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In Topic: Devils 2014-2015 Off Season Thread

02 July 2015 - 05:42 PM

Some people, like myself, rightly or wrongly believe that Lou was removed for non hockey reasons. Lou's retooling was going well, as I said many times in the past, and while you can make that argument that he was getting up in age, he certainly isn't your average 72 year old. 

 

To me this is ownership wanting to put their stamp on the organization, which they have the right to do, as they own the team. I have to believe that if Lou was still in charge, we would have been bigger players in free agency, the 6th pick might have been traded, and Scott Stevens would still be in the organization.

 

While Shero didn't do anything idiotic during the UFA period, he certainly didn't make the Devils a better team. Frolik, Semin, and Oduya would have been nice bridge players to get us through this time. Think of the Devils as a piece of coal, Semin, Frolik, and Oduya are like LNG a bridge fuel to get us to our green energy stage.

 

Here is what my lineup would look like

 

1st in 2016, Merrill, Gelinas, and Ottawa's 3rd for Kessel 15% retained and the Leafs 2nd in 2017

 

Frolik signed for the same contract the flames offered 

 

Semin signed 1 year 4 million 

 

Oduya Signed 3 years 4 million per season

 

Moore same contract (deal makes sense now because Gelinas is gone)

 

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Cammy Zajac Kessel

 

Henrique Elias Semin

 

Frolik Yayo Palmieri

 

Ruutu Gio Totoo

 

But hey guys we can't win now

 

Thats assuming all of the pieces came together and we were able to get all of these players here in 1 offseason and even then this team is not great. Maybe this team makes the playoffs but its not a Stanley Cup contender and the Devils wouldnt have the assets and cap space to make them a cup contender in years to come. Making moves like this leaves them in perpetual mediocrity. 

The goal shouldn't be to just make the playoffs, it should be to win a Stanley Cup. 

In Topic: July 1st- UFA Madness

01 July 2015 - 12:21 PM

I'm very confused about LTIR and regular IR cause I keep seeing TG and others tweet about cap hits not counting against if they're on there...

Can anyone clear that up?

With LTIR the cap hit still counts but it allows you to exceed the Cap ceiling by whatever that contract is. I guess in a sense it makes the cap hit not count.

In Topic: Devils 2014-2015 Off Season Thread

29 June 2015 - 12:38 PM

I don't see Ryder in anyone's lines.. are we just assuming he won't be a starter on opening day?


Ryder's contract is up, he will be a UFA. Shero hasn't mentioned that he won't re-sign him but I think it's probably because it's obvious that Ryder has no intention of playing here anymore after he was healthy scratched for half the year

In Topic: 6th Overall pick: Pavel Zacha

27 June 2015 - 05:02 PM

Love that he's got some serious speed along with that size. Also the kids got a laser of a shot, and I've read that his one timer is excellent as well. I did like Barzal a lot but I think Zacha can be that dynamic forward we've been looking for eventually.

In Topic: 2015 Draft Thread

27 June 2015 - 11:59 AM

That 6th rounder was sh!t too. Thought the 3rd and 4th rounders were good picks and the 2nd and 6th picks were garbage.