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In Topic: Devils pick Goalie Blackwood with 2nd round pick

27 June 2015 - 02:41 PM

I totally disagree with this.   Who cares if we have prospects at goalie? Goalies are the toughest position to project and other than the top NHL starters, goalies are easy to acquire and have relatively little trade value compared to positional players. I don't think we have a single thing to show for the two 1sts and a 2nd we pissed away on Damphousse, Ahonen and Frazee other than maybe a handful of games played between them.  In the end, I think all of their minor league contracts eventually expired and they went on their way.  At least positional players that don't ascend to be one of the top 20 or so players at their position in the world can still hold a lot of value for the organization by filling out the lower lines and being an every night player.  Hell, if they still have holes in their game, they can at least be a situational player.  That's not to say we would have been guaranteed a valuable asset if we took a forward at 36/42 but there's a lot better chance than a positional player that will eventually help the organization in some way as compared to a goalie.     


Also, in terms of general strategy, there were a lot of goalies all ranked relatively close coming into the draft.  As of our pick at 42, the run on them hadn't started yet and as it turns out, it didn't start until well after our 3rd rounder.  I guess if our scouts truly felt that Blackwood was the guy who was eventually going to be a really good NHLer, then fine but if that was the case, why screw around trading down from 36?   If the Devils management just felt they needed to get a well regarded goalie into the pipeline, then they flat out bit way too soon.  At the time we made the 42nd selection, there was no reason to think that at least one or two of Blackwood, Vladar, Montembeault, Booth or Hill wouldn't be available 24 picks later.       


Damphousse was part of the Sykora-Friesen Trade.

In Topic: The organization is under attack

17 June 2015 - 08:35 AM

What a ridiculous attempt at a "look at me" post.


I can just imagine the thought process.. "Hmm.. no one is quoting nor arguing with my posts in the various other threads I've tried to derail.  I'd best step it up!"


Listen - I like the laid-back moderating here.  I really do.  And I can appreciate that DM and MS have real lives outside of this forum, and can't patrol here every hour of the day.  


But this moron has been creating arguments for the sake of arguing for the past couple months.  He's CLEARLY trolling at this point.  He's been banned before - why is his account still active here?  He needs to have his IP banned already so we can stop having to deal with his nonsense.  


Help us DM you're our only hope.


He has a perspective. It's not a well thought out or logical perspective, but it is his nonetheless. It's a long summer without playoffs. If you don't have guys like him spouting their nonsense then there is no activity whatsoever. If you don't like what he has to say, put him on ignore or at the very least don't respond to his threads. If you don't have a dissenting opinion you don't have a debate and without debate there is no point to a forum. 

In Topic: How We Got Here

10 June 2015 - 04:30 PM

More saying that it's really difficult to start sifting through alternative timelines in some attempt to come up with one that had the Devils continuing to be playoff contenders...so many variables once we cherry-pick one domino.  Yeah, Parise over Kovy likely would've been the better long-term fit here, but like Tri says (assuming that Kovy would've gone to LA and Lou would've then decided to give Parise a large chunk of would-be Kovy money, which in itself is probably too much speculation, in that I'd be assuming Parise would've decided not to forgo becoming a UFA), the Devils might still not be terribly good.  Some of the oldsters would still be here, and maybe Schneider isn't. 


This would be way easier with a TARDIS..........

In Topic: Confirmed: Sergey Kalinin to devils.

23 May 2015 - 02:34 PM

He was out due to a "head injury"? Concussion problems?

In Topic: After GM change, Martin Brodeur not expecting to return to Devils

21 May 2015 - 01:49 PM

Lol there is gonna be a generation that only knows him as a horrible broadcaster


Y'know, it really sucks because he was my first favorite player that I ever had for the Devils. Then I switched to Rolston and my god look how that turned out......