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NewarkDevil5

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In Topic: We aren't getting McDavid or Eichel, it's time to realize this

Yesterday, 12:37 PM

It's a very strong draft.  Mitch Marner is putting up close to 2 points a game, so is Dylan Strome, and there's other elite talents at the top of the draft.  It's not 2004 where there's Ovechkin, Malkin, and not much else.

 

All this leads me to be very excited by the prospect of what we might draft even if we don't out-fail everyone else.

In Topic: Is tanking the right move?

Yesterday, 10:19 AM

I know you think that 2014 Lou is an idiot who can't see what's right in front of him, but I think his days of trying to keep the team afloat are over.  Long-time Devils like Elias and Zubrus can no longer do what is needed from them.  Other Band-Aid guys like Ryder flat-out didn't work out.  The team is not competitive in its current state, and there's nothing to suggest that it will improve much on that front.  This may not happen right away, but Lou will start trying to move the deadwood before the deadline...not all of it (the Devils will need some bodies to finish out the year, especially since too many of the current ones can't seem to stay on the ice consistently...here's looking at you, Mike Cammalleri), but there's no way he's not getting some of these guys off the team (even if it's for minimal returns). 

 

If some of the mid-20s non-prospects at Albany get some games up here, so be it.  But be prepared for an even higher level of ugliness.

 

You summed this up perfectly. I don't ever actually want the Devils to lose, but now every time they do its in the back of my mind that at least there's a possibility that they might be better for it.

In Topic: We aren't getting McDavid or Eichel, it's time to realize this

18 December 2014 - 02:20 PM

I dunno, Pittsburgh's "luck in the lottery" with Crosby kind of has me doubting the whole process...

 

That's just karma repaying people for being willing to live in Western Pennsylvania.

In Topic: We aren't getting McDavid or Eichel, it's time to realize this

18 December 2014 - 01:08 PM

Tavares is a top ten forward in the league and he gets nothing in terms of local and leaguewide marketing. NJ had a top goalie of all time who had a 15 year prime and they got nothing locally.  Lundqvist gets more now than Marty ever did and Brodeur is an all timer.

 

The first time Tavares leads the Islanders deep in the playoffs you'll see the NY media fall in love with him. Brodeur got a lot of attention from the NY media for better or for worse. The Rangers' third liners will still get more attention than anyone the Devils or Islanders put out, but if you see a Lemieux or Crosby type player join an area team, they will be forced to take notice.

In Topic: We aren't getting McDavid or Eichel, it's time to realize this

18 December 2014 - 12:51 PM

While McDavid will help the Devils immensely, I think it does more for the league $$$ wise if McDavid ended up on the Flyers or any other big market teams.

 

I don't know that an offensive star on the order of a McDavid wouldn't wind up making NJ a marketable item to the NY media for the first time in its history. For better or worse, NY's media loves a winner and loves offense. The last time a non-Ranger metro area team had an offensive player that marketable his name was Mike Bossy and you better believe the Islanders had support from the media in those days.