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  1. 1 hour ago, StarDew said:

    Well I am pretty sure he won't end up in Buffalo. :whistling:

    Holtz for UPL, the trade is 1 for 1...


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  2. Goaltending is so fickle.
    We should absolutely go out and find an established veteran goalie, but I really don't want to sell the farm with multiple high picks and prospects to try to catch a hot goaltender.

    I believe Holtz ceiling is a defensive liability, 35ish goal scoring winger...   bench him on the PK, but have him out there early to score the first goal.
    It is possible for the Devils to score first.  I've seen it.    And obviously, when we're down by a goal.

    Depending on the offer, of course, he can be traded.  He isn't untouchable.   But I would prefer to send a pick out instead of him.

  3. On 4/18/2024 at 10:50 AM, redruM said:

    we had a few teams that did not participate and we might have to find some new managers, but we can discuss this come August

    I'm shocked that the team who acquired Matthew Tkachuk and Evan Bouchard for trash... won.
    That's the day I quit the league.

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  4. 4 hours ago, Devilsfan118 said:

    Very flawed team, but I will never forgive Fitz for allowing Lindy to plague this team as long as he did.

    We would've had a chance with an Allen-level goalie and a fresh mind behind the bench.

    Fitz reportedly tried to trade for Allen earlier in the season but Allen rejected the idea and had us on his NTC list.  He didn't want to leave a 3 headed situation to be another 3 headed situation with VV/Schmid.

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  5. 2 hours ago, nmigliore said:

    I'd love to see the NHL adopt exactly what the PWHL is doing with the "gold plan" to determine draft order. Just imagine how much more fun a game like last night's Sharks/Blackhawks game would be? 

    Anyway... here's The Athletic's consensus big board, I only snipped the top 15 players. Full article here (pay wall): https://theathletic.com/5298573/2024/02/26/nhl-draft-2024-macklin-celebrini-defensemen/


    You can never have enough dmen...  but they also are a crapshoot to develop plus extended development time.
    Barring a 1OA lotto pick, I'd be OK trading it for the right goalie.

  6. 36 minutes ago, smelly said:

    Fitz would much rather Saros.  He is done relying on anyone remotely unproven.  That's blown up in his face too many times.

    Word is he has lots of preferred options before Askarov -- Markstrom, Ullmark, Swayman, Saros.

    But beggars like Fitz can't be choosers.

    I don't want Markstrom... he's too old.   We don't need a goalie will be 35 before we can even realistically get back into the playoffs (next playoff)
    Ullmark/Swayman have never carried a heavy load.   I like Swayman more, but so does Boston and they are trying to extend him - but they aren't close.

    Saros checks the boxes age wise and demonstrated workload.   He's small for a modern goalie at 5'11 - but like you said, beggars can't be choosers.

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  7. 8 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

    Better be daaaaaaaaamn sure about Askarov to offer that kind of loot...but the potential of such a deal if it were to work out could solve the goaltending issue for MANY years, where you're basically only worrying about who the backup's gonna be.

    Nashville would have to be willing to commit hard to Saros though...not sure if they want to pay up for him.  

    I would honestly rather give up Mercer than Holtz...
    And Schmid or Daws are more than capable for backup duties.

  8. 7 minutes ago, SKA1989 said:

    If Fitz trades him for a first + player, I want nothing to do with that first except for him to package it for a goalie.

    I wouldnt mind trading 2 firsts away if it get us a legitimate starting goalie.   I really don't want to see a backup that we try at starter  re: VV
    Logan Thompson may be the exception?    Until Adin Hill emerged, he was looking like the starter in Vegas.

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  9. 18 minutes ago, ButlerBulldog said:

    1. He’s too slow to play on the same line as Jack, who needs to be paired with skaters who can match his speed and athleticism.

    2. His presence is forcing Timo out of position.

    3. He offers little besides scoring.

    4. He’s older than the Devils’ other core players and is likely to be on the decline as they hit their primes.  Better to allocate the money that would be used to re-sign him to other areas of need.

    5. We can net a first as a rental (pending UFA) 
    6. We can resign him this summer, for free, if he makes it to UFA (could be part of the Fitzy discussion)

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