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#341 Devilsfan118

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:33 AM

Yes, because as everyone knows, he was completely useless in the 2012 playoffs.

 

He shouldn't be kept around for one good playoff run though.

 

I like what he brings, but he's embarrassingly bad on faceoffs for a center.  And, while he works pretty damn hard, it's still tough to have a small player in a checking role.  If Olesz takes his spot and beats him out..I won't be very upset.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:51 AM

look at us talking as if we can spend to the cap and that we dont have money problem like the whole world is saying we do....... or do we? :P


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:08 AM

Yes, because as everyone knows, he was completely useless in the 2012 playoffs.

 

And he was completely outmatched and over his head last season, which was also a better indication of his career norm talent level.  Sure, he played fine during the 2012 playoffs...that was his 15 minutes.  


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:41 AM

And he was completely outmatched and over his head last season, which was also a better indication of his career norm talent level.  Sure, he played fine during the 2012 playoffs...that was his 15 minutes.  

 

Agreed. Bryce had a great run as well, but it should have ended there. Gio, while it is really hard not to root for him, should not be on a NHL roster, especially the Devils as it sits now. If you think we watch all these FA signings intently, then he has to be beside himself wanting to know the roster.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:56 AM

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say this report was bullsh!t...


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:47 AM

This pretty much sounds spot on. Going over the cap and announcing all these signings gives other teams the upper hand. Lou might have something imminent regarding a D trade that's making him hold out on finalizing all these other deals.

 

Brunner's camp said something along the lines last week of "Deal is close, just a few moving parts before it gets finalized." I think he's a Devil.

 

now that the Jagr thing is not even announced yet. Its even more believable that it could be the case... very interesting. Why else would Lou not announce it?


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:51 AM

I just want something already. Until the announcement, I am stuck doing actual work at work. This madness must stop.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:48 PM

So what does the Jagr signing say about the theory that we're waiting on Henrique's contract to announce the Brunner signing?

 

I agree that the fact that it has been so quiet has "Devils" written all over it, but adding another forward doesn't make much sense now.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:56 PM

Agreed nessus.  There will be 15 forwards on the roster when Henrique signs, and only one (Gionta) has a two-way contract. 

 

Doubtful they'll sign another forward now.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:27 PM

@DebPlacey Good stuff. I'm told the Brunner signing is about to be announced at 3.8m at 2 years.

 

edit: ah nvm that.clearly fake


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:28 PM

@DebPlacey Good stuff. I'm told the Brunner signing is about to be announced at 3.8m at 2 years.

 

 

I hope this is true


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:29 PM

She retweeted a fake Bob McKenzie account.

 

As a tip, it's a good idea to follow retweets to the original source so the original source can get credit, or in this case, we can see it's BS.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:33 PM

haaaa, Someone forgot to tell Deb about fake Twitter accounts... Rookie mistake.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

So what does the Jagr signing say about the theory that we're waiting on Henrique's contract to announce the Brunner signing?

 

I agree that the fact that it has been so quiet has "Devils" written all over it, but adding another forward doesn't make much sense now.

 

People thought we were waiting on Henrique to announce Jagr, now we're waiting on him to announce Brunner lol

 

They'll have like $2-5 million in cap space after Henrique's deal (bonuses accounting for $3 million), but they're also running out of roster spots/# of contracts.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 05:23 PM

im in the middle of working on a project so I don't feel like looking to see which of his articles it was (I think its the one that says whats going with jagr from before he was signed but not sure), but TG said when he talked to Lou that he said he isn't done molding the team through both additions and subtractions. As much as we have all talked about moving Volchenkov or some of these spare forwards we have now as dreaming, it sounds like Lou is seriously pursuing those options in an attempt to get something done to open up some more roster spots and budget/cap dollars.

 

I think before the season starts Brunner will end up being a Devils and Volchenkov and someone like josefson or one of the other 3rd fourth line guys get moved out with a prospect for picks and/or prospects and we all pour ourselves a nice big glass of Lou-aid :koolaid:


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:57 AM

I had a dream we signed Brunner. Let's hope i'm a clairvoyant.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:14 PM

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:25 PM

i think all this time is Brunner and his agent facing reality that you cant command 3+ millions with under 50 games played in the NHL... he'll probably come back to earth and sign around 2.5 or 2.75m with someone eventually, hopefully its still us. i think he's a low risk high rewards kinda guy


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 01:36 PM

As far as I'm concerned, there really isn't a spot for him.  Don't need/want him right now.


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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:30 PM

As far as I'm concerned, there really isn't a spot for him.  Don't need/want him right now.

I agree. I don't see the place for him unless a trade involving a roster forward occurs.


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