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#441 devilsrule33

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 06:23 PM

The Flyers are nuts if they send Couturier for Kesler straight up.

 

Yup, I was thinking that. I mean, could I see Homgren do that desperately, sure. But Hextall has to be a lot smarter. Considering the Flyers traded prime Jeff Carter for the chance to pick Couturier, why then trade him when he is developing into a great player for someone who is declining.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 07:05 PM

At the deadline, according to MacKenzie, Vancouver asked for a first, a top prospect and an established center. He obviously wasn't traded, which probably means no one bit. Still, The Flyers apparently made a substantial offer.
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If it didn't involve Couturier, it almost certainly had to be Schenn.

Whatever, the point is that Vancouver is expecting something very substantial for Kesler, something the Devils can't really afford, even if he were the same player he was a few years ago.




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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:17 PM

Hemsky has turned down the Senators three year offer

he's a Czech ? but I dont think we need a RW 

Our problem is besides Sislo, we have no RW. Everyone (wf's) shoots left.  We need RW severely! If fact, I hope that all we draft


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:23 PM

Our problem is besides Sislo, we have no RW. Everyone (wf's) shoots left.  We need RW severely! If fact, I hope that all we draft

we have Ryder and Brunner, they are righties


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:35 PM

Our problem is besides Sislo, we have no RW. Everyone (wf's) shoots left.  We need RW severely! If fact, I hope that all we draft

 

Just realized Sislo is a UFA so it's possible he doesn't even return.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:17 PM

we have Ryder and Brunner, they are righties

 

Two of the worst players for the Devils last year, if you ask me.

RW depth is definitely an issue.

 

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:19 PM

Two of the worst players for the Devils last year, if you ask me.

RW depth is definitely an issue.

 

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I agree they suck, but they're on the payroll, we can't make them magically disappear ..and nobodys taking them in a trade


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:20 PM

I agree they suck, but they're on the payroll, we can't make them magically disappear ..and nobodys taking them in a trade

 

This is true.  

 

Hopefully one or both of them can do something this season.. maybe the Devils can actually acquire a playmaking center for one of them.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:30 PM

This is true.  

 

Hopefully one or both of them can do something this season.. maybe the Devils can actually acquire a playmaking center for one of them.

we're set at D and in goal (if Lou gets Cory to sign an extension) ......but our forward situation is gonna be a work in progress for a few years yet


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:53 PM

I still think Brunner's gonna have a much better season. He showed some really great things a couple times this year. I don't know what to think of Ryder, though. He was awesome in November, and didn't show up very much for the rest of the year, it seemed.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:58 PM

Ryder needs to have playmaking linemates. He's not good at creating offense. His talent lies in his ability to shoot the puck.


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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:39 PM

I still think Brunner's gonna have a much better season. He showed some really great things a couple times this year. I don't know what to think of Ryder, though. He was awesome in November, and didn't show up very much for the rest of the year, it seemed.

That's how he's always been. Every once and a while he makes a few moves to get a scoring chance that makes you think he's better than he really is. He never manages to put everything together and play like that consistently though.

What does everyone think about Grabovski? It sounds like re-signing him isn't a top priority for the Caps. Would he be a good plan B should Stastny be unavailable? Seems like he was playing pretty well until he got hurt. 35 points in 58 games. If you can get him to play a full season, I think he could be counted on for about 20 goals and 50 points. He'd definitely be a lot cheaper than Stastny.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:55 AM

No surprise that the Avs are shopping Parenteau, per MacKenzie I believe. Please don't take the bait Lou.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:35 AM

That's how he's always been. Every once and a while he makes a few moves to get a scoring chance that makes you think he's better than he really is. He never manages to put everything together and play like that consistently though.

What does everyone think about Grabovski? It sounds like re-signing him isn't a top priority for the Caps. Would he be a good plan B should Stastny be unavailable? Seems like he was playing pretty well until he got hurt. 35 points in 58 games. If you can get him to play a full season, I think he could be counted on for about 20 goals and 50 points. He'd definitely be a lot cheaper than Stastny.

I'd like to do this.  If he comes here for like a little under 5m for no more than 3 years.  That would be a rough contract, but I'd take the risk.  I think he seems like the lower key player that Lou would go for, throw him as a 2nd line center and see what he can do.  He did have some problems with Carlyle in Toronto, but that was a bit ago.  So on the other hand I don't know if this is a guy they'd want.  Both PDB and Lou Lams.  I have the link nhere. 
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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:58 AM

3/15 for Grabovski would be a good deal. So would be getting Parenteau (his deal is really good for the production he got. Keep in mind, he got the 8th most icetime among forwards on Avs the past season) if he's paired with a playdriving center. If Elias can hack another season at center as a #2...that could be a great line.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:13 AM

3/15 for Grabovski would be a good deal. So would be getting Parenteau (his deal is really good for the production he got. Keep in mind, he got the 8th most icetime among forwards on Avs the past season) if he's paired with a playdriving center. If Elias can hack another season at center as a #2...that could be a great line.

I wouldn't be opposed to him really, but the point to getting him would you could move Elias back to the wing, as well as Henrique, but both of those players can play center if injuries hit us hard. 


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:18 AM

I wouldn't be opposed to him really, but the point to getting him would you could move Elias back to the wing, as well as Henrique, but both of those players can play center if injuries hit us hard. 

 

Yes. Grabovski would be kind of superfluous since you want Elias and Henrique in top-6 roles, probably on the same line.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:24 AM

No surprise that the Avs are shopping Parenteau, per MacKenzie I believe. Please don't take the bait Lou.

 

Would've loved if we got him as UFA a few years, always liked PA Parenteau. It would seem though that sending something substantial in a trade to get Parenteau has one of two end roads: that's either O'Reilly's or Stastny's money. I would guess Stastny, considering the talks have been that they're in contract negotiation. What he wants is probably too much, unless they dump Parenteau? Trying to get PA Parenteau shoots yourself in the foot if you were one of the teams who needed Stastny.


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:58 AM

Lou still deciding on whether to use a compliance buy-out: http://www.nj.com/de...ml#incart_river
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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:17 AM

Lou still deciding on whether to use a compliance buy-out: http://www.nj.com/de...ml#incart_river


The fact that Lou didn't flat out deny it makes me feel that will definitely use the clause on one of our players.
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