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Banzai Riley

Cowboy up and make your FA picks

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With Free Agency only 57 hours away, I thought it was time to see what everyone's final thoughts were.

You've had time to sort through the re-signings, the rumors and the ridiculous (anything Š„klund (2.3% accurate) (2.3% accurate)). This isn't about who you think they should get but who they will. Name the right people and be able to officially say that you knew what the Devils were going to do before they did it. Or something like that. Feel free to explain them or don't, it's your call.

And if you really want to go for the whole kit and caboodle, try and say who will be on the team opening day.

Brought In:

Who the Devils sign or acquire... this includes Pando, Brylin and Sal.

Brought Up:

Who will make the team from the minors.

Left Out:

Which current Devils will not be on the team.

I won't be making any picks, after all I'm supposed to be the neutral moderator. That and I don't want to look foolish. Cheers.

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Brought In:

Bryce Salvador, Jay Pandolfo, John-Michael Liles, Miroslav Satan, Jay Bouwmeester (if we're INCREDIBLY lucky).

Brought Up:

Petr Vrana, Anssi Salmela.

Left Out:

Sergei Brylin, Andy Greene, Vitaly Vishnevski, Sheldon Brookbank, Aaron Asham, Karel Rachunek, Brian Gionta.

Edited by Confusious

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Brought In: Redden, Brylin (unfortunately) Hossa :).

Brought Up: Fraser, Vrana.

Left Out: Asham, Salvador, Pando.

I think this is pretty reasonable.

Edited by Devs4LIFE

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Brought In: Rolston, Bouwmeester (via trade)

Brought Up: Corrente, Bergfors

Left Out: Asham, Salvador, Zajac (via trade), Gionta (via trade), Brylin* (no option)

Edited by Richer's Ghost

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Oh right, I forgot about Asham, hah.

And we should all obviously add in Rachunek too.

PS Richer, you have Gionta down twice for trade and no option.

Edited by Confusious

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Brought In:

Pandolfo, John-Michael Liles, Jason Smith (Sleeper pick), Miroslav Satan

Brought Up:

Mark Fraser (I hope), Petr Vrana (Last name merely similar to mine), Pierre-Luc Leblond (Might take the enforcer role some time during next season)

Left Out:

Sergei Brylin, Andy Greene, Aaron Asham, Karel Rachunek, Brian Gionta, Bryce Salvador

:koolaid:

Edited by Verran12

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Brought in:

Brylin, Pandolfo, Liles, Hossa :D

Brought up:

Bergfors, Corrente

Left out:

Salvador, Asham, Rachunek is out already

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Brought In: Brian Rolston, Brian Campbell

Brought Up: Vrana, Bergfors

Left Out: Rachunek, Brylin, Pandolfo, Asham, Salvador

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Brought In:

Sergei Brylin, Jay Pandolfo, David Vyborny, Jason Williams, Dmitri Kalinin, Andreas Lilja

Brought Up:

Niklas Bergfors

Left Out:

Andy Greene, Aaron Asham, Karel Rachunek, Mike Rupp, Sheldon Brookbank.

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Brought In:

Pandolfo, Rolston, Hainsey, Naslund, Liles

Brought up:

Vrana or Bergfors (depending who preforms in camp)

Letf out:

Greene, Asham, Salvadore, Vishnevski/Brookbank(whoever is worse at camp), Rupp, Brylin,

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Hainsey AND Liles? Now that is just big time dreaming.

:P

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brought in: salvador, brylin, pandolfo,

brought up: vrana, salmela

gone: asham, rachunek,

basically i'm taking the pessimistic view that lou either gets shutout or just doesn't spend enough to get into any free agents that make sense.

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brought in: Pando, Rolston, (Hainsey or Liles)

brought up: bergfors, hopefully corrente

left out: brylin, Salvador, VV, Rachunek, Asham

Even if we only get Rolston, I think we will all be suprised and somewhat satisfied. I have faith in Lou that he will land one above average player. I wasnt too mad at the deadline because I knew that that wasnt the year. Now, no excuses Lou, git' r done!!

Edited by spyro

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I think New Jersey gets shut out of the major free agent defender market but picks up either Stuart or Mara.

Other than that, I really can't say. I do think sundstrom's perception is quite off, especially since he's been the one noting that Lou spent 8 million dollars last year and will do so again this year. Last year he went hunting at the bargain aisle - this year he will step it up a bit.

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In: Pandolfo, Huselius, Salvador

Up: Vrana, Corrente

Out: Brylin, Asham

Edited by ghdi

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Brought In: Pando, Redden, Ryder

Brought Up: Corrente, Vrana

Peace'n: Brylin, Sal, Asham, Sheldon

I would prefer a trade for a forward rather than signing one, but I'm too hungover to figure out what trade.

Edited by Jake

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Brought in: Pando, Salvador, Rolston, Tucker, Liles

Brought up: Vrana, Corrente

Left out: Brylin, Rachunek, Greene, Asham, Brookbank

I'm too lazy to see if that even makes sense with roster spots, but I'll stick with these picks anyway.

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completely random

brought in: salvador, pandolfo, avery, nolan pratt, nagy

bringing up: bergfors

brought out: rupp, greene

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I think New Jersey gets shut out of the major free agent defender market but picks up either Stuart or Mara.

Other than that, I really can't say. I do think sundstrom's perception is quite off, especially since he's been the one noting that Lou spent 8 million dollars last year and will do so again this year. Last year he went hunting at the bargain aisle - this year he will step it up a bit.

just being pessimistic - he'll bring in someone for sure - like every trade deadline - he does something even if its pascal rheaume or jan hrdina. and the truth is he SHOULD get a big UFA because he should be prepared to overpay for someone that will make this team better - when all it costs is money and cap space - something the devils do have, he should be ready to bowl someone over to get them.

again - i'm basing on nothing but my nature to be pessimistic.

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Anyone else think we might go after Jagr? The Daily News said something about him asking for a salary comperable to Gomez & Drury on the Rags, which is $7/per, but at two years, which is what the Rangers are balking at.

I don't think I'd mind Jagr here on a 2/$14 contract. If it's a mistake, it's a short-term mistake. If it's a success, it's not a bad deal. His point production dropped last year but it'd still be pretty good on a Devils team, and pair Jagr with Elias and Gionta might be what Gio needs to maybe find his game again.

I don't know if it'll work, but I don't think it's the worst signing we could make.

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Brought In:

Brendan Morrison, Adam Hall, Patrick Rissmiller, Bryce Salvador (re-signed)

Brought Up:

Petr Vrana

Left Out:

Jay Pandolfo, Sergei Brylin, Arron Asham

Elias-Morrison-Gionta

Parise-Zubrus-Langenbrunner

Rupp-Zajac-Clarkson/Vrana

Rissmiller-Madden-Hall

White-Martin

Salvador-Greene

Vishnevski-Oduya

extras: Mottau-Brookbank

Brodeur

Weekes

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Brought In:

satan pandolfo rolston

Brought Up:

Bergfors

Left Out:

asham salvadore brylin

btw i dont really see any really good free agent d-man this year, i think the only way we are going to get a good d-man is by trading for one

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We sign nobody new - none of the UFAs want to come to NJ and Lou won't pay Ryan Malone-like numbers.

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