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#61 Colin226

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:53 AM

Posted ImageTGfireandice Tom Gulitti Lamoriello said the decision to buy out both players was budgetary and because of depth of young players on D and at RW.


This leads me to believe that JVB would rather not pay older players that aren't really that good to hold roster spots while cheaper and younger prospects can get a shot.


Let me fix the quote for you:

"Lamoriello said the decision to buy out both players was budgetary and because the team has financial issues 10x worse than the US government and odds are the Devils will be moving to El Paso, Texas next season if things continue."
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:54 AM

well here goes one of the last stanley cup ring in the locker room... only 2 left
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:54 AM

hunter move gets a thumbs up.

white move gets a thumbs down. they have the players to cover for this and it was obvious that white was gone next year, but i don't see what they gain here. i guess they intend to use bryce salvador on the team this year, but still. they need a deep run in the playoffs to get the fan base back.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:54 AM

lol you really think White is a top 2 defenseman?


With who we had to choose from, yes.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:54 AM

I wouldn't be too surprised if we signed a guy like Chris Drury.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:55 AM

This may have been the most useless post in the thread. And I always like your stuff Colin, but c'mon. You can't just dismiss an opinion because "la dee da I don't believe it"


It was meant to be useless, just like speculating about team finances because we aren't spending to the cap and waived 2 aging players.. C'mon man it's just not reasonable to speculate so much when we know so little.. NJDevs shouldn't stoop to TMZ levels
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:55 AM

lol you really think White is a top 2 defenseman?

he's been on the top 2 pairings for the Devils every year since the lockout. Can't say that about anyone else. This move doesn't make any sense if this is the end to it.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:55 AM

Wow. Totally shocked to see White on waivers.

A couple things pop into mind.

One is that maybe Lou has learned from past mistakes of being too loyal to his soldiers. Pandolfo comes immediately to mind. Instead of signing someone to a "Thank you for your service" contract, maybe now he's trying to cut someone loose while another team might still see value in him.

Another is that maybe Whitey was actually a bad egg in the locker room. The Langs saga comes to mind. Lemaire wanted to give White the C for the night, but he refused. Maybe that's insubordination in Lou's eyes, and this is just more house cleaning?

Or maybe it's more budget-minded, self-imposed cap stuff because of ownership. Or maybe Lou & Co. really do have Larsson penned in for opening night. Or Salvador's doing better than we thought.

Could be anything at this point. But ever since he stopped taking at least one mind-numbingly stupid penalty per night, I've been a Whitey fan. Sad to see him (potentially) go.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:56 AM

I wouldn't be too surprised if we signed a guy like Chris Drury.


it better be damn cheap and incentive-laden cause his success a product of the system, not of his raw talent.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:56 AM

Let me fix the quote for you:

"Lamoriello said the decision to buy out both players was budgetary and because the team has financial issues 10x worse than the US government and odds are the Devils will be moving to El Paso, Texas next season if things continue."

C'mon man we get it. You think the team is in the green-green-green and think it's a cap move. Agree to disagree, I guess.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:56 AM

It was meant to be useless, just like speculating about team finances because we aren't spending to the cap and waived 2 aging players.. C'mon man it's just not reasonable to speculate so much when we know so little.. NJDevs shouldn't stoop to TMZ levels



Maybe the Devils just wanted to save money? Unless the new storage space at the Rock is a sh!thole, then I wouldn't look too much into this. You wouldn't want to save $10k a year if you had the choice and ability to?
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:56 AM

White will be a nice UFA pick up for some team after the buy out. If this is to make room for Salvador, then this is a total waste. If it means that Salvador is going to the minors for even more cap space and another expensive player is coming on board... then I guess we'll see.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:57 AM

The STH next to me will be happy.. He hated White with a passion and moaned every time the guy touched the puck
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:57 AM

I don't think it needs one right now.. Let's see how it plays out and then we can judge..

But for everyone who is so concerned with team finances, I was in the Devils offices last week and they are moving the entire warehouse (that was still in the meadowlands) to the arena in Newark, which saves the team upwards of $10k a month in rent.. I'll talk to management about setting the office temperature a few degrees higher to save on energy costs if people would like me to



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Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:57 AM

I wouldn't be too surprised if we signed a guy like Chris Drury.


Blasphemy!
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:00 PM

C'mon man we get it. You think the team is in the green-green-green and think it's a cap move. Agree to disagree, I guess.


This is what makes the boards so fun.. In a few years, we get to bring this thread back and laugh about how wrong we were :cheers: I'm still trying to find the thread where Tri talked about how Palmieri couldn't keep up with the NHL pace and would be sent down in a game or two (sorry to pick on you Tri)


Maybe the Devils just wanted to save money? Unless the new storage space at the Rock is a sh!thole, then I wouldn't look too much into this. You wouldn't want to save $10k a year if you had the choice and ability to?


Of course I would.. I'm just making the joke that we shouldn't look into every little detail as a sign of a huge issue, when we know so little about what could really be happening.. It's a very real possibility that the Devils are in financial trouble, but only JVB, Lou, and the finance department really know what's up so who am I to make such claims

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:00 PM

i know that its good to have cap space... but i dont know... if salvadore stays on LTIR, then we almost have too much cap space while shipping that could have been useful after all?

we only have 2 vets dman now... so were gonna have a rookie bottom pairing for sure, unless those moves are made to bring someone in
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:01 PM

This is what makes the boards so fun.. In a few years, we get to bring this thread back and laugh about how wrong we were :cheers:




Of course I would.. I'm just making the joke that we shouldn't look into every little detail as a sign of a huge issue, when we know so little about what could really be happening.. It's a very real possibility that the Devils are in financial trouble, but only JVB, Lou, and the finance department really know what's up so who am I to make such claims



AH sorry didn't see the sarcasm in your post lol.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:02 PM

AH sorry didn't see the sarcasm in your post lol.


Np man :cheers:
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:04 PM

"Lamoriello said the intention is for Trent Hunter to be on the Devils in 2011-12." = Being Placed On Waivers/Bought Out
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