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Fayne to arbitration

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ghdi    65

TG etc. reporting it now. No surprise. Probably a good thing.

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ghdi    65

Why is this a good thing?

Why isn't it? He's not going to break the bank at arbitration and Lou can still lock him up before he even gets to the hearing. He's coming off surgery and we don't know how he will react.

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Triumph    586

He won't make it to arbitration. The Devils get a 2nd buyout window, so now they can buyout Barch, Salvador, Brodeur, or Hedberg.

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capo    20

He won't make it to arbitration. The Devils get a 2nd buyout window, so now they can buyout Barch, Salvador, Brodeur, or Hedberg.

Why?

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maxpower    21

Why?

Sarcasm. Their only two potential buyout targets would be Zubrus or Zids, but neither makes sense.

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msweet    114

He won't make it to arbitration. The Devils get a 2nd buyout window, so now they can buyout Barch, Salvador, Brodeur, or Hedberg.

A priceless sense of humor

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aylbert    63

We really should just buyout Barch now.

Everyone on this board said the same thing about Boulton... the 2nd year is a waste. I fail to see how having Barch on the team is somehow superior to Boulton... when neither can play hockey.

Im not a big Fayne fan... so I'm not worried about what we'll say to offend him... if we can sign him to a deal beforehand, so be it.

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ghdi    65

Yea, Im guessing around 2-2.5

If he was UFA I'd not be surprised if he got 3 or better.

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Masked Fan    1,008

Yea, Im guessing around 2-2.5

If he was UFA I'd not be surprised if he got 3 or better.

WAY to high. I keep seeing that big fat open net whiff when I see his name.

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ghdi    65

WAY to high. I keep seeing that big fat open net whiff when I see his name.

And thats why you think its way too high. The guy is a solid player, didnt miss a game, eats up minutes, and is getting better the more he plays. He was one of our highest ranked players in terms of Corsi for the regular season (defensemen). He was also playing with a wrist injury in the Final.

I agree that whiff was absolutely horrendous, but its not enough to discount what he brings to us throughout the year.

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Doubt he will leave. A solid young defense men. part of our future(I would hope)

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NJDevils1214    162

Doubt he will leave. A solid young defense men. part of our future(I would hope)

I agree I liked him, but I also liked Tao. I guess Fayne brings the size and has obviously proven himself to be someone that can play the minutes and be trusted in clutch situations.

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Masked Fan    1,008

Yeah, I get mad when I think of that miss, I agree he is a quality player, I just don't see 3+ ... yet

I'll put him just under 2 for now. We shall see.

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Devilsfan118    644

He'll get 2.5m I bet, should this make it to an actual arbitrator

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Masked Fan    1,008

He'll get 2.5m I bet, should this make it to an actual arbitrator

woof! That'd be an awfully big jump in pay! Even approaching 2 will be HUGE.

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lazer    43

what do we do with 8 D... just watched some tape of fayne, hes a beast.

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