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#841 lucifer91

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 05:59 AM

How about this

 

Damien Brunner  Patrick Elias  Martin Havlat

 

Ryane Clowe  Travis Zajac  Jaromir Jagr

 

Mike Cammalleri Adam Henrique  Michael Ryder

 

Tuomo Ruutu  Stephen Gionta  Dainius Zubrus

 

Steve Bernier

 

Yeah, I am really curious to see the line combos with the amount of top 9 players we seem to have.  Hopefully there is some chemistry right off the bat.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:45 AM

How about this
 
Damien Brunner  Patrick Elias  Martin Havlat
 
Ryane Clowe  Travis Zajac  Jaromir Jagr
 
Mike Cammalleri Adam Henrique  Michael Ryder
 
Tuomo Ruutu  Stephen Gionta  Dainius Zubrus
 
Steve Bernier

im sure we will get to see some different combinations but im still thinking there is a trade thats going to happen especially if they end up signing carter
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:09 AM

Lou was lamenting the fact that we did not have a third line that could score last year, so having plenty of top 9 forwards to fill in for injuries or poor play is needed. Pretty confused as to why having too many top 9 forwards is a problem....


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:42 AM

One thing we know from the last few weeks is that Lou and Pete are completely on the same page with what they like and dislike about this team, and what they feel is needed to make the playoffs. I'll expect Lou to ship out Brunner, Ryder or Josefson in the coming weeks.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:50 AM

One thing we know from the last few weeks is that Lou and Pete are completely on the same page with what they like and dislike about this team, and what they feel is needed to make the playoffs. I'll expect Lou to ship out Brunner, Ryder or Josefson in the coming weeks.

 

Josefson was just signed, I find it unlikely he is traded.  It will be Ryder or Brunner for spare parts. 

EDIT: Or an 8th defenseman. 


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 10:51 AM

Josefson was just signed, I find it unlikely he is traded.  It will be Ryder or Brunner for spare parts. 

 

I don't believe he has been signed yet.  He was just given a qualifying offer.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 05:03 PM

One thing we know from the last few weeks is that Lou and Pete are completely on the same page with what they like and dislike about this team, and what they feel is needed to make the playoffs. I'll expect Lou to ship out Brunner, Ryder or Josefson in the coming weeks.

I wouldn't mind seeing Lou trade Brunner or Ryder, both frustrated me to no end last year. I feel like Ryder would be easier to move since he's had success in the past. I think the writing is on the wall for Josefson. Either they're going to try to trade him or they'll try to slip him through waivers I guess.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:15 AM

Cammalleri-Zajac-Jagr

Henrique-Elias-Havlat

Clowe-Josefson-Brunner

Ruutu-Zubrus-Bernier

Greene-Merril
Gelinas-Larsson
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This is the lineup I want. Would have liked to have seen us pick up Mathieu Perreault as a 3C especially since I think he's a relative bargain at $3M per.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:26 AM

I wouldn't mind seeing Lou trade Brunner or Ryder, both frustrated me to no end last year. I feel like Ryder would be easier to move since he's had success in the past. I think the writing is on the wall for Josefson. Either they're going to try to trade him or they'll try to slip him through waivers I guess.

I think Brunner brings something to the table. Ryder to me is so one dimensional. Problem is, I doubt there are any teams hungry for his services.  But it is a big year for him, playing for next years contract. Hopefully he'll (and Brunner as well) be better. 

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:04 AM

How much do you think Sunny Mehta & his stats had to do with any of the signings if at all? 


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 09:41 AM

Cammalleri-Zajac-Jagr
Henrique-Elias-Havlat
Clowe-Josefson-Brunner
Ruutu-Zubrus-Bernier

Greene-Merril
Gelinas-Larsson
Salvador-Zidlicky

This is the lineup I want. Would have liked to have seen us pick up Mathieu Perreault as a 3C especially since I think he's a relative bargain at $3M per.

why do people keep putting havlat on the rw? Isn't he a lefty and has played lw his entire career?

