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#1 Triumph

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:25 AM

There's still a surprising number of good players still out there. Not sure if Lou goes after one or not, but I definitely think this 'waiting it out' strategy is best. GM's get most panicky around July 1 or 2 - now that they've survived that onslaught of illogic, the guys left should certainly get more reasonable offers.

LW:

Alex Tanguay
P.J. Axelsson
Taylor Pyatt
Kyle Calder
Ryan Bayda

C:

Manny Malhotra
Dominic Moore
Mike Peca
Marcel Goc
Blair Betts

RW:

Todd Bertuzzi
Maxim Afinogenov
Petr Sykora
Mike Grier
Rob Niedermayer

D:

Derek Morris
Sergei Zubov
Francis Boullion
Marc-Andre Bergeron
Andrew Alberts
Dennis Seidenberg
Steve Eminger
Ville Koistinen
Cory Murphy

and that's not even to mention martin biron, who sure looks like an idiot now - hard to see where he will end up.

I imagine some of these players are sitting tight until arbitration - whatever team they prefer is saying 'look, we don't know how much we can pay you yet, but if you want to play here, you'll have to wait.' For the rest, though, it's open season - there's definitely bargains to be had.
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:31 AM

I like Blair Betts, but I'm not sure he really has a spot here. Signing him would almost guarantee another season of Zubrus pivoting that second line (which may end up happening next season anyway). The rest of this group, I'm just not sure.

Do you see any of these guys signing in Jersey/Do you think anyone on the list would be a good fit here?
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:46 AM

I can't see the devils signing any of those guys. I think Lou is comfortable with the Defense and knows they can get better with Corrente and Eckford might be able to step in.

With the fowards he is going to give the young kids a chance.
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:48 AM

I think we're better off saving money unless we get Zubov or Lang (who I don't see up there) cheap. I'm fine going to battle with

Parise - Zajac - Langs
Rolston - Elias - Bergfors
Shanny* - Zubrus - Clarkson
PL3 - Pelley - Pikka

* splits time with Halischuk and Zharkov

Martin - Oduya
White - Corrente
Salvador - Eckford/Mottau/Greene
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:51 AM

I think we're better off saving money unless we get Zubov or Lang (who I don't see up there) cheap. I'm fine going to battle with

Parise - Zajac - Langs
Rolston - Elias - Bergfors
Shanny* - Zubrus - Clarkson
PL3 - Pelley - Pikka

* splits time with Halischuk and Zharkov

Martin - Oduya
White - Corrente
Salvador - Eckford/Mottau/Greene


Shanny will get most of the playing time... So it would be difficult to get Halischuk or Zharkov in there. I think where people will split time is with PL3. PL3 will play vs the physically tough teams, Rangers, Flyers.. etc..

Where is Pando?? He will be on the club unless traded. Lou won't banish him to the AHL I dont think.
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:52 AM

I'd love to take a chance with Moore. I thought he looked good in Toronto.
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:53 AM

lang isn't up there because i don't think he can play hockey anymore.

i know lou said he likes where the defense is at but i think steve eminger could be a good addition. something like 2/2.2 would be fair for him - he got thrown around last year, but somewhere like new jersey could get his game together.

26, jay pandolfo is missing from your lineup, and that just ain't happening. (also mottau is being given short shrift as he played pretty damn well last season - he's *not* a 7th D)
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:53 AM

Goalies:
Martin Biron
Manny Fernandez
Manny Legace
Martin Gerber
Brent Johnson
Joey MacDonald
Curtis Sanford
Wade Dubielewicz
Kevin Weekes.
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:55 AM

No thank you to anybody from that list.

Theres a reason why they are still available! LOL
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:57 AM

It will be interesting to see...

Defense top 5 is already a given at this point...

Martin/Oduya
White/Mottau
Salvador

The 6th spot will be between Corrente and Greene.. If greene wins out.. then the devils will find someone else other than Corrente to be the 7th dman.

Pando will be playing. Especially with Lemaire as coach. He will be on the 3rd line with Shanny.
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 08:59 AM

malhotra & moore would be our best bets in this centers list.
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:01 AM

Š„klund (2.3% accurate) (2.3% accurate) has an E4 in regards to Martin Skoula coming here lol
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:02 AM

Pando will be playing. Especially with Lemaire as coach. He will be on the 3rd line with Shanny.


if this happens, i'm sure someone can wait outside pando or shanahan's car with a crowbar. the devils cannot have jay pandolfo and brendan shanahan playing on a third line.
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:17 AM


Pando will be playing. Especially with Lemaire as coach. He will be on the 3rd line with Shanny.


if this happens, i'm sure someone can wait outside pando or shanahan's car with a crowbar. the devils cannot have jay pandolfo and brendan shanahan playing on a third line.


I would think Jay would be the extra foward and rotate with PL3... but he's getting paid 2.5m/yr to be an extra?? Lou won't have that.

The devils might not even sign shanny.. and if they dont.. that puts Pando on line 3
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:19 AM

I'm surprised Tanguay is still around. He doesnt fit with us, but he is a solid producer and passer...
he was overpaid though last season... maybe he was asking too much?
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:24 AM

lang isn't up there because i don't think he can play hockey anymore.

i know lou said he likes where the defense is at but i think steve eminger could be a good addition. something like 2/2.2 would be fair for him - he got thrown around last year, but somewhere like new jersey could get his game together.

26, jay pandolfo is missing from your lineup, and that just ain't happening. (also mottau is being given short shrift as he played pretty damn well last season - he's *not* a 7th D)

It's wishful thinking on my part that he would play badly enough to get scartched, if not hopefully he gets nothing more than a 4th line role. I'm not a fan of Mottau, I'd rather see someone there with the potential to become a mainstay back there (Eckford). Mottau is just to friggin slow for my liking. And for the love of god, please, PLEASE do not pair him with Colin White and throw them out there against Staal.

Shanny will get most of the playing time... So it would be difficult to get Halischuk or Zharkov in there. I think where people will split time is with PL3. PL3 will play vs the physically tough teams, Rangers, Flyers.. etc..

I doubt Shanny plays more then 50 games and that is assuming we sign him. Halischuk and Zharkov for Shanny and Pando for PL3 is what I hope happens.


Pando will be playing. Especially with Lemaire as coach. He will be on the 3rd line with Shanny.

I would think Jay would be the extra foward and rotate with PL3... but he's getting paid 2.5m/yr to be an extra?? Lou won't have that.

The devils might not even sign shanny.. and if they dont.. that puts Pando on line 3

Sure he will. He did last year for over half the season.

Edited by Devils Pride 26, 15 July 2009 - 09:30 AM.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:49 AM

btw, did you see my post about Zidlicky in msweets Lemaire thread? I'd like him more then any of these guys.
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:50 AM

c'mon, eckford was a huge minus his first year in albany, he's a converted forward, and his cap hit is more than mottau's (true story, this). mottau was a huge + last season, just because he was used poorly by sutter in the playoffs does not mean he's not a solid D.
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:56 AM

c'mon, eckford was a huge minus his first year in albany, he's a converted forward, and his cap hit is more than mottau's (true story, this). mottau was a huge + last season, just because he was used poorly by sutter in the playoffs does not mean he's not a solid D.

Eckford is a stretch but I still don't want Mottau in the top 4 or paired with White.
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Posted 15 July 2009 - 09:58 AM

Tanguay is very appealing to me.

Not sure what MA Bergeron's relationship was with Jacques, but would not be surprised to see him over hear (another Tverdovsky, Zyuzin type of reclamation project that Lou seems to love).
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