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  1. Devils sign F Yegor Sharangovich

    Ankhkeg didn't have to respond to this topic with a weird anti-Lou screed and this certainly didn't have to go on as long as it did. The Devils paid slightly overslot for Sharangovich, but that is probably because they are competing with the KHL. They did the same with Studenic, and likely for the same reasons. They can't fall back on being a winning franchise where people might want to play just because of that tradition - it doesn't exist for 20 year olds who were 5 when the Devils won their most recent Stanley Cup.
  2. Devils sign F Yegor Sharangovich

    Capfriendly already has the numbers: https://www.capfriendly.com/players/yegor-sharangovich Devils went over slot for sure, they gave him the maximum signing bonus as well as the potential for a maximum (no bonus) ELC payout if he does hit his bonuses.
  3. Devils sign F Yegor Sharangovich

    5th round pick in this most recent draft, he's 20, and presumably he will start off in Binghamton.
  4. 2018 Offseason Thread

    I don't think Noesen is the one who wanted the 1 year deal. He's missed large portions of his career with injury - I'd think such a player would want the certainty of a multi-year deal. I think the Devils were the ones who wanted the 1 year deal because they have a lot of RWs who could potentially take Noesen's spot in the future.
  5. NJ Devils 2018-19 Development Camp Starts July 10th

    I could see Smith challenging for a spot in 2019. No reason to assume he can't.
  6. I don't think this administration is making a ton of effort into keeping the farm team competitive. I think by virtue of the number of draft picks they've had the last few years and the fact that most of them seem like they're going to be okay pros, the farm team will be reasonably competitive. I still don't expect to see many players on one-way contracts or AHL All-Stars with big guaranteed salaries playing for Binghamton.
  7. 2018 UFA Thread

    njdevs has a ton of low content stuff but there's no one aggressively stupid here.
  8. NJ Devils 2018-19 Development Camp Starts July 10th

    I don't know why we're still talking about Conte, but the Devils were always going to fall into a rebuild at some point. No one has avoided it yet. For years people talked about Detroit but Detroit has missed the playoffs two years in a row and has a nightmarish cap situation ahead of them. When you're trading draft picks every year and you hit a lull in drafting, it's just inevitable that you're going to start a vicious cycle - your draft picks are low and become less likely to succeed - when you hit a rough patch in drafting, your drafted failures retain no value which means you can't trade them for anything, but you still want the NHL team to be good so you start trading picks for NHL players, and meanwhile your NHL team isn't generating value for any of your young players because it's starting to fail, so you can't use them to sell high, so you're forced to sign free agents, who don't retain any value, etc. We watched that cycle start in about 2002 and it's only in 2016 that it really started to reverse itself. Conte likely had a poor process but I don't see anyone crushing the draft reliably. He's throwing the same darts as anyone else - he just had a much harder task once UFA pick compensation went away. Meanwhile in 2011-2013 he's gotten some late-round picks make the NHL, and Seney might follow. A flawed process can still lead to good results.
  9. 2018 UFA Thread

    De Haan has missed nearly 2 full seasons since turning pro. Healthy, that's a bargain. If he misses 100 games over the course of the contract, less so. Having an unreliable player on the cap can certainly affect future plans.
  10. 2018 UFA Thread

    De Haan wouldn't materially affect the cap in 2021. I never really saw the fit, though - you've got Greene, Butcher, Mueller, and Yakovlev on the left side already. Now I know 2 of those players aren't proven at all and one of them is on the decline, but I don't get why you would acquire Mueller and sign someone like Yakovlev and then bury them behind a bunch of other guys.
  11. 2018 UFA Thread

    The Devils are one of the only teams that can take on Ryan's contract. Now I wouldn't want to take on all of it, I'd want Ottawa to hold on at least 15%, and I'd want the Devils to immediately trade 50% of what's left elsewhere. The Devils should absolutely not trade Bratt unless they are getting a signed Karlsson back. They cannot give up a player like that for the hope of signing Karlsson - the Devils are not likely to offer a deal with huge bonuses or to massively frontload a contract.
  12. NJ Devils 2018-19 Development Camp Starts July 10th

    Anyone from junior hockey who didn't make the NHL right away attended 5 development camps. So, Kujawinski and Boucher attended 5. Nick Palmieri probably attended 5, though they might not have bothered to send him in 2011. Corrente probably attended 5, or would've if he was healthy.
  13. 2018 UFA Thread

    I'd be surprised if they burned a year of Anderson's contract to have him start in Binghamton. That doesn't mean he's made the team, not at all, but I think he'll have to struggle to be sent down.
  14. 2018 UFA Thread

    No, he wouldn't. There's 4 lefties ahead of him on the depth chart right now. Your 5th D on one side usually gets in a few games, but it's not hard to look at Will Butcher who is 2 years younger than MacDonald and is already established on the roster and think there has to be a better spot.
  15. What’s your max offer for Tavares

    From the position the Devils were in, I think they made the right move to go for it. No matter what Lou did, the Devils were going to start losing a lot in the coming years. What he did has prolonged the losing, but it was never going to be easy to transition from a team going for the Cup every year to a team that had limited talent and wouldn't compete for anything.
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