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#121 dmann422

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:17 AM

The big question will be does Schneider think this team will be a consistently good team in his prime years?  Is he concerned that he'll always have to hold the opposition to 2 goals or less?  Can Lou sell him on the team's future, especially when their most productive forward is a 42-year-old who doesn't figure to be here much longer than next season, if that?  Does Cory even like living and playing in NJ?  Only Cory knows the answers.

on the flip side of this what teams are clearly ahead of nj that will be looking for goalies upgrades in the 2015 offseason? The only one I can think of is Pittsburgh, and they're going to have trouble staying under the cap if he's looking for close to a lunqvist deal.
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#122 NJDevs4978

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 09:49 AM

on the flip side of this what teams are clearly ahead of nj that will be looking for goalies upgrades in the 2015 offseason? The only one I can think of is Pittsburgh, and they're going to have trouble staying under the cap if he's looking for close to a lunqvist deal.

 

Actually a lot of teams don't have goalies signed beyond next year yet, though that number'll change appreciably this offseason and during 2014.  And that's not accounting for prospects who may have a role on the respective teams by then.

 

But right now teams that don't have NHL goalies signed beyond next year include the Isles, Florida, Calgary, Ottawa, Buffalo, Edmonton, Anaheim (not counting Fredrik Anderson), St. Louis (though they'll probably try to re-sign Miller), Columbus (likewise Bobrovsky), Tampa (ditto with Bishop if he's not a fluke), Toronto (same with Bernier), San Jose (I'd expect Niemi to re-up there though) and Washington along with the Pens.

 

Of those the only situations with appreciably better rosters than ours right now are the Pens, Ducks, the Blues, Tampa and San Jose...and there's a chance none of those teams need a goalie by 2015.  The team I'd worry about (besides the Penguins) is Minnesota, unless Kuemper becomes the guy by the end of next year.  They could buy out Backstrom by then and be a major player for a goalie.


Edited by NJDevs4978, 02 March 2014 - 09:51 AM.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:04 AM

Actually a lot of teams don't have goalies signed beyond next year yet, though that number'll change appreciably this offseason and during 2014. And that's not accounting for prospects who may have a role on the respective teams by then.

But right now teams that don't have NHL goalies signed beyond next year include the Isles, Florida, Calgary, Ottawa, Buffalo, Edmonton, Anaheim (not counting Fredrik Anderson), St. Louis (though they'll probably try to re-sign Miller), Columbus (likewise Bobrovsky), Tampa (ditto with Bishop if he's not a fluke), Toronto (same with Bernier), San Jose (I'd expect Niemi to re-up there though) and Washington along with the Pens.

Of those the only situations with appreciably better rosters than ours right now are the Pens, Ducks, the Blues, Tampa and San Jose...and there's a chance none of those teams need a goalie by 2015. The team I'd worry about (besides the Penguins) is Minnesota, unless Kuemper becomes the guy by the end of next year. They could buy out Backstrom by then and be a major player for a goalie.

I wouldn't throw the blues in there because it's highly likely that they either re-sign miller or find a replacement this offseason. With the way bishop has played I would think Tampa is in the same boat as us and might try to re-sign him before he hits ufa. Anaheim looks to have options in the system long term but I suppose they could be in on him. San Jose is one I didn't think of- I'd put them with Pittsburgh in that they might look elsewhere than noemi but they'll be up against the cap.

Of course a lot of this is projecting way too early so whenever know how situations will change.

Boy if he winds up in Minny that would really suck lol.

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 10:26 AM

I wouldn't throw the blues in there because it's highly likely that they either re-sign miller or find a replacement this offseason. With the way bishop has played I would think Tampa is in the same boat as us and might try to re-sign him before he hits ufa. Anaheim looks to have options in the system long term but I suppose they could be in on him. San Jose is one I didn't think of- I'd put them with Pittsburgh in that they might look elsewhere than noemi but they'll be up against the cap.

Of course a lot of this is projecting way too early so whenever know how situations will change.

Boy if he winds up in Minny that would really suck lol.

 

Well yeah I don't think a lot of those destinations are realistic and said so in the post, I was just compiling current teams that didn't have goalies signed beyond next year 'yet'.  Those rat ******** would be our most hated West team ever if they traded for Marty then signed Cory lol.


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Posted 02 March 2014 - 01:45 PM

Announcers were taking about them dealing Andrew MacDonald as well. They're really stripping things down there

Gutting the team in preparation for a move to Brooklyn. Sound familiar? Why was Clowe wearing the A over Zajac yesterday?


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