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  1. especially with carolina’s long-standing pedagogue of “no rentals”; adding Meier who could be re-signed is a perfect fit. pls no
  2. all good, comes with the territory i suppose. haven’t slept in a week though, that’s never fun.
  3. cool kids don’t post on message forums on friday nights. they fall asleep on the couch after half a sip of wine and the first challenge of the great british bakeoff after your kid spent the week with hand foot and mouth disease. not to be confused with my famous foot-in-mouth disease.
  4. lmao you guys are still talking about me uninterrupted. keep going i’m almost there
  5. “in the defensive end” is the critical part of that sentence you dolt.
  6. Am I taking crazy pills? Are my posts not going through? All of these posts are from this thread. Copied and pasted. I don’t want him cut. I want him traded. at a point per game he is a valuable asset. I would prefer if that asset were traded in the off-season for a commensurately valuable asset I don't want the Devils to cut Jesper Bratt. I don't want the Devils to trade Jesper Bratt for pennies. I am aware that Jesper Bratt is a valuable young player. I would like to see the Devils make a hockey trade with Jesper Bratt in the offseason and bring in guys who compete, who play hard, who won't get pushed around in the playoffs, who don't disappear. I’m not asking for him to be given away for free. I’m not calling him useless or terrible. I think the Devils should explore trading Jesper Bratt in the offseason for a guy that plays like a Fiala or Tkachuk I don't want to throw Jesper Bratt away. If the Devils re-sign him, I'll eagerly cheer for him. I don't hate him. I just think his playstyle a redundancy in a team with massive holes.
  7. I don't consider Kevin Fiala to be a superstar. He's a great, fringe all-star forward who fits this team better than Jesper Bratt. I am saying that the Devils should explore trading a guy like Bratt for a guy like Fiala this offseason. I am saying I would rather the Devils pay a guy like Fiala $8.5 than a guy like Bratt $8.5. I am not saying "Bratt is a problem and should be moved", which is something I've said now eleven times in this thread. I'll stop replying because you're hellbent on getting the last word, and nobody beats your lame ass at that.
  8. I'll just stop replying because this is silliness at this point, but there were 2 players like that available to trade for last summer. It's not a miracle to assume there might be others available this summer.
  9. Hell yeah, I got someone to actually engage with me. "Better" to me isn't just "look at the stats, who had more points?". Bratt plays next to Hughes and Nico exclusively. Obviously we've seen that not everyone can put up great numbers next to those two (hide your Haulas) but the Devils have a lot of players that are "like" Bratt. Bratt is a skilled playmaking forward. Nico is a skilled playmaking forward. Jack is a skilled playmaking forward. The Devils at an organizational level lack big, strong, physical top-6 power forwards. They lack players who enjoy getting/throwing hits, who enjoy digging pucks out of nasty areas, who aren't afraid to muck it up in the crease. Even their best offensive prospects -- Holtz, Clarke, Thompson -- they're all small, skilled playmakers. (You can argue Nolan Foote fits the bill of a power forward but I don't see it with him). Kevin Fiala would've been perfect for this team. He's going to go to the dirty areas, he's going to score the dirty goals, he's got a cannon of a shot and he's exactly the kind of linemate that would flourish with a Nico or a Jack. I would love to see the Devils acquire one -- or two -- guys like that in the offseason, and I'm not playing Madden with the salary cap turned off, so I'm acknowledging that signing two of those guys comes at the expense of Bratt. I don't want to throw Jesper Bratt away. If the Devils re-sign him, I'll eagerly cheer for him. I don't hate him. I just think his playstyle a redundancy in a team with massive holes.
  10. Who is making this debate? How is this your best effort? "I think the Devils should explore trading Jesper Bratt in the offseason for a guy that plays like a Fiala or Tkachuk" and your response is "hurr durr let's trade Andreas Johnsson for Conor McDavid"? Where are the wires getting crossed here?
  11. who are you possibly doing this for? This is such a garbage dump of a post lol. One time you saw a guy on TV ask himself a rhetorical question and answer it to sound smart and you just decided to make that your entire personality? It’s exhausting, man.
  12. Matt Tkachuk, Kevin Fiala and Alex deBrincat weren’t available, until they were. Taylor Hall wasn’t available, until we acquired him. That’s why I don’t bother with naming names, because you and SD run full speed to your keyboard to say “NAAAAA NEVER GONNA HAPPEN!!!!”. Why waste both of our time?
  13. Are you capable of having any sort of debate without these weird hypothetical strawman arguments that you always win? It’s getting tiring seeing you totally win those shower arguments bro!! Kevin Fiala and Matthew Tkachuk last off-season were examples of that. Neither guy was projected to be available until the summer, so if you asked me this time last year I’d say “idk yet”. I’m not asking for him to be given away for free. I’m not calling him useless or terrible. I’m saying he’s soft and prone to stretches of invisibility. I’m not asking for a unicorn. I’m asking for a guy who isn’t that.
  14. There really aren't many rentals that fit the bill. There are plenty of puck-moving guys -- Ghost-Bear, Klingberg, etc. But the Devils don't want that. Couple of guys I'd be interested in: Radko Gudas -- if Florida sees themselves on the outside looking in nearing the trade deadline, he's a perfect mid-round pick for an expiring contract. He's an a$$hole, but it'd be nice to have one of those on our side for once. Vladislav Gavrikov -- pending UFA from Columbus. He's young to be a UFA (just turned 27 a month ago) but he's a reliable, stay at home defenseman that probably wouldn't cost much as a rental. He's eating almost 23 minutes a night with the Blue Jackets, and is somehow only a -2. Has to be doing something right on that sh!tshow. Kevin Shattenkirk -- again as a low-cost addition. Has a couple of Cups from playing on the 3rd pairing with Colorado. He's not great, but he's better than Smith. Dmitri Kulikov -- our old friend! Reliable, uninspiring, solid bottom pairing defenseman. Plays his ass off on a bad team.
  15. List of forwards who make more than $8m in the NHL: Tomas Hertl Brady Tkachuk Blake Wheeler Jacob Voracek Sebastian Aho Filip Forsberg Leon Draisaitl Steven Stamkos Mika Zibanejad Patrik Laine Sidney Crosby Jeff Skinner Kirill Kaprizov Nick Backstrom Mikko Rantanen Nikita Kucherov Brayden Point Alex Ovechkin Jamie Benn Mark Stone Matt Tkachuk Johnny Gaudreau Tyler Seguin Jack Eichel Anze Kopitar Aleksander Barkov Johnathan Toews Patrick Kane Mitch Marner John Tavares Auston Matthews Artemi Panarin Connor McDavid Excluding the obvious "they signed their contract 6 years ago and aren't that good any more" guys like Voracek, Toews, Benn, Skinner and Backstrom, if you ranked this list and added Bratt's name, where does he fall? Bottom 5? Bottom 5? Dead last? I don't want the Devils to cut Jesper Bratt. I don't want the Devils to trade Jesper Bratt for pennies. I am aware that Jesper Bratt is a valuable young player. I would just like to see the Devils make a hockey trade with Jesper Bratt in the offseason and bring in guys who compete, who play hard, who won't get pushed around in the playoffs, who don't disappear. I don't know who that guy is, because I'm not an NHL GM. I'm just typing on a message board that I think Jesper Bratt is overvalued by Devils fans, and I'm getting tired of watching the team play games against teams like the Kraken and the Bruins and the Hurricanes and spend 60 minutes getting bullied while Jesper Bratt stays on the half wall and wide of the circles to avoid contact. The team reeeeeeeeeally could've used a Matthew Tkachuk or a Kevin Fiala this offseason.
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