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[Official] Damien Brunner signed to multi-year deal

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What I said was as the team is today. Today we have yet to replace Parise. Today we haven't replaced Kovy. Today we haven't signed Henrique nor Josefson. Will Henrique and Josefson sign I don't know, Even with them signed I believe we will not make the play-offs without signing replacements for Parise and Kovy, That my opinion and BTW many people agree with this opinion.

 

You can argue this: our trade for Cory Schneider greatly improves us in a completely different area of the ice. You shouldn't look at it as tit-for-tat replacement. I think a presence like Cory Schneider brings down the goals against, while a decent Clowe and Ryder, on top of better (than 2012-2013, which shouldn't be too hard) performance by Zajac and Henrique, plus adding Brunner to the mix, and maybe a breakout year by one of the 2 or 3 guys we've been waiting to breakout (only needs to be one of Josefson, Bernier, or Tedenby), and we can come close to evening things out a bit that we lost in Parise and Kovalchuk. And if we don't, I can safely say our goaltending and defense is definitely better this year. Devils know all about good defense and good goaltending, we invented it. Past 2-3 years, while Kovalchuk and Parise were still on the team, we didn't have good defense or all that great goaltending and that makes a world of difference over the span of a lot of games. 82-game season is a lot of games, and I think our lines will match up nicely against any other team in our conference now that a guy like a Parise or a Kovalchuk or even a Clarkson does not have a huge target on their back.

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You can argue that our trade for Cory Schneider greatly improves us in another part of the ice. You shouldn't look at it as tit-for-tat replacement. I think a presence like Cory Schneider brings down the goals against, while a decent Clowe and Ryder, on top of better (than 2012-2013, which shouldn't be too hard) performance by Zajac and Henrique can come close to evening things out a bit that we lost in Parise and Kovalchuk. Devils know all about good defense and good goaltending, we invented it. Two years ago, when Kovalchuk and Parise were still on the team, we didn't have good defense or all that great goaltending.

Two years ago Hedberg was outstanding. Schneider is a great addition and will keep the GA down. We need offense everyone knows that. I don't believe that Clowe and Ryder can make up the points lost after losing Parise Clarkson and Kovy nor can they make io ice time. Henrique won't produce better than he did two years ago so that't even. Zajac needs to produce more. I can't today see the offensive imorovement to make the playoffs when Detroit and CB are added to the mix.

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Two years ago Hedberg was outstanding. Schneider is a great addition and will keep the GA down. We need offense everyone knows that. I don't believe that Clowe and Ryder can make up the points lost after losing Parise Clarkson and Kovy nor can they make io ice time. Henrique won't produce better than he did two years ago so that't even. Zajac needs to produce more. I can't today see the offensive imorovement to make the playoffs when Detroit and CB are added to the mix.

Ryder can easily put up Parise's offense, what we lost was Parise's hard work and back checking, but we have other guys who do that well. Clowe and Clarkson is basically a wash. We lost Kovy, yes, but we lost Parise last year and we weren't atrocious last season, not that we were great. I see us as a better team than last year, though maybe not the team we were 2 years ago. I see us as somewhere in the middle of that. I think we can make the playoffs, I don't see us blazing our way to win the division title, then again, can we even do that in the regular season now? How does that work?

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Ryder can easily put up Parise's offense, what we lost was Parise's hard work and back checking, but we have other guys who do that well. Clowe and Clarkson is basically a wash. We lost Kovy, yes, but we lost Parise last year and we weren't atrocious last season, not that we were great. I see us as a better team than last year, though maybe not the team we were 2 years ago. I see us as somewhere in the middle of that. I think we can make the playoffs, I don't see us blazing our way to win the division title, then again, can we even do that in the regular season now? How does that work?

 

We lost 100 goals and about 55 on ice time per game by losing Kovy, Clarkson and Parise. Those 55 minutes kept 4rd line players off the ice. I thought we were atrocious last season, we were last in the division, we had injuries but all teams had injuries. Hedberg was terrible last season but he didn't get any offensive support. Our goaltending has improved with the addition of Schneider but they don't score goals. IMO Detroit is going to take one spot for the playoffs so the Eastern Conference will have 7 available with Columbus being added to the mix. With the players we have today we will need a new system and that's a learning curve. So again I say we with the players we have signed as of today the Devils won't make the playoff. We need to add more offense to make it.

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well if it was really close, whoever said it was close must have look it up on map google with no zoom or something.... its been quite awhile and i've seen closer things than this lol

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We lost 100 goals and about 55 on ice time per game by losing Kovy, Clarkson and Parise. Those 55 minutes kept 4rd line players off the ice. I thought we were atrocious last season, we were last in the division, we had injuries but all teams had injuries. Hedberg was terrible last season but he didn't get any offensive support. Our goaltending has improved with the addition of Schneider but they don't score goals. IMO Detroit is going to take one spot for the playoffs so the Eastern Conference will have 7 available with Columbus being added to the mix. With the players we have today we will need a new system and that's a learning curve. So again I say we with the players we have signed as of today the Devils won't make the playoff. We need to add more offense to make it.

