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HellOnICE

Member Since 09 Sep 2002
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In Topic: Rumor: Sergei Kalinin to devils.

Today, 01:28 PM

Very good.  The Devils' bottom 6 (I hate the idea of top 6 and bottom 6, but for the sake of this post let's pretend they exist) looks fine on paper, but Gionta can't be counted on past this year, neither can Tootoo, Zubrus and Ruutu's contracts end after this (and I can't imagine re-signing either of them), and Josefson's got the year where he finally has to do well or leave.  They really need help there too in the future, even if Matteau and Coleman pan out, that's still only 2 guys. Maybe Kalinin can be a guy who helps.

 

Are you looking at Zubrus being bought out?

In Topic: RAY SHERO = NEW GM. Coach decision is Shero's.

Yesterday, 11:48 AM

I think you guys overthink the FA part of this. How many top flights FAs are coming despite what happens to Cory? I mean, very few top flight FAs even exist anymore. 

 

Every player and agent understands teams and players do what's best for them. End of story. If down the line we go and try to sign a FA, this would be long forgotten. 

In Topic: RAY SHERO = NEW GM. Coach decision is Shero's.

Yesterday, 11:22 AM

You're assuming he would want to stay here. I asked TG this morning about his NTC, he says it kicks in 7/1.

In Topic: RAY SHERO = NEW GM. Coach decision is Shero's.

Yesterday, 11:16 AM

Schneider had a choice to wait to become UFA. He could've waited, he didn't. 

 

Repercussions, Schmercussions. Player to player they don't care. If there's an up and coming FA in NJ who likes it here and the DEvils make a commitment to them, they won't think "oh man, look what happened to Cory." They'll think $$$$$$$.

In Topic: RAY SHERO = NEW GM. Coach decision is Shero's.

Yesterday, 10:27 AM

I don't question what players do on July 1 and I wouldn't question what business do on July 1. It's a fvcking business. 

 

It wouldn't be an a$$hole move for Cory's sake. They don't have to consult him, but do you think he wants to backstop an awful team for the next few years? I mean, damn, go play with the best young players in the world, in a hockey crazed market for a well regarded coach and GM. We're not sending him to Siberia...well maybe...:P 

 

Class? What class? This is a business and value is value. Cory received a huge contract - he can enjoy it here, there, anywhere. 

 

This stuff has ZERO repercussions down the line. 

 

A different GM signed him. The direction a few years ago was different than it is now, wouldn't you agree.