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#141 capo

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:50 AM

with or without Brunner/Raymond we wont have a goon in the lineup this year. Maybe for some games but I doubt the go with a goon.
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Elias

Zajac

Ryder

Henrique

Loktionov

Clowe

Zubrus

Josefson

Olesz

Carter

Bernier

Gionta

 

Without Brunner or Raymond a goon would be a 13th forward

It's pretty scary that a 37 year old is our best forward.  Something has to be done about that.  If something happens to Elias this year we are totally fvcked.  This alone leaves me to believe that Lou will make a bold move before to long.  He's going to put on some bandaids with a guy like Brunner.  But I have to expect he's going to package something together to get a scorer.  He has to.  Outside of Vanek, who we know is available, who else is there that is available?  I don't mind stock piling guys like Raymond and Brunner and whoever else because you know some other guys are going to have to go to get that legit scorer.  I don't think anyone is off the table at this point.  Including some very favorites...


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:51 AM

 

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Hahaha LOL.

 

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:51 AM

It seems like you're attacking him when all he's doing is posting a guys tweets that he followed up saying that he's not sure if this is a credible source


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 10:55 AM

Hahaha LOL.

 

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:11 AM

i'd take Brunner over Raymond cause he's a pure goal scorer, raymond can produce a little but he's never been a big scorer. basically in this case i'd go for the highest ceiling

I don't want a pure goal scorer though. Maybe before the Kovy situation that would be a nice addition, but then the money wouldn't be there. I still take Raymond because he's the safer bet. They're both he same age, the difference is we've seen what Raymond can do for 5+ years and would know what we're getting. I'm not really sure we can take liberties on paying a guy for his ceiling, when he hasn't even played an entire season.


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:12 AM

I'm hearing a deal between the Devils and Gordie Howe is imminent.


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:13 AM

Bettman dos not decide on rule changes. In fact he has a limited involvement in it. The commissioner in every sport presents the championship trophy. Who cares. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

If he already has a limited role in rule changes, then good.  Did he have a limited involvement in it before they started that competition committee?  As for presenting the trophy, I just think it takes away from the moment when a team is being given the trophy and the joyous occasion is interrupted with boos raining down until the speech is over and the captain skates away with the Cup.  Who cares what commissioners in other sports do?


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:42 AM


Bettman dos not decide on rule changes. In fact he has a limited involvement in it. The commissioner in every sport presents the championship trophy. Who cares. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD


If he already has a limited role in rule changes, then good. Did he have a limited involvement in it before they started that competition committee? As for presenting the trophy, I just think it takes away from the moment when a team is being given the trophy and the joyous occasion is interrupted with boos raining down until the speech is over and the captain skates away with the Cup. Who cares what commissioners in other sports do?


The competiton committe in one form or another has always been around.

Otherwise, you're trying to say how bad Bettman has been, and pointing out something that has been done forever in the NHL and every other sport. That he's booed is the fault of the morons in the crowd that are ruining the moment for themselves.




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Posted 14 July 2013 - 11:49 AM

The competiton committe in one form or another has always been around. Otherwise, you're trying to say how bad Bettman has been, and pointing out something that has been done forever in the NHL and every other sport. That he's booed is the fault of the morons in the crowd that are ruining the moment for themselves. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

Well of course he's going to get booed, despite the good job he has done business-wise, three work stoppages in under 20 years is never going to sit well with the fans.  I don't follow other sports as closely as hockey, but aren't those commissioners widely unpopular with the fans too?  It seems to me it's just not a job that lends itself to being a fan favorite.  Knowing how unpopular he is with the fans and probably even many of the players due to labor negotiations, I just don't see how it isn't a better idea to have some well-respected person with a hockey background award the Cup.  Why does it matter what other sports do?


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:02 PM

I hate to be a stickler, but the fact that this thread title uses improper capitalization is DRIVING ME CRAZY
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:03 PM

I'm hearing a deal between the Devils and Gordie Howe is imminent.

 

This makes sense. He was at a game a season ago. Where there's smoke, there's fire. I expect an announcement next week.


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 12:11 PM


The competiton committe in one form or another has always been around. Otherwise, you're trying to say how bad Bettman has been, and pointing out something that has been done forever in the NHL and every other sport. That he's booed is the fault of the morons in the crowd that are ruining the moment for themselves. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD


Well of course he's going to get booed, despite the good job he has done business-wise, three work stoppages in under 20 years is never going to sit well with the fans. I don't follow other sports as closely yas hockey, but aren't those commissioners widely unpopular with the fans too? It seems to me it's just not a job that lends itself to being a fan favorite. Knowing how unpopular he is with the fans and probably even many of the players due to labor negotiations, I just don't see how it isn't a better idea to have some well-respected person with a hockey background award the Cup. Why does it matter what other sports do?


Messier is well respected around the league. Would you want to see him presenting the Cup to the Devis or in a series the Devils lost. The commissioner is a neutral party to handle those sorts of things.

And the first lockout essentially saved the NHL, or at least a lot of individual teams including the Devils. The second one, had it happened a year earlier would have kept Parise on the Devils. While you can correctly say those front loading long term deals were loopholes of the owners own making, the fact of the matter is the game is a lot better without them.


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

Nick Barlotta says the deal is done between jersey and brunner... We will see if he is an Єklund (2.3% accurate) insider or if he is valuable


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:40 PM

Barlotta just repeated an Єklund (2.3% accurate) rumor like it was his own :lol:
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:40 PM

Nick Barlotta says the deal is done between jersey and brunner... We will see if he is an Єklund (2.3% accurate) insider or if he is valuable

 

That won't prove anything, unfortunately.


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:46 PM

The competiton committe in one form or another has always been around. Otherwise, you're trying to say how bad Bettman has been, and pointing out something that has been done forever in the NHL and every other sport. That he's booed is the fault of the morons in the crowd that are ruining the moment for themselves. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

Good and bad are hard to define with commissioners. Since they work for the owners, and the owners are making money, Bettman has been good. From a fan's perspective, though, he's terrible. I don't believe that his actions since taking over have been good for the game. It may have been good for the owners, but there may still be long term consequences. Furthermore, as others have said, the league has figured out how to get more money out of the die hard fans it has. IMO it has not done a particularly good job adding fans. As one of those die hards, who continues to go to a couple games a year and occasionally buy merchandise, despite the commissioner's willingness to lock the players out for half a season when he didn't have to, I'm glad Bettman got booed at the draft. As a realist, I know Bettman's not going anywhere, because the owners love him, and I can also understand why.


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 01:47 PM

That won't prove anything, unfortunately.

 

Well if no deal happen it will prove that he is an Єklund (2.3% accurate)... if a deal happen he could have guess right since a lot of people could do that guess


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:25 PM

Done deal is the word per nick barlatta. 3M per for 1 to 2 yrs?
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:53 PM

TG has been saying Lou was meeting with Henrique and his agent on Friday, if that's true, (and it is, it's TG) then how can he be signing Brunner too? Doesn't quite add up
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:55 PM

TG has been saying Lou was meeting with Henrique and his agent on Friday, if that's true, (and it is, it's TG) then how can he be signing Brunner too? Doesn't quite add up


Devils have $10.6 million in space. They can sign multiple guys.
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