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  1. Triumph

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Luongo played 19 seasons and got to the semifinals once. He played in the playoffs only 7 seasons. This is going to be more normal as more teams enter the league without expanding the number of teams who make the playoffs.
  2. Triumph

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Luongo is a Hall of Fame goalie who played for a Hall of Shame franchise. He did everything he could.
  3. Triumph

    2019 Offseason Thread

    I had wondered why he decided to break his silence with the NHL network and that's probably why. He could ask them not to ask him about Taylor Hall and they would oblige.
  4. Triumph

    2019 Offseason Thread

    These NHL reporters don't really speculate on salary/AAV stuff like this very often, so this makes me think that this is leaked from the Devils front office. I think it would be huge to get Butcher at that kind of number but I could see why he might resist - he'd be 30 when the deal is over and it might be hard to get another long-term deal after that, depending on how his career goes.
  5. Triumph

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Above the 75th percentile, which is where Zacha was last season, is relatively high, but that was a fun goalpost switch. I mean, I know it's something I said, but then I also clarified. This discussion started with you taking issue with the article posted and claiming that 'goals' and 'assists' means he sucks. Well, when it comes to being short-handed, he doesn't suck at that. Zacha is an excellent penalty killer both offensively and defensively. I'd bet on him having 3 or more points short handed if he gets the same amount of PK time next season. Offense on the PK being what it is - largely controlled by randomness - it's hard to expect much more.
  6. Triumph

    2019 Offseason Thread

    I'm sure you knew that the league leader had 9 before you started spouting off about what is and isn't a relatively high level of offense. 3 points shorthanded in a season is a lot. It's above the 50th percentile for sure - in points/60, it's just short of the 80th percentile. Which is ... relatively high. It's more than 75% of the forwards who killed penalties. Relatively high.
  7. Triumph

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Among the 185 forwards who spent 50 or more minutes killing penalties last season, Zacha ranked 41st in points/60 minutes. That is precisely 'a relatively high level of offense'. He was 17th in shots/60, so that's even more potential offense. You don't even need GAR or RAPM to tell you that 3 shorthanded points is kind of a lot.
  8. No risk on a one-year deal when the Devils can't even come close to the cap. He's not much anymore 5 on 5 but he busts his ass every shift and will help on the PP.
  9. It's great either way. Subban had a down year last year but he was a 1st pairing defenseman just the year before.
  10. Subban to NJ Santini, Davies, 2 2nds going the other way - McKenzie confirms that 34 this year is going to Nashville Friedman, Lebrun, etc. all confirm
  11. You win by having the best team and the way to have the best team is to get the most value out of the limited resource (cap space) that you have. Marner, Hall, Hischier, Bratt, and Hughes will cost $45-50M at least in 2023. That leaves around $40-45M for the other 16 players. That's not a lot of space at all. I mean, that team probably competes for the Cup at some point, but it's a very short window. Eh, nothing's happened in Devils land since they got 1st overall, so not a whole lot to discuss but the same arguments. But thanks - I think I will be spending more time here in the next few weeks.
  12. The issue isn't that 1st rounders often become superstars, it's that when they're even just average players they provide a massive cap savings during their ELC and subsequent years before arbitration. The Devils are not in a position to give up 4 1st round picks.
  13. Triumph

    2019 Offseason Thread

    It seemingly always has to be brought up - if Stamkos stayed in Sarnia until he was 20, Boucher never would've had a chance at that record. Stamkos scored 51 goals in the NHL when he was 19, how many do you think he would've scored against junior goalies and defenses? Most junior team scoring records are held by guys like Boucher rather than future NHL stars. Boqvist may not be anything in the NHL, but there's a lot of reasons to be hopeful that he is something.
  14. Triumph

    2019 Offseason Thread

    Hahah love how this is now Sterio's memories of why PK Subban is bad. He had a down year this season but before that he was one of the best defensemen in the world. The idea that he always spins and turns the puck over is nuts. The last 3 years he played in Montreal, the team was +20 with him on the ice and -7 with him off. But yeah, his teammates for some reason hated the guy.
  15. Playmakers make goal scorers. The Devils could certainly use shoot-first wingers, but with Hughes and Hischier as centers for at least the next 7 years, they shouldn't be paying a premium for them - Hughes and Hischier will make decent players into big goal scorers. Shero knows this better than anyone, so I'm not concerned.
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