 

In Lou we trust.

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We lost 100 goals and about 55 on ice time per game by losing Kovy, Clarkson and Parise. Those 55 minutes kept 4rd line players off the ice. I thought we were atrocious last season, we were last in the division, we had injuries but all teams had injuries. Hedberg was terrible last season but he didn't get any offensive support. Our goaltending has improved with the addition of Schneider but they don't score goals. IMO Detroit is going to take one spot for the playoffs so the Eastern Conference will have 7 available with Columbus being added to the mix. With the players we have today we will need a new system and that's a learning curve. So again I say we with the players we have signed as of today the Devils won't make the playoff. We need to add more offense to make it.

Ok. And tonight you'll say the sun won't come out tomorrow because it's not shining at that moment. We lost Kovy, Clowe is basically Clarkson, Ryder can fill a lot of the hole left by Parise and Olesz could be a decent bottom 6 replacement for Poni.

Detroit barely made the playoffs last year, then blew a 3-1 lead in their 2nd rd series, but they're a lock and we're not?

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Ok. And tonight you'll say the sun won't come out tomorrow because it's not shining at that moment. We lost Kovy, Clowe is basically Clarkson, Ryder can fill a lot of the hole left by Parise and Olesz could be a decent bottom 6 replacement for Poni.

Detroit barely made the playoffs last year, then blew a 3-1 lead in their 2nd rd series, but they're a lock and we're not?

 

Detroit was the most improved to date FA team in the NHL after 7/5 according to all knowledgeable NHL writers. So what happen to fill in for KOVY? that's the biggest hole. Clowe is a question mark until we see what he can do. Ryder is not a replacement for Parise. Lou said that Ryder and Clowe were the replacements for Clarkson but then Lou must not know much. I like your optimistic outlook but you can't make chicken salad out of chicken sh!t.

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I like your optimistic outlook but you can't make chicken salad out of chicken sh!t.

 

That, my friend is classic.  :thumbsup:

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Detroit was the most improved to date FA team in the NHL after 7/5 according to all knowledgeable NHL writers. So what happen to fill in for KOVY? that's the biggest hole. Clowe is a question mark until we see what he can do. Ryder is not a replacement for Parise. Lou said that Ryder and Clowe were the replacements for Clarkson but then Lou must not know much. I like your optimistic outlook but you can't make chicken salad out of chicken sh!t.

I said he can fill a lot of the hole Parise left. You don't replace players, you fill holes. Parise leaving hurt us because he shoots a lot and was a very hard worker. Ryder can fill in for Parise's offense, maybe not 100%, but close enough. He's probably not going to play defense like Parise, but that's ok, we don't NEED another adept defensive forward. Clowe is as much of a ? as Clarkson would have been, so again, a wash. Olesz can't really be worse than Poni last season, right?

So basically the hole now is 1st line RW. Which is very similar to the hole we had last year 1st line LW. I don't think we'll be great, but I think we can make the playoffs, as I thought we could last year and still think we could have last year.

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 I don't think we'll be great, but I think we can make the playoffs, as I thought we could last year and still think we could have last year.

 

I hope your correct and I am wrong. I don't think we will ever know, at least I hope not, because I think that Lou knows he must sign Henrique, and get two more forwards and if possible trade A-Train for a pick or package. So today's team as we were talking about won't be the same when the season starts.

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How many days have to go by before we can no longer call it "imminent"?

 

As much as I want him here, I can't say I'd be all that surprised if that's the last we hear about Brunner signing with NJ and we find out they were all rumors.

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I know the summer is slow but they do have some spots to fill. I'd like to see something happen.

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I know the summer is slow but they do have some spots to fill. I'd like to see something happen.

 

Same for me i always looks at my twitter

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Manta's Log: Day 5

 

No signings or sightings.   Begs the old Smith's question:  "How soon is now?". or can we as a species truly define:  "imiminent"

 

The search for truth continues.

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We want Jagr!

 

No, we don't.    From what I have read, Jagr is now begging for a job with Carolina.  

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"Lou Lamoriello will speak to media after first practice session today. Haven't been told why yet." Per TG

 

https://twitter.com/TGfireandice

 

"Lamoriello said Monday he expected to have news on restricted free agents later in the week."

 

 

 

In other words "STATUS QUO"

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Notice how there's been almost a gag order around Brunner since the agents comments about not talking specifics. Almost seems as though Lou sent some "associates" to remind him who he's negotiating with...

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This is the new Summer of waiting for Kovalchuk BS to end thread.

 

Needs ninjas.

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Grabo and Brunner are waiting for the signings of Josefson, Henrique and the impending trade of Volchenkov.

 

...a guy can dream.

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Grabo and Brunner are waiting for the signings of Josefson, Henrique and the impending trade of Volchenkov.

 

...a guy can dream.

 

Dream scenario

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This is the new Summer of waiting for Kovalchuk BS to end thread.

 

Needs ninjas.

 Yeah the Kovalchuk BS that every blogger, wanna-be sports writer and devil-hating facebook troll can't let die already... :rolleyes:

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