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#1 cgosha21

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:50 PM

What happens when Josefson comes back?

Centers:
Zajac
Elias
Henrique
Josefson
Carter

I know the simple answer is scratch Carter or move Elias back to wing, but you figure Zajac at some point becomes a 1st or 2nd center again, Henrique is proving he also belongs there, Josefson was playing well enough with Kovy before he got hurt to stay there & Elias is having another solid year in the position.

Do we package one of them with a “D” man & maybe a prospect for 1st rounder & faster “D” man? Or we take a whole other approach? Another big question is how much money will Zajac want in 2 years when he becomes a UFA & can/could we afford him with the hopefulness of us resigning Parise?

With the emergence of Henrique & the continued improvement of Josefson we could probably sign each of them for at least 3-4 years at 3 Million each.

I closing I would hate to lose Zajac & if Lou can make it work with the cap then let’s keep him, but if we can’t let’s move him at the end of the year for a true future franchise goalie or an elite “D” man.

What’s your opinion?

Edited by cgosha21, 22 December 2011 - 03:18 PM.

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#2 HellOnICE

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:52 PM

Let's just win tomorrow, and worry about it when it happens :)
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:58 PM

I've been thinking about this too, but it's so far in the future that for all we know someone will be injured.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:02 PM

Pull Elias and put him back on the left.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:09 PM

when is he expected to return? Feb?
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:22 PM

Can we change the thread title? I actually thought he was back when I saw this lol.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:46 PM

when is he expected to return? Feb?


Something like that, yes.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 02:53 PM

Can we change the thread title? I actually thought he was back when I saw this lol.


Same here.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 09:50 PM

I'd like to see 'em try to keep all four current centers in place - Henrique, Elias, Zajac, Carter - and add Josefson on the wing. Ease him back in to start, give him a place on the fourth line with Carter to get up to game speed. If he outperforms the 3rd line LW (Tedenby?) then bump Josefson up to that line. That means the potential for:

Parise-Henrique-Kovalchuk
Sykora-Elias-Zubrus
Tedenby/Josefson-Zajac-Clarkson
Josefson/Boulton-Carter-Janssen/Boulton (has he ever played his off-wing?)

Frankly, as long as the "PHuK U" line is clicking, keep them together even if Zajac is healthy. Henrique's offensive game seems to complement Kovalchuk's better than Zajac's does naturally.

...that being said, the Devils have two players on the top two lines that could easily be burned out or hit a wall as the season progresses: Henrique and Sykora. Ideally, when Josefson returns, he and Zajac would be able to help readjust the offense. I'm more worried about Sykora getting gassed and being useless on a line without Elias than I am about Josefson finding a place in the lineup when he's healthy.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:15 PM

as long as the "PHuK U" line is clicking, keep them together even if Zajac is healthy.


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Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:17 PM

Parise Henrique Clarkson
Kovalchuk Zajac Zubrus
Josefson Elias Sykora
Palmieri Carter Tedenby

Edited by Zubie#8, 22 December 2011 - 10:18 PM.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:21 PM

I don't see Kovy and Parise playing together all season.

Kovy - Elias - Zubes
Parise - Zajac - Henrique
Tedenby - Josefson - Clarkson
Sykora - Carter - Boulton/Janssen

Sykie will get PP minutes but less at even strength as the season goes on.

I'd imagine someone will get traded for a defenseman before the season is over. I'm hoping it's not Henrique. I have a feeling it will be Josefson.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:23 PM

Parise Henrique Clarkson
Kovalchuk Zajac Zubrus
Josefson Elias Sykora
Palmieri Carter Tedenby



Hmm. At first I was like na Kovalchuck should stay on that line with Parise then I realized that Clarkson is actually having just as good, if not a better season than Kovalchick.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:24 PM

Do you guys think Nashville would trade Weber for some kind of package like a 2nd Rd pick, Josefson, Tedenby, and Fayne/Taormina? I can dream, right?
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 10:30 PM

I'd like to see Elias move back to wing. I think somebody's getting traded, and I'd rather it be Tedenby than Henrique or JJ, and that's not gonna happen unless Patty's a winger.
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Posted 22 December 2011 - 11:16 PM

Parise Henrique Clarkson
Kovalchuk Zajac Zubrus
Josefson Elias Sykora
Palmieri Carter Tedenby

Well, as long as it isn't this, I'll be happy. Haha, sorry man, but eesh and no thanks.

Hmm. At first I was like na Kovalchuck should stay on that line with Parise then I realized that Clarkson is actually having just as good, if not a better season than Kovalchick.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 02:03 AM

When I was talking with Josefson at the Josefson/Hedberg signing he said he had at least another 12-weeks to go so he maybe out for the rest of the season. The earliest he was saying is April if everything turns out ok. He is doing better and the night of the signing with Hedberg he was in good spirits thinking he could be back by April or even the playoffs if the Devils make it that far (which they will).
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 04:25 AM

Is that what we're calling them now? I dig the creativity...


No! It's the PAK Line, dammit!
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Posted 23 December 2011 - 06:46 AM

we have much big potential d-prospects - like merril(next year in ahl, larssinator, gelinas, taormina, urbom - one or two takes the train spot. we have green, tally, anton in a long term, and fayne looks pretty good for future
whats for we must to in-trade muchsalary-defensman?

i think we can trade green or another long_term-not_young defensman and some prospect for big_potential-goalie. like rask or other
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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:39 PM

I don't see Kovy and Parise playing together all season.

Kovy - Elias - Zubes
Parise - Zajac - Henrique
Tedenby - Josefson - Clarkson
Sykora - Carter - Boulton/Janssen

Sykie will get PP minutes but less at even strength as the season goes on.

I'd imagine someone will get traded for a defenseman before the season is over. I'm hoping it's not Henrique. I have a feeling it will be Josefson.


I just don't see Sykora on the 4th line doesn't make much sense to me
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