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#281 Joe B

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 06:41 PM

deleated because it's the wrong thread

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 06:45 PM

good ish haha cant wait for the season guhh!!
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:06 PM

how is not getting cap space a good thing? and yeah, the guy should just quit his job because lou has never had financial concerns at the forefront of his job. have you completely forgotten the mcmullen years or do you just like pretending they don't exist?


Lou's spent when he's wanted to spend and didn't spend when he didn't want to...before the lockout you could keep players a lot longer and lowball them on contracts for several years. Especially when you had a much deeper farm system and can boot a Brendan Morrison cause you had other guys like Elias, Sykora, Madden, etc. You can't do that as much these days if you want to keep players (Elias, Kovy) in their prime seasons.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:30 PM

Lou's spent when he's wanted to spend and didn't spend when he didn't want to...before the lockout you could keep players a lot longer and lowball them on contracts for several years. Especially when you had a much deeper farm system and can boot a Brendan Morrison cause you had other guys like Elias, Sykora, Madden, etc. You can't do that as much these days if you want to keep players (Elias, Kovy) in their prime seasons.


lou traded kirk muller over money. lou barely retained scott stevens in 94 - as i recall, that went down to the last day. do i need to keep going? lou doesn't spend anything he wants to or doesn't want to - his pursestrings are controlled by ownership.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 07:43 PM

Maybe I think it was clear Brian wasn't getting a lick of ice-time on the top two lines anyway, and he is a non-factor when he isn't there. Saves the team 3 million, which is nice for an owner. It also allows some younger players much needed minutes to develop.

I agree with you on this, besides the obvious bonus by clearing salary/cap space, I'm just as excited to open the roster spot to a younger player.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:08 PM

I am late with this but I never thought that Rolston was ever going to be traded. Lou offered a bad contract to Rolston, good news that Rolston stoled from Lou and thanks to the Isles for being involved.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:31 PM

I feel like the unfortunate Parise news vindicates me
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 10:50 PM

There was a team at the deadline that wanted him aswell as the Isles. Who? Brian did not say who as far as I know.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 11:02 PM

how is not getting cap space a good thing? and yeah, the guy should just quit his job because lou has never had financial concerns at the forefront of his job. have you completely forgotten the mcmullen years or do you just like pretending they don't exist?

Beat me to it, Tri. Though it does beg the question of why he's had so many problems with the salary cap.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 11:21 PM

Beat me to it, Tri. Though it does beg the question of why he's had so many problems with the salary cap.


because the devils drafted really terribly between 1999 and 2005 - besides parise and zajac, they basically got no one who was an average player. so they had a lot of older players on the team, and those players have to get compensated fairly.

this is the first summer where lou has not made an obvious cap mistake.
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 01:49 AM

This is 100% positive for the Devils. We get rid of 3 million in salary for this year and if Hunter works out on the 3-4 line, great, if not, we can bury him in the minors and have an extra 5 million in cap space instead. I don't understand why anyone thinks we'd need to buy out Hunter, he's not signed to a 35+ contract and doesn't have a NMC, so we can bury his contract at any time for any reason in order to gain extra cap space.
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 09:31 AM

Has anyone seen the dance marathon episode of Always Sunny? Well Rolston was like the beer keg you had to wear around your neck if you lost a dance-off.
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 09:35 AM

Has anyone seen the dance marathon episode of Always Sunny? Well Rolston was like the beer keg you had to wear around your neck if you lost a dance-off.


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Posted 31 July 2011 - 10:35 PM

You, sir, are my hero.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 08:10 AM

Andddd .gif saved for future use :lol:
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 10:52 AM

Has anyone seen the dance marathon episode of Always Sunny? Well Rolston was like the beer keg you had to wear around your neck if you lost a dance-off.

Best reference ever
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:09 AM

Best reference ever

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