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#21 dmann422

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:47 PM

Definitely a big part of it. Ever since we lost Stevens, then Rafalski, Nieds. We haven't really had a top pairing, clear cut, #1 d-man. And since Martin and sort of Oduya left/was traded, we haven't had much of anything in the form of offense from the blueline. Zidlicky has been the best thing we've had in that department since then.

you don't remember that offensive dynamo that was kurtis foster?!?!
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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:51 PM

The only thing I remember about Foster was how happy we all were when he was moved.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:52 PM

you don't remember that offensive dynamo that was kurtis foster?!?!

No one will ever forget. When do you think we retire his number?


 

The only thing I remember about Foster was how happy we all were when he was moved.

That was pretty damn good trade. Foster, Napalm, some ahler and a 2nd for Zid. Only thing of value was the 2nd rd pick.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 12:56 PM

See, I didn't even remember that he was in the Zidlicky trade. 


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 01:45 PM

Ugh Curtis Foster.  IIRC he had a 2 goal game early on that had us all excited to have him, and then proceeded to just..destroy everything he touched.  


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:04 PM

I know I'm biased, but Greene should be on team USA this year in the Olympics.  I think he's definitely a top 6 US born defenseman in the league.  IMO he's better than Girardi.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:07 PM

Ugh Curtis Foster.  IIRC he had a 2 goal game early on that had us all excited to have him, and then proceeded to just..destroy everything he touched.  

He wasn't awful on the PP. He was just awful at EVERYTHING ELSE. On the PP, adding his shot from the point really freed up Kovy to move around. That being said Zid does that and manages to not sh!t the bed nearly as much or as badly as Foster did.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:06 PM

No one will ever forget. When do you think we retire his number?



That was pretty damn good trade. Foster, Napalm, some ahler and a 2nd for Zid. Only thing of value was the 2nd rd pick.


I'm not a big zidlicky fan but that was another case of Lou pulling his magic in a steal of a trade.

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:36 PM

I'm not a big zidlicky fan but that was another case of Lou pulling his magic in a steal of a trade.

 

The Devils needed a guy with his skillset...Lou tried it with Foster, and clearly realized he needed to upgrade.  Zids has his flaws, but at least he brings some offense, and fills a need.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:35 PM

The Devils needed a guy with his skillset...Lou tried it with Foster, and clearly realized he needed to upgrade.  Zids has his flaws, but at least he brings some offense, and fills a need.

 

Zid knows how to play defense.  He just tends to make bad decisions with the puck in the defensive zone.  But as far as breaking up passes, stick checking, and even can throw the occasional hit, he's still pretty good in those areas.  I'd call him average to below average defensively which is ok by me.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 09:57 PM

Why couldn't he have been made captain. He's just as deserving as Sal, and having Sal as not the captain makes him more expendable 


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:50 PM

Why couldn't he have been made captain. He's just as deserving as Sal, and having Sal as not the captain makes him more expendable

i wish greene wouldve gotten the C before salvador.. he seems more like captain material too. maybe hes next if he resigns here
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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:00 PM

i wish greene wouldve gotten the C before salvador.. he seems more like captain material too. maybe hes next if he resigns here

 

I hope Lou actually talks to Greene during next season.  Hell even this year would be dandy.  He's another one of those guys we can't let slip away.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:03 PM

I hope Lou actually talks to Greene during next season.  Hell even this year would be dandy.  He's another one of those guys we can't let slip away.

i wish he would quit it with that stupid rule that he has about resigning players..clearly it isnt in the teams better interest to not negotiate keeping people until the last minute the way he does.
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Posted 13 November 2013 - 11:19 PM

i hope he retires as a Devil and that the Devils will give him a better wallpaper on their website

 

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:22 AM

i hope he retires as a Devil and that the Devils will give him a better wallpaper on their website

 

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:32 AM

It's funny that some of us didn't like his contract when he first signed it. Now that's looking like a steal.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:42 AM

i hope he retires as a Devil and that the Devils will give him a better wallpaper on their website
 
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Posted 04 December 2013 - 09:11 AM

Figured I'd bump this after Andy's 5 game point streak ended Monday night.

I'm not sure if there's a website to compare guy's value based on their statistics vs salary, but at $3.5 mil Andy is an absolute steal and I hope we lock him up before his contract ends after next season.

He may not be a "#1" dman, but he fits deboer's system like a glove and plays like one in it.
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Posted 04 December 2013 - 05:15 PM

I really don't get why Andy is never mentioned for Team USA, especially on the big ice.
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