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#1 caron14

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:07 AM

#NJDevils will use their 2nd compliance buyout on Anton Volchenkov.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:09 AM

Yep just saw this. Dreger mentioned it too. I expected it after the cap # was released last week.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:11 AM

Yeah, I wonder if circumstances would've changed had the number been 71 million.  Good luck elsewhere, Anton.  Even though he was overpaid, he was awesome on the PK


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#4 Zubie#8

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:12 AM

Wish it was Sal but it needed to be done
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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:13 AM

http://www.capgeek.com/devils/# is quick


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#6 caron14

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:13 AM

Yeah, I wonder if circumstances would've changed had the number been 71 million.  Good luck elsewhere, Anton.  Even though he was overpaid, he was awesome on the PK

 

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#7 Zubie#8

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:14 AM

Now watch Lou sign Gionta with that money...
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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:15 AM

was hoping against hope. i will miss my friend on this team.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:15 AM

Okay. I stand corrected on one point. Now do something productive with the money, Lou.


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#10 caron14

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:15 AM

Would be a nightmare to me


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:16 AM

Good. Now bring back Fayne.
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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:17 AM

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:23 AM

wow. im gonna miss Volchenkov as i was always a fan of the grit he brought.  but its something this team had to do as that contract was holding us back.

 

wish it was Sal (the worst player of the two) but at least this move saves us more money.   good to see Lou made the right choice here, now i hope he can follow that up with a terrific FA


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:26 AM

wow. im gonna miss Volchenkov as i was always a fan of the grit he brought.  but its something this team had to do as that contract was holding us back.

 

wish it was Sal (the worst player of the two) but at least this move saves us more money.   good to see Lou made the right choice here, now i hope he can follow that up with a terrific FA

Ditto this for me, best of luck Atrain you tough SOB


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#15 HellOnICE

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:27 AM

Godspeed Anton.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:29 AM

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That's almost how I feel.

 

It's like dumping that gf you have had for a little too long who has been holding you down.  You try to let go of her gently but she is still there.  You have to make a decision and you do and finally she is gone and you are good to move on.


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#17 Vic Rattlehead18

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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:30 AM

Everyone sees Volchenkov > Salvador but management sees C > some guy


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:31 AM

Liked Volchenkov and he'll still be an effective NHLer if he wants to stay in the NHL.  It's just what happens when you have better, cheaper options.  I wouldn't be surprised to see the Devils still in the market for a free agent D.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:32 AM

Liked Volchenkov and he'll still be an effective NHLer if he wants to stay in the NHL.  It's just what happens when you have better, cheaper options.  I wouldn't be surprised to see the Devils still in the market for a free agent D.

 

As I wrote in the other thread:

 

Now we wait to see if Lou replaces Volchenkov with some slightly cheaper and crappier defensive defenseman from the UFA bin.


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Posted 30 June 2014 - 11:36 AM

As I wrote in the other thread:

 

Now we wait to see if Lou replaces Volchenkov with some slightly cheaper and crappier defensive defenseman from the UFA bin.

 

The Devils have the luxury of waiting, if they so choose, and waiting would be ideal - there are going to be some great deals after the smoke clears on Day 1 and teams cap themselves out.


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