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#1 Banzai Riley

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 01:55 AM

With Free Agency only 57 hours away, I thought it was time to see what everyone's final thoughts were.

You've had time to sort through the re-signings, the rumors and the ridiculous (anything Єklund (2.3% accurate) (2.3% accurate)). This isn't about who you think they should get but who they will. Name the right people and be able to officially say that you knew what the Devils were going to do before they did it. Or something like that. Feel free to explain them or don't, it's your call.




And if you really want to go for the whole kit and caboodle, try and say who will be on the team opening day.

Brought In:
Who the Devils sign or acquire... this includes Pando, Brylin and Sal.

Brought Up:
Who will make the team from the minors.

Left Out:
Which current Devils will not be on the team.



I won't be making any picks, after all I'm supposed to be the neutral moderator. That and I don't want to look foolish. Cheers.
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#2 Confusious

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 02:32 AM

Brought In:
Bryce Salvador, Jay Pandolfo, John-Michael Liles, Miroslav Satan, Jay Bouwmeester (if we're INCREDIBLY lucky).

Brought Up:
Petr Vrana, Anssi Salmela.

Left Out:
Sergei Brylin, Andy Greene, Vitaly Vishnevski, Sheldon Brookbank, Aaron Asham, Karel Rachunek, Brian Gionta.

Edited by Confusious, 29 June 2008 - 03:00 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 02:34 AM

Brought In: Redden, Brylin (unfortunately) Hossa :).

Brought Up: Fraser, Vrana.

Left Out: Asham, Salvador, Pando.


I think this is pretty reasonable.

Edited by Devs4LIFE, 29 June 2008 - 02:34 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 02:50 AM

Brought In: Rolston, Bouwmeester (via trade)

Brought Up: Corrente, Bergfors

Left Out: Asham, Salvador, Zajac (via trade), Gionta (via trade), Brylin* (no option)

Edited by Richer's Ghost, 29 June 2008 - 02:36 PM.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 03:00 AM

Oh right, I forgot about Asham, hah.

And we should all obviously add in Rachunek too.

PS Richer, you have Gionta down twice for trade and no option.

Edited by Confusious, 29 June 2008 - 03:02 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 03:22 AM

Brought In:
Pandolfo, John-Michael Liles, Jason Smith (Sleeper pick), Miroslav Satan

Brought Up:
Mark Fraser (I hope), Petr Vrana (Last name merely similar to mine), Pierre-Luc Leblond (Might take the enforcer role some time during next season)

Left Out:
Sergei Brylin, Andy Greene, Aaron Asham, Karel Rachunek, Brian Gionta, Bryce Salvador

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Edited by Verran12, 29 June 2008 - 03:27 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 04:06 AM

Brought in:
Brylin, Pandolfo, Liles, Hossa :D

Brought up:
Bergfors, Corrente

Left out:
Salvador, Asham, Rachunek is out already
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 05:53 AM

Brought In: Brian Rolston, Brian Campbell

Brought Up: Vrana, Bergfors

Left Out: Rachunek, Brylin, Pandolfo, Asham, Salvador
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 06:15 AM

Brought In:
Sergei Brylin, Jay Pandolfo, David Vyborny, Jason Williams, Dmitri Kalinin, Andreas Lilja

Brought Up:
Niklas Bergfors

Left Out:
Andy Greene, Aaron Asham, Karel Rachunek, Mike Rupp, Sheldon Brookbank.
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#10 Chimaira_Devil_#9

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 07:39 AM

Brought In:
Pandolfo, Rolston, Hainsey, Naslund, Liles

Brought up:
Vrana or Bergfors (depending who preforms in camp)

Letf out:
Greene, Asham, Salvadore, Vishnevski/Brookbank(whoever is worse at camp), Rupp, Brylin,
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#11 Confusious

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 07:51 AM

Hainsey AND Liles? Now that is just big time dreaming.
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 08:05 AM

Hainsey AND Liles? Now that is just big time dreaming.


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Posted 29 June 2008 - 08:15 AM

brought in: salvador, brylin, pandolfo,
brought up: vrana, salmela
gone: asham, rachunek,

basically i'm taking the pessimistic view that lou either gets shutout or just doesn't spend enough to get into any free agents that make sense.
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:54 AM

brought in: Pando, Rolston, (Hainsey or Liles)

brought up: bergfors, hopefully corrente

left out: brylin, Salvador, VV, Rachunek, Asham


Even if we only get Rolston, I think we will all be suprised and somewhat satisfied. I have faith in Lou that he will land one above average player. I wasnt too mad at the deadline because I knew that that wasnt the year. Now, no excuses Lou, git' r done!!

Edited by spyro, 29 June 2008 - 09:55 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:56 AM

I think New Jersey gets shut out of the major free agent defender market but picks up either Stuart or Mara.

Other than that, I really can't say. I do think sundstrom's perception is quite off, especially since he's been the one noting that Lou spent 8 million dollars last year and will do so again this year. Last year he went hunting at the bargain aisle - this year he will step it up a bit.
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:24 AM

In: Pandolfo, Huselius, Salvador

Up: Vrana, Corrente

Out: Brylin, Asham

Edited by ghdi, 29 June 2008 - 10:41 PM.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:33 AM

Brought In: Pando, Redden, Ryder
Brought Up: Corrente, Vrana
Peace'n: Brylin, Sal, Asham, Sheldon

I would prefer a trade for a forward rather than signing one, but I'm too hungover to figure out what trade.

Edited by Jake, 29 June 2008 - 11:35 AM.

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:58 AM

Brought in: Pando, Salvador, Rolston, Tucker, Liles

Brought up: Vrana, Corrente

Left out: Brylin, Rachunek, Greene, Asham, Brookbank

I'm too lazy to see if that even makes sense with roster spots, but I'll stick with these picks anyway.
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 01:24 PM

completely random

brought in: salvador, pandolfo, avery, nolan pratt, nagy

bringing up: bergfors

brought out: rupp, greene
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 02:24 PM

I think New Jersey gets shut out of the major free agent defender market but picks up either Stuart or Mara.

Other than that, I really can't say. I do think sundstrom's perception is quite off, especially since he's been the one noting that Lou spent 8 million dollars last year and will do so again this year. Last year he went hunting at the bargain aisle - this year he will step it up a bit.


just being pessimistic - he'll bring in someone for sure - like every trade deadline - he does something even if its pascal rheaume or jan hrdina. and the truth is he SHOULD get a big UFA because he should be prepared to overpay for someone that will make this team better - when all it costs is money and cap space - something the devils do have, he should be ready to bowl someone over to get them.

again - i'm basing on nothing but my nature to be pessimistic.
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