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Everything posted by aylbert

  1. Yes!!! I can’t wait to see Hughes as a Devil! This will be a great off season.
  2. It’s no threepeat.... jk Congrats! are in order to Zamboni Warrior.for a great season. I look forward to next season already for both the Devils and The SD!
  3. Right; and that was my point. Marchand is a solid keeper who will produce well.... but I wasn't in the market for him, because I wouldn't keep him over Aho (22), Eichel (22) or Draisaitl (23) for Marchand (31) (ages at the start of next season). I imagine other teams are in that camp as well... where they have young talent that they value over high scoring veterans... I swapped my star goalie in Bobrovsky for Draisaitl and lost this year on goaltending. Aho was drafted his rookie season and kept since by me. And I paid an arm and a leg to pry Eichel away (1st rounder, Ovi, Toews) You certainly got the better deal with Marchand in the short term... but I'm hoping Eichel continues to develop and is a top 10 talent by like 2022.
  4. I mean yea... we all knew Marchand was on the market; and if that was the best offer... that was the best offer. I think keeper prices will come down as we lock into our keepers and don't have spare slots. Like I wasn't going to trade for Marchand who is now on the wrong side of 30... I was interested in swapping Aho for Laine+; but Laine was ultimately kept.
  5. I think if I didn't trade for Eichel, I'd be top 3 currently... Hopefully I can navigate my first round hole next season (my keepers and two 2nd rounders helps).
  6. You could be like me on top of the shutout board with the worst goal-tending. I'm in the same boat, as I kept Murray over Duchene (or possibly Ekblad knowing me) This year my keepers are more than obvious... and next season I can work on making up that 1st rounder I gave to you. (At least I have 2 2nds)
  7. Right, and that's kinda the point I was getting at with Larsson vs Couturier. You can't skip over can't miss talent... even if they kinda miss. And it's unfair to say the Devils are poorer at drafting because of it. 
  8. *4th overall, lottery pick moved us from the 8th overall to the 4th (not 5th) This is a difficult thing to compare and you're trying to assess draft skill - which really needs to look at draft positioning. Do I take Adam Larrson or Sean Couturier in 2019? I still think this team needs that defenseman; then and now. Does Couturier ever have the value of Hall? No. But to be fair neither did Larrson lol. Prior to winning the lottery; Couturier was on this boards short list along with Dougie Hamilton; but then we won the lottery and grabbed Larsson. I'm almost glad we didn't get the 1st overall pick; because we would have taken RNH and would have passed over Landeskog and Huberdeau which would hurt... rather than just missing out on them - which is life. But to reiterate, especially at the top of the draft - you're almost pre-slotted into like 2-3 guys... looking back 8 years later to say what we should have done is some really generous hindsight. Judging against draft peers +/- a pick or two... and wider as you go down the first round. The end point... our drafting has sucked. Against our division sure... but more importantly our drafting peers.
  9. Hey, I can say I was part of a deadline deal... as I watched my first trade hands. It will suck next year to not be in the 1st round, but at least I have 2 2nd... oh and Jack fvckING Eichel.
  10. That 2022 5th round pick is key. You heard it here first, we'll get a Jamie Benn in the 5th in 2022. Good job Ray turning UFAs into assets for later.
  11. Sworn Defenders send Semyon Varlamov and NeoThrashers 16th rounder to Squirtle Squad for Collin Delia and their 13th rounder. Thanks for the shutout Varly, but you know what that means... off you go. Mats Zuccarello has been on fire this past month and can be had cheap.
  12. You sound like a guy who needs Mats Zuccarello as we near the trade deadline.
  13. It's fun seeing all my jettisoned players still doing well... goaltending still blows though and I don't think I was ever going to fix that this season. I'm happy walking away this season with Eichel... but I do miss competing.
  14. This is a terrific return... I would have been happy with a 3rd.
  15. Sworn Defenders send Darnell Nurse and TJ Brodie with their 16th round pick to New Jersey Swamps for their 14th round pick. It all counts.
  16. Sworn Defenders swap their 17th round pick and Erik Gustafsson to Palm on and SLAM for their 14th rounder.
  17. Sworn Defenders swap their 18th round pick and Jonathan Drouin to Nicoise Salad for their 15th rounder.
  18. Sworn Defenders swap a 20th round pick (from Zajacing Off) and Brock Nelson for the NeoThrasher’s 16th rounder. Full sell off mode, looking to flip anyone serviceable rentals on my team for late round swaps.
  19. Sworn Defenders send Sam Reinhart and their 19th rounder to Zamboni Warriors for Jason Zucker and their 11th rounder.
  20. As a bright spot, you maintain there you get a top non keeper pick!
  21. Sworn Defenders ship out Roman Josi and their 14th to One More Tank for Michael Del Zotto and their 5th rounder.
  22. Congrats with the win. I’d give it some time before deciding to step away. Clearly we are transitioning, but I’m confident we will find a happy medium. But in general, very few are pounding keyboards and staring at monitors these days. It’s largely mobile traffic which suffers from multi tasking and random drop ins... the recently active member list is useless these days. Im really disappointed with my two week fizzle after getting red hot right before that. I actually did draft Russel Wilson this year for three minutes; but changed it to Amari Cooper. Coincidentally he had a horrible week 14 as well...
  23. Sworn Defenders trade Patrice Bergeron, Adam Larsson and their 20th rounder to NeoThrashers for Mikko Koskinen, Erik Gustafsson abc their 2nd round pick. Sworn D is very interested in swapping a goaltender for forward depth this season; as the bench is just too full. Matt Murray, Semyon Varlamov, Mikko Koskinen, Jimmy Howard, Cory Schneider and Keith Kinkaid.
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