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#461 DevilinLA

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:32 PM

don't really care what caps fans think, he can kill penalties, win faceoffs, and play a solid 4th line center. that's his job.

--- SURE, why trust what the folks who have been watching the guy night in night out observe - by that logic I guess Jason Arnott is still a top center.

i don't think this is very important.

--- Ask VAN's defense that was worn out over 7 games from the hitting and gritty play if this is important.

maybe so, but it usually comes at the expense of skill, especially in the case of someone like konopka, who took a ton of penalties last year. ----konopka's a good player for a bad team, but a bad player for a good team.
--- Agreed. But Konopka brings more than Steckel - lets see what he gets for $$$


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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:41 PM

GREENE UPDATE:

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:47 PM

SURE, why trust what the folks who have been watching the guy night in night out observe - by that logic I guess Jason Arnott is still a top center.


people who watch a player night in and night out very often come to the wrong opinion about players. i know i do - i can't stand watching clarkson, and i couldn't stand watching rolston, and neither of these players were ever horrible.

fans don't like a big player who doesn't hit, but that's steckel's game. most of steckel's value is in his faceoff ability, which isn't something that you really see. the average center wins 5 faceoffs of 10. steckel wins 6 in 10.

Ask VAN's defense that was worn out over 7 games from the hitting and gritty play if this is important.


what would the narrative be if vancouver won game 7? they lost one guy to injury (on a hit he THREW), and then they lost one guy to a suspension.

physical play has value, i just don't think that value is very high.

Agreed. But Konopka brings more than Steckel - lets see what he gets for $$$


steckel has gotten more minutes on better teams and has put up better numbers. he takes way more penalties than steckel. he's not a better player than steckel. he will get less money.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 06:01 PM

--- SURE, why trust what the folks who have been watching the guy night in night out observe - by that logic I guess Jason Arnott is still a top center.


Couldn't the same logic be used about the Islanders not wanting Konopka back at apparently any price?
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 06:10 PM

people who watch a player night in and night out very often come to the wrong opinion about players. i know i do - i can't stand watching clarkson, and i couldn't stand watching rolston, and neither of these players were ever horrible.

fans don't like a big player who doesn't hit, but that's steckel's game. most of steckel's value is in his faceoff ability, which isn't something that you really see. the average center wins 5 faceoffs of 10. steckel wins 6 in 10.

what would the narrative be if vancouver won game 7? they lost one guy to injury (on a hit he THREW), and then they lost one guy to a suspension.

physical play has value, i just don't think that value is very high.


People who watch a player night in and night out have a much better opinion of a player. You can't stand watching Clarkson because he can't skate and has very low hockey sense. Rolston's biggest attribute is his shot, and he can't hit the ocean from the pier. Of course they are horrible, and especially at the money they make. Hell, no one wanted Rolston at half his salary.

And of course physical play has value. Anyone who's played hockey can tell you that. You get pounded into the boards a few times, and it changes some of your decisions. There's no stat for that.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:00 PM

STATUS QUO UPDATE:

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Devils D Bryce Salvador, who missed last season with a concussion, may not be able to play this year. Lou Lamoriello: "That's an unknown."
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:04 PM

Rolston's biggest attribute is his shot, and he can't hit the ocean from the pier.


I think someone keeps track of shot percentage that actually hit the net and Rolston's isn't bad. If I'm remembering correctly then this is a good example of watching a player every day but ending up with a wrong impression. If I'm remembering incorrectly then ignore this all. :lol:
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:15 PM

I think someone keeps track of shot percentage that actually hit the net and Rolston's isn't bad. If I'm remembering correctly then this is a good example of watching a player every day but ending up with a wrong impression. If I'm remembering incorrectly then ignore this all. :lol:


Haha, I wonder if thats true. Theres a lot I can't stand about Rolston. His shot is one. He also rarely fights for pucks and gives up on the play easily. Of course, I think it all gets amplified by the price tag.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:53 PM

STATUS QUO UPDATE:

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Devils D Bryce Salvador, who missed last season with a concussion, may not be able to play this year. Lou Lamoriello: "That's an unknown."


I was half expecting this to be honest.. here's to another $2.9mil on our cap space :)
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:07 PM

Rolston's shot is nowhere near as bad (accuracy wise) as it was his first go-around.

My problem with him on the point is that he doesn't read the point well defensively and gets caught flat-footed.
When you team him with Kovy and they get into "hot potato one-timer" mode, this gets real evident. their spacing gets really bad and they don't read problems developing.

that was part of the reason I liked Zajac back there, he played the blue line alot better than either of them.
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 08:08 PM

STATUS QUO UPDATE:

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Devils D Bryce Salvador, who missed last season with a concussion, may not be able to play this year. Lou Lamoriello: "That's an unknown."


