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#261 ghdi

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:09 PM

I have a feeling the reason Palmieri is up with the club is that he's being showcased for a trade.. That said, he was really hustling last night, a real bright spot on the 4th line.

We'll see what happens.


Made sense. He was probably told about the deal in place which may have provided an extra spark. He knows hes low on the totem pole here now or was rather.

Edited by ghdi, 24 February 2012 - 09:09 PM.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:10 PM

Well (assuming I'm labeling him correctly) this is that PMD (albeit not a 1st pairing one) that everyone always says the Devils need. Plenty of space for other guys after this year, so I'm not worried about it. Hopefully he works out
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:11 PM

To be honest, Vellieux was just AHL depth and Palmieri didn't have a spot here. The 2nd hurts but it is a sellers market.

Better than not taking the trade and not upgrading. Hopefully Zidlicky can help us.


Agreed. We did not lose anything we can't replace really fast through a variety of methods. Zidlicky could be a good get, or hes Havelid/Klee or one of those guys. Im definitely more ok with it than not.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:12 PM

I don't like the second and I don't like $4mm next year. I am not as angry as I first was but don't think this is that great.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:12 PM

Not surprised at this either:

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Lemaire was one of the deciding factors in going after Zidlicky. Lou was happy w/ Lemaire's reports.


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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:13 PM

Agreed. We did not lose anything we can't replace really fast through a variety of methods. Zidlicky could be a good get, or hes Havelid/Klee or one of those guys. Im definitely more ok with it than not.


But you didn't have to pay Havelid or Klee $4 million for another year.

The $4 million he's owed next year would have made this a non-starter for me.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:14 PM

how much money did we save by dealing out what we just did?? honestly you cant hate this trade until you see what he does. he has a ton of talent, but has not shown it yet this year. he COULD flourish under our system, we'll just have to see
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:14 PM

This could work a change of scenary can do.wonders just look at ponikarovksy.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:16 PM

I haven't been able to confirm this but my friend told me that the conditional 3rd in 2013 only goes to Minnesota if the Devils reach the conference finals and Zidlicky plays 75% of the games in the first 2 rounds.

I can see the Devils losing in the first or second round so after this condition and the 3 players that had no future here, I am viewing this deal as Zidlicky for a 2nd (Washington's). The Devils still have their 2nd rounder so overall I am pleased with this deal.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:17 PM

I'm ok with this trade. I don't think any of the players we traded will ammount to much, so the most valuable things we gave up were really the picks which are always a cr@pshoot. It's worth it in my opinion if Loou thinks Zidlicky will help win a cup.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:18 PM

I haven't been able to confirm this but my friend told me that the conditional 3rd in 2013 only goes to Minnesota if the Devils reach the conference finals and Zidlicky plays 75% of the games in the first 2 rounds.

I can see the Devils losing in the first or second round so after this condition and the 3 players that had no future here, I am viewing this deal as Zidlicky for a 2nd (Washington's). The Devils still have their 2nd rounder so overall I am pleased with this deal.

I hope the conditions are met. That would mean we atleast made it past two rounds :D



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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:20 PM

Not surprised at this either:


The problem is Lemaire hasn't been his coach for 3 seasons. A lot changes in 3 years.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:29 PM

The problem is Lemaire hasn't been his coach for 3 seasons. A lot changes in 3 years.


He's still a special assignment guy for Lou. I'd venture he still watches a hockey game every now and then and watches tape for Lou, especially considering he's still been a coach for the prior two seasons.

If Lemaire has given Lou good reports, I'm satisfied.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:31 PM

Zidlicky is no better than a traffic cone on defense. I would assume the hatred for Foster's lack of D will be quickly transferred....and at $4 mil next year, he won't be going away.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:35 PM

Puck Daddy article on the trade:

Minnesota Wild trade Marek Zidlicky to Devils, actually get something of value for him
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:42 PM

Puck Daddy article on the trade:

Minnesota Wild trade Marek Zidlicky to Devils, actually get something of value for him

DeBoer on Palmieri:

"This was a guy I pretty handed a top-six forward job to off the bat and he slowly worked himself out of that."


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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:58 PM

Lou on Zid acquisition: (Per TG)

Lamoriello said "in our opinion" Zidlicky is a top two defenseman he tried to get him when Nashville traded him to Minnesota.

This guy should sell used cars!

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:06 PM

It's a bit much but Palmieri is waiver-eligible next year and the Devils had him in the organization for 3 years - he just doesn't do enough well to stick at the NHL level. Foster is a negative, as is Veilleux - so it's largely a 2nd for Zidlicky, which I'm okay with. I imagine there was a market bigger than NJ for his services.

I wonder if the Wild trade Foster somewhere else.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:07 PM

Well I for one am glad our defense is getting younger! :rolleyes:
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:22 PM

Some interesting audio from Lou on the Zidlicky Trade:

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- Lou consulted Dave Barr and Larry Robinson on the deal; also Lemaire.

- Zid's interest in playing in NJ was a factor

- LL's regards him as a Top 4 and even a Top 2 D-man.
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