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In Topic: General Devils thoughts post-Schneider deal

01 July 2013 - 01:26 PM

Before the season ended, I had hopes of Stalberg and Raymond filling holes in the Devils' lineup. I still think they would be decent acquisitions, but they aren't "goal scorers" in the traditional sense. Stalberg can produce but I see him as more of a Zubrus player (thought he'd be signed of Zubie walked). I like Raymond's speed, and he can score at times too, but from what I've seen (albeit limited amounts) he doesn't have the same puck possession skills as Stalberg.


Ryder fits the bill of a more traditional scoring forward, but I imagine he'll have a number of suitors.



Long way of saying I'd be thrilled and over the moon if the Devils acquired one of Stalberg or Raymond, and made a move to bolster offense via trading a defender. My favorite pipe dream is acquiring Jamie McGinn from Colorado. Flip a defender + prospect to Colorado for McGinn, take back a bad contract like Greg Zanon and buy him out (Trent Hunter style), and head into the season with a mega-shooter on the wing.

In Topic: Summer 2013 UFA/RFA Thread

09 June 2013 - 09:25 AM

Horton and Stalberg, please.



In Topic: Kovalchuk and "Cap Recapture"

28 May 2013 - 05:15 PM

Does the cap recapture affect buyouts? I know it makes a player like Hossa nearly impossible to trade once he hits the declining salary years because the difference in actual pay versus cap-savings from previous terms is huge...and it's a similar nightmare for early retirement... but for standard (and "compliance") buyouts, it's still just the old standard of salary distribution over years? (2/3s, x2yrs)


Sucks that the Devils are the only team to get dinged in this regard and also forfeiture of draft picks.


Am I interpreting it correctly that this really wouldn't be an issue for the Devils and Kovalchuk until he hits 2019-2020 season... because every year prior to that is a higher salary than cap hit? Or is that a moot point simply due to the overall value and length of the contract?


Lots of specific questions mixed in there, sorry.