Damn. I was kinda figuring this as most of you were as well, but thats a damn shame just for him. Its hard to watch an injury such as a head issue ruin someones career in the sport they love. Best of luck to Salvador with whatever happens.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:38 AM

So is this still the official thread for todays signings?
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:54 AM

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 07:59 AM

Does anyone remember last year on July 1st how Martin Biron signed with the Rangers practically at 12:01?
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:06 AM

So...can we create a new July 1st thread for signings?

This thread's already getting clogged, and I don't feel like seeing Parsie create a new thread for every single signing as the day goes by.

Maybe two threads, a Major Signings and a Minor Signings.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:11 AM

So...can we create a new July 1st thread for signings?This thread's already getting clogged, and I don't feel like seeing Parsie create a new thread for every single signing as the day goes by.Maybe two threads, a Major Signings and a Minor Signings.

Keep this one or create another, but no to the idea of 2 threads one of the Major and one for the Minor signings because I'm sure every thread will be invaded by Major and Minor signing and the rumors that comes with it since nobody will agree on what's major and what's minor.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:14 AM

Ah good point.

We'll see how the day goes, if things become messy I'll make a separate thread or hopefully someone else will

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:15 AM

Ah good point.

We'll see how the day goes, if things become messy I'll make a separate thread or hopefully someone else will


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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:58 AM

Here is a menu of available Defensemen from TSN:

Shop and discuss amongst yourselves:

DEFENCE

Ian White, D, San Jose
TSN.ca Rating: 67.26
Stats 4-22-26, +3, 26, 78 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $3.0M
Comment: Even though he's undersized, has established himself in a top-four role.

Roman Hamrlik, D, Montreal
TSN.ca Rating: 70.17
Stats 5-29-34, +6, 81, 79 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $5.5M
Comment: 37-year-old may find age limits term of potential offers; certainly moreso than recent performance which has been solid.

Tomas Kaberle, D, Boston
TSN.ca Rating: 71.55
Stats 4-43-47, +4, 18, 82 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $4.25M
Comment: Struggled with the Bruins so, even though he was on a Cup winner, ended up hurting his free agent value in the process.

Ed Jovanovski, D, Phoenix
TSN.ca Rating: 65.84
Stats 5-9-14,+4, 39, 50 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $6.5M
Comment: No longer an offensive contributor, but a veteran big-bodied blueliner who can eat up minutes.

Jan Hejda, D, Columbus
TSN.ca Rating: 65.36
Stats 5-15-20, -6, 28, 77 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $2.0M
Comment: Defensive specialist who doesn't have the same kind of name recognition, but should be in demand.

Bryan McCabe, D, N.Y. Rangers
TSN.ca Rating: 68.27
Stats 7-21-28, +2, 34, 67 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $5.75M
Comment: Didn't play much for the Rangers, but still showed he could handle a significant role in his time with Florida.

Anton Babchuk, D, Calgary
TSN.ca Rating: 70.75
Stats 11-24-35, +14, 32, 82 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $1.4M
Comment: For all his limitations, he's productive offensively, scoring 27 goals in his last two NHL seasons.

Sami Salo, D, Vancouver
TSN.ca Rating: 62.36
Stats 3-4-7, -3, 14, 27 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $3.5M
Comment: As injury-prone as they come, but a top-four guy with a big shot from the point.

Scott Hannan, D, Washington
TSN.ca Rating: 60.89
Stats 1-10-11, +4, 34, 78 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $4.5M
Comment: Not quite at his shutdown peak, but the 32-year-old shows up to battle every night, missing 11 games in the last eight seasons.

Andy Greene, D, New Jersey
TSN.ca Rating: 62.13
Stats 4-19-23, -23, 22, 82 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $738K
Comment: Could be a value signing as a puck-moving defenceman.

Mike Lundin, D, Tampa Bay
TSN.ca Rating: 61.38
Stats 1-11-12, -3, 12, 69 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $750K
Comment: Has played more than 21 minutes per game in the last two seasons; may be a top-four solution for some team.


Sheldon Souray, D, Edmonton
TSN.ca Rating: N/A
Stats (AHL): 4-15-19, +10, 85, 40 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $5.4M
Comment: If he's healthy and motivated after a year in the AHL, his toughness and big shot from the point could make a difference.

Radek Martinek, D, N.Y. Islanders
TSN.ca Rating: 64.50
Stats 3-13-16, -5, 35, 64 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $1.5M
Comment: Nearly as injury-prone as Salo, yet a steady defender when he's in the lineup.

Kent Huskins, D, San Jose
TSN.ca Rating: 61.83
Stats 2-8-10, +8, 12, 50 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $1.7M
Comment: Veteran plays a no-frills game, but reliable third-pair defender.

Mike Commodore, D, Columbus
TSN.ca Rating: 63.92
Stats 2-4-6, -8, 44, 20 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $3.75M
Comment: Certainly not worth big money deal, but size, toughness, experience should find him another NHL job.

