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mort4345

Member Since 25 Jun 2004
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In Topic: What would you trade for McDavid

19 April 2015 - 12:28 AM

The problem is that what would be "fair" for the Devils to offer would not be accepted by Edmonton. The Devils would have to vastly overpay in order to even get to the table. So in all honesty, I don't think the sacrifice would be worth it - regardless of the players that are thrown out for the discussion.

In Topic: GDT: 2015 NHL Draft Lottery- 8PM, NBC

19 April 2015 - 12:18 AM

When the Devils didn't win the lottery and then the Oilers nailed down McDavid I have to say that I was definitely a little pissed. My first thought was that the Oilers were the least deserving team to win the lottery (hands down) given the preponderance of first-round picks they've had in the past 6 years. However, after a quick exhale, I realized that:

 

a) LA nor Boston would get the gift of the century and therefore, not be able to torture all hockey fans for the next decade with a renewed juggernaut squad

b) The Flyers didn't land McDavid - no further explanation necessary

c) No team behind the Devils landed the pick, therefore the Devils weren't relegated to the 7th pick overall instead of the sixth

d) Both the Sabres and Coyotes didn't get the pick despite the most embarrassing tank jobs of the millennium - karma?

e) The Devils will now have to face McDavid only twice a year 

f) The Toronto MakeBeliefs didn't win - an outcome which would have caused riots throughout North America

g) The Blue Jackets didn't win - which would have been very problematic from a Devils perspective

h) The Devils are now a perfect trading partner for Edmonton - perhaps the Devils can steal a nice shiny new center from the Oils for some D?

i) The Devils are now in a pretty good position to trade their pick if they so desire - either to trade down a few spots (and grab another 2nd) or to land a quality veteran scoring forward

 

So, in sum, I'm employing a glass-is-half-full philosophy this evening...

In Topic: GDT: Devils @ Rags

05 April 2015 - 12:04 AM

Easy people. I know it totally sucks to be blown out by the Rags, but realistically it's all about the draft right now. And rooting for the Rangers to suffer utter heartbreak in the playoffs. Let's just all agree on that.

In Topic: Game...day...thread? Devils @ Caps 3/26/2015

26 March 2015 - 06:27 PM

Is this game being played in slow motion or is my TV on the fritz?

In Topic: Article by Gomez in The Players' Tribune

18 March 2015 - 10:14 AM

I'm curious what the board feels would be an acceptable contract for Gomez going forward? Two years at $3 million?