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#81 Devils Pride 26

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Posted 29 April 2009 - 10:30 PM

beauchemin, M.A Bergeron, Ohlund

Koivu or Antropov

Resign Zajac 5/18
Resign Oduya 3/10
Get Madden for 2/4
Shanny 1/1-1.5

Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner
Elias-Antropov/Koivu-Rolston/Bergfors (if bergfors doesnt pan out put rolston)
Halischuck-Zubrus-Rolston/Bergfors
Pando-Madden-Shanny

Martin-Oduya
Beauchemin/Ohlund/Bergeron-White
Mottau-Salvador

Brodeur
Frazee (gotta start somewhere)

Lose Pando and/or Madden, put Pelley in, and it looks like it could work with the cap.
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Posted 29 April 2009 - 11:59 PM

Excuse me for the obvious, but wasn't our problem (As everyone is quick to reiterate) not being able to weather pressure on our "D"?

Yet everyone here seems to be discussing offense? and....Shannny?

Can we finally get a solid D that has a somewhat-threatening shot from the point.

AKA - Beauch....

Thats our biggest problem yes and needs to be addressed but like somebody elaborated in a post on a thread before im also ready for 3 scoring lines
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 12:17 AM

Realistically, I can see Lou bringing back Zajac, Odyua, and Greene. Gio and Madden may come back, unless they go elsewhere for more money and better opportunity. I can see Madde going back to Michigan and play in Detroit or play for a team like Minnesota, who plays the defensive type of game Madden flourished under when the Devils played it. Gionta I can see either going out west to a team like Anaheim, San Jose, Phoenix, or going to Buffalo. Hell, maybe even the Rangers will throw him a deal like 7 yrs/$50 million :giggle:

As far as additions go, I can see us bringing Petr Sykora back, and Lou signing a dman lke Marc-Andre Bergeron, who has been mentioned here a few times. He's young, big, and puts up good numbers for a dman. Also, look on the team he played on this year. Impressive. Assuming 1 or 2 rookies crack the lineup, it may look something like this next year...

Elias-Rolston-Sykora
Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner
Halischuk-Zubust-Clarkson
Pando-Vrana-Bergfors

Bergeron-Martin
Odyua-White
Salvador-Mottau/Corrente/Greene

Cosa pensate?
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 12:48 AM

Realistically, I can see Lou bringing back Zajac, Odyua, and Greene. Gio and Madden may come back, unless they go elsewhere for more money and better opportunity. I can see Madde going back to Michigan and play in Detroit or play for a team like Minnesota, who plays the defensive type of game Madden flourished under when the Devils played it. Gionta I can see either going out west to a team like Anaheim, San Jose, Phoenix, or going to Buffalo. Hell, maybe even the Rangers will throw him a deal like 7 yrs/$50 million :giggle:

As far as additions go, I can see us bringing Petr Sykora back, and Lou signing a dman lke Marc-Andre Bergeron, who has been mentioned here a few times. He's young, big, and puts up good numbers for a dman. Also, look on the team he played on this year. Impressive. Assuming 1 or 2 rookies crack the lineup, it may look something like this next year...

Elias-Rolston-Sykora
Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner
Halischuk-Zubust-Clarkson
Pando-Vrana-Bergfors

Bergeron-Martin
Odyua-White
Salvador-Mottau/Corrente/Greene

Cosa pensate?

Thinking like this is the reason this team fails every year. People don't really look at what a player is producing.

Tell me if Suckora was in this most recent playoffs and hurt like Elias and Langs were: Would he suck it up and play or sit it out?

This isn't 2000 anymore.

MAB is a powerplay specialist, end of story, ask Anaheim and the ISlanders. He won't be clearing the zone or the crease.

Again wasn't that the biggest issue? Or have we forgotten in 24 hours the last minute of both of those fateful games in favor of offensive pipedreams.

BTW, along those lines, when does Gaborick get here? :giggle:

It's painfully obvious that this team goes nowhere in the post season until someone fills those BIG shoes left by the #1 D-men who have left this team.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 07:11 AM

It's painfully obvious that this team goes nowhere in the post season until someone fills those BIG shoes left by the #1 D-men who have left this team.

