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  1. White is very tradable at the moment and would probably get a 1st or a 2nd with a good prospect.

    I don't think you'd get a 1st or 2nd for White...maybe a 3rd. Think about your argument though, if we have a defenseman on the team who is worth a 1st or a 2nd with a good prospect, wouldn't he be more valuable on our roster as opposed to another team's?

    I think White is under* rated, sure he makes mistakes from time to time but so do most other players. White is a real steady shutdown defenseman, even Marty said you can't have enough White/Salvador/Volchenkov type players on the team. Besides White is the only D on our roster who has won a cup and he has a no trade clause, I don't think he's going anywhere.

  2. Anyone else notice Larsson is going with the socks down over the skates.. Someone call the hockey fashion police

    A lot of hockey players wear their socks like that, I'd give you a list but I'm too lazy.

  3. I personally want to see a third line of Rolston - Elias - Tedenby. I believe force feeding Tedenby into a more defensive role will do wonders for his game. The faster we can somehow develop him into a PK'er the less likely we will be stuck in the basement for short handed goals.

    Josefson and Kovalchuk seems to be the obvious choice for a 2nd line with Palmieri on the right side. We may need to hide this line a little bit cause I truely don't think Josefson can carry the cycle on his own to create possesion. Palmieri and Kovalchuk lack in that department. Josefson is smart enough to get most out of Kovalchuk. Should be a fun line to watch on the rush.

    Depending on cap cuts, why not use Zubrus, Zajac and Parise together, it should be dominant against most lines.

    I think putting Zubrus with Elias and Rolston and putting Teddy with Zajac and Parise would have the same effect on Teddy's defenseive game. I think that if he plays on the Parise-Zajac line he will still be forced to learn a defensive game while still playing the the maximum of his offensive capabilities.

  4. my point with rolston is, if you're going to have him, you might as well try to get the best of him.

    imagine a 3rd line with Rolston-Elias-Zubrus - that line will either murder the back end defenders or likely play top lines to a draw allowing for a parise-zajac and kovalchuk-josefson line to do some damage.

    This is true, I supposed it all depends on what the coaches intentions are.

  5. i'm not opposed to henrique making the team and even getting 3rd line minutes, but the only way this happens is if rolston is gone. he will not be a 4th liner. if he's here, he's getting PP time and playing on 14 minutes which equals 3rd or perhaps 2nd line time depending on who's on and who isn't that particular game.

    I agree that Rolston will get PP time and possible PK time but why do you think he won't be a 4th liner? Not only am I sure he knows where he stands with this team and their plans for him (being waived last season/topic of rumors about being dropped, I don't think he has much of a choice about which line he plays on. I'm sure that he's aware that he isn't playing up to what is expected of him and I'm sure he is also aware that there probably aren't many if any teams out there that want him so I think he'd take a spot on the roster regardless of where it is rather than being scratched. That 4th line with Steckel and Clarkson isn't awful looking either, that is to say it could be worse.

    I'm sure Rolston is a great locker room guy and vocal leader on the beach but he must know where his career is at this particular time in his life and he should just be happy that he is playing on a team that could make the playoffs and so on.

  6. I know this is a dead thread but I figured I'd share my thoughts on next season's lines.

    Forwards:

    Kovalchuk(A)-Zajac-Palmieri

    Parise©-Josefson-Zubrus

    Henrique-Elias(A)-Tedenby

    Rolston-Steckel-Clarkson

    extra: Pelley

    The first line will play well if it plays like it did last season, The 2nd line could be nice since you have both Zubrus and Parise playing a nice cycle game down low and Josefson dishing the puck out, it should also take some pressure off of his play since he'll be playing with 2 veterans who can handle a pretty good workload. I like the 3rd line because it has a playmaking center and two goal scoring wingers. Hopefully Elias can play mentor to Tedenby and groom him to be a devils scorer, also I know henrique is a natural center but he seems like more of a goal scorer but that doesn't mean he can't take defensive zone faceoffs and cover for Elias in the D zone from time to time. And the 4th line is what it is, they all belong there. What I do like is that is allows us to roll 4 lines with spread out talent, it also gives the team 4 centers who can play good defensive skills in addition to a lot of flexibility as far as switching players up goes.

    Defense:

    Tallinder-Fayne

    Volchenkov-Greene

    White-Corrente

    Extra: Taormina

    I put Corrente in over Taormina because I like Corrente's game, if only he could stay healthy. He dishes out big hits, can skate well, get the puck out of the zone and has a decent shot. But if he has a bad game he could be replaced by Taormina.

  7. I remember the day Fayne got called up. A lot of us were like "who's this guy?"

    Imagine one day playing for a minor league affiliate and then on short notice being told to suit up for the bigs on a depleted D core with a dysfunctional team. Fayne answered the bell and came up with 14 points in 57 games. He was really one bright spot on this team last seaon.

    Exactly, he did all of the small things right and seemed to improve as the season went on.

  8. There aren't really many good free agents left and like what was said before we don't really need a utility man but, if I had to chose someone who maybe gets a tryout contract and a chance to earn a spot on the team I guess I'd go with....John Madden, why not?

  9. So since I'm bored I figured that throughout the summer I would start threads dedicated to random players on the team for everyone to talk about. We can discuss their value to the team whether or not they will make the team next year, favorite moments, you name it. I decided to kick things off I would start the first thread on Mark Fayne.

    Stats: GP:57 G:4 A:10 +/-:4 PIM:10 TOI/g:17:50

    I thought that in his rookie season Mark Fayne played above and beyond what we could have expected from him, almost immediately Lemaire put him on a top D pairing with Tallinder where he helped shut down the oppositions' top lines and was an integral part of our almost magical race to the playoffs. He had rookie moments that's for sure but he was also a fairly steady player in all three zones.

    I like Fayne because he can do a little bit of everything from hitting to blocking shots to scoring flukey goals, he seems to have a knack for getting the puck on net even though he doesn't have the best shot but as we all know just because you can shoot fast doesn't mean you're going to score lots of goals (I'm looking at you Brian Rolston).

    Anyway what does everyone think of him? Was his impressive rookie season just a fluke? Will he play as well under another coach? Does he have a spot on the team or will another prospect push him out? Discuss.

    Mark Fayne clip:

  10. I don't think its a bad idea depending on how much you are willing to give him. Last season he was making 0,725m.How much do you think he could be asking for considering he is coming off his best season in career with 21 goals and 24 assists? I think he would range between 1,5m to 2,0m if I am not mistaken.

    He'll get more than 2 mil, I'd say he gets 3.5-4 mil for his next contract.

  11. Tyler Kennedy wasn't qualified, anyone think he'd look good with Zajac/Parise?

    That line needs a new "Langenbrunner"; A grinder/energy type player who can score garbage goals, work the corners and always looks to pass it to Parise.

    I'm not sure Zubrus/Palmieri/Clarkson can fill that role.

  12. Anyone think this is a possibility for a line?

    Parise-Zajac-Henrique

    See what Henrique can do with some talent aiding him, Typically I don't like players playing on their off wing but as it stands the majority of out RW's are lefties.

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