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#81 DaneykoIsGod

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:51 AM

Not too familiar with this Foster kid ... anyone know what kind of wheels he has?

Not only do we need a good point man for distributing/shooting purposes, but we need someone capable of getting back quickly for all the shorthanded opportunities we invariably surrender. Taormina has good speed. If Foster can move too, then I think that might be a more important boon to our PP than his booming shot.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 09:59 AM

At 6'5" 226lbs if he had good wheels he'd be an all-star. More than likely it'll be Taormina or Kovalchuk bringing the puck up and then Foster coming in late and setting up at the point. You would think that a powerplay consisting of Foster, Taormina, Kovalchuk, Parise and Elias would be pretty deadly with regards to speed and puck movement.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:02 AM

We almost have TOO much talent for two powerplay units.

Kovalchuk-Elias-Parise
Foster-Zajac

Zubrus-Clarkson-Henrique
Kovalchuk-Taormina
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:22 AM

Lou acquired this player as a project. He's familiar with Lemaire and Oates and for a couple of spare parts that weren't claimed on waivers....twice. But...

There's always reasons a player has been on now his 5th team in the last 4 years. It's usually more then "he's playing behind such and such players on (insert team here)". Especially when that player is making 1.8 million.

Let's just wait and see. I'm keeping my expectations low simply because, IMO, this is a patchwork project. Let's put it this way, this PP needs all the help it can get.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:39 AM

Yeah, Foster has bad wheels. And Oiler fans did nothing but complain about him last year. Not looking forward to this.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:41 AM


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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:51 AM

From what I read it seems like Foster is just a one trick pony. I don't see how he will help NJ in the overall picture.


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Posted 13 December 2011 - 10:57 AM

Hmmm ... well, so much for that. Sounds kinda like Marc-Andre Bergeron, but possibly not as good.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:10 AM

Yeah, Foster has bad wheels. And Oiler fans did nothing but complain about him last year. Not looking forward to this.


Agreed. This helps Anaheim more than us.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 11:31 AM

Well, now they don't have to worry about Fraser's RFA status. Pelley brings ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to a team, Foster is a UFA at the end of the year, and this goalie will either be a nice surprise, or he'll disappear.

Foster could surprise and provide the slapper we've needed from a d-man. Either way... this trade has NO risk. He can be the 7th man if he sucks, put on waivers, and he's gone after this season. I'd be more upset about losing a 7th round draft pick than either of those players to be honest.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 12:09 PM

From what I read it seems like Foster is just a one trick pony. I don't see how he will help NJ in the overall picture.


Maybe the Devils do what TB did with Bergeron last year, and play Foster as a 7th Dman/PP specialist.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 01:18 PM

Maybe the Devils do what TB did with Bergeron last year, and play Foster as a 7th Dman/PP specialist.


they have too many forwards that really need to play to go this route.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 02:00 PM

meh, we swapped two players with un-fulfilled promise for the same in return. The negative is the extra salary & late pick...

Fraser had the world before him here to be the next great stay-at-home guy ala Kenny D, but couldn't get the job done.
Pelley did half of what he was supposed too in replacing Maddog, a fine checker but he just could never bring any offense to the game.

Maybe the biggest positives are that these guys won't be hanging around in the background now & it also let's others know that they can be next on the trade/waive list...
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 03:25 PM

Not too familiar with this Foster kid ... anyone know what kind of wheels he has?

Don't know about wheels, but he does have pumped-up kicks.

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Posted 13 December 2011 - 03:28 PM

Foster>Fraser anything>Pelley

Perhaps Oates and Jacques saw something in this kid that could be redeemable, and it might work out. If not, then oh well.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 05:02 PM

Eh. Hes UFA this next offseason. We're not winning the conference and are probably going to just squeak in or barely miss the playoffs. Pelley/Fraser were not going to push us one way or another. Id rather see what Foster can do for us than Pelley/Fraser.
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Posted 13 December 2011 - 08:33 PM

ur an idiot

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:51 PM

and guess who gets Anaheim's scoring started in his first game? Mr Rod Pelley.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:55 PM

I am a big Pelley fan and I glad he got one, just as I predicted. I swear the goalie looked like he was gonna kill himself after the goal though. He actually got on one knee and put his head in the crook of his arm. It was just screaming, I cant believe Pelley just scored on me. Also, the interview with Pelley after the period was really awkward, as he just kind of rambled on, with a bunch of ummmmmms thrown in. Good for Rod though and Lou did both those guys a solid trading them where they may play. And anyone that plays the game and says Pelley sucks, I just hope you know that you could never ever, ever come close to his skill level or in case your a beer league hero defensemen, Fraser's either.
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Posted 15 December 2011 - 07:48 PM

pelley had promise. not sure about Fraser. but I have foster on my team in NHL 11 and he's a good puck-moving defenseman, at least in the game. hopefully we can get some good outta him and still have some cap room left
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