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#1401 bekim

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:00 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

Depends on the internal marketing.  The whole top6-bottom6 thing isn't as meaningful in 2013 as it was 10 years ago.  If the Devils can roll 3 super strong forward lines, why not try and get that done?

 

For example - this group would be stronger than counting on Josefson to come through as an important 3rd line center.  But hey, it's also a valid point that many FAs will not want to sign unless offered a top 6 spot, so we'll see.  But I don't think it's out of the question or anything to try and lure someone to be part of a deep group.

 

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:14 PM

Depends on the internal marketing.  The whole top6-bottom6 thing isn't as meaningful in 2013 as it was 10 years ago.  If the Devils can roll 3 super strong forward lines, why not try and get that done?

 

For example - this group would be stronger than counting on Josefson to come through as an important 3rd line center.  But hey, it's also a valid point that many FAs will not want to sign unless offered a top 6 spot, so we'll see.  But I don't think it's out of the question or anything to try and lure someone to be part of a deep group.

 

Clowe-Loktionov-Kovalchuk
Elias-Zajac-Ryder
Boyes-Henrique-Zubrus
Josefson-Carter-Bernier

 

i think it may be Lou's idea. We technically could be done. but we keep hearing that we're interested with a few guys so he may still be looking at getting us a good depth, cause really thats what get you far in the playoffs


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:22 PM

RFA Mike Hoeffel has re-signed with the Devils.


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#1404 Triumph

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:31 PM

Lou said he was done unless he made other moves.  Well, he's made other moves.  But I'd still be surprised to see something like Boyes.  If he signed someone in August, that'd be great.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:37 PM

 

RFA Mike Hoeffel has re-signed with the Devils.

 

 

Uhh....who?


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:44 PM

Uhh....who?

 

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:45 PM

Uhh....who?

 

Devils 2nd round pick in 2007.  Doesn't look like he'll be an NHL guy but he's still only 24, could get some shot at some point in his life as a mucking 4th liner.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:55 PM

I see everyone is superhigh on Loktionov as a first line center? Sup with that? :P  Grabovski would easily push him down to 3rd no? Feel free to enlighten me.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:58 PM

 

RFA Mike Hoeffel has re-signed with the Devils.

 

 

Nice. Hopefully the RFA signings keep rolling in.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 03:59 PM

I see everyone is superhigh on Loktionov as a first line center? Sup with that? :P  Grabovski would easily push him down to 3rd no? Feel free to enlighten me.

Because Kovalchuk has no chemistry with anyone. So the hope is there will be a Russian connection.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:12 PM

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.

I agree that he wouldn't sign to be a 3rd liner, was just pointing out to the other poster that if he were to sign that's where he would fit in. Really have not paid too much attention to Gerbe, just know that he's really small and that Sabres fans really liked him. Is he not a 3rd line winger? Was under the impression that he was definitely an NHL quality player.
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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:24 PM

Gerbe is better than Teds in that Gerbe isn't afraid to get in the sh!t.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:38 PM

I see everyone is superhigh on Loktionov as a first line center? Sup with that? :P  Grabovski would easily push him down to 3rd no? Feel free to enlighten me.

Because we all know that the Elias-Zajac line will take the tougher minutes, so Loktionov will do fine playing with Kovy against less talented competition.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 04:54 PM

Don't get me wrong, I like Loktionov. Just seems a bit premature to count on him being a top line center.. Grabovski speaks russian. :P


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 06:39 PM

Don't get me wrong, I like Loktionov. Just seems a bit premature to count on him being a top line center.. Grabovski speaks russian. :P

We're not, that's the point I was making. 1st line center is Zajac, not Loktionov.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:08 PM

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.

 

Raymond hasn't really gotten worse in my opinion. He still put up 22 points last season.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:34 PM

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 10:30 PM

Minor but I just saw on NHL Network that Florida signed Gilroy.
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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:35 AM

2 years 2.25m per year for Hagelin.
Source Cap Geek, checked after Andrew Gross said he had signed. Don't think he's put out any numbers yet.

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#1420 SterioDesign

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:49 AM

2 years 2.25m per year for Hagelin.
Source Cap Geek, checked after Andrew Gross said he had signed. Don't think he's put out any numbers yet.

 

That would be a fair contract for Henrique and i guess you can somewhat compare those 2 players.


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