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#2061 iamtheprodigy

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:54 AM

It just cracks me up that Parise going to the Wild will not improve that team at all. He cant carry a team he never has he never will.


That's ridiculous. Obviously any team is better with Parise than without him. But even if you add Parise and Suter to their line-up, the Wild still have no scoring depth and a very weak defensive group. Maybe a few years down the line some prospects will pan out for them, but I just don't see them being a scary team any time soon. Not to mention that two mega contracts will make it difficult for them to fill out their roster with anyone useful.
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#2062 maxpower

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:54 AM

This is a problem? This isn't a problem. I mean, if you think you can predict what NHL teams will be best 6-7 years from now, be my guest.


The system is not designed for you to keep your prospects anymore. Even if every prospect they have hits, it's impossible to keep all of them.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:54 AM

Bring on Semin

seriously

and fast too, because it'd be nice to take some of the hurt away from what may happen later today
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:54 AM

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Zajac might follow Parise out the door (assuming No. 9 leaves) after next season. He'll be a UFA. Doubt he signs with best friend gone.

ok this is getting fvcking depressing


He is forgetting we employ the majority of the Zajac family.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:54 AM

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Zajac might follow Parise out the door (assuming No. 9 leaves) after next season. He'll be a UFA. Doubt he signs with best friend gone.

ok this is getting fvcking depressing


This guy works for hockeybuzz. Enough said.

Edited by Daniel, 04 July 2012 - 10:54 AM.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:55 AM

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Zajac might follow Parise out the door (assuming No. 9 leaves) after next season. He'll be a UFA. Doubt he signs with best friend gone.

ok this is getting fvcking depressing


He is forgetting we employ the majority of the Zajac family.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:55 AM

Sign or don't sign but quit with all the damn drama.


I don't even post here anymore but this is unbelievable. The only drama exists in this thread. Zach is doing absolutely nothing wrong and will have done nothing wrong regardless of where he signs.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:56 AM

I guess Zajac and Parise aren't as close as Suter and Parise though :P

We need to revive the buttbuddy meme from the Kariya-Selanne days if as expected they do link up in Minnesota.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:58 AM

The real close relationship is Gilbert and Suter. They are legitimate best friends and was the main reason they traded for Tom last year. Turned out it actually worked.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:58 AM

The system is not designed for you to keep your prospects anymore. Even if every prospect they have hits, it's impossible to keep all of them.


Okay, so how do teams get players then? Yes, you can't keep a guy underfoot for 10+ years anymore. I don't see what this has to do with anything. So long as Minnesota drafts well in the upcoming years, they should still develop prospects, who can then play for them. Or they can sign free agents. And like I said, anyone trying to predict 6-7 years down the line will look pretty foolish a lot of the time - injuries, unexpected trades, players who pop up out of nowhere - could Minnesota be a great team? Maybe.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:59 AM

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Zajac might follow Parise out the door (assuming No. 9 leaves) after next season. He'll be a UFA. Doubt he signs with best friend gone.

ok this is getting fvcking depressing

This is all just pure speculation. Zajac MIGHT leave, well yeah and he also MIGHT NOT leave. He is his own man, I'm sure Zach isn't his only buddy on the team. These guys have played on many different teams throughout their lives and good friends have come and gone to other teams and leagues.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:00 AM

It's officially noon on Wednesday fvckIN SIGN ALREADY
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:00 AM

Still might be a good idea to trade for Gagner while we have extra D and Edmonton is looking for D.

Tallinder or Volchenkov + Urbom for Gagner.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:01 AM

The friendship could be broken if Parise leaves Zajac. :rolleyes:
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:01 AM

The only way I'll get excited is if I read "Devils trade Tallinder to so and so team for draft picks" and "Devils also trade Greene to so and so team for draft picks"

I feel like that's too reactionary. Tallinder was the best d-man last year when healthy and is a solid vet, especially for the young Swedes, plus he's on a fair contract. I feel he has the most value staying with the team.

I'd rather move Greene despite the fact he is also on a nice contract, younger, and also productive. He's not as good as Tallinder in my opinion but he should be a nice center piece of a trade package to get a top 6 forward. If the Devils do trade someone, it better be for a quality NHL player, not picks right now.

Honestly, the Devils don't even have to address filling in the gap for Parise leaving right now if Lou doesn't find the FA or trade markets appealing. He has time to deal during the season and the team should be competing fine without Parise. None of us want to wait that long but we may have to.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:03 AM

Everyone remember, there has been no legit leak of Parise to Minnesota. Its ALL speculation at this point.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:04 AM

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Pittsburgh is OFFICIALLY OUT on Zach Parise. He will not be joining the Penguins.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:04 AM

Yeo's system is everything Zach didnt want in NJ


Yeo's not lasting much longer there anyway.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:04 AM

I feel like that's too reactionary. Tallinder was the best d-man last year when healthy and is a solid vet, especially for the young Swedes, plus he's on a fair contract. I feel he has the most value staying with the team.

I'd rather move Greene despite the fact he is also on a nice contract, younger, and also productive. He's not as good as Tallinder in my opinion but he should be a nice center piece of a trade package to get a top 6 forward. If the Devils do trade someone, it better be for a quality NHL player, not picks right now.

Honestly, the Devils don't even have to address filling in the gap for Parise leaving right now if Lou doesn't find the FA or trade markets appealing. He has time to deal during the season and the team should be competing fine without Parise. None of us want to wait that long but we may have to.

Exactly, a full season of Zajac will make up for most of those goals and playing this fourth line all year long is a HUGE improvement over Cam and Boulton.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:04 AM

We should probably just lynch him? I mean, how dare he pick his own team... fvcking Justin Schultz never played a game in this league and he just picked his team... I understand being a die-hard fan and everything but god damn... Move on... All you have to do is think back to Kovy putting this team on his back two years ago when 9 was in the stands......... The Devils will never die. Well, maybe eventually...
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