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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:50 PM

I'm shocked that Lou couldn't find a trading partner for White. With all the bad signings out there, you'd think one team with cap space would take White for a draft pick or a cheaper body.

There was a logjam at defense, and if Lou is being told to cut payroll, he has no choice. But I don't think this move is as bad as it sounds. Sad to see a really good Devil go though.

Edited by devilsrule33, 01 August 2011 - 12:51 PM.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:51 PM

Given that Lou keeps talking about him I think it's worth discussing.

All Salvador needs is to get nailed once, and he's done. If that's the logic behind this move, the logic sucks.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:51 PM

for all the dull summers we've spent as devils fans .. this one sure has been interesting ...


Of course Philly had to top us.... bastards.....
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:52 PM

Maybe Lou'll sign Scott Hannan as his replacement. Not a huge improvement, but..

I seriously doubt it.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:56 PM

Maybe Lou'll sign Scott Hannan as his replacement. Not a huge improvement, but..

I seriously doubt it.


Did you just shoot down your own speculation?
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:56 PM

Just a thought - what if this is Lou's way of a handshake agreement with Colin White ala Jay Pandolfo? There's an outside chance of White retiring; maybe he wants more family time, maybe he's tired of playing with "one eye," who knows. But if he retired normally, he'd get nothing. This way, he takes home $2mil and gets his family time.

Maybe Lou gave it to him straight and offered to buy him out or look for a trade, and White preferred this choice.

Not saying it's the reason for all of this, but I really wouldn't be shocked if something like this came to light.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:57 PM

let's not forget that colin white is blind in one eye.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 12:58 PM

This really has me upset.

Dunno if it's been mentioned yet but now we're down to... Brodeur and Elias from the 03 cup. It's been a while, boys :(

Which is weird to think of, since we started the season with 6 ex cup winners. (Brodeur, Elias, Rolston, White, Langenbrunner, Arnott)

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:00 PM

Don't worry, when we win this year, we'll at least have 1 ring on the team until 2025 :lol:
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:01 PM

Who are the potential rental D-men? I could see the Devils going into the season with a combo of Volchenkov/Greene/Tallinder/Fayne/Taormina/Salvador/Larsson and making a move for a FA-to-be during the year. Would leave us a little thin on the blue line in the early going, of course...
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:02 PM

Reading TG's tweets, he said Lou mentioned the word "budgetary" a couple of times, so the ownership situation I guess has something to do with this.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:03 PM

I'd have liked to see a healthy Trent Hunter get a shot, because i think he would have helped, but he really didn't fit into the lineup and he's not going to play on the 4th line with that cap hit. Younger and cap trimming was probably the best way to go here in the end and it looks like taking Hunter was nothing more then a cosmetic move made for the Islanders to take Rolston, no matter LL's claims of Hunter on the roster.

White? Well, my feelings on White have been pretty clear since he did a human traffic cone impression during the 2008 Playoffs. He's had games where he's been solid with the puck and effective physically, but there's been too many times he's made bad passes/bad descisons with the puck, ran out of position to make a hit and looked overall slow and plodding. While we all should be grateful of White's contributions to this organization, it was clear it was time to move on and get younger and hopefully more mobile.

Who says Salvador will be here when the season starts, anyway? It's not written in stone.

They have plenty of cap space left, but i'm really not expecting anything to be added. I get the impression the directive is to lower payroll by a) cutting vets who can be replaced by younger players who need to be looked at and given the chance b) after years of spending to the cap, it's time to peel back for financial reasons and save some cap room for in-season moves if needed.

Who knows? In a way, is this team a Cup contender or top 4-5 in the conference to be spending to the cap limit as constructed before the exit of White? I can kind of see what they're trying to do and how they are going about it, but can they afford to linger down in the standings and miss the playoffs again with an uncertain future this summer looming?
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:06 PM

Who are the potential rental D-men? I could see the Devils going into the season with a combo of Volchenkov/Greene/Tallinder/Fayne/Taormina/Salvador/Larsson and making a move for a FA-to-be during the year. Would leave us a little thin on the blue line in the early going, of course...

Ryan Suter leads the crop, along with Shea Weber if he's a one-year deal.

Overall, it's pretty deep for 2012:
John-Michael Liles, Dennis Wideman, Francois Beauchemin, Brad Stuart, Barrett Jackman, Johnny Oduya (just watch), Matt Carle, Braydon Coburn, Niklas Kronwall, Bryan Allen, Fedor Tyutin, Tim Gleason, Josh Gorges, Shaone Morrisonn, Johnny Boychuk...
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:07 PM

Disregard White,

Acquire Doughty.

(Only in my NHL 11 (SOON TO BE 12) dreams)
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:09 PM

Ryan Suter leads the crop, along with Shea Weber if he's a one-year deal.

Overall, it's pretty deep for 2012:
John-Michael Liles, Dennis Wideman, Francois Beauchemin, Brad Stuart, Barrett Jackman, Johnny Oduya (just watch), Matt Carle, Braydon Coburn, Niklas Kronwall, Bryan Allen, Fedor Tyutin, Tim Gleason, Josh Gorges, Shaone Morrisonn, Johnny Boychuk...


most of those guys are on playoff teams, though.

i wonder if NJ maybe gives mccabe a 1 year deal - deboer knows him from florida.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:09 PM

I remember hoping we'd go after Beauchemin a few years ago. He'd be a cool addition. But I'm more inclined to believe Lou is going to sit with this defense unless it really blows up in his face.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:10 PM

Ryan Suter leads the crop, along with Shea Weber if he's a one-year deal.

Overall, it's pretty deep for 2012:
John-Michael Liles, Dennis Wideman, Francois Beauchemin, Brad Stuart, Barrett Jackman, Johnny Oduya (just watch), Matt Carle, Braydon Coburn, Niklas Kronwall, Bryan Allen, Fedor Tyutin, Tim Gleason, Josh Gorges, Shaone Morrisonn, Johnny Boychuk...



I'd be cool with any of these guys.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:10 PM

most of those guys are on playoff teams, though.

i wonder if NJ maybe gives mccabe a 1 year deal - deboer knows him from florida.

Didn't even realize he hadn't been signed yet. Former captain of one of Deboer's teams, wasn't he?
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:11 PM

Ryan Suter leads the crop, along with Shea Weber if he's a one-year deal.

Overall, it's pretty deep for 2012:
John-Michael Liles, Dennis Wideman, Francois Beauchemin, Brad Stuart, Barrett Jackman, Johnny Oduya (just watch), Matt Carle, Braydon Coburn, Niklas Kronwall, Bryan Allen, Fedor Tyutin, Tim Gleason, Josh Gorges, Shaone Morrisonn, Johnny Boychuk...


I've seen this movie before.
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 01:12 PM

Our Win/Loss Record with White is always better than without him. We need his grit/experience. Unless Lou has a big move up his sleeve I hate this.
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