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In Topic: Brodeur Appreciation Thread

15 April 2014 - 01:25 PM



Marty's 688 seems like it's going to be untouchable...especially with one team.  38 wins per season for 18 seasons leaves you short by four.  Just amazing. 


Not by any of the established goalies that are currently playing, but the odds say that someone will break it, if only by virtue of the elimination of the tie.  You need a young goalie that starts out with a very good team.  it'll be a longtime coming, but I think it happens eventually.

In Topic: Lou 20 Minute Q&A

15 April 2014 - 12:23 PM

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I'm not sure no one takes Salvador. One team could looking to improve a PK, need a veteran guy who can play 3rd pairing - for one season. It's not crazy[/]

That team must not have any scouting department. I've appreciated Salvador for his toughness but he's pretty much finished. It's not crazy but it's not easy. And doesn't Salvador have a NTC? I doubt he waives and if he does it will be somewhere he wants to go but they may not want him to begin with. It also is tough trying to dump your team Captain. No way Deboer would support this move.

I don't see a Tallinder option for getting rid of Salvador but I guess it's possible.


Salvador does not have an NTC.  DeBoer would have no say over whether he gets traded, and probably wouldn't think it was the end of the world anyway. 

In Topic: Brodeur Appreciation Thread

15 April 2014 - 11:35 AM

FYI, Marty's going to be on Joe and Evan at 12:45.  They tend to throw softballs during their interviews, but maybe we'll get something interesting.

In Topic: 2013-14 Albany Devils and ECHL Thread

15 April 2014 - 10:19 AM

Name one player that's done that.  This guy is supposed to be a scorer and at the AHL level he puts up .5 points a game.  Guys have been unable to make the transition from AHL to NHL and have 'gotten it' eventually at the NHL level, but he's not killing the AHL.  


Tedenby has no anticipation for where the puck is going to go.  Plus I don't even think he's that fast.


He's not an NHL player.  I don't even think he'll crush the KHL - he'll be a 3rd liner there, probably.


It's not quite the same thing, but you can call Alexander Steen something of a late bloomer.  He was less than a .5 ppg player in the SEL until age 22 or 23, which is AHLish.


Stuff like this still leads me to believe there's some hope for Josefson.  Despite the lack of playing time, he stayed with the Devils for the entire season, and got some playing time in a SCF run a few years back.    Tedenby was given every chance to succeed when he was playing pretty poorly, so it's hard to see an NHL future with him.

In Topic: Lou 20 Minute Q&A

15 April 2014 - 09:45 AM

Nobody is taking Salvador or Volchenkov. And any buyout still has an a charge and that's money that ownership has to actually pay in real dollars.

This is about roster management and allocation of value in a cap system.

Great that you don't appreciate spending money or how it's spent but I'm sure management and ownership do. Almost 7m in declining grinding types like Zubrus and Ruutu is questionable at best. And don't forget 4 more years and almost 20m to a perpetually concussed Clowe. And your average salary to the Cap comment makes little sense except in a vacuum.


Salvador is a serviceable NHL defenseman with one year left on a contract at what is an average salary for an NHL defenseman.  If someone was willing to take Tallinder off our hands, they would do the same for Salvador.  Volchenkov can be amnestied, if that's the route Lou wants to go. 


If Clowe is not playing, it means his salary won't count towards the cap, and would be paid by insurance.  When he's on the ice, he's a useful player who is moderately overpaid. 


You can look at a player's value relative to his contract if you want to do some kind of abstract analysis of what player gives you the most bang for the buck.  In real life though, a player's salary only matters to the extent that it prevents a team from making some other plausible roster move.  You have yet to specify what player is out there that the Devils cannot now get because certain players are overpaid. 


Otherwise, none of us has any idea if ownership has an internal budget on salary, and under what circumstances it would be willing to bend if the right player becomes available. 


EDIT:  By way of example, the Wild had one of the worst allocations of salary over the past couple of years in Dany Heatley.  It did not prevent them from getting Parise and Suter, or trading for Pommenville, or doing anything else that they wanted to do.

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