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#221 titans04

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:26 PM

Why would a team with a bad contract that's coming off the books after this season trade for a guy that's due 5m next year too? What am I missing CR?
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:28 PM

For once the draft party will be something to really be looking forward to instead of just an excuse for the equipment sale.


Can't wait...



But still, would a top 3 pick really change the organization next season that much?
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:30 PM

But still, would a top 3 pick really change the organization next season that much?


Would entirely depend on who and what they turned out to be if were at the big club right away. Probably not.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:31 PM

Why would a team with a bad contract that's coming off the books after this season trade for a guy that's due 5m next year too? What am I missing CR?


If there's a team that thinks Rolston might still have something left...unfortunately I don't think there's a scout in world who should. Like I said, it'd be a miracle, but if the Devils are on the hook for, say, about 50%-60% of Rolston's salary (due to have keep hypothetical player A, while player B walks) I'd be thrilled.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:39 PM

Time to re-assign him back to Albany. Bring him back up to showcase at the deadline and see what happens.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:40 PM

And....much ado about nothing.

Unless Rolston refuses to report to wherever he's going, this is now a huge non-story.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:40 PM

I almost read into this as other teams saying "Lou, you screwed yourself over. We're still kinda mad about the Kovy thing, so we're not helping you out this time. Good luck bailing yourself out of this mess you created"
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:45 PM

And....much ado about nothing.

Unless Rolston refuses to report to wherever he's going, this is now a huge non-story.



According to his agent, he's not going to Albany :boogie:

I almost read into this as other teams saying "Lou, you screwed yourself over. We're still kinda mad about the Kovy thing, so we're not helping you out this time. Good luck bailing yourself out of this mess you created"


I think thats reading too much into this. I think the other teams just see that Rolston is finished and realize that even 2.5 is too much for the bum. I'm sure some GMs did think that way and wouldnt even consider it, but Rolston flat out sucks.

Brian Rolston cleared re-entry waivers and will be recalled. Nick Palmieri has been recalled from Albany.

Hes just been recalled lol

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:46 PM

I think thats reading too much into this. I think the other teams just see that Rolston is finished and realize that even 2.5 is too much for the bum. I'm sure some GMs did think that way and wouldnt even consider it, but Rolston flat out sucks.


lol I know you're right, but I'm sure it was icing on the cake just thinking about the invincible Lou squirming to get out of a bad situation he put himself in
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:46 PM

I almost read into this as other teams saying "Lou, you screwed yourself over. We're still kinda mad about the Kovy thing, so we're not helping you out this time. Good luck bailing yourself out of this mess you created"


I read face value into it, that other GM's are seeing what we see and Rolston's not even worth $5 million over two years on an unmovable contract.

Lou doesn't need help getting under the cap now, a dubious thanks to Parise's injury and Salvador's 'Stevens flu'. Not to mention Arnott and Langs will likely be gone by the deadline anyway. If they're still on the team in March then I'll buy the conspiracy theory.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:46 PM

In case anyone missed my mess up there.

Per Devils Twitter:

Brian Rolston cleared re-entry waivers and will be recalled. Nick Palmieri has been recalled from Albany.

HES STILL WITH US.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:46 PM

Well, we are all watching the same games as the GMs and Scouts so although it would have been nice and helpful, could we really have expected paid professionals to scoop up a player who contributes absolutely nothing for a 2.5 million dollar cap hit? Most AHLers at league minimum salary contribute more. My housemate who barley knows anything about hockey watches games with me and even he asks me how Rolston can be so bad...
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:00 PM

i don't really know why palmieri would be called up if there weren't some move coming.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:01 PM

well, at least lou tried this time lol.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:01 PM

Tri's good point notwithstanding, I think we're stuck with Rollie until the floor actually does go up and some team panics looking for cap space to fill. And even that's a maybe.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:19 PM

i don't really know why palmieri would be called up if there weren't some move coming.


Hasn't Palmieri been playing well in the World Juniors? Maybe he played his way into being the piece that makes Rolston worth acquiring in a trade?

Although I don't think a guy in the minors has to be called up before getting traded, so there goes that.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:20 PM

Hasn't Palmieri been playing well in the World Juniors? Maybe he played his way into being the piece that makes Rolston worth acquiring in a trade?

Although I don't think a guy in the minors has to be called up before getting traded, so there goes that.


different palmieri, unfortunately.

i still think the islanders can save money with rolston. maybe it happens closer to the deadline.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:24 PM

Great, so now we have a guy on the roster who has just been waived twice including the embarrassment of having no one in the league pick him up for half of his cost. I don't want to get into whether or not Lou deserves to keep his job and what he's done for us in the past, but since the end of last season I don't think a GM could possibly do a worse job with this team if they tried. Cap issues hanging over this team like a cancer, letting Martin walk, Tallender signing, Kovy debacle and losing 2 picks as part of the fallout, signing a $1.5 million backup goalie when you know you're going to be up against the cap, MacLean, etc...I have absolutely no confidence in this guy anymore.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:35 PM

So now Rolston wants out and has no reason to even try anymore. He'll be even more useless then before. Lovely.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:49 PM

but apparently he'll play again, just not tomorrow cause "he's been off for 3 days"

3 days off and you don't even skate? yeah that's showing everyone you're still hungry to play.

from here on out, every game that i go to and he plays, i will boo him every time he touches the puck.
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