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2012 All Purpose UFA Thread

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selanne: 'i still enjoy the game...42 sounds old but mentally i feel the same age as getzlaf and those other guys.'

well thats probably cause Getzlaf is fvcking slow and lazy lol

edit: also cause Getzlaf already have a bald spot

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I honestly think we're not signing anyone and Lou is just gonna make a trade involving Greene or Tallinder for someone like Sam Gagner.

Why do we need another center?

Tallinder for Hemsky on the other hand seems like a much better solution. Again, the Devils need the RW depth and if they do get Hemsky they would have to hope he can stay healthy. Although his health problems aren't nearly as big of an issue as Mueller.

Three possible line combos: (Since without Poni the third line has opened up a hodgepodge of possibilities.)

Kovy-Zajac-Hemsky

Elias-Henrique-Zubrus

Tedenby-Josefson-Clarkson

CBGB

Or perhaps:

Kovy-Zajac-Hemsky

Elias-Henrique-Zubrus

UFA-Josefson-Clarkson

CBGB

Maybe even:

Kovy-Zajac-Hemsky

Elias-Henrique-Zubrus

Sykora-Josefson-Clarkson

CBGB

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Pretty sure Gagner can also play right wing, but I agree Hemsky would probably be a better solution, forgot about him.

Not only that but Zajac could easily bounce after next season. I think Lou should make him his best offer as soon as possible. If he doesn't want to sign, trade him. We can't afford to keep losing top talent to free agency for nothing.

Zajac + Greene + Urbom enough for Evander Kane?

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I don't think Winnipeg is willing to move Kane, pretty sure they're looking at him to be the future of their franchise, though I would love to him in a Devils uni.

could be rumours but i heard he was unhappy there and wanted out... but yeah... could be a rumour

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Zajac + Greene + Urbom enough for Evander Kane?

That may do it for Winnipeg. Its tough to guess. I imagine we'd probably have to throw a pick in with that package. We'd likely get Kane and another guy back.

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I wonder if we go after Iginla at the deadline this year :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:

that would be absolutely gnarly, get it done Lou

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I wonder if we go after Iginla at the deadline this year :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray:

If its a cheap return, Id be good with it. Dude is 35 and regressing.

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The UFA market in Left and Right Wingers is starting to look like a wasteland with each signing. I don't know if Lou has any ideas. Eric Fehr is still out there. He could be a decent 3rd liner.

As far as Hemsky goes, you might as well forget about that. Tedenby or Janssen are going to be filling in for him for half the season.

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could be rumours but i heard he was unhappy there and wanted out... but yeah... could be a rumour

Yeah I was just basing that off of the rumors that Kane wants out of Winnipeg. I should have made that clear in the original post.

That may do it for Winnipeg. Its tough to guess. I imagine we'd probably have to throw a pick in with that package. We'd likely get Kane and another guy back.

Maybe Zajac + Greene + Urbom + 3rd for Kane + Burmistrov, Jim Slater or Tanner Glass (3rd line center replacements when Josefson moves to 2nd).

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Yeah I was just basing that off of the rumors that Kane wants out of Winnipeg. I should have made that clear in the original post.

Maybe Zajac + Greene + Urbom + 3rd for Kane + Burmistrov, Jim Slater or Tanner Glass (3rd line center replacements when Josefson moves to 2nd).

Tanner Glass is in Pittsburgh.

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Tanner Glass is in Pittsburgh.

Damn. I was just looking at Winnipeg's stats from last year. Didn't realize he was gone. No big deal really.

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#LOCKUPZAJAC

Definitely. But if Lou can't, trade him while there's still value to be had. He should be trying to lock him up asap for that reason.

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Maybe Zajac + Greene + Urbom + 3rd for Kane + Burmistrov, Jim Slater or Tanner Glass (3rd line center replacements when Josefson moves to 2nd).

No chance of Burmistrov in that package. Slater would be a possibility. I dont know if they'd do two fwds though. It would probably be more like Kane and a junk prospect.

Hemsky would be much easier to get than Kane. I could see us getting Hemsky for Greene or Tallinder and a pick, but I imagine other teams would want to try for that too and may turn into a bidding war.

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Hasek had a bad final season in the NHL save percentage wise in 2008 and was bad in the postseason games he got into. He was pretty much washed up then, can't imagine what he'd look like now.

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A good plan would've been never signing barch, letting Sykora walk...and signing andrei kostitsyn. Perfect 3rd line RW for us

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The Barch signing is so insignificant that I can't even really find a problem with it. Sure it's another contract, but the Devils aren't near 50 are they?

But yeah, quiet offseason for sure.

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Interesting Huselius isn't mentioned on there.

They said "best" which he doesn't fall under.

A good plan would've been never signing barch, letting Sykora walk...and signing andrei kostitsyn. Perfect 3rd line RW for us

We could still get Kostitsyn, for cheap based on his poor reputation in the league, but I dont' think he is on Lou's radar based on that either.

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Interesting Huselius isn't mentioned on there.

He's played 41 games over the last two seasons. There's no reason he should be mentioned on there.

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I don't know if I would want Kostitsyn, in the playoffs for Nashville he didn't seem like a real team first kind of player (referring to when him and Radulov got suspended for a couple of games by the Predators for partying the night before a playoff game).

Kostitsyn might be faster then Sykora but he MAY also be lazier.

Then again the Devils might break him out of that funk. Who knows. I am convinced if Semin signs with NJ that "lazy" stigma he has would evaporate in no time. The same could potentially happen w/ Kostitsyn as well.

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