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#41 Triumph

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

Boyle, Burns, Vlasic, Demers, Stuart, Murray.

Wish we could get Havlat, but they look set on D


I don't think we'd trade them a defenseman. They're probably going to end up above the cap and don't have much fat to trim - Havlat could be available for a pick or minor prospect.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

The wild are definitely a trade partner. Especially if they keep in that new rule that any player in the minors making more than 1 million dollars counts against your cap. I think that along with the cap going down a few mil would put them over by 7-8 million. Plus they have no defense past suter
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:00 PM

I will be interested to see how Matteau does in camp. I have a sneaky feeling Henrique's injury may mean an extended tryout for the 18 year old.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

I will be interested to see how Matteau does in camp. I have a sneaky feeling Henrique's injury may mean an extended tryout for the 18 year old.

Who was the last person Lou gave a 9 game tryout to?
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:06 PM

Who was the last person Lou gave a 9 game tryout to?


I don't remember an opening like this before. There are 3 winger positions open at the moment in the top 9.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:07 PM

I will be interested to see how Matteau does in camp. I have a sneaky feeling Henrique's injury may mean an extended tryout for the 18 year old.


I doubt he'll be invited to camp. Camps are going to be very small.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

I doubt he'll be invited to camp. Camps are going to be very small.


It would be silly to just hand a job to Tedenby, Butler and Sestito. There are plenty of players on JR recall list.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

I don't see why not give Matteau a shot at camp, worst case scenario he doesn't make the team and goes back to Junior for the season.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

Lou could re-sign BOTH Sykora and Arnott at this point and it wouldn't shock me...maybe eventually trade one of the d-man for offensive help too.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

It would be silly to just hand a job to Tedenby, Butler and Sestito. There are plenty of players on JR recall list.


No one's saying that. There are free agents, there are trades.

I don't see why not give Matteau a shot at camp, worst case scenario he doesn't make the team and goes back to Junior for the season.


Worst case scenario is he makes the team and the Devils start his clock early for not much value. If you can't find a player better than Matteau is likely to be on the free agent market or on the cheap trade market you're not looking hard enough.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:17 PM

I wouldnt mind a Sykora Elias Arnott reunion just for this year. Our offense needs it.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:45 AM

What do you guys think of Leino? Would anyone take a chance if he's bought out?
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:01 AM

What do you guys think of Leino? Would anyone take a chance if he's bought out?


I always felt like Leino would only be good in the Philly system.. He's good on an offense with lots of good passing, but I never thought he was good on D.. His best move was to skate down the boards into the zone, spin around, and pass to Briere cutting to the net
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:58 AM

What do you guys think of Leino? Would anyone take a chance if he's bought out?


I can't see them buying him out with this much time left on his contract. I mean, Pegula's a billionaire and all, but that would be nearly $12 million in dead money. And I think Colin is right, the Devils tend to dislike this sort of player - passes in the offensive zone mean turnovers.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:14 PM

The more I think about it, the more I like the idea. I watched him a lot in Philly and I think he'd be great with Kovalchuk. Leino is a very crafty player and a good passer. True, he's soft, poor defensively and doesnt have a good shot, but I think its worth the risk.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:52 PM

Sign Sykora, Arnott, and Huselius, problem solved :) And they will all be cheap.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

I don't think that we're going to add anybody really...maybe one other forward. It's all wishful thinking, plus you need to think that if the season were to start in the next two weeks. We're not going to have Henrique.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

I don't think that we're going to add anybody really...maybe one other forward. It's all wishful thinking, plus you need to think that if the season were to start in the next two weeks. We're not going to have Henrique.


Maybe not by the start of the season we won't add someone, but with Fayne, Greene, Tally, Volch, Larsson, Zid, Sal AND Harrold signed for next year, you gotta think at least one of those guys is on the move. I got my fingers crossed it's Sal or Volch, but I wouldn't die if Greene was dumped either, but I would suspect that would not happen unless we make a multi player deal where we are getting an NHL dman back in addition to a forward.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:41 PM

Maybe not by the start of the season we won't add someone, but with Fayne, Greene, Tally, Volch, Larsson, Zid, Sal AND Harrold signed for next year, you gotta think at least one of those guys is on the move. I got my fingers crossed it's Sal or Volch, but I wouldn't die if Greene was dumped either, but I would suspect that would not happen unless we make a multi player deal where we are getting an NHL dman back in addition to a forward.

If Greene gets dumped for an average forward, I'd be pretty upset with Lou. Greene > Sal and Volch, based on play, and by a long shot when you take their contracts into consideration.

Signing Sal to that deal is more annoying to me than Parise signing in Minny. That contract is obscene for a player with Zach's tools. But to sign Sal to a terrible contract, when he played average at best and isn't going to get any better baffles me. It's going to look Pandolfo level bad and unfortunately, it's going to be hard to hide him as a defensemen. Plus, because of that contract, we are most likely going to have to cut someone loose who is better than Sal.

Sal would have been ok as a weak even strength minute eater, PK specialist but we already have one in Volch.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:32 PM

Sign Sykora, Arnott, and Huselius, problem solved :) And they will all be cheap.


Arnott is not needed with our center depth and we would be so weak along the boards with Huselius and Sykora. I'd rather big defensive responsible wingers.
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