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In Topic: Devils name Paul Castron Director of Scouting

31 July 2015 - 08:06 PM

 

Devils general manager Ray Shero and Castron were teammates on the St. Lawrence University (ECAC) hockey team 1981-85.

Castron was a scout with the Ottawa Senators while Shero was assistant GM of that club.

Going 'Oldtime' colleague... ~35 years ago! Shero going with people you know and trust, you can't argue with that. Let's just hope the entire Devils' scouting staff too, is experienced, talented, and compensated well to reflect the future of this franchise. Some teams, as I recall, were shockingly paying their scouts peanuts.

In Topic: Zubrus to be bought out.

29 July 2015 - 05:00 PM

Good move, long overdue on Zubris, but the way Shero is making these moves, they've been very advantageous to this franchise's future; money, options, talent, youth/speed, etc.

In Topic: NJDevils re-sign defenseman Adam Larsson to a six-year contract.

27 July 2015 - 01:31 PM

As the breakdown is 2015-16: $2.5 million. 2016-17: $3 million. 2017-18: $4.5 million. 2018-19: $4.85 million. 2019-20: $5.05 million. 2020-21: $5.1 million that's a pretty reasonable deal imo. Especially when you compare his $2.5 mil next year to what the likes of Clowe, Ruutu & Zubrus will be earning.

Yep, $11+ million down the drain each year for 3 players that don't even belong in the NHL anymore.

 

Good for Adam Larson... easily an excellent contract and amicale for both sides and the Devils future is looking brighter.

In Topic: Lou is New Toronto GM

24 July 2015 - 05:14 PM

Why "good riddance?" It would be a completely fair POV on Elias's part. He's spent his entire career on the Devils under one GM. At the end of his career, with a rebuilding team, he already serves to be a trade asset and to benefit from a trade. Now one of the only people still tying him to the team is gone and it only makes more sense for him to want to move on. I am not saying that's how he feels, but for you to say "good riddance" well...that's just dumb.

Yep, Patty will have made $70 million with the Devils by seasons end, everyone knows his career is in the twilight stage but still has plenty of value as a talented veteran in a trade.  Patty agreeing to 'taking one for the team' by accepting any trade or move this coming season  would truly help this organization's future and Elias should do it in a heartbeat for a very rewarding career in New Jersey.

 

Let's all hope coaching and management doesn't pull a Jagr or Ryder/etc, looking to trade/move players by deadline, only to undervalue the trade by having their ice time reduced or healthy scratch/benched. Man, talk about poor planning on moving players, though Jagr did garnish those two 2nd rounders from bubble Florida.  Hopefully Elias/et al and management will play this out to the very best deal during the coming season for the future of the Devils franchise.

 

My only concerns with the movements and hirings in management, I hope 'Shero doesn't become Nero' by surrounding himself with his 'Yes Men' and 'sycophants'... I understanding hiring people which you know their capabilities and trust is a plus, but we'll have to see if their just 'Yes Men'.

 

I for one, always like to have some subjective and even objective personnel on staff just for a different perspective or angle on situations, noone is perfect because even the best make mistakes so having a team that covers all angles....

In Topic: What are the positive you're gonna look at next season?

20 July 2015 - 02:30 PM

Trading the VETS before the deadline for draft picks...  even retain their salaries for more lucrative deal(s).

 

Trade Zubs for a new Zamboni driver