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#321 2ELIAS6

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:20 PM

i mean i would like to see him on the team i think we would be a great addition but we never get big money ufa's like that. Once again we will most likely do nothing overly exciting this off season
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:48 PM

i mean i would like to see him on the team i think we would be a great addition but we never get big money ufa's like that. Once again we will most likely do nothing overly exciting this off season

I don't know about that, I agree we likely won't sign any big free agents, as that is Lou's way, but who thought we would sign Jaromir Jagr at the end of the last offseason?


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 07:09 PM

i mean i would like to see him on the team i think we would be a great addition but we never get big money ufa's like that. Once again we will most likely do nothing overly exciting this off season

 

The Devils traded for Cory Schneider last off-season and signed Jaromir Jagr.  The off-season before, they didn't do much, but the owner was busy sneaking up on and stealing street musicians' guitar cases + the loose change and small bills within.  The off-season before that, they did very little, but they didn't have to do anything.  Off-season before that, they dealt for Jason Arnott, signed 2 UFA D, and signed Ilya Kovalchuk.  Anyway NJ does plenty of exciting things in the offseason, they just haven't had a lot to trade with the last few years.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:13 PM

Pretty much what Tri says. Not only did they trade and sign JJ, they got Ryder, Brunner, Clowe. I mean come on now. Lou is always active, he just goes about it quietly.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:18 PM

The Devils traded for Cory Schneider last off-season and signed Jaromir Jagr.  The off-season before, they didn't do much, but the owner was busy sneaking up on and stealing street musicians' guitar cases + the loose change and small bills within.  The off-season before that, they did very little, but they didn't have to do anything.  Off-season before that, they dealt for Jason Arnott, signed 2 UFA D, and signed Ilya Kovalchuk.  Anyway NJ does plenty of exciting things in the offseason, they just haven't had a lot to trade with the last few years.

 

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:11 AM

Where do we think Ryan Kesler wants to/will go?  I'd much rather have a Kesler than Spezza.  Unlikely the Devils do it, but maybe the Canucks are backed into a corner a little bit here.  Kesler has asked for a trade and submitted his 6 teams that he would goto.  That's not a lot of flexibility.  I would imagine, NYR, Boston, Boston, maybe Tampa?  It's rumored that Anaheim and Philly are on his list.  God I hope he doesn't end up in Philly.
 


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 07:19 AM

FWIW, Josefson's agent is negotiating with NJ: http://www.hockeysve..._medium=twitter

 

"Lamoriello also has to make a decision regarding Swedish center Jacob Josefson's future. The 23-year-old only played 27 NHL games for the Devils the past season, but Martin Nilsson at Josefson's agency Alterno Management says to hockeysverige.se that discussions are being held between the parties"

 

I suppose this is, still, just par for the course regarding players w/o contracts.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:34 AM

Isn't the cap supposed to go up a little this year?
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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:02 AM

FWIW, Josefson's agent is negotiating with NJ: http://www.hockeysve..._medium=twitter

 

"Lamoriello also has to make a decision regarding Swedish center Jacob Josefson's future. The 23-year-old only played 27 NHL games for the Devils the past season, but Martin Nilsson at Josefson's agency Alterno Management says to hockeysverige.se that discussions are being held between the parties"

 

I suppose this is, still, just par for the course regarding players w/o contracts.

I hope he's back and I hope he's given a bigger role on this team.  I think he'll thrive with more ice-time and especially so if he's given ice-time with Patik Elias or Jaromir Jagr.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:09 AM

Pretty much what Tri says. Not only did they trade and sign JJ, they got Ryder, Brunner, Clowe. I mean come on now. Lou is always active, he just goes about it quietly.

 

Olesz too.  They also gave Boucher a shot to stick around.  Maybe it didn't all work out, but it definitely wasn't for lack of trying on Lou's part.  Also would've helped if Kovy made up his mind during the last week of June and not on July 12. 


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:33 AM

Olesz too.  They also gave Boucher a shot to stick around.  Maybe it didn't all work out, but it definitely wasn't for lack of trying on Lou's part.  Also would've helped if Kovy made up his mind during the last week of June on not on July 12. 

 

I am pretty sure that Kovalchuk's mind was made up in June and that Lou knew this.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:59 AM

I actually think Lou came up with the plan probably as far back as the winter once Kovalchuk expressed desire to remain in Russia. Lou saw an opening, and it wouldn't have surprised me if he came to Kovalchuk and said "if you're going to do it, the time is now."

 

Olesz...forgot about that guy.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 10:09 AM

Tell 'Em Steve-Dave!

 

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 10:25 AM

Amazing Mallrats reference, I just spit out my coffee.

 

Agreed, great one!


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 10:31 AM

Wrong Thread. Delete


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:17 PM

Isn't the cap supposed to go up a little this year?

Mirtle had a really informative article the other day on the financial situation for the league. Re: Salary Cap

 

So if revenues come in at exactly $3.7-billion, next year’s cap would be roughly $69.6-million. If they rise to $4-billion a year later, the cap climbs to nearly $76-million for 2015-16. (The floor in both cases is approximately $18-million to $20-million lower.)


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:51 PM

HellOnICE, on 12 Jun 2014 - 9:13 PM, said:

Pretty much what Tri says. Not only did they trade and sign JJ, they got Ryder, Brunner, Clowe. I mean come on now. Lou is always active, he just goes about it quietly.

 

 

I agree completely. I get so sick and tired of hearing some so-called Devils fans complain that Lou does nothing every offseason. He is always active, signing top quality talent and improving this team. Sure, it may not be the big flashy names, the types the Rags go after. But the players he always gets wind up being highly productive and they usually stick around out of loyalty.

 

Sorry, but I'll take Lou's decision making every single time over some of these armchair GM's that we have floating around our fan base.

 

As for the three players mentioned above, I expect a big turnaround for them this season.

 

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

slasher72, on 11 Jun 2014 - 9:24 PM, said:

Tanner Pearson, Kyle Palmieri, Tyler Toffoli, Vyacheslav Voynov, Max Pacioretty, P.K. Subban, Milan Lucic, Artem Anisimov, Cal Clutterbuck, T.J. Oshie, Paul Stastny, Jonathan Quick, Mike Green, David Krejci, Brandon Prust, Johan Franzen.. just to name a few players all selected after the 24th pick.

 

A better game is to look at all of the Devils' draft picks since 2003 and count how many of them are still in the NHL (and yes, I know the defense will be "but look at where they've drafted").

 

Honestly, I hope they knock it out of the ballpark this offseason but to say Lou and Conte have been doing a smash up job at drafting is just...well... you get the point.

 

 

Why don't you go root for the Rags and stop being a Devils fan.


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:08 PM

Why don't you go root for the Rags and stop being a Devils fan.

 

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:34 PM

Why don't you go root for the Rags and stop being a Devils fan.


Why don't you take a breather and stop gulping down the Kool-aid.
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