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In Topic: Zidlicky to Det

Today, 01:10 AM

You have to think other teams in the east (not montreal) were interested in Zidlicky. A right handed puck moving defensmen who has played well in the playoffs. A two situation player as well. The problem is, once you give him an option of teams he can very easily just pick one and squash a trade to Boston or Florida.


I think the point here is that once you have a full NTC in a players contract, these things are going to happen no matter what you do.

In Topic: Zidlicky to Det

Today, 12:36 AM

No simply ask Zidlicky what teams he would be willing to waive a no trade clause for and negotiate with those teams. It maybe a small list but it also saves time negotiating and wasting effort.


Oh, well in that case, yeah, when Zidlicky goes, "Detroit, or nothing" we are back to square one. Actually that probably is exactly what Lou did. Lou probably told Zids "These are the teams calling about you, which ones are you willing to go to?" And Zids probably responded "Detroit, period."


I don't think Lou was off negotiating with teams Zidlicky wouldn't accept a trade to. He simply received other offers.

In Topic: Devils Trade Deadline Thread

Today, 12:31 AM

Exactly my point only in reverse. Severson has played too few games to be judged really good. Quite a few players have good first years and then slump downward especially in their second year. I recall this board being pretty high on Eric Gelinas last year. All this second year has done is expose him as a defensive liability.

I'm not down on Severson, I'm just saying we should take a wait and see approach before we start lauding him so highly.


Oh please, we knew Gelinas sucked at defense last year, and we know again this year.


Secondly, it's not 'lauding' it's making an assessment based on observation. 'Severson is going to be a star player' is an honest (and accurate) assessment.

In Topic: Devils Trade Deadline Thread

Yesterday, 11:54 PM

This is one area where I could not agree more with Triumph. People are saying "he has only played 30 games." Sure that means something if you haven't seen what you want out of a player yet, but some things just can't be chalked up to a fluke. Severson has displayed (at 20 yrs old) the level of awareness and skill of a top defender. You can't fake those skills or just magically lose them. Be excited, this guy is good.

In Topic: Devils Trade Deadline Thread

Yesterday, 08:06 PM

Yeah you're right. He's currently got 40 assists and 12 goals in 59 games, but he's 35!


Joe Thornton is still a great player. That said, anyone who thinks a skilled 35 year-old forward with an NMC in his contract who is desperately trying to win a Cup before he retires is going to end up on the Devils, in any way shape or form, is on one.