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Z-Man

Member Since 08 Sep 2002
Offline Last Active Apr 21 2015 11:37 AM
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In Topic: What NHL forward is currently worth the 6th pick

21 April 2015 - 10:08 AM

I'd offer Larsson and Gelinas for RNH.  No need to add the 6th overall pick.

In Topic: Realistic trade targets in the offseason

10 April 2015 - 11:36 AM

Another thought...if I'm Lou, I'm calling Columbus to inquire about Hartnell.  He's a much needed RW, still only 33, reasonable contract, still put up almost 60 points this year.  They have a lot of young forwards that may be ready to make the leap to the NHL, but not many defensemen.

In Topic: Realistic trade targets in the offseason

10 April 2015 - 11:24 AM

http://stats.nhlnumb...teams?year=2016

 

Essentially you can narrow down the trade targets by looking at next year's cap commitments (ignore the "Players signed" column, it counts players in the minors).

 

LA makes the most sense, as they'll still have 5 forwards with a cap hit over $6 million.

In Topic: Devils Trade Deadline Thread

03 March 2015 - 12:40 AM

You don't know what 'replacement level' means (it means at the level of a player that can be gotten for free at any time) and you don't know what a 4th line center is.  Travis Zajac is still a very good player.  He just doesn't belong on an NHL power play first unit or a first line.

 

To defend Daniel, "replacement level" is the standard average player at the position (at least in baseball when calculating WAR).  I've never heard of "replacement level player" terminology in hockey.

 

Daniel is 1000% right when using that term for the Devils.  They are chock full of players near the average (or below).  Most of the team is filled with players who are not worth additional "wins" for the team by having them in the lineup.

In Topic: Devils Trade Deadline Thread

02 March 2015 - 03:54 PM

Seriously - holy sh!t am I sick of seeing these whiny posts about the "old guard".  Enough already - if you don't like it here, move on.  Keep the pointless romanticizing to yourselves.

 

We're an active Devils community that is a thousand times better than hfboards and the various facebook groups.  People have strong opinions, and they discuss them freely.

 

It's a message board.  Do some of you guys even realize how boring this place would be if we all just held hands and sang kumbaya all the time?  

 

Typical.  "I can say whatever I want, we all have opinions.  But I don't want to hear yours about the old days!!"

 

Did you even realize how ridiculous that sounded?  Probably not.