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Everything posted by halfsharkalligatorhalfman

  1. Sharks look to be the inferior team. I am having flashbacks to Devils / Kings. Sharks kept it close after getting destroyed in period 1 but I think overall they are worse, and need Murray to implode in order to win the cup.
  2. I'd wait at least a year. I think there's some bitterness from Marty about Lou getting fired/forced upstairs, and even maybe how last year played out.
  3. I'm surprised DeBoer didn't convince Doug Wilson to sign him.
  4. This is probably the best / cleanest break possible for the Devils with Lou who is unquestionably a legend and deserves the lion's share of the credit for the Devils success over the past 25 years (but had to go). I think Lou's not very good at free agency at this point but I do think he can still negotiate a great trade. I wonder if one of the reasons the Leafs decided to ultimately bring him on was to facilitate the dumping of Lupul, Phaneuf, and Bozak. That team organization is so convoluted at this point I can't really keep track of it, but I really don't think he's going to enjoy anywhere close to the control he got in NJ.
  5. Yeah just because Larsson and DeBoer didn't fit together I'm not automatically assuming every young player in San Jose will be thrown to the curb. In any case the Sharks are kind of at a crossroads, are mostly a veteran team and need to win a cup either next year or the year after before Thorton/Marleau retire. If Hertl doesn't blossom under DeBoer it will be a minor tragedy but they can't choose their coach based on the question "who is the best coach for tomas hertl?" They are focused on the next two years primarily. DeBoer I thought was the best man for the job. I think he'll be good for San Jose for the next two years.
  6. Wow, so this basically confirms Lou really has no say anymore right?
  7. We'll lose roughly half the season again. The owners have every reason to lock out the players that long again to gain concessions. The fans come back almost immediately anyway and the owners get the playoff revenue they covet.
  8. Management is frustrated and overreacted to losing in the first round again I'd guess. Felt the need to do something and the default reaction when frustrated is to acquire truculence..
  9. Green signing is really good for Detroit. I thought he was going to get a stupid 6-7 year deal. That money couldn't really have gone anyplace better for them and the term is great.
  10. I've found every signing to be pretty reasonable thus far...except maybe Paul Martin's...
  11. There are a lot of these out there. How they handle the first day of UFA and how good they are at gathering details like NMC/NTCs will determine which site wins out.
  12. I think it's a good fit. I think he was the best coaching option still available to SJ, I don't know much about Dave Lowry (only candidate without NHL experience that was rumored for the job) but the former NHL coaches being bandied about were guys like Carlyle, Oates, Blysma, and Kevin Dineen. I prefered DeBoer pretty strongly to those guys (Blysma maybe ok).
  13. I like the hire of DeBoer a lot. I think he'll be a great fit in San Jose.
  14. Lou is a legend. I'm sad to see him leave like this but it had to be done. Shero's a safe hire, he's shown enough competence in the job to be reasonably good at it in NJ. Even though he once traded away two 2nd round picks for Douglas Murray.
  15. I wouldn't trade McDavid for anything. I can't think of a package that would be more attractive to me than drafting McDavid. That offer does not even come close.
  16. End of an era. Devils don't win 3 titles with another goalie, glad to watch his career from start to finish. It was a joy.
  17. Can't believe Mark Fraser is still in the league. Sharks are kind of a mess defensively right now. Burns has elite talent but is just too stupid to play defense in the NHL it seems. Frustrating regular season so far. Sharks have lost to the Sabres twice which is the ultimate shame,
  18. It's pretty amazing that this was only 1.5 years ago http://www.njdevs.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=130020&page=1 TL;DR - Almost everyone wouldn't trade Larsson for PK Subban and a draft pick. Even if you take into account salary / UFA status at the time that's pretty amazing how quickly things have changed.
  19. http://www.njdevs.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=90720
  20. 1. This trade offer is ridiculous as others have pointed out 2. I liked Fayne a lot from day one. He showed he belonged in the NHL at the very least I thought, which is a big deal for a 5th round draft pick. Whether that was only as a bottom pair guy or maybe more wasn't clear, but I was happy he was on the Devils.
  21. Smart signing. I hope Havlat gets healthy and turns it around. The skill is still there in bursts.
  22. Boyle wasn't that good in SJ last year after suffering his concussion. He's probably got another two years in him, especially if he's protected as a PP specialist. Given the minimal size/term of the contract, this will probably be a fine signing for the Rangers especially cause their PP has been a struggle. That Bolland deal is the first really bad contract. I've yet to see a deal that really shocked me though (other than Erhoff in the opposite direction).
  23. Agreed. I was a huge Fayne fan. He's proven he's belongs in the NHL and now has a chance to prove he's a top 4 dman on an up and coming team. I hope he continues to excel. I wanted him in SJ but think this is a better spot for him.
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