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ghdi    65

Alexei Ponikarovsky to WPG, 1 year, $1.8M.

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I really liked what he bought to this team. Disappointed he couldn't wait til the Parise drama was over. Oh well.

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msweet    114

We don't have anything Better than him for $1.8M

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NJDevs4978    218

I'm surprised he didn't wait longer for a better deal than that, guess there wasn't much interest. I'll feel better when we sign a guy for over $1 million lol.

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Joonas #6    23

I really liked him. If I remember correctly, he played pretty well with Antropov in Toronto.

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'7'    568

wish him well

easily replaceable however

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Triumph    641

If Poni really wanted to go to Winnipeg, nothing can stop him, but I don't see how this isn't a huge value win for WPG. Ponikarovsky immediately transformed the bottom 6 from terrible to decent.

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ghdi    65

If Poni really wanted to go to Winnipeg, nothing can stop him, but I don't see how this isn't a huge value win for WPG. Ponikarovsky immediately transformed the bottom 6 from terrible to decent.

Its a good signing at a good price, can't fault Winnipeg for doing it. Maybe he just didnt want to stay in this area and/or wanted to go back with Antropov.

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Jerzey    197

I liked him and what he brought but he seemed to fizzle out after a great start.

3rd line was a mess all year anyway. Definitely our worst line.

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Devilsfan118    745

I liked what he brought, and for only. 1.8m I would have liked to bring him back.

Best of luck to him.

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devils26    3

I liked him and what he brought but he seemed to fizzle out after a great start.

3rd line was a mess all year anyway. Definitely our worst line.

Did you watch this team at all before the playoffs? The fourth line was way worse because it took a year to find the right players.

I kind of feel like Poni just got forgotten with the current Parise and Marty drama. If it was only going to take about 1.8mil to sign him, why didn't the Devils show more interest in resigning him? Odd by Lou.

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ghdi    65

Did you watch this team at all before the playoffs? The fourth line was way worse because it took a year to find the right players.

I kind of feel like Poni just got forgotten with the current Parise and Marty drama. If it was only going to take about 1.8mil to sign him, why didn't the Devils show more interest in resigning him? Odd by Lou.

He may not have wanted to stay. Can't always lay blame on us. He was traded here. I also believe he'll also be playing on a better line in Winnipeg, in terms of playing time and such. Id not be surprised to see him paired with Antropov.

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Jerzey    197

Did you watch this team at all before the playoffs? The fourth line was way worse because it took a year to find the right players.

I kind of feel like Poni just got forgotten with the current Parise and Marty drama. If it was only going to take about 1.8mil to sign him, why didn't the Devils show more interest in resigning him? Odd by Lou.

I remember Poni, Zubs, and Bernier playing good together for a while but after they broke that up not much came from the third line. The third line was never really set either until the fourth was set.

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ghdi    65

how did we not put up 1.8 for him....saving it for parise

Again. We don't know the details. We very well could've put in an offer and he still WANTED to leave. Not everybody wants to stay in NJ, whether we're winning or not. We've never been a premier free agency lure.

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CRASHER    40

He's a "pick up at the deadline" kinda guy anyway, odds are the Jets will be selling come February anyway......

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sundstrom    256

i also liked him and would've been fine if he had stayed at that price - even giving him two years on it.

we don't know what his situation was and i'm not going to pass judgement on the devils until they've made the moves they want to make.

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justdo3043    14

Again. We don't know the details. We very well could've put in an offer and he still WANTED to leave. Not everybody wants to stay in NJ, whether we're winning or not. We've never been a premier free agency lure.

don't know the details but its what im thinking

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sundstrom    256

i also liked him and would've been fine if he had stayed at that price - even giving him two years on it.

we don't know what his situation was and i'm not going to pass judgement on the devils until they've made the moves they want to make.

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