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SMantzas

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In Topic: Devils name Paul Castron Director of Scouting

31 July 2015 - 03:24 PM

Is that a common responsibility for directors in other organizations?  I don't think Conte had that power here.  It is good to see more a division of labor for the front office but say he drafts a player without the skills Shero is trying to focus on just because the value of the player overall is there.  It's a minor issue just because I can't help but think that Shero will at least have strong voice to say the least, but it's a big step to give up that power.

Im sure in his interviews he and Shero talked about the type of players NJ is looking for

In Topic: New York Mets 2015 Season Thread

31 July 2015 - 02:56 PM

Apparently Wheeler not in the deal. Maybe Conforto?

In Topic: Devils name Paul Castron Director of Scouting

31 July 2015 - 02:13 PM

Love this hiring. CBJ has drafted extremely well since he took over in 2010.

In Topic: 2015 NHL Off-season Thread

31 July 2015 - 10:07 AM

Why would the new owners want to get rid of Kovy?  Yeah his contract will be ugly towards the end, but for the next few years he is a marquee name, something we really haven't had the past couple of seasons outside of maybe a past-his-prime Jagr. 

 

I still think it was a case of Kovy wanting to have more money (less taxes and no escrow over there), playing in an easier league with less games and being home.

80 million (or whatever he had left) is still a huge financial commitment. I doubt that many more seats would be filled with Kovalchuk here. Attendance wasnt a disaster last year and it was a pretty ****** on-ice product

In Topic: Post here when someone from the 2014-15 Devils gets an NHL job

30 July 2015 - 03:32 PM

I'll try to predict where each guy goes:

 

Salvador- retire

Zidlicky- Boston

Gomez- Carolina

Bernier- Toronto

Havlat- Europe

Ryder- PTO but wont be signed

Zubrus- retire

Sestito- Europe

Brunner- Europe

Fraser- AHL