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The 2014 NJ Devils Offseason Thread

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I hope to hear big news for us in these few days so I can unleash  this gif:

 

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I'd trade Larsson and Matteau in a second for Pacioretty.

Grabovski would be the 2nd line center, Elias would be the 3rd line center. It'd be academic anyway. Zubrus or Ruutu as 3rd line center is a disaster.

I concur. I'd actually like that idea more now that I see it like that. Zubrus and Ruutu are going to have to be split up anyhow on the lines. I can't imagine how many odd man rushes there would be if a Ruutu, Zubrus, Clowe line ever got put together. They'd be great at cycling and board play but that would be it.

I'd like to know why MTL is looking to move Pacioretty. My guess is there might be something personality wise with either Subban or Therrien.

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I hope to hear big news for us in these few days so I can unleash  this gif:

 

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kid has a large mouth...lol

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When is the nhl announcing the new salary cap? Isn't that today? Maybe tomorrow?

They're saying it should he in th high 60's, possibly low 70's (millions)

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When is the nhl announcing the new salary cap? Isn't that today? Maybe tomorrow?

They're saying it should he in th high 60's, possibly low 70's (millions)

Between 68 and 71 is the rumored margin.

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I'd trade Larsson and Matteau in a second for Pacioretty.

 

Grabovski would be the 2nd line center, Elias would be the 3rd line center.  It'd be academic anyway.  Zubrus or Ruutu as 3rd line center is a disaster.

Matteau, yeah I could part with and its a prime time to trade him you're going to do it, but Larsson? Idk.  I don't know if I'd want to give up on Larsson yet at this stage in his development.  Pacioretty is soooooooo worth it, but I'd be more inclined to giving up a 1st and 2nd, Ryder/Zubrus/Brunner and Matteau.  Granted I don't think any of those 3 veterans have any value, but I think they would consider Zubrus considering his size. 

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Matteau, yeah I could part with and its a prime time to trade him you're going to do it, but Larsson? Idk.  I don't know if I'd want to give up on Larsson yet at this stage in his development.  Pacioretty is soooooooo worth it, but I'd be more inclined to giving up a 1st and 2nd, Ryder/Zubrus/Brunner and Matteau.  Granted I don't think any of those 3 veterans have any value, but I think they would consider Zubrus considering his size. 

 

Therrien isn't going to want Ryder back and you would give up a 1st and a 2nd? Like this year's 2nd and next year's 1st? fvck that!

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Therrien isn't going to want Ryder back and you would give up a 1st and a 2nd? Like this year's 2nd and next year's 1st? fvck that!

yea let's stick with the Larsson and Matteau trade. I'd do it. That logjam on D needs to go and if it meant brining in Pacioretty I'm all for it

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Therrien isn't going to want Ryder back and you would give up a 1st and a 2nd? Like this year's 2nd and next year's 1st? fvck that!

You're getting back an elite player for those picks. One is an established elite player while what you're giving up is only potential, I don't think Montreal would exactly jump at that.  That's a huge gamble for Montreal.  For a player of Pacioretty's caliber? I'd give up those picks, sure. 

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yea let's stick with the Larsson and Matteau trade. I'd do it. That logjam on D needs to go and if it meant brining in Pacioretty I'm all for it

 

Larsson, Brunner and a pick maybe. It would be good for Larsson. Why let him languish?

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How is Grabovski a redundant fit with Ruutu here? Ruutu doesn't really play center - he can play it, but not well - and they play totally different games.

I am glad you typed this so I didn't have to do it.

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Larsson, Brunner and a pick maybe. It would be good for Larsson. Why let him languish?

Plus he wouldn't have to worry about PK trying to eliminate him from the planet any longer.

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I am glad you typed this so I didn't have to do it.

But instead you decided it was important to add the above worthless post?

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But instead you decided it was important to add the above worthless post?

Must be contagious.

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well the cap is set at 69m so we know we have 9m to spend now. (if we can indeed spend to the cap) at this point buyint out A-Train of Salvador seems to be beyond obvious

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well the cap is set at 69m so we know we have 9m to spend now. (if we can indeed spend to the cap) at this point buyint out A-Train of Salvador seems to be beyond obvious

It could be possible that Lou is also trying to work out a deal with Buffalo so Buffalo can get to the cap floor. They're 16 million below with 15 players on the roster. They don't figure to go after any big free agents, and are in full tank mode for this coming season.

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It could be possible that Lou is also trying to work out a deal with Buffalo so Buffalo can get to the cap floor. They're 16 million below with 15 players on the roster. They don't figure to go after any big free agents, and are in full tank mode for this coming season.

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Damn it would be magical if they would help us out a little on this one. I know Lou won't part with both, but getting Buffalo to take one would really help.

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Gionta is really not a solution for us

 

You know that and I know that and everyone else knows that, but I don't think Lou knows that.

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