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DEVILS SIGN BRIAN ROLSTON

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How many old 14 rolston jerseys will we see at the Rock next year!!!

Dust them off!!! and pull them out of the closet!

WOOOO!!!!

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Rolston will help the Devils no doubt, but honestly, just another insane contract money wise.

Unbelievable.

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But he's gonna have to compete with training camp invite Jeff Friesen for it.

LOL!

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At $5M, Rolston accounts for like 8% of the teams cap. I'd say that's pretty fair.

A year too long however.

Edited by Voros19

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Not bad...I think we're still two moves away from being a contender. Rollie is a nice player...but he's by no means a game breaker.

Hossa is probably out of the picture...maybe Lou will go off the wall and convince Jagr to play in NJ. That would put us right there...

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Too long...but we needed something.

Next - I think a trade for a D-man

Gionta, Bergfors, & a pick for Bouwmeester.

;)

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Rolston scores. That says a lot more than other people.

Hypothetically speaking, would you rather have a piece of sh!t named Jeff Finger at 3.5M playing "Defence" for you, or a proven (3 consecutive seasons with 30+ goals scored) goal scorer at 5M?

Yes the length is a bit much, but I have no doubt he will play all the years and it won't be a mistake for us.

We trade Gionta's 4M travesty of a salary, then we're starting to look really good.

GET READY FOR IT GUYS.

ELIAS WITH THE PUCK, HE PASSES DOWN TO ROLSTON, ROLSTON WAITS, ROLSTON SHOOTS, HE SCOREEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! BRIAN ROLSTONNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!

Oh I'm so excited already!!!!

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Hossa is probably out of the picture...maybe Lou will go off the wall and convince Jagr to play in NJ. That would put us right there...

We're prob more likely to land Shanny than Jagr. Which I don't want to see happen, BTW. Second coming of Almo (the broken down Almo, not the good one).

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Gionta, Bergfors, & a pick for Bouwmeester.

;)

Dream, to dream, the impossible dream....

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this should make red happy

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not an exciting signing considering he was already a Devil. Yes he is coming off a few 30 goal seasons but he will turn 36 this year. This is too risky.

Lou is too cheap to go after the Sundins, Hossas, and Campbells...Rolston was one of the few middle range scorers available, so I can see how there really wasn't anywhere else to go.

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With Holik back he maybe get his #16 back and move Zubrus to maybe #21. Rolston won't be wearing #14 as Gionta has that number. I would like to see Rolston wear #12. :koolaid:

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not an exciting signing considering he was already a Devil. Yes he is coming off a few 30 goal seasons but he will turn 36 this year. This is too risky.

Lou is too cheap to go after the Sundins, Hossas, and Campbells...Rolston was one of the few middle range scorers available, so I can see how there really wasn't anywhere else to go.

Cmon '7' be happy it could be worse we could of signed Holik

Oh sh!t wait we did that too

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Nice...Rolston fills a need and doesn't break the bank. 4 years is 2 too many, IMO, but Lou had to do it. When it was first talked about us getting Rolston back, I wasn't the biggest fan of the notion but I've warmed up to it. Good to see him back!

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The experience and leadership these two bring to the team is huge. It would be nice to see them Zajac the proper amount of sh!t to start playing like he has a pair. If the Devils can aquire a top tier d-man they could be on to something...

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why is it ok to sign this guy til hes 40, but it wasnt ok to sign rafalski to a 6 year deal?

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why is it ok to sign this guy til hes 40, but it wasnt ok to sign rafalski to a 6 year deal?

Ralfi wanted to go back home.

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NICE! :koolaid:

Cannot wait for this season to begin. The Rolston jersey will be on order as soon as I know his number. :P Hopefully it will be #12.

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as i said in my offseason plan would be happy with 4/19.

this is just fine. just fine.

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Ralfi wanted to go back home.

He was actually quoted in an article saying that he wanted to stay in NJ so long as Lou gave him a fair offer. Rafi only wanted to go back home after Lou low-balled him.

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Ralfi wanted to go back home.

Absolutely untrue. Rafalski stated he wanted to resign with the Devils before becoming an UFA on July 1 of last year. But for whatever reason, Lou refused to sign him before then and Detroit swooped in with an offer he couldn't refuse. Definitely one of Lou's worst mistakes as GM. I still don't see the rationale of allowing Rafalski to become an UFA. Gomez was gone no matter what Lou was going to offer him, but Rafalski wanted to stay.

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I agree, don't you all remember how pissed off the forums were when we heard there was no tendered offer?

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