Edit: also, you're crazy to think that if Ryder is here he won't be in the lineup. Any lineup without him in it is not happening unless he's traded.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:07 AM

why do people keep putting havlat on the rw? Isn't he a lefty and has played lw his entire career?

Edit: also, you're crazy to think that if Ryder is here he won't be in the lineup. Any lineup without him in it is not happening unless he's traded.

 

Wiki, NHL and Capgeek all list him as RW. 


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:17 AM

Wiki, NHL and Capgeek all list him as RW.

hmm wiki says lw but nhl does say rw. He is a lefty shooter and we all know how Pete likes his sticks to the boards. I'll be surprised if he plays rw unless Pete wants to force feed both havlat and henrique on Elias's line. Even then it means either Ryder or Brunner on the 4th line and I don't think that's happening.

Oh well I guess it's still way too early for line predictions.
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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:20 AM

hmm wiki says lw but nhl does say rw. He is a lefty shooter and we all know how Pete likes his sticks to the boards. I'll be surprised if he plays rw unless Pete wants to force feed both havlat and henrique on Elias's line. Even then it means either Ryder or Brunner on the 4th line and I don't think that's happening.

Oh well I guess it's still way too early for line predictions.

 

He's mostly been an RW in his career, even in Ottawa where they were relatively weak down the left side.  He can play LW but the Devils have more LWs than RWs and I suspect he'll be used as an RW.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:34 AM

He's mostly been an RW in his career, even in Ottawa where they were relatively weak down the left side. He can play LW but the Devils have more LWs than RWs and I suspect he'll be used as an RW.

hmmm true, as it stands now don't you think henrique is still at center? If so that leaves us with cammalleri, clowe and ruutu at left wing.I would think Pete will try some different combos in camp and preseason, there are some flex guys like zubrus and havlat who can move around.
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Posted 03 July 2014 - 12:33 PM

Well, that's something - I didn't realize Jacob Josefson was eligible for arbitration.  They might Mark Fraser him into going to arbitration, and buy out either Zubrus or Ryder during the 2nd buyout period.  Brunner is not eligible to be bought out during the 2nd buyout period.  It seems unlikely - NJ has cap room at the moment - but something to keep in mind.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 12:37 PM

How much do you think Sunny Mehta & his stats had to do with any of the signings if at all? 

 

Not sure really, we know Cammalleri's been on Lou's radar for at least 5 months, and Havlat may have just been a Lou/Elias intuition signing. 

 

Maybe he'll be involved in picking who gets traded now and maybe for which prospects in return? Who knows..


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 12:54 PM

Well, that's something - I didn't realize Jacob Josefson was eligible for arbitration.  They might Mark Fraser him into going to arbitration, and buy out either Zubrus or Ryder during the 2nd buyout period.  Brunner is not eligible to be bought out during the 2nd buyout period.  It seems unlikely - NJ has cap room at the moment - but something to keep in mind.

 

i would be aggravated with a ryder buyout - i cannot believe there isn't some team that wouldn't give up a 3rd rounder for him.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 02:34 PM

Well, that's something - I didn't realize Jacob Josefson was eligible for arbitration.  They might Mark Fraser him into going to arbitration, and buy out either Zubrus or Ryder during the 2nd buyout period.  Brunner is not eligible to be bought out during the 2nd buyout period.  It seems unlikely - NJ has cap room at the moment - but something to keep in mind.

 

No way Zubrus gets bought out. If Lou felt comfortable giving him a 3-year deal last off-season, he probably doesn't realize how much his game slipped this past season. With Lou and Pete are praising Gionta for doing a bit of everything, well then they have to love Zubrus because he can do a bit everything as well...and a lot better than Gionta.

 

Players like Zubrus only get bought out after it's clear how awful they are. If you are a coaches favourite, they never really see the initial slippage. The buyout *might* happen next season.

 

I'm with Sundstrom that I can't see Ryder getting bought out. Someone should want to take a flyer on him. Devils might have to take back some salary though.


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 03:25 PM

http://blogs.northje...ry_near_future/

Lou says he hopes to lock in Schneider in the "very near future." Also plans to reach out to Green about an extension this summer

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