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Devilsfan118

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In Topic: What NHL forward is currently worth the 6th pick

23 April 2015 - 01:11 PM

The idea that 'all sophomores struggle' is so unbelievably wrong.  Some do.  Most don't.  It's just that some have fluky rookie seasons that make their sophomore performance seem disappointing.  Severson is ahead of Larsson now, and he's 2 years younger.  He just didn't get Larsson's insane shooting luck this season.  

 

There's the standard definitive and biased triumph statement that I've missed as of late.

 

I don't think Severson is already ahead of Larsson, and I'd be interested to read what's convinced you of that.  Care to explain the "insane shooting luck" statement?  Larsson had a S% of 3.3%, while Severson had a 5.4% (3 goals on 91 shots, and 5 goals on 93 shots, respectively).  Severson certainly generated more shots per game, without a doubt.  But going off basic statistics, that's literally the only advantage Severson had over Larsson.  Larsson had a better overall season, a better PPG, was a positive +/- (Severson came in at -13), and regularly logged significantly more minutes than Severson did once the coaching change occurred and he was given a fair shot.

 

I'm obviously not rooting against the kid, but I just don't get this infatuation several of you have with him.

 

And I'm not going to argue semantics with you - the second-season dip in production and/or effectiveness has happened countless times.  Whether that's because the kid overachieved his first season is irrelevant - a dip in production is a dip in production.  That's what I'm saying.  Are you saying that Severson's first season was fluky?

In Topic: What NHL forward is currently worth the 6th pick

22 April 2015 - 10:00 AM

If you value Adam over Seversen, I am not sure I can continue the conversation on that trade.

 

Guess we shouldn't.  I don't think Severson is lightyears ahead of Larsson, at all.

 

He's going to struggle next year, like Larsson did during his second season - as all sophomores do.  

 

A whole lot of you sure are enamored with the kid after just 51 games.

 

Given Yakupov's struggles, would you say Gelli for Yakupov straight up is a fair swap?

 

I'd do it, but I doubt Edmonton would.  Hard to imagine they'd ship off a former #1 overall pick for a major project defenseman this early.

 

Yea, he wears a visor and high sticks people. Russians are dirty cowards who don't respect the game.

 

Not even remotely what I was implying, way to show where your head's at though.

 

I don't want to have to worry about the kid fleeing to the KHL should he continue to struggle in the NHL.

 

Maybe that's a stupid concern, but after we just got completely burned by Kovalchuk I'm just a wee bit wary.

In Topic: What NHL forward is currently worth the 6th pick

21 April 2015 - 01:21 PM

EDM may shop one of their recent firsts at the draft, so I would be interested to see if Lou goes for it...

 

It's gotta be Yakupov, if anyone.  Not sure I want to even touch that.  Russian factor aside, he's struggled big time.

In Topic: What NHL forward is currently worth the 6th pick

21 April 2015 - 12:54 PM

Yeah, have to agree with others.  Larsson is a non-starter.  Severson is just about a non-starter for me, unless we're getting a Drouin-type forward (young, star potential) player back.

 

I've completely lost faith in Gelinas, so I'd like to see him shipped out.  Merrill..meh, he's shown he's capable of playing good D at least.  

In Topic: What NHL forward is currently worth the 6th pick

20 April 2015 - 12:57 PM

Ok stop. Lou isn't trading the 6th pick in the draft for 32-year old Patrick Sharp or fvcking Milan Lucic. Lou gets a lot of sh!t, and he deserves criticism, but it's this kind of post that drives me nuts. Lou may be on the downside, but if he made a trade like this, I'd be the first one angling to put him in an assisted living facility.

 

To everyone, but particularly you MD:  I'm not trying to outright bash Lou here, but whether he's of the opinion that Devils need a rebuild, or are "a piece" away from being in the playoffs is up for debate imo.

 

I really don't think it's outlandish to think that Lou will consider a package of a veteran player and a pick for our 6th.  Again, just imo.