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#21 SatansDevils

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:00 PM

Wow. Just don't see this happening at all. just the thought is crazy right now. BUT

Lou maybe also thinking of future star centers Josefson and Henrique that will be playing for the Devils possibly this or next season. Zajac if the trade was right could be dealt somewhere like maybe Toronto for Kaberle even though I just don't see Zajac being dealt. You just never know though with Lou these days.
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:16 PM

The N stays.
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:19 PM

When you trade a player like Zajac, you ideally want NHL players in return, not draft picks, and we can't afford the salaries NHL players make. This rumor makes zero sense. I'd much rather waive Zubrus and Salvador, getting nothing in return, than trade Zajac for picks. That's a no-brainer.
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:28 PM

I'd let Sal and Zubs walk wayyyyyyyyy before I let Zajac walk. I can't see this happening, but with Lou you just never know.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:40 PM

I'm ready to be done with all this speculation.. is it october yet?
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:44 PM

Wow. Just don't see this happening at all. just the thought is crazy right now. BUT

Lou maybe also thinking of future star centers Josefson and Henrique that will be playing for the Devils possibly this or next season. Zajac if the trade was right could be dealt somewhere like maybe Toronto for Kaberle even though I just don't see Zajac being dealt. You just never know though with Lou these days.



Zajac for Kaberle would be a horrible deal.

So basically we would be trading one of the best young centers in the league for a aging over paid defenseman. Not a good idea.

if we trade Zajac we might as well give up on the future and let Parise walk, which should be ok because we have the all mighty Kovalchuk.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:47 PM

In fairness to (N)Єverson (...did I really just say that?), he HAS had a pretty good track record this summer.

Still don't actually see it happening, of course. I'd be hard pressed to name our top 4 centers right now with Zajac on the roser, let alone with him gone.

You ever heard the phrase "even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then?"


(N)Єverson is a deaf, dumb, and blind squirrel that got lucky as sh!t this summer.
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:49 PM

http://www.spectorsh...rumors&Itemid=4

This from Spector's Hockey:

SPECTOR'S NOTE: Zajac would be considerably more attractive to rival teams than Zubrus and Salvador but I doubt Devils management intend to move him. If GM Lou Lamoriello is unable to move significant salary via trade he'll probably go the demotion route. It wouldn't be the first time he's done that (hello there, Dan McGillis).
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:00 PM

considering zajac is probably a better player than kovalchuk, it wouldn't make a damn bit of sense.


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:01 PM

Zajac, Rolston, & Corrente to Toronto for Kaberle and 3rd.
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:02 PM

Haha...(N)Єverson...yes, Arnott seems like a great idea to keep on as #1 Center for years to come...
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:03 PM

Zajac, Rolston, & Corrente to Toronto for Kaberle and 3rd.




And our centers will be?

Arnott, Elias and Zubrus..and oh yeah, Pelley

That team would be worse than last year even with Kovy
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:15 PM

Never gonna happen, atleast i hope not
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:32 PM

A possibilty, but you guys know more about these news & blogs guys than I do, and I'm seeing that (N)Єverson is not a good source. You never know, but it wouldnt make much sense seeing that we JUST signed zajac to a new deal.
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:41 PM

zajac could be dealt sometime in the future, but i think HOI means that zajac is not going to be traded this off-season to make room for kovalchuk. considering zajac is probably a better player than kovalchuk, it wouldn't make a damn bit of sense.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:50 PM

Zajac, Rolston, & Corrente to Toronto for Kaberle and 3rd.



And our centers will be?

Arnott, Elias and Zubrus..and oh yeah, Pelley

That team would be worse than last year even with Kovy



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Posted 30 August 2010 - 01:56 PM

hahahahaha. If Zajac is traded, I'll root for the Rangers.


This is exact reason I didn't want Kovlachoke in the first place. First it rumored to be Langenbrunner, then Elias now Zajac????
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 02:02 PM

Why not just waive White?
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 02:06 PM

Notice he never said he has a source. Only that "rumors" are out there. The only remotely plausible reason that Zajac would be on the block would be instructions from VBK to get Kovalchuk signed at all costs except Parise.
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Posted 30 August 2010 - 02:14 PM

we could just send people to the minors .......................... :blahblah:
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