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  1. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    Ha, they seem to be setting the market at their own overpayment for "upgrading" from Turris to Duchene. My guess is that Dorion holds out for a top end return and backs himself into a corner on time and eventually gets taken to the cleaners this summer or next season. Hopefully Shero can play this right. Edit: I just looked up Ryan's contract. That is horrible.
  2. Adam Larsson traded to EDM for Taylor Hall

    Oops, fixed.
  3. Adam Larsson traded to EDM for Taylor Hall

    What an epic afternoon that was! First, despite most of the Toronto media having Stamkos penciled into all future lineups for over a year, he rips their heart out and stays in Tampa. Then the Devils rob the Oilers of Hall and finally Montreal decides it was time to start self destructing and send Subban to Nashville...and it was all just kind of out of the blue.
  4. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    I would love to see that but it seems way to obvious. I'm thinking it will be a "darkhorse" like St Louis or Winnipeg coming out of the West. That's not that bold either since those two are both great teams when healthy. On a side note, what's with all the "Big 3" talk out of Toronto? They have a big 1 (Matthews) and then two other pretty good young players in Nylander and Marner that from the talk out of Toronto you would think are set to dominate the league for years. There's a lot of razzle dazzle with those two but they're kind of soft perimeter players who turn the puck over constantly IMO. They talk about having to let a guy like JVR walk this summer because they're going to have to pay the Big 3. In what world are you giving either of those two anything more than a bridge deal coming of the seasons they are having? They actually have a lot of good young guys like Kadri, Reilly etc but it always seems to be about Marner and Nylander and I just don't get it. I've thought those two were probably the most overrated players in the league for a while but it was reinforced last night while watching the Leafs vs Preds game
  5. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    I'm guessing Bratt wasn't in the top 50 last year either, so take it for what it's worth. I feel like a guy like Boqvist would be on that list if he were drafted by a Canadian team.
  6. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    i don't know, I think there's a point as a fan where you stop financially wanting to support owners and/or managers like old man Wirtz, Melynyk, the rotating Ownership in Phoenix, whatever the hell the Canadiens are doing, etc. I know i personally look at it as how much extra open hockey I can play instead of paying for tickets and overpriced beer just to bitch about the state of the team for 3 hours. We've been pretty lucky as Devils fans, I've only really taken this approach when I'm bitter after lockouts.
  7. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    In fairness, the Chicago owner used to blackout games locally that weren't sold out, which alienated a lot of long time fans. He happened to pass away right as the Blackhawks were getting good and his son stopped with the blackouts. Ha, Ottawa is probably holding up the Duchene trade as an example of a GM asking for the moon, Sakic sticking to his guns and then actually receiving it (kind of). The only problem with that thinking is that it was the Sens dimwit management that got robbed blind on that deal.
  8. GDT: Flyers @ Devils 2-1-18 7:00PM

    Great win last night. Glad to see Zacha's improved play finally translating to points. It feels like we've been saying he's played his best game as a Devil for 3 weeks straight but yet his production was still Josefson-esque. I was starting to get a little nervous. Huge goal by Hischier as well and it was good to see Palmieri finally get a true sniper type goal. Very little space for him to bury that shot.
  9. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    That's a pretty slick move by Poile. He just got his bottom 6 deadline acquisition without giving anything up. Fisher had 18 goals and 42 points last year and was probably well served getting the first half of the year to rest and let things heal up.
  10. GDT: Red Wings @ Devils 7:00PM

    Well that sucks balls.
  11. GDT: Red Wings @ Devils 7:00PM

    It's kind of amazing that they are one of the top spending teams in the league and that is what they have to show for it. At least Lou left us with a pretty clean cap. Tonight seems like as good a night as any for Wood-Zacha-Palmieri to start lighting up the scoresheet.
  12. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    Haha, I apparently said the same thing a few years ago in the Taylor Hall thread that just resurfaced
  13. What would you trade for Taylor Hall?

    Wasn't this after the fact to try and justify the trade? I guess they were looking to make McDavid unquestionably the leader of the team but I still don't remember any sour grapes until after the trade. Kinda Tyler Seguin-ish. I think Chia is just a buffoon and gets stuck trying to justify his terrible trades after the fact. Also, wasn't the Hall-Draisatl combo absolutely dominating his last year in Edmonton? It's crazy how badly they've f'ed things up in Edmonton. It reminds me of the 90's Islanders where if they had just picked the highest rated draft prospect on not gotten fancy with Milbury's stupid trades they would have had a core of Chara, Luongo, Spezza, Bertuzzi, Ollie Jokenin, and Dany heatley or something like that. Instead they basically had Rick DiPietro and Alexi Yashin. Edmonton could easily be sitting on McDavid, Hall, Drai, Barzal, RNH and Eberle as a top 6.
  14. What would you trade for Taylor Hall?

    I've heard Jeff Marek say on multiple occasions that when he first heard "Hall for Larsson" that he just assumed that it meant OEL in Arizona.
  15. GDT: Caps @ Devils 7:00 PM

    Zacha has looked much better the last few weeks but last night I really though he was using his size more and winning board battles much better than we've seen. Hopefully he starts consistently getting on the score sheet soon but regardless, he does seem to be making significant progress. I'm also ready to see him on the PP in place of Zajac now that he's winning faceoffs.
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