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#121 iamtheprodigy

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:47 PM

I love Loki but people are kidding themselves if they think he's better than Zajac or patty

 

Have you watched Zajac in the offensive zone this year? He's still a great defensive forward but offensively he is just not getting it done (been a bit better lately but overall stats are still way below where they should be). Loktionov has definitely been the better offensive center this season.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:57 PM


Have you watched Zajac in the offensive zone this year? He's still a great defensive forward but offensively he is just not getting it done (been a bit better lately but overall stats are still way below where they should be). Loktionov has definitely been the better offensive center this season.


I have watched Zajac and I agree he hasn't been that good but he's been getting his game back and we all know when Zajac is playing his game he's an excellent center. Loktionov has played like 18 games with us and has gotten crazy puck luck so far. I think Loki is a good center but if someone is saying you can have loktionov or Zajac on your team it should be obvious who you take, and it isn't loktionov.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:18 PM

Sullivan looked good on the Pens powerplay last year. Hopefully he can help ours.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:25 PM

Sullivan looked good on the Pens powerplay last year. Hopefully he can help ours.

he has a good shot good spped & is smart with the puck

 

he will be good on the powerplay.

 

im happy with this trade, will help us a little


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:33 PM

I am happy to see the "water bug" back.  That is how he used to play for us, imo.  Was all over the ice as nimble and fast as a water bug. lol


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 05:56 PM

Sullivan is an older, humble, less-expensive, more appliable two-way version of Scott Gomez.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:00 PM

Wow.
We are REALLY going for it this year.
Psh.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 06:44 PM

I wasnt expecting anything coming our way, but I hoped Lou would dump one of our older overpriced D-men


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:15 PM

I have watched Zajac and I agree he hasn't been that good but he's been getting his game back and we all know when Zajac is playing his game he's an excellent center. Loktionov has played like 18 games with us and has gotten crazy puck luck so far. I think Loki is a good center but if someone is saying you can have loktionov or Zajac on your team it should be obvious who you take, and it isn't loktionov.

By reputation yes... but maybe in a couple of year you wont say that.... from what we seen this year loktionov is the better man.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:34 PM

As long as it gets Sestito off the ice.. Fine.  


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:42 PM

No problem with this move as it's a bandaid/stopgap/plug move for the next month, even though this team is pretty old in a number of positions as is.  I expect Sullivan to see some time on the PP, maybe get some more 5v5 time with better players, but he'll mostly be protected in those situations anyway by Deboer I imagine.

 

Sure, Sullivan is close to being pretty much done, but if it helps get guys like Gionta and Sestito and even Kostopolous off the ice in key situations if not altogether and forever, I am all for it.


The Devils even as they are, will be in a dogfight the rest of the way, and personally, I see them having to fight for the 8 spot and probably missing out.

 

If the Devils were going to make significant changes, it was always going to have to wait until this summer, when I expect they will indeed happen.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 07:56 PM

By reputation yes... but maybe in a couple of year you wont say that.... from what we seen this year loktionov is the better man.

That fair to say. But like I said Zajac has proven every year that hes a legitimate top 2 NHL Center. I'll be more inclined to say that Loktionov is a top 2 center after he sustains this play for a whole year rather than 18 games out of 70 game career. 
And in terms of Loktionov playing better this season, almost the entire team has underachieved this year and because of this Loki has gotten better opportunities that he might not have gotten otherwise.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:22 PM

No problem with this move as it's a bandaid/stopgap/plug move for the next month, even though this team is pretty old in a number of positions as is.  I expect Sullivan to see some time on the PP, maybe get some more 5v5 time with better players, but he'll mostly be protected in those situations anyway by Deboer I imagine.

 

Sure, Sullivan is close to being pretty much done, but if it helps get guys like Gionta and Sestito and even Kostopolous off the ice in key situations if not altogether and forever, I am all for it.


The Devils even as they are, will be in a dogfight the rest of the way, and personally, I see them having to fight for the 8 spot and probably missing out.

 

If the Devils were going to make significant changes, it was always going to have to wait until this summer, when I expect they will indeed happen.

 

NJ is still better than the Islanders - I mean, yeah, it's going to come down to who gets the bounces, but the Islanders haven't gotten great goaltending either.  Nor do I think significant changes are coming this summer.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:39 PM

NJ is still better than the Islanders - I mean, yeah, it's going to come down to who gets the bounces, but the Islanders haven't gotten great goaltending either.  Nor do I think significant changes are coming this summer.

 

define significant - at least two and likely three of tallinder/fayne/volchenkov/harrold/zidlicky will not be here next year.

moose will be replaced.

at least one forward who is not currently in the organization will be in the top 9

 

there will be change this offseason.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 08:40 PM

I'll gladly take him for a 7th. WIsh we could of got some picks for our D, but I trust lou.


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:38 PM

Edit: Derp, wrong thread


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:46 PM

low risk move.. why not?


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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:01 PM

No problem with this move as it's a bandaid/stopgap/plug move for the next month, even though this team is pretty old in a number of positions as is.  I expect Sullivan to see some time on the PP, maybe get some more 5v5 time with better players, but he'll mostly be protected in those situations anyway by Deboer I imagine.
 
Sure, Sullivan is close to being pretty much done, but if it helps get guys like Gionta and Sestito and even Kostopolous off the ice in key situations if not altogether and forever, I am all for it.

The Devils even as they are, will be in a dogfight the rest of the way, and personally, I see them having to fight for the 8 spot and probably missing out.
 
If the Devils were going to make significant changes, it was always going to have to wait until this summer, when I expect they will indeed happen.


For better or worse, I don't see us making any significant changes until Brodeur retires.
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Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:37 PM

define significant - at least two and likely three of tallinder/fayne/volchenkov/harrold/zidlicky will not be here next year.

moose will be replaced.

at least one forward who is not currently in the organization will be in the top 9

 

there will be change this offseason.

 

Zubrus/Clarkson could both be gone but there isn't much to trade really a young d-man and who knows how many of vet dmen are gonna be back that would allow you to trade the young ones


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:20 AM

define significant - at least two and likely three of tallinder/fayne/volchenkov/harrold/zidlicky will not be here next year.

moose will be replaced.

at least one forward who is not currently in the organization will be in the top 9

 

there will be change this offseason.

Are you kidding? No.


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