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Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:55 AM

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:02 AM

Sweet jesus I can sleep tonite.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:06 AM

AWESOME NEWS!!! BEST NEWS THIS OFFSEASON!!
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:09 AM

Thank you Lou, and to boot we definitely got him cheaper than if he went to arbitration so maybe that frees up another million for a 2nd line center
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:15 AM

Lou knows he is our #1 center and has become a very important piece to our offense and defense. Travis has become a excellent two way player and compliments Parise well... Sure some will say that Zajac is nothing without parise but i will argue that point till death. Zajac compliments parise just as much as Parise compliments Travis...... I am THRILLED about this signing!!!
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:25 AM

Very smart move Lou.

Thank you Lou, and to boot we definitely got him cheaper than if he went to arbitration so maybe that frees up another million for a 2nd line center

Do you happen to know what Zajac's terms are or just speculating?
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:29 AM

Very smart move Lou.


Thank you Lou, and to boot we definitely got him cheaper than if he went to arbitration so maybe that frees up another million for a 2nd line center

Do you happen to know what Zajac's terms are or just speculating?

no its speculation. But its gotta be cheaper than arbitration

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:31 AM

"He's developed into a core player and getting him long-term I think is good for both him and his growth and for the organization," Lamoriello told me this morning.

When I asked Lamoriello if "long-term" means longer than two years," he replied simply, "it's long-term."


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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:33 AM


Very smart move Lou.


Thank you Lou, and to boot we definitely got him cheaper than if he went to arbitration so maybe that frees up another million for a 2nd line center

Do you happen to know what Zajac's terms are or just speculating?

no its speculation. But its gotta be cheaper than arbitration

If it was a short deal maybe, TG suggests its long term, and if Lou is buying some FA years he will have to pay for it, which means an average cap hit close to what he would have gotten in arbitration. but we shall know soon enough for sure.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:59 AM

Fantastic news!! :dance:
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:03 AM

good thing there won't be any bad blood like with gomez. good job lou
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:05 AM

Great news! Now just need those numbers...
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:21 AM

Rich Chere has an interview w/ Travis. Looks like a four year deal.

Also some news on Shanny -----> http://www.nj.com/de...w_jer.html#more

Lamoriello said he will now have discussions with coach Jacques Lemaire about whether it would help the Devils to bring Brendan Shanahan back. Shanahan is an unrestricted free agent.

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:22 AM

A bright spot in a dark off-season.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:39 AM

A bright spot in a dark off-season.


yeah an off-season where we signed johnny oduya and travis zajac long-term. so dark.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:40 AM


A bright spot in a dark off-season.


yeah an off-season where we signed johnny oduya and travis zajac long-term. so dark.


Ya...but we should have outbid Montreal for Gionta's services...maybe 6/36? And we definitely should have given Rupp 4/8.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:42 AM

A bright spot in a dark off-season.


What's been so dark about it?

Did you want Gionta back at the money Montreal gave him?
Did you want Madden back? And Rupp?

Wasn't re-signing Oduya a bright spot?

Is it so terrible that some new blood is coming into the lineup? This team has won two playoff rounds since winning the '03 Cup. I'm all for some change.
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 11:47 AM

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Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:00 PM


A bright spot in a dark off-season.


yeah an off-season where we signed johnny oduya and travis zajac long-term. so dark.


For some reason Lou re-signing his own guys doesn't count. Only the guys he loses (which all teams in the cap era do).

Elias, Langenbrunner, White, Pandolfo (this one's not looking good so far, but it's hard to bat 1.000), Salvador, Oduya...not to mention some nice RFA signigns like Parise, Zajac, Martin...
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