Cam Barker, D, Minnesota
TSN.ca Rating: 58.74
Stats 1-4-5, -10, 34, 52 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $3.083M
Comment: Has flopped since scoring 40 points in 2008-2009 so now 25-year-old will try to resurrect his career somewhere else.

Sean O'Donnell, D, Philadelphia
TSN.ca Rating: 61.55
Stats 1-17-18, +8. 87, 81 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $1.3M
Comment: Nearing 40, yet tough and reliable, missing a total of a dozen games over the last seven seasons.

Brent Sopel, D, Montreal
TSN.ca Rating: 61.04
Stats 2-5-7, +6, 16, 71 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $2.333M
Comment: Has turned into an effective shot-blocker later in his career and Cup ring with Blackhawks in 2009-2010 makes him more appealing on the open market.

Shane O'Brien, D, Nashville
TSN.ca Rating: 59.82
Stats 2-7-9, +1, 83, 80 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $1.6M
Comment: A physical presence who struggles with consistency.

Steve Staios, D, Calgary
TSN.ca Rating: 65.40
Stats 3-7-10, +6, 24, 39 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $2.7M
Comment: Hard-nosed vet running into injuries that last couple of seasons.

Jim Vandermeer, D, Edmonton
TSN.ca Rating: 61.36
Stats 2-12-14, -15, 74, 62 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $2.3M
Comment: Tough defenceman who is best suited to third pair duty.

Steve Eminger, D, N.Y. Rangers
TSN.ca Rating: 60.57
Stats 2-4-6, -5, 22, 65 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $1.125M
Comment: Has played for six teams since 2007-2008. Ready for number seven?

Matt Gilroy, D, N.Y. Rangers
TSN.ca Rating: 62.76
Stats 3-8-11, +5, 14, 58 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $1.75M
Comment: Not an impact performer coming out of college and now 26-years-old with two years of NHL experience.

Randy Jones, D, Tampa Bay
TSN.ca Rating: 60.97
Stats 1-12-13, -4, 15, 61 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $1.0M
Comment: Capable puck-moving defenceman has regressed since 31-point season for the Flyers in 2007-2008.

Sami Lepisto, D, Columbus
TSN.ca Rating: 64.32
Stats 4-12-16, +10, 55, 70 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $800K
Comment: Played more than 20 minutes per game for Blue Jackets.

Jeff Woywitka, D, Dallas
TSN.ca Rating: 62.35
Stats 2-9-11, +5, 24, 63 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $650K
Comment: A steady sixth or, more likely, seventh defenceman.

Ruslan Salei, D, Detroit
TSN.ca Rating: 60.81
Stats 2-8-10, even, 48, 75 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $1.1M
Comment: A mediocre season with the Red Wings, but 36-year-old has loads of experience.

Paul Mara, D, Montreal
TSN.ca Rating: 60.80
Stats 1-5-6, +1, 88, 53 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $750K
Comment: Now a depth defenceman, was actually effective in that role for Canadiens, adding size and toughness when he played.

Anssi Salmela, D, New Jersey
TSN.ca Rating: 58.85
Stats 1-6-7, -11, 14, 48 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $613K
Comment: Skilled enough, but always battling for a roster spot.

Adam Pardy, D, Calgary
TSN.ca Rating: 63.81
Stats 1-6-7, +3, 24, 30 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $700K
Comment: Stuck as a No. 7 with the Flames; will he get the chance to do more somewhere else?

Jordan Hendry, D, Chicago
TSN.ca Rating: 57.47
Stats 1-0-1, -2, 4, 37 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $600K
Comment: Limited role with Blackhawks and recovering from torn ACL.

Andreas Lilja, D, Anaheim
TSN.ca Rating: 60.06
Stats 1-6-7, -15, 28, 52 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $750K
Comment: Tough season, going minus-15 in just 52 games.

Nick Boynton, D, Philadelphia
TSN.ca Rating: 61.43
Stats 1-7-8, -1, 40, 51 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $500K
Comment: Can be useful in a limited role; has played 100 games over the last two seasons.

Tyler Sloan, D, Washington
TSN.ca Rating: 59.49
Stats 1-5-6, -6, 14, 33 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $700K
Comment: Has 99 games with the Capitals over the last three seasons.

Jason Strudwick, D, Edmonton
TSN.ca Rating: 55.89
Stats 0-2-2, -16, 23, 43 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $725K
Comment: Tough depth guy who is minus-34 over the last two seasons.

David Hale, D, Ottawa
TSN.ca Rating: 62.96
Stats 1-4-5, +7, 6, 25 GP
'10-'11 Cap Hit: $675K
Comment: Not a bad showing in 25 games with the Sens last season.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:07 AM

Poor Salvador. Still having the concussion syndrome and his $2.9M will help the Devils salary cap if he cannot go. If he can't go he maybe forced to retire from the game. I wish Salvador well and good luck to him.
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