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Lateralous

Member Since 28 Oct 2002
Offline Last Active Mar 02 2015 10:15 PM
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In Topic: 2015 Draft Thread

02 March 2015 - 08:48 PM

With all the forwards they have stockpiled and the trading away of Wiz today, Columbus is looking more and more like a team that could potentially reach for a 2nd defenseman with the 4th or 5th pick if Hannafin is already off the board. Now that 6th overall looks about as good as the Devils can do, I'm obviously hoping to see one of Marner or Strome drop.

In Topic: Zidlicky to Det

02 March 2015 - 01:25 PM

It will be interesting to see if Zidlicky only wanted to go to Detroit. Could just as easily been LL taking his time because "when you have time, you use it" and he just missed the window to get a good return. I really didn't expect a lesser return than Jagr.

In Topic: Cory Schneider Appreciation Thread

01 March 2015 - 09:38 AM

Fact is this. Cory Schneider during the 2014-2015 season is turning in the single greatest regular season goaltending performance in Devils history.

season isn't over yet. but with this team in front of him, and the quality of chances he's facing...Cory is out of his mind amazing.

It's definitely up there with a couple of the seasons Brodeur turned in coming out of the lock out when Lou was trotting out guys like Jim Fahey, Brad Lukowich and the crappy young version of Johnny Oduya on defense. Couldn't be happier with Schneider.

In Topic: Clarkson to Jackets for Nathan Horton

27 February 2015 - 05:18 PM

If people had a proper assessment and respect for Patrik Elias, I think things would've been very different.

 

No kidding.  I remember reading a quote on HF boards about how if Clarkson could score 30 on the Devils, what would he do with Kadri setting him up?  Like several other players we've lost to huge free agent contracts, Clarkson should be kicking some of that bonus money back to Elias.   

 

On a side note, I understand how media and fans get swept up in free agency but how in the hell were there ever multiple teams willing to pay top dollar for David Clarkson?  I just don't understand how pro scouts could watch his game and not realize he would be a huge flop as a big time free-agent signing when every single Devils fans knew this was coming, especially under the microscope of Toronto.  Yeah, he's not scoring goals like he did the last few years in NJ but he was always a terrible skater with low hockey IQ and an absolute black hole for anyone put on a line with him.  At least with NJ he had some equity built up given that he was undrafted and played his heart out.  Imagine watching him fall down twice a shift if he was Lou's big off season signing to bring us to the next level.  We would have hated him.     

In Topic: Should Schneider be traded?

26 February 2015 - 05:28 PM

Absolutely not.   Goalies peak a lot later than other players and as you mentioned, he has low mileage.  No reason he can't be elite until he's 35 and if the offense isn't rebuilt by then, the Devils have bigger issues.