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  1. Really talented guy. But he's been in player rehab this year. Not sure what that's about, but maybe why not one team claimed himoff waivers?
  2. I think (I might be a little biased here) we have a deep pool of prospects, maybe more than most teams. I agree on Buchnevich for sure. He's be great on Jack's wing.
  3. I think Grier is going to want Miller as a starter from Rag$. The same way we feel about losing Mercer. Why haven't we heard anything about Kevin Leblanc? (a NJ native) Also, T. Bertuzzi ? Maybe he's a head case? I know he hasn't done much since he returned from injury. Buchnevic from St. Louis? Wonder if JVR is on the table? (Philly retaining half his salary) If Canes are in on Meier, will they need to off load $$? Folks, I'd be OK if we didn't do much of anything?
  4. I honestly think SJ is going to want budding young potential stars. They'll ask for Nemec, Hughes, Schmid, Dawes maybe Mercer. Fitz has untouchables there. No offense, but no ones going to want Tatar. (not saying he's not a decent player) definitely not in a Meier deal.
  5. We have to know what Timo is willing to sign for. We can't trade anyone without knowing this. I've heard the Sharks are not letting teams talk to Timo? We know he'll get paid nicely if he goes too FA. Teams trying to climb out of the cellar want to show their fans they too are serious about building back up. I think we have a good amount of prospects to choose from to make the deal that doesn't include Mercer/Nemec.maybe we can keep Holtz. Can we sign both Timo and Bratt? A luxury indeed!
  6. I don't remember a player getting hurt at an ASG. Unless someone skating hard, falls and goes hard ito the boards maybe? With 3 on 3 format no one typically gets hurt because there's no hitting. End to end rushes, no tight checking. I like 3 on 3 format. They actually compete. 5 on 5 was a joke. No defense shot blocking (stuff that actually goes on in a regular game)
  7. We all know Devil fans will be pissed at Fitz if he doesn't land Timo. Devils are competing w/ teams willing to give up a lot as well. I think fans should lower their expectations. If a deal for Meier is made we all know $$$ has to go the other way. For me, if we can't out bid for Timo, I'll be satisfied with another fw. I think we have a very decent d corp. (veteran). This "c'mon Fitz do it already" stuff is common with all fans. In Fitz we trust.
  8. Good to be here. Wasn't sure what was going on. Thanks!
  9. I've always been under the impression a "qualifying" offer is typically a certain % above current salary. Like 15%?? How does Meier have 10 mil qualifying offer? Did San Jose offer that much to resign him.?? Also heard today Horvat same amount? 1o mil? Can someone explain how qualifying works?
  10. I think Fitz wants youth if he's going bto trade for anyone. ZP can go to the mall in Minny for all I care. Yes, someone to compliment Jack. w/ speed & decent size? (if there's someone out there.
  11. LGD's. Wonder how many scouts will be on hand from other teams? We're playing against a good team. If we play like we did against the Pens, this won't turn out as well.
  12. Cap space plays a big role in whomever we try to pick up. It almost has to be $$ in $$ out. If Timo has a qualifying offer of 10 mil? Why would he go anywhere else for say 8 mil? I realize every player wants to play on a winner, but that's a lot of $$ to stay put in SJ. JVR (if Flyers pick up 1/2 his cap hit) might be interesting. Rico would be nice too but then again almost 6 mil next year? I think Fitz's going to want youth back. We have some depth, maybe they'll draw interest.
  13. I don't believe any of the "high priced" guys will be traded for to come to NJ. Horvat will be looking for Kadri #'s, & we need to sign Bratt. We're up against the cap now. I know we're speculating here but these blockbuster trades (like 2 first, good player & a prospect) is BS. That fo schnozzle doesn't happen anymore. Yes I'd like to see Fitz scour the league for a complimentary winger for Jack (fast/good along the walls) or for Nico as well. I think our D is great to end the year with. No need to tamper with it. All these glittering shiny objects are too expensive unless they're willing to sign long term. I'd love Meier, but he'll get stupid $$ because a GM will overpay. btw, wasn't it Rutherford that signed Miller, Hughes, and Petterson? You don't sign a guy (after negotiations) and trade him! Because you look like a jackass with no clue. You don't sign or trade for player, and then turn around and get rid of him. IMO.
  14. Blackwood could certainly throw in a clunker. I think VV is the far more reliable goalkeeper. Now I'll go to Twitter & see the p>ss and moan about Huala being on Jack's line. Blah blah LGD's
  15. We scored on 3 breakaways last night. This must be a systems thing. Our D men always looking up. Maybe it's because we were playing the Dux. Going to be fun bus ride to Staples Car.
  16. Sharo has one of the best wrist shots on the team. However he's a one trick pony. Doesn't create any space for linrmates. Everyone thinks you need to have 3 offensively gifted guys on a line? Lindy likes Huala on Jack's line because he thinks the game better. Doesn't have speed/mitts of Jack, but Huala's more of a pit bull. All coaches these days are the same, you play your way up and down the line up. Loving that 4th line 20, 91, and 70. They might just make some noise eh?
  17. Someone mentioned 10 mil offer. I'd love Timo to be traded here. Perfect line-mate for Nico. I'm sure SJ will make a "responsible" offer. Fitz might have a shot getting him in a Devils Sweater. But it'll take something substantial to pry him out. You wonder if Severson would take a lil hometown discount? But then again, he's in his prime years, so he may want to test the waters. Fitz won't make the trade unless Timo signs for a few years at least. What salary "range" is Meier? (making 6 mil now)
  18. 10 mil. offer to Timo? Where did you hear that? wowser! I wonder how many UFA's Fitz will just let walk? Tatar, Woody, Haula, Graves, Severson, ? No other team will be hankerin for the likes of Boqvist, Zetterland, & Yegor (luster has worn off) I like Haula although he doesn't score. Maybe Fitz can find a couple guys to play alongside Jack/Nico. Haula to stay line # 3 as center? We won't be able to keep both #28 and #33.
  19. To my dearest Devil brethren: Bo Horvat will never be a Devil! P. Kane will not be a Devil! Ryan O'Reilly will not be a Devil!! Pasta will never be a Devil! Why? we couldn't possibly make room (cap) So, let's all move on from these evil thoughts. Timo Meier (a remote/minimal possibility) but realistic.
  20. Hopefully he'll consider coming too N.A. Permanently & get used to smaller surface. He's playing against good competition, but not pro's older men. I agree he might just be a gem. BTW thanks for the live scouting reports!
  21. I was never a Zacha hater. I think & always will think he's a serviceable fw. Decent on face-offs did great on PK. Scoring? unreliable. (but you can say that about many players) A few folks here thought he sucked. Now, he's Boston's problem. I think he's happy to be there.
  22. Late to the patty, Merry Merry! And may Palat help bring this team back.
  23. Players can/will be streaky. But not a goaltender. Plays decent against Fla. Sh>ts the bed in 2nd period. Gets pulled. Sadly, I doubt he'll bring anything back in a trade.
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