Patches O'Houlihan

Mottau close to re-signing

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No details on term or numbers. The Paul Martin tidbit is probably of more interest anyway.

Martin told The Post that he and GM Lou Lamoriello agreed to wait until after a new Devils coach is hired to discuss contract.

Mottau, Devils nearing deal

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seriously? mottau?

we are in for another bad season :(

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seriously? mottau?

we are in for another bad season :(

Yes. Because 1st place in the division is a bad season. Mottau played way better at the end of the season.

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Eh, if he is playing bottom paring minutes he a good depth defender. But that was not how he was being used.

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It was all Mottaus fault!! :giggle:

Motttau should contact members of this forum on how to play defense! It seems people here know how to and he has no clue! :rolleyes:

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we all talked smack about greene last offseason, maybe he'll be the oduya incarnate this year.

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For those who think it was Mottau that brought that defensive pairing down, then they did not watch many games. It was White who was the weak link between the two. Mottau has limited experience and he has to make up for a guy who has the same vision as Blackbeard and does not check or fight anymore.

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I have no problem with Mottau being signed to a reasonable, similar contract to last year. I only hope he'll receive bottom-pairing minutes + time on the PK.

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I still swear I saw him at my local Panera on a Saturday during playoffs... seriously -- doppleganger.

ANYHOW -- whatever - I wish they'd test him instead though and see if he'd Tommy Albalein it.

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the problem isn't Mottau as much as him being attached at the fvcking hip to Colin White... the only way that seemed like it was gonna go away was through UFA.... goddamit :rant:

time to keep the hopes low next year :P

(and I'm usually the RATIONAL one this time of year)

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Yes. Because 1st place in the division is a bad season.

When you keep getting kicked out of the first round as a top seed by inferior opponents it's a bad season.

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When you keep getting kicked out of the first round as a top seed by inferior opponents it's a bad season.

Agreed.

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seriously? mottau?

we are in for another bad season :(

Mottau isn't a bad 3rd pair defenseman. The problem last year was that he was getting more minutes than he should because of injuries, and being paired with White didn't help. Hopefully whoever the new coach winds up being realizes that those two shouldn't be paired with one another. Still, as long as Mottau's new contract is in the ballpark of $1 million, I'll be happy to welcome him back.

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with salmela out for the beginning of the season, the devils have 4 defenders 'under contract', and one of them is mark fraser. while i'd like to see mottau gone from a 'blow it all up' perspective, mottau has been a pretty enormous bargain the last 2 years.

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I still have really high hopes for Salmela. I hope he's not hurt by this surgery and they can still work with him and make him a starter.

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WHY Lou WHY??? Why the fvck would you want to resign Mottau! The guy is a nightmare out on the ice! Move on and get different players already. Mottau and White were a total disaster last season as a pairing. Devils do not need Mottau. Ugh....

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WHY Lou WHY??? Why the fvck would you want to resign Mottau! The guy is a nightmare out on the ice! Move on and get different players already. Mottau and White were a total disaster last season as a pairing. Devils do not need Mottau. Ugh....

White is the guy who dragged that pairing down, not Mottau. Mottau is not great, but if he was away from White he would be decent.

Also on another note, how do people become "keepers" of places inside the Rock? I know this was probably explained someplace here, but how do you do that and what does that entail? I see SatansDevils as keeper of the Fire and Ice lounges. How do I become a keeper of something?

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Yes. Because 1st place in the division is a bad season. Mottau played way better at the end of the season.

+1 I'd love to have Mottau back for a reasonable price.

For those who think it was Mottau that brought that defensive pairing down, then they did not watch many games. It was White who was the weak link between the two. Mottau has limited experience and he has to make up for a guy who has the same vision as Blackbeard and does not check or fight anymore.

White was one of our best defenders this year. He was our best defensive defensmen.

I still have really high hopes for Salmela. I hope he's not hurt by this surgery and they can still work with him and make him a starter.

+1

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Mottau is the reason why we didnt score on the PP and the reason why the flyers beat us in the first round... :giggle: Mottau is also at fault for the world economic problems. its all mottau's fault! :giggle: :giggle: :horse:

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Mottau for 750k - 1M is a steal for a bottom pairing and a damn good insurance policy. Now Mottau for 27 minutes and with Colin White - shoot me in the face.

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