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#1 mouse

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:42 PM

The Andy Greene injury has proven that we don't need him (and I've liked Greenie since his rookie campaign). Foster brings a different skill set to the table, and doesn't take that much off. We do need a RW. Tedenby doesn't look ready for the big time. Maybe he's a bust, maybe it's a sophomore slump, maybe he needs some seasoning in Albany, but he's the weakest link in the top 9. Any 2nd-3rd line RWs that we could get for Greene, straight up when Greene gets healthy?
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:58 PM

Frankly, the team's finances being what they are, I would be more concerned about whatever we get back resulting in fewer dollars being shelled out.

Three million is 1.5 million more than any team should be paying for Andy Greene's services.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:58 PM

The Andy Greene injury has proven that we don't need him (and I've liked Greenie since his rookie campaign). Foster brings a different skill set to the table, and doesn't take that much off. We do need a RW. Tedenby doesn't look ready for the big time. Maybe he's a bust, maybe it's a sophomore slump, maybe he needs some seasoning in Albany, but he's the weakest link in the top 9. Any 2nd-3rd line RWs that we could get for Greene, straight up when Greene gets healthy?

Don't need one - package them for an upgrade on D if possible.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:35 PM

Nobody will be interested in Andy Greene right now. You said it yourself in your first post: he's been injured. It's not even an option until he comes back and plays at least one game anyway, since it's against league rules to trade injured players.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:39 PM

foster scares the hell out of me when he touches the puck anywhere near the net and especially behind the net. he is not comfortable with the puck in our zone. he can't get rid of it fast enough. I'd like to see greene for a few games before we deal him, he was hampered by this toe and was skating like cr@p so its not the best time to deal him in terms of value. when healthy green get the puck out from behind our net faster than any of our D-men
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 06:55 PM

Don't need one - package them for an upgrade on D if possible.


With the demand for d where it's at, I don't see an upgrade being available for that little. Maybe if we package them with a pick and a prospect, but that's too steep for me.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:06 PM

With the demand for d where it's at, I don't see an upgrade being available for that little. Maybe if we package them with a pick and a prospect, but that's too steep for me.

Agreed - I merely meant that our D will need more help than our O going into the playoffs or even next season.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:16 PM

NO! Greene gets traded in a package for another dman or doesn't get traded at all.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:17 PM

Greene's a month away from returning and it's not like the Devils have unlimited depth at D - they are playing Kurtis Foster, after all. I don't see a trade possibility.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:39 PM

Not sure why all the Foster hate. I think he's been OK for us so far, and he can put up points, which is in rather rare supply for a Devils defenseman. He's not nearly as bad defensively as some of you imply.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 07:44 PM

Turn over machine.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:08 PM

According to the official scorers (for what that's worth), Foster is better than most other current Devil's defensemen in terms of giveaways:
http://www.nhl.com/i...rtssPlayerStats

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:14 PM

Well when Greene's toe heals in a few weeks (whats taking so long) and we dont trade him, who sits??? Foster?
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:15 PM

I think the question should be what does our D look like with a healthy Andy Greene? I'm guessing we dress 7 D with Greene taking Fosters regular spot and Foster playing PP/SH/4th line occasionally.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:21 PM

the thing is we have an "alright" defense... all of our guys are average but we dont have that stud who could lead us through the playoffs
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:21 PM

dressing 7 d-men isnt a bad idea, esp with our 4th line the way it is. Plus we can give some guys a rest (like Salvador) once in a while, Sal is playing good...but he's not a spring chicken, and might burn out if we use him so much. And A-train is a bit of a injury magnet.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:24 PM

I think the question should be what does our D look like with a healthy Andy Greene? I'm guessing we dress 7 D with Greene taking Fosters regular spot and Foster playing PP/SH/4th line occasionally.


That's what I think (and hope, actually) will happen as well.

Besides that, I always notice how much it hurts the whole team's performance any time that pretty much any defenseman takes a penalty, has an equipment problem, or otherwise can't play for any significant amount of time. Dressing 7 defensemen would help that problem significantly.

Plus, there's the fact that it'll take Greene weeks of games (6-8 games), beyond even the weeks that he'll be rehabbing, before he's 95% - 100%. He won't be able to handle 20 minute ice time workloads for a while, no matter what happens.

Edited by ohms law, 18 January 2012 - 08:25 PM.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:26 PM

Not sure why all the Foster hate. I think he's been OK for us so far, and he can put up points, which is in rather rare supply for a Devils defenseman. He's not nearly as bad defensively as some of you imply.


He is horrendous in his own zone. He puts up points because he's on the first power play unit, a unit that's now scoring.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:44 PM

He is horrendous in his own zone. He puts up points because he's on the first power play unit, a unit that's now scoring.


Which started happening when he got there. He's benefited, but IMO he's helped. Not saying he's better than Greene, but he brings something else to the table. I'd rather see him in, which makes Greene movable. Tao or Urbom can play if somebody gets hurt.
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Posted 18 January 2012 - 09:03 PM

Which started happening when he got there. He's benefited, but IMO he's helped. Not saying he's better than Greene, but he brings something else to the table. I'd rather see him in, which makes Greene movable. Tao or Urbom can play if somebody gets hurt.


Yes, he has helped. But I don't think he's good - I think Adam Larsson was horrendous. Slow decisions with the puck and a terrible shot release. Foster has a good release and tends to make quick decisions, but he's not very good at passing and makes the incorrect decision a too high % of the time.

Greene is not movable until at least the off-season - Taormina has what 25 NHL games? And Urbom fewer than that. Urbom was also not good during his callup and I don't think he can be #8 on the depth chart for a playoff team.

I actually think the team has missed Greene.
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