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#1 Devs4LordStanley

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:01 PM

As you can see, Jagr thrives on PDB's system but he's 42. I know he's a one of a kind player but who plays similar to him? I don't care what people say, Kovy did not fit in so a player like him is out of the question. Ryder, Brunner, Loki are similar to Kovy hockey mentality wise - that's why they did/do suck. The system requires nit&grit, puck possession players. While elite ones don't grow on trees, who's out there? I'd love two of Vanek/Moulson/Cally/Statsny but do they fit the system? Can they learn and adjust to fit in?


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Posted 21 March 2014 - 09:03 PM

Darn, it cut off "er?"


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Posted 22 March 2014 - 09:51 PM

As you can see, Jagr thrives on PDB's system but he's 42. I know he's a one of a kind player but who plays similar to him? I don't care what people say, Kovy did not fit in so a player like him is out of the question. Ryder, Brunner, Loki are similar to Kovy hockey mentality wise - that's why they did/do suck. The system requires nit&grit, puck possession players. While elite ones don't grow on trees, who's out there? I'd love two of Vanek/Moulson/Cally/Statsny but do they fit the system? Can they learn and adjust to fit in?

 

Matt Moulson played and thrived in a defense first system at Cornell. Granted that was in college, but I think if he could do well in that kind of system then those are things you don't lose as you get older. I really think he'd do very well for us.


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Posted 22 March 2014 - 10:53 PM

Mason Raymond comes to mind !  :thumbsup:


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Posted 22 March 2014 - 11:08 PM

Mason Raymond comes to mind !  :thumbsup:

Oh yes I'd take Matt Niskanen toooo sorry bout that..... almost forgot.... 


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 09:21 AM

So there are kwazi-good players out there that fit the bill.  Just so I can learn, what makes them better then say Ruutu? My guess is skill.


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Posted 23 March 2014 - 11:33 PM

kwazi-good

 

quasi lol

 

Not intending to be grammar nazi, but that one was too funny.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 06:03 AM

Kulemin from the Leafs. Once was a 30 goal scorer, can kill penalties, hit and still score the odd goal. I think he would do well on our 3rd with maybe zubs/jj? Might be cheap too.
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 07:25 AM

First line players or bust.

 

Stastny and/or Ryan

 

Trade for a youngstar.

 

We have enough grinders, second line scoring talent, decent enough defense and goaltending.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:38 AM

Yeah I'm going to agree with HOI, I think we have enough 'Devil' type players..

 

Sign forwards who can actually be counted on to contribute.  

I'd be wary of throwing big money at Ryan though - he seems 'off' since being omitted from the Olympic team.  I don't know if I'd want him signed to lead the offense.

 

Stastny seems like a no-brainer to me, if he can be acquired the Devils should do everything they can to get him.  Stastny & Zajac as our 1A and 1B centers, allowing Henrique to permanently shift to wing?  Yes please.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 08:50 AM

bobby ryan is signed next year - not sure why people think he's a UFA


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:42 AM

Oh oops.

 

Stastny, Stastny, Stastny


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 09:56 AM

Statsny or Matt Moulson, Statsny for the reasons already posted and Moulson has nose for the net that we lost when Parise left, how many times this year has a rebound just been laying there within 5 feet of the net and no one can put it home? Moulson fixes that problem quite nicely
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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:01 AM

Oh oops.

 

Stastny, Stastny, Stastny

 

I wouldn't get my hopes up.  Even if Lou pursues him, he's competing with at least five other teams, including Colorado which can offer him more years.  So I would imagine Lou would have to give him something that amounts to between $7-8 million AAV.  While I'd take a chance and overpay for him, I couldn't go too nuts on Lou if he decides it's too much. 


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:15 PM

Moulson would absolutely be a great fit here. My only problem is his value might be overinflated because of the high profile nature of the trades he was in this season.

 

Let's not forget guys, he only has a couple more goals than Ryder and a week ago our fans were crapping down Ryder's neck. But yeah, on the flipside, Moulson's a Parise-like player. Would absolutely benefit the team. Clarkson's current contract is about as high as I'd go for him this offseason.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:15 PM

First line players or bust.

 

Stastny and/or Ryan

 

Trade for a youngstar.

 

We have enough grinders, second line scoring talent, decent enough defense and goaltending.

True, but do you think a "Ryan" would fit? I mean why is Jagr so darn good in this system? He tanked the last two seasons but hasn't this one.

 

Sure, I'd love an Elite LW-Elite C-Elite RW line but they won't help if they don't fit the system. Could they change to fit in? Possibly, but I don't want to find out in their 3rd year of a 7 year contract if they can't.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:27 PM

Fvck Devils players. We need good players. We have a ton of grinders who fit the system. We need good players. 

 

Also, I think the system thing is overrated. Kovalchuk played well, even though his numbers weren't as good. Especially the Cup year, when he was healthy and comfortable. Jagr's numbers are better this year because he's on the top line instead of the 3rd -- he was good the past two years, even if the numbers aren't there. 

 

If we can get some combination of Moulson, Statsny. Ryan in the next 2 years, I'll be happy.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 02:48 PM

Iginla? I know he is UFA and wants a multi year deal that the Bruins can't do because of the cap.

I know he is another older guy, but he is a perfect guy for this team, especially considering the Devils aren't a sexy destination for FA's, but just maybe they can lure Iginla with a 2 year deal.

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 03:25 PM

First line players or bust.

 

Stastny and/or Ryan

 

Trade for a youngstar.

 

We have enough grinders, second line scoring talent, decent enough defense and goaltending.

This is not how hockey works. How is nobody getting that? Learn from the Kovy deal. Learn from how a cup contender fell apart after acquiring a scorer who did not fit the system. Hockey is about systems, and we need to play ours.


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Posted 24 March 2014 - 04:27 PM

This is not how hockey works. How is nobody getting that? Learn from the Kovy deal. Learn from how a cup contender fell apart after acquiring a scorer who did not fit the system. Hockey is about systems, and we need to play ours.

At least someone gets my point!


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