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#1 LOULAM1

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 02:19 AM

Lock him in now as the team needs his skating regardless of his mistakes from time to time. Martin was a steal and Oduya could be even bigger.
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 02:49 AM

I honestly wonder what the market value for Johnny Orr will be. His numbers aren't anything spectacular, but his skill set is impressive and he has successfully adjusted his game to the NHL (after a few years). Here's hoping Lou can keep him at a reasonable price!
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 05:26 AM

You might want to rename the "4 years 4 million" part of the thread, i thought you were implying that Oduya received an extension. I am not sure of Oduyas market value but I would not really want to give him 4 million although I would not be surprised if another team threw it at him. Hes a great player but I am not too positive of spending that much on him.
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 05:38 AM

You might want to rename the "4 years 4 million" part of the thread, i thought you were implying that Oduya received an extension. I am not sure of Oduyas market value but I would not really want to give him 4 million although I would not be surprised if another team threw it at him. Hes a great player but I am not too positive of spending that much on him.

I totally agree.
I thought we already signed him to an extension when I originally saw the thread title.
A lot of the folks around here will get quickly pissed off at the misleading caption.
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 11:47 AM

Like I said in a previous post, Lou will look to steal him... $2-$3M range...3 years
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 11:57 AM

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 12:26 PM

People make misleading thread titles on purpose, so others will enter the thread.


Well it worked.

Change the subtitle, please. I got over-excited.
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 12:37 PM

I hope Lou is able to keep Oduya. He's been a really good player for us the past 2 seasons.
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 01:03 PM

Should lock him up before free agency where a savage GM gets to him and overpays him
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 01:41 PM

I'd love to see an extension like that. Even without any real improvement in his play, $4 million would be a complete steal considering what similar defensemen will be getting 4 years from now.
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 05:06 PM

I would lock Andy Greene up to a 3 or 4 year contract before him. Like i said early in the year, Greene will be the best of the three UFA defensmen in 2 years if he isn't already. I am aware he was unlucky on that pinch but the fact remains he is extremely solid and intelligent.
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Posted 03 January 2009 - 09:18 PM

From 1M to 2.5M.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:20 AM

Unless Oduya takes a hometown discount, he'll be raking in $3-4M long-term come the off-season. As such, I would just let him go. Salmela's skillset is akin to Oduya's in some ways, in fact Salmela probably has better offensive abilities. And as Jason said, Andy Greene is shaping up to a be a solid, heady defender.

All in all, Oduya is a replaceable commodity. Put that $4M towards Bouwmeester, or buy low on someone like Jordan Leopold.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 02:35 AM

I don't think Oduya will be that easily replaceable.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 05:17 AM

Oduya isnt a player easily replaced especially because he movs the puck decently well. I think ultimately if he requested I would let him walk though, however I honestly don't know his worth to other clubs.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 11:41 AM

I saw Oduya yesterday in Edgewater NJ at the PF Changs Restaurant lol. No one seemed to know who he was and he was eating lunch with some other guy who looked like Paul Martin, but it wasnt Martin.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:33 PM

Seriously.....he only became a consistantly good player the second half of last season. Before that everyone was calling for his head due to mistakes in front of the net. That being said, I think we would have to let him walk if he doesn't sign for 2-3 mil for 4.
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 03:53 AM

I would lock Andy Greene up to a 3 or 4 year contract before him. Like i said early in the year, Greene will be the best of the three UFA defensmen in 2 years if he isn't already. I am aware he was unlucky on that pinch but the fact remains he is extremely solid and intelligent.

I don't know what Greene you're watching?
Greene will be lucky if he can stay on this team when White returns unless he gets going real quick. He's starting to look more and more like last year's Andy.
....although I hope this does change.
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 04:53 AM

I think Oduya is the most overrated player among Devils fans. Giving him 4M/yr would make him the highest paid defenceman on the team...no chance.
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Posted 05 January 2009 - 10:12 AM

Wait... people meant 4 mil PER YEAR? for FOUR YEARS?

Good God. Thank christ Lou is the GM and not you guys.
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