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#1381 DJ Eco

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:41 AM

"@NYP_Brooksie: McDonagh's deal worth $4.7M per for 6 years. Fair number, very fair for Rangers..."


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:43 AM

That's a hell of a deal for McDonagh.

 

Damnit.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:47 AM

"@NYP_Brooksie: McDonagh's deal worth $4.7M per for 6 years. Fair number, very fair for Rangers..."

 

That's a steal I thought he would easily get $5.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:55 AM

Little less than I thought he would get, but that's how RFA deals work.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:02 AM

If he was a UFA, forget it, would've easily been up to $5.5/6m... (just because)..


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:59 AM

If he was a UFA, forget it, would've easily been up to $5.5/6m... (just because)..

 

I think if he was UFA, being how young he is, it would've pushed around or possibly over 7m


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:08 AM

Burmistrov to the KHL.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 11:34 AM

I wonder if Callahan will get a similar deal to Zajac?

 

Stepan and Hagelin are going to take up the rest of Rags cap this year.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:57 PM

Breakdown of remaining UFAs (forwards) and my editorials of each

Mind you - we might not be in the market for any of these players, especially if NJ really does want to resign Zidlicky.  But I suspect if they don't (or can't) sign Zids, NJ will look to add another forward.  Let's take a look...

  1. Jagr - no, too old, and non-factor come playoff time - but not terrible as a 1-year PP experiment option
  2. Ponikarovski - awful in reunion to Devils; pass
  3. Grabovski - talented player, but temper and expletive-laden reaction to buyout likely makes us pass on him (plus we don't need a top 6 center)
  4. Brunner - interesting option, goal scorer; however not proven and not worth more than 2.5m (which DET offered)
  5. Penner - no, slow, aging (and we have enough of that)
  6. Morrow - see above
  7. Cleary - not a bad bottom 6 fill at all, but at 34, pass
  8. Hejduk - old as they come, no
  9. Mueller - no, concussion issues, and we already have Clowe to fill that role
  10. Boyes - yes, had a good year in NY and is a nice complimentary player
  11. Wellwood - inconsistent, avoid
  12. Gomez - HELL NO
  13. Antropov - too slow
  14. Raymond - yes, the best (and youngest) name still available - definitely a great option to add in
  15. Gagne - old and would not thrive in our system
  16. Selanne - NA, will most likely play for ANA or retire (as per usual)

Thoughts?


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:10 PM

Great deal for the Rags. I thought McDonagh would get 5 easy.
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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:39 PM

Breakdown of remaining UFAs (forwards) and my editorials of each

Mind you - we might not be in the market for any of these players, especially if NJ really does want to resign Zidlicky.  But I suspect if they don't (or can't) sign Zids, NJ will look to add another forward.  Let's take a look...

  1. Jagr - no, too old, and non-factor come playoff time - but not terrible as a 1-year PP experiment option
  2. Ponikarovski - awful in reunion to Devils; pass
  3. Grabovski - talented player, but temper and expletive-laden reaction to buyout likely makes us pass on him (plus we don't need a top 6 center)
  4. Brunner - interesting option, goal scorer; however not proven and not worth more than 2.5m (which DET offered)
  5. Penner - no, slow, aging (and we have enough of that)
  6. Morrow - see above
  7. Cleary - not a bad bottom 6 fill at all, but at 34, pass
  8. Hejduk - old as they come, no
  9. Mueller - no, concussion issues, and we already have Clowe to fill that role
  10. Boyes - yes, had a good year in NY and is a nice complimentary player
  11. Wellwood - inconsistent, avoid
  12. Gomez - HELL NO
  13. Antropov - too slow
  14. Raymond - yes, the best (and youngest) name still available - definitely a great option to add in
  15. Gagne - old and would not thrive in our system
  16. Selanne - NA, will most likely play for ANA or retire (as per usual)

Thoughts?

 

ive been pretty high on him for awhile, he's really really fast, not a natural goal scorer but he can still score a little


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:11 PM

As much as I like Raymond, Brunner, and Mueller for the Devils, where do you think they would fit in the lineup? 

 

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We have Josefson, Olesz, Tedenby, and Gionta to fill those spaces. It's also nearly certain that Josefson is going to take that third line center role. The only reason I left him off is because he still hasn't played a full season yet. So you've already got three guys fighting for one spot. That spot (on the fourth line) is not somewhere any of those FAs you listed will want to be. That is, of course, unless another move is coming that would change up the forwards group. The top 9 seems pretty untradable at this point anyway, though.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:15 PM

As much as I like Raymond, Brunner, and Mueller for the Devils, where do you think they would fit in the lineup?

Clowe-Loktionov-Kovalchuk
Elias-Zajac-Ryder
Henrique-xxxx-Zubrus
xxxx-Carter-Bernier

We have Josefson, Olesz, Tedenby, and Gionta to fill those spaces. It's also nearly certain that Josefson is going to take that third line center role. The only reason I left him off is because he still hasn't played a full season yet. So you've already got three guys fighting for one spot. That spot (on the fourth line) is not somewhere any of those FAs you listed will want to be. That is, of course, unless another move is coming that would change up the forwards group. The top 9 seems pretty untradable at this point anyway, though.

Unless we sign another top 9 center then Henrique will be a top 9 center. Brunner or Raymond would be a 3rd line winger
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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:36 PM

Were apparently interested in Gerbe

 

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i like him but he's very small, having him Gionta and Tedenby in the lineup would not scare away too many people


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:40 PM

Gerbe is much better than our small forwards of Tedenby and Gionta.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:41 PM

Were apparently interested in Gerbe

 

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Former #sabres Nathan Gerbe hoping someone steps up and offers one-way contract...#isles #devils #caps #Coyotes  #Sharks all interested

 

i like him but he's very small, having him Gionta and Tedenby in the lineup would not scare away too many people

 

If all he's waiting for is a one-way, I'd be shocked if the Isles didn't offer it up. I like Gerbe, but I don't know if the Devils really have room for him with how the team stands now.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:43 PM

Unless we sign another top 9 center then Henrique will be a top 9 center. Brunner or Raymond would be a 3rd line winger

 

I don't think Brunner would sign somewhere to be a 3rd line winger.  Raymond is buyer beware, he's gotten worse over the last few years.

 

Gerbe'd be fine on a two-way but on a one-way no dice.  As for size, NJ also has Olesz, Zubrus, and Clowe - think they can deal with some smaller players in the lineup.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:45 PM

No to gomez but he did play good with san jose. And Mueller just got signed by the Stars.

Edited by CarterforPresident, 08 July 2013 - 02:47 PM.

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:52 PM

No to gomez but he did play good with san jose. And Mueller just got signed by the Stars.

 

That's Chris Mueller. Peter Mueller is still UFA


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:55 PM

That's Chris Mueller. Peter Mueller is still UFA

ohhh i just saw a mueller signed. That's why. Whoopps!!
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