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DJ Eco

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In Topic: The Official Rich Chere Clickbait Thread

04 March 2015 - 05:23 PM

My guess is they're at an all-time low with Devils readership and the Star Ledger told Gulitti to stand pat, but Chere to drum up some more clickbait articles (even worse than usual).

 

I mean, they're paying these guys full-time so if the views aren't there, I'm sure they're feeling a little bit of heat.

In Topic: Devils' Michael Ryder says teams were afraid to trade for him - fr

04 March 2015 - 01:51 PM

Do 6th and 7th rounders even make it to the AHL?  I can imagine very few.

 

Few but still worth it (worth more than a couple players not sniffing the lineup). 

 

Patrick Hornqvist, Henrik Lundqvist, Paul Gaustad, Joe Pavelski, etc., were all 7th rounders, for discussion's sake. The 0.5% you land on one of those guys is still worth more than some of our players in the press box.

 

And I understand, that's only worth discussing IF IN FACT any crappy offers were even made in the first place.

In Topic: Devils' Michael Ryder says teams were afraid to trade for him - fr

03 March 2015 - 04:34 PM

Man, not a good situation for either guy.  You have to know the other players see it too, and it can't sit well with many people.  As much as hockey is a business, either one of those guys could at least be playing over someone like Zubrus or Gionta.   It doesn't make sense to give up on them so quickly, considering we've had Ryder for a year and a half and Havlat not even a year.

 

I was going to say the exact same thing. When your team's problem is goal-scoring and goal-scoring alone, it must be tough to have to sit in the press box watching these guys out there every night; Ryder, more than Havlat. I think Havlat was given a fair enough shake.

 

Ryder isn't being benched so some kid can seize the opportunity, prove himself, and get some experience. He's being benched for Zubrus, who may be even worse than Ryder this year and doesn't have a goal-scoring run in him, not to mention he was never trade-friendly, whether he begins to pot a few goals or not. At least we know what we get with Ryder; he might hit a run of 3 or 5 or 7 games where he gets some point streak going. I mean, we always knew that's what he brings to the table.

In Topic: Yandle/Summers/4th to NY Duclair, 1st(16), 2nd(15), & J. Moore

03 March 2015 - 11:10 AM

Montreal doesn't have the depth the Rangers have, not even close.  Tampa is tough to judge.  They beat the Rangers all 3 times they played this year, pretty handily, too.  On the otherhand, They played 3 times in 3 weeks (or something like that) when Tampa was playing the best they played all year and when the Rangers were playing the worst they played all year. But, I think it will be Detroit or Boston coming out of that division (assuming no cross-over of the wild-card teams).  

 

With Pittsburgh, it is just strange.  For a long time, it didn't matter how well Lundqvist was playing headed into the game, Malkin and Crosby just knew how to score on him.  Never figured out why.  Maybe they were picking up something he was doing that let them know where he was most vulnerable at the time, similar to how a pitcher will sometimes tip his pitches.  Lately though, just hasn't been the case.

 

I agree with you about Montreal, but like the Rangers and Lundqvist, Carey Price can steal that team a playoff run. He is just out of this world this season. But I agree, the depth's not there, which is why I added the "maybe". They could maybe beat the Rangers in a round, but it'd be tough, and I'd say it's 40/60 (Rangers being the 60). 

 

As for Penguins, I have no faith in them at all. I don't really know what it is to be honest. But I think the Devils could even beat them in a 7 game series. They're one of the big teams we've always beaten in the past 5 years. I could see the Rangers sweeping them, honestly.

In Topic: Zidlicky to Det

03 March 2015 - 09:43 AM

I agree with you re the Jagr trade. I don't think we can average them out however, each trade must stand on its own.

 

In a perfect world, yes, but the reality of the situation is, I'd be fuming if Zidlicky were on the team today. We're in the rare position, I think, where no deal is worse than an "ehhh" deal.