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In Topic: Devils' Bryce Salvador responds to his critics

23 October 2014 - 02:32 PM

Yeah. Still doesn't explain Vrbata.

If you have cap space and not wasting millions, then you have even more to work with in acquiring the higher cost contracts for the higher level of talent... Vrbata's asking price was a little too steep, especially the lack of Dev's cap space.  There's was very good interest in Vrbata, all the analysts agreed too, like Craig Button... "New Jersey was a very good fit for Vrbata that fills the offensive/shootout void. I think Vrbata's has like a 45% shootout success rate, that's perfection for the biggest deficiency with this club last year. Instead, the resultant is another season of a huge liability on the backend sucking $3.2 million cap space(the highest of any Devils defenseman) and most likely won't be playing a full season for that salary anyway. Additionally, the compliance buyout was wasted on the wrong player(many on the forum agreed) especially when you look at value/cost. Should of been Salvador instead of Hedberg and this season's start would have the Devils $5+ million ahead in this game... more to pursue top talent, a "box office draw" as they say. Then again, there appears a deal was done with Salvador because of Management mistakes in the past.

In Topic: Devils' Bryce Salvador responds to his critics

23 October 2014 - 01:05 PM

What does any of that have to do with Radim Vrbata?

And yeah, I guess I don't see how one player on the ice leads to the demoralized fanbase.

When you have more cap space, then you can afford better talent

 

Yes, you don't see it... hence this thread and the sports media articles covering it

In Topic: Devils' Bryce Salvador responds to his critics

23 October 2014 - 12:20 PM

Fayne is playing 17 minutes/game - he's not playing on their top pairing, though he may be at the end of the season, given how bad they're doing - if he's paired with Martin Marincin that pairing will do real well.

Fayne is playing their top line now and yes, he's paired with Maricin. They are stacked against opponent's  #1 line.

 

http://video.oilers....tid=4&id=649372

In Topic: Devils' Bryce Salvador responds to his critics

23 October 2014 - 12:14 PM

When did Salvador's contract keep the organization from retaining players, or cost us Radim Vrbata? 

 

Seriously? Band together and write letters and boycott because we are all demoralized because Bryce Salvador is playing? 

Nothing new, plenty of ticket holders have written management over the conduct of their operations/decisions... it is a business and the customer do have a monetary say and they make it known. That goes for all sports, not just the Devs, or NHL.

 

Frankly, you're putting words out there... Fans have always made it clear to sports organizations on bad operations decisions/results, and you see it everyday in half filled or less arenas/stadiums. I don't know where you drummed-up this boycott saying, but fans just stop buying tickets when they don't like the results. It's not some conspiratorial plan, it's just human nature in wanting a winner.

In Topic: Devils' Bryce Salvador responds to his critics

23 October 2014 - 11:56 AM

Fayne's on the third pairing. In Edmonton. I liked the guy when he was here but let's not act like he was irreplaceable.

Who's acting like Fayne is "not replaceable"  I stated, I have watched him in 4 games this year and he's outperformed all my expectations.

 

BTW, Fayne is First Line pairing for the Oilers, not 3rd line... He's also wearing an A now.