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In Topic: 2014 UFA Signing Thread

11 July 2014 - 04:55 PM

Timing. Zajac's deal, IIRC, was the first contract announced out of the lockout, or at least the first major one. Dubinsky's contract comes at the end of Free Agent Frenzy.

Mantzas: If the cap is at $80 million, the Zajac deal is horrendous at its conclusion.

How so? Would like the rationale or hypothesis on this?

In Topic: Preds sign Volchenkov for 1 year/ $1mill

07 July 2014 - 04:55 PM

Volchenkov wasn't on Team Russia, Orpik was on Team USA. Orpik also has been playing more minutes. But yeah there isn't much evidence that Orpik is better. Just sucks to be born in the wrong country, that's all.

As for Volchenkov, I'll be hoping he does well in Nashville, it seems like a good fit.

Pretty sure Laviolette had some input in this signing as well.

In Topic: The 2014 NJ Devils Offseason Thread

07 July 2014 - 12:53 PM

Greene will be 33 the start of the season any extension kicks in. I wouldn't give him more than a 3 or 4 yr deal tops depending on AAV. He's been really good the last two years but he was pretty horrible a couple seasons too here. Overall he's an acceptable top pairing defender or a pretty good 2nd pairing guy at this point.

He'd be a nice bridge guy for the young guys to learn from and he can eat up some difficult minutes the next couple seasons. But I don't want us giving a 5 or 6 year deal and having another Salvador like anchor at the end of that deal.

In Topic: 2014 UFA Signing Thread

04 July 2014 - 10:50 AM

Could you cite for me these multiple sources?  I never heard anyone credible saying the Devils were in on Vrbata.  Gulitti said he never heard anything.


To be fair, Gulitti never hears anything.  He's good for the basic template of covering the team in-season and he helps follow up on stuff, but he never ever breaks anything of substance.  He doesn't seem to have much intel outside of the rink.  I mean, Brooks has beaten him several times with breaking stuff, on the Devils.


I can say there's been rumors of Lou having a Clowe/Cammalleri like crush on Vrbata for years, even back when he was with Carolina.  So there might have been something.


I don't think we're expressly done (although I don't think there will be any big moves).  I think it's possible there's a move to shuffle the forwards deck a little bit further with perhaps a trade and I think Lou is going to keep tabs on the possibility of adding a depth defenseman perhaps.

In Topic: Cammalleri - 5 years at $5M

02 July 2014 - 10:26 AM

the guy posted a nice highlight video, thanks for sh!tting on stuff.

Cammalleri's most common linemates over the last 5 years, in order of most ice time to least:

Plekanec, A. Kostitsyn, Mi. Backlund, B. Gionta, Gomez, Stempniak, Tanguay, Iginla

Hasn't played with a ton of good players, really.

I think Zajac and him will work very well.
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