I'm not sure those shoes ever can be filled. Scott Stevens was one of a kind.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 07:12 AM

Step 1: Trade Pandolfo and Zubrus for Ovechkin and Semin + a 1st rd pick
Step 2: Convince Neids to sign with us, 1 year/800k. Tell him to bring his friend Pronger, at no charge.
Step 3: Place MArty in a time capsule and bring him back to *true* MB form.
Step 4: Trade Rollie for Arnott. Sign Sykora (who was also placed in a capsule).
Step 5: Use rookies for the rest.

Top 3 lines:
Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner
Elias-Arnott-Sykora (A line reunites)
Bergfors-Semin-Ovechkin (best 3rd line in hockey!!one1!)
Leblond-XXXX-XXXX

Neids-Pronger
Martin-Oduya
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-Jesus Christ (if he can make the saves in the world, he can make the saves on the ice)

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 07:38 AM

Step 1: Trade Pandolfo and Zubrus for Ovechkin and Semin + a 1st rd pick
Step 2: Convince Neids to sign with us, 1 year/800k. Tell him to bring his friend Pronger, at no charge.
Step 3: Place MArty in a time capsule and bring him back to *true* MB form.
Step 4: Trade Rollie for Arnott. Sign Sykora (who was also placed in a capsule).
Step 5: Use rookies for the rest.

Top 3 lines:
Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner
Elias-Arnott-Sykora (A line reunites)
Bergfors-Semin-Ovechkin (best 3rd line in hockey!!one1!)
Leblond-XXXX-XXXX

Neids-Pronger
Martin-Oduya
White-Motts

-Brodeur (actual Brodeur)
-Jesus Christ (if he can make the saves in the world, he can make the saves on the ice)

Coach: Jacq-Larry Burns'emaire.


I really like that trade of Pando and Zubrus for Ovechkin, Semin and a first-rounder. Think Washington will bite? Would the Devils have the cap space? :wacko:
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 09:52 AM

does zubrus have a no trade clause?



What team in the NHL would wants him with those dollars? IMO none.This was a just another terrible contract negotiated by Lou Lams.

Edited by LucifersDog, 30 April 2009 - 09:52 AM.

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 01:28 PM

What team in the NHL would wants him with those dollars? IMO none.This was a just another terrible contract negotiated by Lou Lams.

if you want to get rid of him, you are going to have to trade him with a 1 and 2 round pick and maybe 1 round pick next year
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 01:34 PM

I'm not sure those shoes ever can be filled. Scott Stevens was one of a kind.


Here's my response to that: NHL teams have won championships without Scott Stevens.
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 01:48 PM

UFA's:

Gionta- If he will re-up for 4 for 1 or 2 years or take a little discount for a longer term deal, let him stay.

Madden- Thanks for the memories but please leave.

Holik- Not gonna say anything bad about the guy but there's really no reason to have him here.

Rupp- Should be replaced by a younger player with speed.

Shanahan- Re-sign if he wants the same deal or cheaper. Great vet presence and chips in here and then.

Oduya- Lock him up!!!!

Havelid- Sometimes she wants a house with kids and a dog and he wants an apartment in the city with a view and a bar. Not a good fit.

Clemmensen- If he gets a deal over 1.5 mil somewhere let him go. Otherwise I wouldn't mind him playing 25 games per year.

Weekes- Capable backup but has injury issues... Keep or let walk depending on Clemmer

RFA's:

Zajac- Lock him UP!!!!

PL3- Min deal maybe to replace Rupper.

Greene- Depends... if they can get a viable replacement then sure...



I really hope the Devils make a serious run at Cammalleri... It might be expensive but they can get Madden, Holik, and Havlid off the books and maybe afford him..

Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner
Elias-Cammalleri-Gionta

That would be great.


