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#61 SMantzas

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 06:12 PM

Like others said, pass on Kovalchuk. Dude isn't even tearing up the KHL and has been less than impressive since he hurt his back in the 2012 playoffs
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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:40 PM

According to Bob McKenzie Jason Spezza is available from Ottawa, it would take an arm and a leg to get him, but that's a hell of a player right there.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 06:43 AM

According to Bob McKenzie Jason Spezza is available from Ottawa, it would take an arm and a leg to get him, but that's a hell of a player right there.

 

He was a -26 last season and apparently has been criticized for poor defensive play at times in Ottawa.  Seems like things have just run their course there. 

 

He's a UFA after next season, which is interesting, in that he's playing for a contract, and since he'll be 32 after next season ends, he'll probably be looking for one last long-term deal.  It will also be interesting to see both what Ottawa is looking to get, and what teams are willing to give up.  I have a feeling there's going to be a bit of a gap there.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:16 AM

He was a -26 last season and apparently has been criticized for poor defensive play at times in Ottawa.  Seems like things have just run their course there. 

 

He's a UFA after next season, which is interesting, in that he's playing for a contract, and since he'll be 32 after next season ends, he'll probably be looking for one last long-term deal.  It will also be interesting to see both what Ottawa is looking to get, and what teams are willing to give up.  I have a feeling there's going to be a bit of a gap there.

He also has a fragile back. i think this would wind up being another Clowe situation.  (constantly on the shelf-might play half the games)  Talented sure, we don't have much to give up.  He has a big cap hit as well


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:17 AM

Like others said, pass on Kovalchuk. Dude isn't even tearing up the KHL and has been less than impressive since he hurt his back in the 2012 playoffs

 

yeah but which of our players would go to the KHL and tear up there? lol Kovy was our top guy. We really dont have anything better than him in term of goal scoring


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 09:16 AM

yeah but which of our players would go to the KHL and tear up there? lol Kovy was our top guy. We really dont have anything better than him in term of goal scoring


That's not the point. Kovalchuk would've had 11 more years left and is clearly deteriorating. Getting away with the light recapture penalty is a godsend.
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Posted 12 May 2014 - 09:35 AM

In the 3 full seasons that Kovalchuk was here, the Devils finished 30th, 11th, and 28th in goal scoring. 

 

I don't want Spezza.  The Devils don't have the kind of package to get him.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 01:22 PM

yeah but which of our players would go to the KHL and tear up there? lol Kovy was our top guy. We really dont have anything better than him in term of goal scoring

 

How many of them would be paid handsomely because they were SUPPOSED to tear it up there?  Kovy was paid insane money because SKA thought he'd own that league.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 01:45 PM

He was a -26 last season and apparently has been criticized for poor defensive play at times in Ottawa.  Seems like things have just run their course there. 

 

He's a UFA after next season, which is interesting, in that he's playing for a contract, and since he'll be 32 after next season ends, he'll probably be looking for one last long-term deal.  It will also be interesting to see both what Ottawa is looking to get, and what teams are willing to give up.  I have a feeling there's going to be a bit of a gap there.

 

I don't expect Spezza to get the Sens a lot. Surely less than what the Sens gave up for Bobby Ryan. 


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 05:44 PM

If anyone eligible came over from the Sens I'd prefer it would be Michalek.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 02:42 PM

If anyone eligible came over from the Sens I'd prefer it would be Michalek.

Double yes on Michalek, but I think he might cost more than Spezza, as he is on the way out and Michalek is in his prime


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 03:34 AM

Pass on Michalek.


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 09:41 AM

Double yes on Michalek, but I think he might cost more than Spezza, as he is on the way out and Michalek is in his prime

Michalek is a UFA this year. Anyone can have him for the right price. 


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 01:38 PM

Michalek is a UFA this year. Anyone can have him for the right price. 

So he is, the UFA market isnt as bad as I thought it was when I looked last


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 02:09 PM

Resign schneider long term sign paul stastny long term ( give the man his money) dont put a single dollars on vanek and sign miroslav satan to a cheap contract because it his destiny lol ( joke aside je impress me in the woŕld championship)
Oh get rid of salvador or buy out volchenkov
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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:03 PM

Jag+Elias+Michalek=Czech Cashing Line!


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Posted 19 May 2014 - 04:09 AM

Resign schneider long term sign paul stastny long term ( give the man his money) dont put a single dollars on vanek and sign miroslav satan to a cheap contract because it his destiny lol ( joke aside je impress me in the woŕld championship)Oh get rid of salvador or buy out volchenkov


I've always wanted to see Satan in a Devs sweater for this reason as well. How could we not ever have him on our team? It is a match made in.... Err.... You know where.
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 06:40 AM

Ryan Miller has become available. Do you see him as an option if Schneider intends to leave? I guess the timing is off because Cory doesn't need to make his decision yet.
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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:05 AM

Not sure whether Setaguchi is worth pursuing.  He was a healthy scratch in Winnapeg for 4 out of the last 5 games.  I heard yesterday no chance he'll resign with them (Jets), and it's mutual.  He is a righty which we could use.  But how much of a reclamation project would he be? 


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 09:39 AM

Ryan Miller has become available. Do you see him as an option if Schneider intends to leave? I guess the timing is off because Cory doesn't need to make his decision yet.

 

I don't think so, given that the timing isn't quite right (like you mentioned).  Unless Cory makes it clear to Lou he won't be re-signing ever, I guess.

 

Plus I'd rather Lou gives a fat goalie contract to Cory than Miller, obviously.


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