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ThreeCups

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In Topic: Devils re-sign Gelinas

Yesterday, 09:11 AM

 

Eric Gelinas' new contract with Devils is for one season. $900,000. One-way. Identical to Adam Larsson's contract he signed in June.

 

 

 

I wish we could have signed him for 3 years +

 

If he has a good year this season he will be due a sizeable raise....

In Topic: 2014 Training Camp Thread

Yesterday, 09:08 AM

I wouldn't doubt Mamashev, Kaberle or Komisarek being better than Salvador. He must be the most worried; he's the captain of the damn team and honestly, looked like the team's worst d-man last year. I'm curious how he looks in camp with all this competition being bussed in all of a sudden, not to mention the kids.

 

 

I would rather have almost ANY half capable player in Sal's place, but I feel like he is going to be on the team no matter what....

 

I would find it hard to believe that Kaberle along with a few other guys aren't better than him.....

In Topic: 2014 Training Camp Thread

Yesterday, 08:07 AM

Everyone's thoughts on Kaberle making the club?  I have a buddy that is persistent he will make it....I don't see it happening

 

I would think going into camp the top 6 will consist of Salvador, Greene, Zidlicky, Merrill, Larsson and Gelinas

 

We also have Harrold who always seems to be "in the mix" and Severson who will be looking to make a name for himself...

 

EDIT:  Apparently Mike Komisarek will be in camp too

In Topic: Today is the anniversary of Lou Lamoriello taking over the Devils

11 September 2014 - 02:41 PM

Elias still has to get through his age 38 and 39 seasons before he would reach that point (two more seasons on his current deal).

 

But Lou, if he's still here, is going to have a lot of financial flexibility very soon.  Cory Schneider is currently the highest-paid Devil as far as average yearly value goes, and he's only at $6 million per season.  Exactly six players are signed for the 2016-2017 season.  Obviously the Devils won't go into 2016 with all of six players signed, but the only potentially bad long-term contracts that I see are Clowe's and Cammalleri's (especially Clowe)...I'm hopeful with Cammy, but given the fact that he tends to miss about 20-25% of the season and is already 32, I'm a little leery of him.  But when guys who can put the puck in the net aren't readily available in your system, you sign a Cammalleri and hope the first 2-3 years of the deal work out.   

 

 

I think the Clowe deal is going to end up being a disaster.  I didn't like it from the day it was signed...


This could be something of a house money kind of year.  Unless there are a few catastrophic injuries, I don't see the Devils being in the McDavid/Eichel sweepstakes.  All things being equal though, a finish like last year is just as likely as making the playoffs.  If that's the case, I imagine Lou unloads Jagr for what should be a late first or second roundish pick.  You might get something in the same ballpark for Zidlicky if he plays like he did last year.  Hell, some team looking for "leadership" might even take Salvador off your hands at the deadline for a fourth or fifth round pick.  You also end up with a top 12 or top 10 pick.    It could prove to be a nice opportunity to replenish the forward depth in the system.  The question becomes whether Lou can survive another year missing the playoffs.

 

 

I think Cory can singlehandedly get us into the postseason.  If we are not in the playoffs come April, DeBoer certainly needs to go (if he isn't already fired at that hypothetical point)

In Topic: Today is the anniversary of Lou Lamoriello taking over the Devils

11 September 2014 - 12:08 PM

Yeah it actually sounds pretty great. Wouldn't want Elias on another team like I don't want Brodeur on another team. I like Jagr too but he will be collecting social security by 2016, won't he?

 

 

If he puts up anywhere near the production he did last year, I would keep signing him to one year deals until he is officially done.  I don't care if he is 57; if he can produce it's irrelevant....

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