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#1 Patches O'Houlihan

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 03:53 AM

No details on term or numbers. The Paul Martin tidbit is probably of more interest anyway.


Martin told The Post that he and GM Lou Lamoriello agreed to wait until after a new Devils coach is hired to discuss contract.



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Posted 02 June 2010 - 04:45 AM

seriously? mottau?

we are in for another bad season :(
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:19 AM

seriously? mottau?

we are in for another bad season :(


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Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:56 AM

He also needs to make room for guys like Rod Pelley!
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:09 AM

This is a nightmare
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:10 AM

seriously? mottau?

we are in for another bad season :(

Yes. Because 1st place in the division is a bad season. Mottau played way better at the end of the season.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:13 AM

Eh, if he is playing bottom paring minutes he a good depth defender. But that was not how he was being used.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:21 AM

It was all Mottaus fault!! :giggle:

Motttau should contact members of this forum on how to play defense! It seems people here know how to and he has no clue! :rolleyes:
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:47 AM

we all talked smack about greene last offseason, maybe he'll be the oduya incarnate this year.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:33 AM

For those who think it was Mottau that brought that defensive pairing down, then they did not watch many games. It was White who was the weak link between the two. Mottau has limited experience and he has to make up for a guy who has the same vision as Blackbeard and does not check or fight anymore.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:41 AM

I have no problem with Mottau being signed to a reasonable, similar contract to last year. I only hope he'll receive bottom-pairing minutes + time on the PK.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:53 AM

I still swear I saw him at my local Panera on a Saturday during playoffs... seriously -- doppleganger.

ANYHOW -- whatever - I wish they'd test him instead though and see if he'd Tommy Albalein it.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:55 AM

the problem isn't Mottau as much as him being attached at the fvcking hip to Colin White... the only way that seemed like it was gonna go away was through UFA.... goddamit :rant:

time to keep the hopes low next year :P

(and I'm usually the RATIONAL one this time of year)
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:58 AM

Yes. Because 1st place in the division is a bad season.

When you keep getting kicked out of the first round as a top seed by inferior opponents it's a bad season.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 08:10 AM

When you keep getting kicked out of the first round as a top seed by inferior opponents it's a bad season.


Agreed.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:04 AM

Please dont do it Lou
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:12 AM

seriously? mottau?

we are in for another bad season :(

Mottau isn't a bad 3rd pair defenseman. The problem last year was that he was getting more minutes than he should because of injuries, and being paired with White didn't help. Hopefully whoever the new coach winds up being realizes that those two shouldn't be paired with one another. Still, as long as Mottau's new contract is in the ballpark of $1 million, I'll be happy to welcome him back.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:39 AM

with salmela out for the beginning of the season, the devils have 4 defenders 'under contract', and one of them is mark fraser. while i'd like to see mottau gone from a 'blow it all up' perspective, mottau has been a pretty enormous bargain the last 2 years.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:40 AM

I still have really high hopes for Salmela. I hope he's not hurt by this surgery and they can still work with him and make him a starter.
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Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:59 AM

WHY Lou WHY??? Why the fvck would you want to resign Mottau! The guy is a nightmare out on the ice! Move on and get different players already. Mottau and White were a total disaster last season as a pairing. Devils do not need Mottau. Ugh....
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