I agree with you 100% here. I think Greene should go as well, he wasn't really a contributor this season. Really sad. Madden didn't wake the F up til about game 7...No goals in 20-something games? That's just pathetic for him. Holik should have his jersey retired (i'm thinking that's why Lou brought him, Rolston & Shanny back - anyone else think that?)
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 01:54 PM

Step 1: Trade Pandolfo and Zubrus for Ovechkin and Semin + a 1st rd pick
Step 2: Convince Neids to sign with us, 1 year/800k. Tell him to bring his friend Pronger, at no charge.
Step 3: Place MArty in a time capsule and bring him back to *true* MB form.
Step 4: Trade Rollie for Arnott. Sign Sykora (who was also placed in a capsule).
Step 5: Use rookies for the rest.

Top 3 lines:
Parise-Zajac-Langenbrunner
Elias-Arnott-Sykora (A line reunites)
Bergfors-Semin-Ovechkin (best 3rd line in hockey!!one1!)
Leblond-XXXX-XXXX

Neids-Pronger
Martin-Oduya
White-Motts

-Brodeur (actual Brodeur)
-Jesus Christ (if he can make the saves in the world, he can make the saves on the ice)

Coach: Jacq-Larry Burns'emaire.


No - Pando can stay - he at least made an effort this year unlike some others (Madden, White, Green, Mottau, Havelid, ....) Neids would NEVER come back unless his whiny little bro followed. Ugh. Marty needs to break all of about 3 records left and then he'll retire. Maybe we'd get Ward with the leftover $ that was Brodeur's salary. Sorry but Arnott isn't coming back to Jerseyland either. Sykora would be just as useless as Holik and Rolston. I do agree with the rookies - although they MUST be rough tough rookies - no pansies please!!

Oh and I think Scotty Stevens should be coach. We'd have Stevens, MacLean and Albelin behind the bench - HELLO 1995!!!
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 02:10 PM

No - Pando can stay - he at least made an effort this year unlike some others (Madden, White, Green, Mottau, Havelid, ....) Neids would NEVER come back unless his whiny little bro followed. Ugh. Marty needs to break all of about 3 records left and then he'll retire. Maybe we'd get Ward with the leftover $ that was Brodeur's salary. Sorry but Arnott isn't coming back to Jerseyland either. Sykora would be just as useless as Holik and Rolston. I do agree with the rookies - although they MUST be rough tough rookies - no pansies please!!

Oh and I think Scotty Stevens should be coach. We'd have Stevens, MacLean and Albelin behind the bench - HELLO 1995!!!

But the Ovechkin, Semin, and a first for Pando and Zubrus made sense? :doh1: :ph34r:
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 02:30 PM

MAB is a powerplay specialist, end of story, ask Anaheim and the ISlanders. He won't be clearing the zone or the crease.

Again wasn't that the biggest issue? Or have we forgotten in 24 hours the last minute of both of those fateful games in favor of offensive pipedreams.


It's painfully obvious that this team goes nowhere in the post season until someone fills those BIG shoes left by the #1 D-men who have left this team.



Don't forgot that another reason why we didn't win this series was because our PP wasn't all that great (I think something along the lines of 3/30). If we actually did something on that 4 min PP the ending would have perhaps been different.

The problem is I don't think we have cap space to go after a true #1 D-men without plugging a couple of prospects into forward slots (Bergfors, Halischuk).
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 05:12 PM

Don't forgot that another reason why we didn't win this series was because our PP wasn't all that great (I think something along the lines of 3/30). If we actually did something on that 4 min PP the ending would have perhaps been different.

they would've tied...then won :ph34r:


...on the serious side...if they had done a good job on the PP, there wouldn't have even been a game 7. but I didn't expect the PP to all of the sudden be good after stinking all year
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 05:31 PM

I really like that trade of Pando and Zubrus for Ovechkin, Semin and a first-rounder. Think Washington will bite? Would the Devils have the cap space? :wacko:

No for one Zubby is not the caliber player Ovy is and secondly they gave ovy the big contract for 13 years i would like it but not happening
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Posted 30 April 2009 - 06:08 PM

No for one Zubby is not the caliber player Ovy is and secondly they gave ovy the big contract for 13 years i would like it but not happening


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