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In Topic: Devils - Sharks Trade Idea

09 October 2014 - 07:17 PM

It's pretty amazing that this was only 1.5 years ago




TL;DR - Almost everyone wouldn't trade Larsson for PK Subban and a draft pick.  Even if you take into account salary / UFA status at the time that's pretty amazing how quickly things have changed.

In Topic: Devils - Sharks Trade Idea

09 October 2014 - 03:53 PM

Yeah they were.  They were there from Game 1 in the NHL with Fayne for me - the first thing I noted about him was that he skates well.  You can find long defenses of early Fayne on this board by me if you like (or maybe they were over at In Lou We Trust, but they exist).  That doesn't mean I knew the guy was going to be as good as he turned out to be, because that's insane, but I remember thinking that at least his skating was NHL caliber.  That's a big deal, because the Devils had just used lots of Matt Corrente, and his skating is not NHL quality.


Andy Greenes are quite rare, and hystyk is right to note that the skating ability was always there with Greene, it was just a question of getting his decision-making down.  As I said elsewhere, if Larsson could just get his in-zone D down, his skating wouldn't be that big a deal, but in preseason at least he appeared to be guessing - he was putting his stick wherever, just hoping it would block the pass.



In Topic: Devils - Sharks Trade Idea

09 October 2014 - 03:51 PM

1. This trade offer is ridiculous as others have pointed out


2. I liked Fayne a lot from day one.  He showed he belonged in the NHL at the very least I thought, which is a big deal for a 5th round draft pick.  Whether that was only as a bottom pair guy or maybe more wasn't clear, but I was happy he was on the Devils.