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#61 Devilish34

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:43 PM

this should make red happy
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:44 PM

not an exciting signing considering he was already a Devil. Yes he is coming off a few 30 goal seasons but he will turn 36 this year. This is too risky.

Lou is too cheap to go after the Sundins, Hossas, and Campbells...Rolston was one of the few middle range scorers available, so I can see how there really wasn't anywhere else to go.

Edited by '7', 01 July 2008 - 05:47 PM.

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:52 PM

With Holik back he maybe get his #16 back and move Zubrus to maybe #21. Rolston won't be wearing #14 as Gionta has that number. I would like to see Rolston wear #12. :koolaid:
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 06:06 PM

not an exciting signing considering he was already a Devil. Yes he is coming off a few 30 goal seasons but he will turn 36 this year. This is too risky.

Lou is too cheap to go after the Sundins, Hossas, and Campbells...Rolston was one of the few middle range scorers available, so I can see how there really wasn't anywhere else to go.



Cmon '7' be happy it could be worse we could of signed Holik

Oh sh!t wait we did that too
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 06:11 PM

Nice...Rolston fills a need and doesn't break the bank. 4 years is 2 too many, IMO, but Lou had to do it. When it was first talked about us getting Rolston back, I wasn't the biggest fan of the notion but I've warmed up to it. Good to see him back!
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 06:23 PM

The experience and leadership these two bring to the team is huge. It would be nice to see them Zajac the proper amount of sh!t to start playing like he has a pair. If the Devils can aquire a top tier d-man they could be on to something...
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 06:44 PM

why is it ok to sign this guy til hes 40, but it wasnt ok to sign rafalski to a 6 year deal?
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 06:47 PM


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Posted 01 July 2008 - 06:48 PM

why is it ok to sign this guy til hes 40, but it wasnt ok to sign rafalski to a 6 year deal?


Ralfi wanted to go back home.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 06:50 PM



ROLSTONNNNNNNNNNNN!
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 06:58 PM

NICE! :koolaid:

Cannot wait for this season to begin. The Rolston jersey will be on order as soon as I know his number. :P Hopefully it will be #12.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:04 PM

as i said in my offseason plan would be happy with 4/19.

this is just fine. just fine.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:26 PM

Ralfi wanted to go back home.

He was actually quoted in an article saying that he wanted to stay in NJ so long as Lou gave him a fair offer. Rafi only wanted to go back home after Lou low-balled him.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:31 PM

Ralfi wanted to go back home.


Absolutely untrue. Rafalski stated he wanted to resign with the Devils before becoming an UFA on July 1 of last year. But for whatever reason, Lou refused to sign him before then and Detroit swooped in with an offer he couldn't refuse. Definitely one of Lou's worst mistakes as GM. I still don't see the rationale of allowing Rafalski to become an UFA. Gomez was gone no matter what Lou was going to offer him, but Rafalski wanted to stay.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:33 PM

I agree, don't you all remember how pissed off the forums were when we heard there was no tendered offer?
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:36 PM

They're crying in Minnesota and dancing in NJ! :boogie:
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:43 PM

Woo! :koolaid: :boogie: :dance:

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:45 PM

I agree, don't you all remember how pissed off the forums were when we heard there was no tendered offer?

I remember not liking the idea of him getting 5 million a year.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 08:08 PM

Hypothetically speaking, would you rather have a piece of sh!t named Jeff Finger at 3.5M playing "Defence" for you, or a proven (3 consecutive seasons with 30+ goals scored) goal scorer at 5M?


I live in Colorado and Finger isn't worth more than 2.5. The LAUGHS just keep coming from the Leafs!
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 08:23 PM

Ralfi wanted to go back home.



Far from the truth. rafi wanted to stay here in New Jersey first.

Absolutely untrue. Rafalski stated he wanted to resign with the Devils before becoming an UFA on July 1 of last year. But for whatever reason, Lou refused to sign him before then and Detroit swooped in with an offer he couldn't refuse. Definitely one of Lou's worst mistakes as GM. I still don't see the rationale of allowing Rafalski to become an UFA. Gomez was gone no matter what Lou was going to offer him, but Rafalski wanted to stay.



Correct answer on what happened to Rafalski and why he is no longer here.
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