an opportunity arises - someone who can be marketed to the other team, who can score some goals, who can fill in anywhere in the top 9, etc. - but who isn't the savior by any stretch. He'd do great on a playoff bound team, i.e. a place where scoring 40-50 points is all that's required of him for that team to be enormously successful. On a related note, are the ladies truly in love with Henrique? Doesn't the dude have crossed eyes? Sorry if that's untoward, lol, but doesn't he??
  14. 2017 UFA Thread

    Seems like a lot of biased hatred of MDZ for no reason, if you ask me, or simply because he was a Rag once. Video clips of him from 5 years ago when he was 21... let's look up Larsson turnovers while we're at it, or Shea Weber from the playoffs before he was traded for Subban (where he was legit terrible for long stretches). Every D in the league has atrocious mind farts at times. MDZ is no Larsson or Weber. But he can put up points if given the chance, can hit, can skate, etc. I'm not an advanced stats bible quoter, but I've never heard of him as being a terrible possession player. I don't really understand the MDZ vitriol but it's all good. We can all have our opinion. We'll see what Shero does on July 1 to address the D. But if Brendan Smith is re-upping in NY, and presumably I'd call us a long shot to land Shattenkirk, MDZ is a lot better option than people like Roman Polak or another miscellaneous pylon. It's all about contract-to actual value ratio. Offering a guy like MDZ 5 mill a year is bad value. Definitely don't do it. But if he's fallen from grace or out of the top 6 in Phili, offering him a million per for 2 years would be excellent value. Most players in the NHL can add something to a team of priced correctly.
  15. 2017 UFA Thread

    John Moore has thrown a hit in his entire career?? MDZ I would say is quite different. Maybe they're both guys who will toss up about 20-25 points, but MDZ is an interesting defender in that he's mobile but can also throw lots of bodychecks. MDZ also had 32 pts in 64 games in 14/15. Moore has never averaged 0.5 PPG. I'd take him over J-Mo in a heartbeat as an experiment. But, luckily, that's not necessary, as Moore is already a Devil, and MDZ could be quite servicable. His real knock is his health as he can't seem to play a full season. Seems to me that MDZ has been misused across various teams and just when he starts to get comfortable, he gets traded or goes unsigned. I'm not advocating NJ throws the bank at him. But if they can't sign Shat, I'd offer MDZ a 2 or 3 year deal.