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#1 ZeroGravityFat

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:39 AM


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Petr Sykora will be playing in the NHL this season. More to come.


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probably not the devils.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

it may still be with the Devils
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:59 AM

not sure if i want it to be, he didn't do much in the playoffs, i'd rather have josefson and butler up than a filler.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:02 PM

not sure if i want it to be, he didn't do much in the playoffs, i'd rather have josefson and butler up than a filler.


True about the playoffs, but the onset of Carter/Bernier/Gionta I think more than made up for Sykora.

Keep in mind he did have a 20-goal year. With Parise gone, the Devils will need all the scoring they can get.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

from what i saw of butler, i think he can come close. plus it's half a season, so we're looking for 10 or so goals to make the playoffs.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

it may still be with the Devils


Chere was quoted as saying it won't be with the Devils. I liked having him around, but he just couldn't keep up with the pace of this league, especially as the season wore on. His shot will be missed though, especially that one timer off the faceoffs.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:53 PM

Chere was quoted as saying it won't be with the Devils. I liked having him around, but he just couldn't keep up with the pace of this league, especially as the season wore on. His shot will be missed though, especially that one timer off the faceoffs.

With only a short season though, this wouldn't be as big-a-deal as with a full season. If it was full season the drop in pace is noticeable, but he may keep up with fewer games this season. I'm not too aware of how contracts work but is there a pay-as-you-play option?

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

Chere was also quoted 15 minutes later as saying the Devils weren't out as far as Sykora goes.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

This always seemed like a no-brainer to me. Why not? Give him another minimum contract, and if a younger guy beats him out for a spot, make him a healthy scratch.

Are the Devils close to 50 contracts?
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:35 PM

from what i saw of butler, i think he can come close. plus it's half a season, so we're looking for 10 or so goals to make the playoffs.


They still need someone else, you're trying to replace three top nine forwards from last year, counting Sykora.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

Would be a shame if we did not bring Sykie back!
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:16 PM

NHL network just said he wouldn't be with NJ.

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

I read on Twitter it was Florida who had the other offer in on Sykora as we did.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

I hate this non-signing
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

I hate this non-signing


I think you've made that pretty clear...
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:41 PM

With only a short season though, this wouldn't be as big-a-deal as with a full season. If it was full season the drop in pace is noticeable, but he may keep up with fewer games this season. I'm not too aware of how contracts work but is there a pay-as-you-play option?

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See i think its the exact opposite. With the condensed schedule, with little time off for rest between games, guys who arent in shape or who normally really slow down are going to wear down even faster and its not going to be pretty.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 10:57 PM

I think it can go either way. Overall I think depth is big as that fourth line which was a huge energy boast in the playoffs but basically came out of Albany. who knows though, you just have to hope as guys go down the depth and energy can come from Albany
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

Even though it may not have reflected in the goal or point totals, I thought Sykora really wore down last season, shooting much less in the 2nd half and then becoming non-existent in the playoffs (he seriously had one more point than Brodeur and ended up a healthy scratch for what, like 5 or 6 straight games at one point?). I think the shortened season would hurt him with the high volume of games in a short period of time.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

I think you've made that pretty clear...


Allow me to reiterate one last time...

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

Even though it may not have reflected in the goal or point totals, I thought Sykora really wore down last season, shooting much less in the 2nd half and then becoming non-existent in the playoffs (he seriously had one more point than Brodeur and ended up a healthy scratch for what, like 5 or 6 straight games at one point?). I think the shortened season would hurt him with the high volume of games in a short period of time.


He actually finished up pretty strongly in the regular season (6 goals and 3 assists in his last 11 GP), and was even getting some SOG over that stretch (24 of them). But yeah, wasn't really much of a factor come playoff time, and I think the Devils probably got the best of whatever he had left already. I don't think the Devils would've gotten nearly as much from him this time around.
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