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Member Since 06 May 2008
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In Topic: Is Larsson Finished?

Yesterday, 01:52 PM

He's not done here.  There will be an injury.  He will get in there.  Then he has to make the most of his opportunity.  Now he might've mentally checked out of here, but that's his prerogative.



I'm sure he's going to get more playing time eventually.  I'm more interested in whether we can expect him to impress at that point.  In other words, is he really just another top five draft pick that turned out to be not that good.

In Topic: Is Larsson Finished?

Yesterday, 01:47 PM

No I understand where people are coming from, and why such a trade might make sense.  My point was that even if such a trade were to occur, do you think a guy like Yak would play in PDB's system?  I think he'd be in the doghouse before he even laced up his skates.


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". 

In Topic: Is Larsson Finished?

Yesterday, 01:34 PM




All this talk of trading him for a struggling young forward - what makes anyone think that kid will play in PDB's system?  Yak or anyone with a game like his will sit in the press box or rot in the AHL, just like Larsson.  Unless the kid happens to be a Canadian boy with a physical game - and even then he'd sit for a guy like Zubrus.


We're finally getting some kids playing on defense - that's more a result of circumstance than anything else I'd imagine.  I'm glad Lou forced his hand, so-to-speak, with the buyout of Volch and by not signing any veteran defenseman.  


Yakupov, in message board trade hypotheses, makes some sense in that there is offensive upside, which the Devils could use, while Larsson -- if others don't perceive him as a bust right now -- is a defenseman with upside, which is something that Edmonton might want.  In other words, the teams would be trading one under performing asset for another, but in each's respective area of need. 

In Topic: Is Larsson Finished?

Yesterday, 12:20 PM

Google Victor Hedman.  You're welcome.




Part of the article:


Sound familiar?


Hedman was never demoted to the minors, and never benched for an extended period of time. So I don't think that works, although you could argue that he didn't have the same level of competition for a roster spot that Larsson has and does now.

In Topic: Devils' Bryce Salvador responds to his critics

Yesterday, 11:33 AM

Yeah, I have my hits confused - I think Versteeg lit up Salvador in the 11-12 preseason and people were worried about him.  I don't think I saw the original but my idiot brain is constructing a false memory of what happened.


I don't think it makes sense that they had him sit out a year with a phantom injury.


I'm sure it was a real injury, the only thing I'll say is that, if you remember, the Devils were in cap hell to start the season.  It's plausible that if it were Andy Greene, the team might have been more aggressive in getting him back on the ice.