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#1121 Zubie#8

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:30 AM

I bet you this is Elias... The Ledger guys have been tweeting quotes from Elias regarding Zidlicky, his new contract, etc., and then this little story came out shortly after. Elias has a lot to say, a blunt but smart point of view usually, and can be pretty outspoken on stuff like this. I bet it's him, sounds like him.

Was just going to say this. Patty is never afraid to speak his mind.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:33 AM

Was just going to say this. Patty is never afraid to speak his mind.

 

It's pretty obvious. One minute, Gulitti and Chere are tweeting Elias's phone/interview about various things this offseason and then minutes later, this article goes up... He's pretty much saying the same thing a lot of us are, about our system (and him) making Clarkson a better player...


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:35 AM

It's unfortunate that he didn't score, but sometimes that's how it goes.  In all other aspects of the game you'd want him to excel in, he was excellent - board play, creativity, vision.  Didn't look worn out.

 

He created very, very little, but had ample opportunities.   He handcuffed Bergeron and Marchand by not being able to keep up.

 

He played so badly in the playoffs he is probably not coming back to Boston.   The fact that Horton will not be back and they still aren't looking at him speaks volumes.


What is Patty saying about Zidlicky???


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:38 AM

What is Patty saying about Zidlicky???

 

 

"@TGfireandice: Patrik Elias said he spoke last night with D Marek Zidlicky, who still hopes to return to NJ, but isn't sure what will happen."

 

^^Doesn't sound like a sure fire bet that Zidlicky will be back. I bet Lou's waiting it out to see if he'll take a cheap contract if enough time passes. That's the right move in my opinion..


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:39 AM

What is Patty saying about Zidlicky???

 

Just that Zidlicky wants to come back, his son is comfortable here...etc.  Nothing crazy.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:41 AM

Holy sh!te!!! Alfredsson to Detroit in a 1-year deal. 


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:44 AM

Waiting Zidlicky out is the smart move.  He's a bottom pairing defender with PP minutes guy now.  Lou may also be waiting to see if he can ship out one of the other veteran D. 

I honestly don't see a huge market for Zidlicky, at least one where some other team offers him a crazy deal we can't at least consider competing against.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:44 AM

Holy sh!te!!! Alfredsson to Detroit in a 1-year deal. 

 

Ottawa fans are right now as livid as we were last year. 

 

Detroit and Ottawa are in the same division now too. 

 

That should be fun to watch next year lol.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:48 AM

Waiting Zidlicky out is the smart move.  He's a bottom pairing defender with PP minutes guy now.  Lou may also be waiting to see if he can ship out one of the other veteran D. 

I honestly don't see a huge market for Zidlicky, at least one where some other team offers him a crazy deal we can't at least consider competing against.

 

I kind of agree.  He is defensemen who fits only on a few teams (see his career in Minnesota and how he was phased out in Nashville).   Lou gave his career in the NHL an extension.   Although there is always a market for an offensive defensemen, I just don't see much of huge % payday for him a kin to Suter or Letang.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:49 AM

As UFA is about to begin, just want to remind some of the newer guys to not create new threads about unsubstantiated rumors.  Make sure all claims are from verified sources.

 
 

Ottawa fans are right now as livid as we were last year. 

 

Detroit and Ottawa are in the same division now too. 

 

That should be fun to watch next year lol.

 

This could have been us with Elias this year.  Thank God Lou signed him up.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:50 AM

Emery to Philadelphia in a 1-year deal


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:52 AM

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Stream if anyone needs it. Its NHL Network, but they're going to the TSN coverage at noon.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:55 AM

Ottawa fans are right now as livid as we were last year. 

 

Detroit and Ottawa are in the same division now too. 

 

That should be fun to watch next year lol.

Alfredsson is a shell of his former self.  Ottawa is smart not to sign him.  I really don't know what he's thinking at this point.  This opens up more room for them to sign Clarkson.


I kind of agree.  He is defensemen who fits only on a few teams (see his career in Minnesota and how he was phased out in Nashville).   Lou gave his career in the NHL an extension.   Although there is always a market for an offensive defensemen, I just don't see much of huge % payday for him a kin to Suter or Letang.

UFA's always get bigger checks than they should.  If he stays in NJ he's going to have to go on a serious discount.  I don't think the Devils have the money for Zid and the forwards they're charging for.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:56 AM

Wow the Alfredsson story is really getting interesting.   Detroit only openned discussions with Alfie, because Elias turned them down.  Elias apparently was Detroit's #1 option in the UFA market, which is why there was a delay in him signing with NJ.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:57 AM

Alfie leaving for Sens fans (and what that organization has/has done, etc) is the equivalent of Marty leaving the Devils last season. He is that loved. I still think he has a fair amount of game left. He might be 40, but he doesn't have that many NHL miles on him (under 1200 games).


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:58 AM

Ottawa fans are right now as livid as we were last year. 

 

Detroit and Ottawa are in the same division now too. 

 

That should be fun to watch next year lol.

 

Easy for us to say, but I can't see why they'd be pissed. He was on the verge of retirement last offseason. Then he decided to come back, gave it his all, they had another valiant effort and offseason (I absolutely love their team and their spirit). He's gonna go for a Cup, and play with the other Swedish nationals, it seems like the perfect fit and ending to his career.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:00 AM

Alfredsson is a shell of his former self.  Ottawa is smart not to sign him.  I really don't know what he's thinking at this point.  This opens up more room for them to sign Clarkson.


UFA's always get bigger checks than they should.  If he stays in NJ he's going to have to go on a serious discount.  I don't think the Devils have the money for Zid and the forwards they're charging for.

 

Alfredsson is still one of the best forwards in the league, Ottawa is not going to make the playoffs now.  He is that good.  Clarkson is there #2 option from what I hear.

 

This should be a very selective UFA market with the salary cap being reduced.   I think he will re-sign with NJ, for a reasonable price, Lou has a little time.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:01 AM

I think he will re-sign with NJ, for a reasonable price, Lou has a little time.

 

I think this overly optimistic at best and borderline delusional at worst at this point. TSN has him ranked #1 on their list lol.

 

As for Elias, he spurned Montreal last time, he spurned Detroit this time. fvck em both. Devil for life.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:02 AM

I knew that things were looking bad in Buffalo as far as keepin Vanek and Miller, but I didn't expect this to come so early.

 

" Ryan Miller has apparently just sold his Delaware District town house, adding more fuel to the fire for speculation that he is heading out of town."

 

Link: http://www.wivb.com/...ffalo-townhouse


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:03 AM

Make some room JVB for the newest broke owner; Eugene Melnyk!!!!!


If that happened here the Post would be insisting Alfie left cause Ottawa couldn't pay him :P
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