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Devil Dan 56

Member Since 10 Jul 2007
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In Topic: Name an NHL captain less skilled than Bryce Salvador

Today, 02:51 PM

05-06 was coming immediately off of the Lockout year and attendance across the league was wonky. St Louis might have struggled initially on those first two years after the lockout simply out of backlash and the fact that the team was in their first playoff slump since the 1970s, but attendance had already rebounded by 2007-2008 well before the Salvador trade (which was late in the season in February of 2008) even with a crappy team that finished 5th in the division. While bringing in a hometown player might have given us a discount, it had nothing to do with raising flagging attendance as that issue had already been fixed. As I recall, St Louis simply had a logjam of defensemen and Bryce was the odd man out.


Yeah this. At the time, they weren't going to be able to sign both Jackman and Salvador. In fact most people had Jackman as the one being traded, but deadline day came and Sal was the guy. I can't imagine the Devils gave the best offer, but somehow they made the move

In Topic: Is Larsson Finished?

Today, 02:46 PM

The advantage with Yakupov is that I believe he is not waiver eligible until next season, so if a trade happened tomorrow, you could send him to Albany in order to learn a more well rounded game, if that's at all possible. It's also possible that Yakupov gets the selfish label just because he's "enigmatic".


Yakupov gets the selfish label because he flat out told reporters that he wasn't going to change his style to play like Edmonton wanted

In Topic: GDT: Stars. Devils. Thank you, Chico.

Today, 10:56 AM

Ugh. Gelinas better get that slap shot working tonight, because he's a spinning bubble hockey player in his own end. 

 

Win this one for Chicoooooooo!

In Topic: 2014-2015 Around the league thread

Today, 10:49 AM

Wouldn't mind seeing the Jackets have some success in the postseason.  Their fans are overdue for some postseason fun.

 

Yeah, if there's a team in the east I could really get behind, it would definitely be them. 

In Topic: Name an NHL captain less skilled than Bryce Salvador

Today, 10:46 AM

Exactly. A team decided they'd rather have Cam Janssen than our captain. Something is wrong with that equation.

 

That trade was considered an absolute steal by Lou around the league at the time. St Louis did that because both Sal and Jackman were going to be UFA and they couldn't sign both, and Cam is a St Louis native. I remember fans there being upset losing Sal, but ok with it since Cam was coming back. I think there was even speculation that Sal might look to re-sign there if possible that off season if they couldn't make a deal with Jackman.

 

I just remembered Cam's interview with St Louis when he went there. They asked him what he would bring to the team. Cam responds straight faced, "Pure goal scoring."