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#321 2ELIAS6

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:59 AM

I was messing around on CapGeek and I discovered that it's going to be nigh impossible to sign Paul Stasny, Fayne, and a capable backup as long as Zubrus, Ryder, or Brunner, and Ruutu are in the lineup.  If Stasny is signed at a 7m/year deal and Mark Fayne brought back at 2.3/year, which likely won't be enough for Fayne.  Even if the Devils use their compliance buyout on Volchenkov, I think the cap might become a problem if Stasny is signed here.

realistically we are not going to get stastny any way.. there is no way he would choose to come here over some of the other teams that im sure will be an option to him, and on top of that im sure lou will not be a competitor in the bidding war that will go down for him..
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 07:45 AM

realistically we are not going to get stastny any way.. there is no way he would choose to come here over some of the other teams that im sure will be an option to him, and on top of that im sure lou will not be a competitor in the bidding war that will go down for him..

honestly right now I think there's a better chance that kovalchuk is in a devils sweater next year than stastny... And theres like less than 1% chance that is happening.
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:47 AM

I know its very much a long shot, but every other Devils fan is hoping for it.  I honestly don't care either way if he's here. 


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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!

 

Amazing Mallrats reference, I just spit out my coffee.


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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 - 02:14 PM

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.
 

Unfortunately I'm saying he ends up in Philly, it's kind of the par for the course now to make a splash when the Draft is in your own building so I'm saying one of Couturier/B. Schenn, the 17th Overall Pick, and something else (maybe Robert Hagg) for Kesler at the Draft.


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