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  1. me. it was '95 - i was going to a bunch of phish shows back then and they were a massive part of my life. i was going with my then girlfriend. i already bought the tickets. i didn't want to spend $250 to go to the game that i wasn't sure they were going to win. in hindsight, not the best move but i saw them win live in '03 so there's that. PS - Phish was in St. Louis last night and waited until the blues won to come out for the second set and opened with Gloria so that was pretty cool. edit - sorry, didn't see that this was already posted and what actually caused this line of questioning which was on the last page.
  2. it's perfectly fine because if he signed it, toronto would just match and kick the can down the line for another year. this makes no sense to anyone but toronto for this scenario. there won't be an offer sheet - if he and toronto can't agree, toronto will go out and find a trade for less than the 4 1st rounders which i don't expect anyone to pony up.
  3. Re: contract $ amounts given out - you can’t think of it in terms of dollars - think of everything as percentage of cap. $6MM for a mid level guy sounds like a lot but against an $83MM cap is 7% of the cap. Thats how agent and players are looking at the AAV.
  4. The next work stoppage wouldn't be a lockout - it would be a player strike. Because the owners would pretty much keep the CBA as is. There is one hill the players will die on - escrow. they'll want that lowered.
  5. again - this assumes that marner WANTS to come to NJ. he has said time and time again he wants to stay in toronto and wants matthews' deal. three is no offer sheet issue - he's either signing there or getting traded because they can't get it done under the cap. they're dealing kapanen - i'm fairly certain of it. unless they get someone to take zaitsev off their hands by giving something good with him.
  6. i have heard that hughes projects to be close to patrick kane and that kakko is on a similar trajectory to laine. classify that how you will.
  7. trading hall has it's own issues in that you need a team to think that a one year rental with a good chance at resigning him is the one that's going to go for it. florida actually is one that comes to mind right away - they just got Q. they are almost assuredly going to sign one of, if not both of panarin and bobrovski. that is a team on the rise. maybe a trade around trocheck?
  8. This won't be the start and that's the problem. The offseason ENDS with Hall signing or being traded. Hall has to see draft, trades, UFA. it starts tonight because you have to see if you land 1 or 2. if you do, you know you have a center or a winger and that helps target for UFA and trades. does ray target the Isles UFA's (lee, nelson, eberle)? i like nelson a lot and think he'd be a good fit but i don't know that guys are taking the devils money.
  9. i think it's pretty clear it's not going to be about money or comfort in NJ. I think he'll get the number he wants and he's fine here. this is going to come down to what can Ray do from the draft through 7/1 and then Hall will make his decision. I don't think there's any way he's signing on 7/1. Maybe he signs a week or two later after Ray makes draft/trade/UFA but until then, he's not signing. And if Ray can't make something happen besides some random depth guy and the 5th pick who won't be in the NHL for 2 years, Hall will say, "let's see how things go". And then you must trade him. You simply cannot start next season with Hall on the roster and not signed to an extension. To say - well, if he doesn't sign, we'll just trade him at the deadline is a HUGE gamble. Because what if you're fighting for a playoff spot - you can't deal him. And even if they stink again and put him out there, they're not going to get more than a 1st from a good team. Trading him in the offseason - you can get pieces you can use next year. It is almost imperative that they land one of the first two picks so that they can point to both hall and any UFA's to say here's your top 6 next year: hall-nico-palms bratt-hughes-xxx or hall-nico-palms bratt-xxxx-kakko
  10. http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/26307376/nhl-draft-lottery-key-dates-schedule-how-all-works basically they do three drawings and the odds are listed at this link: http://www.tankathon.com/nhl/pick_odds once you win one of them, you're removed from the subsequent draws. after they do the first 3, everyone else goes to their slot or moves back accordingly if someone else moves up to 1-3. you can only move up to 1-3. if i remember correctly - there are 4 lottery balls and they are pulled to make a 4 digit number. Teams have a set number of those 4 digit numbers based on where they finished (thus, the odds).
  11. won't happen and more to the point - really shouldn't. there is no reason he can't be a solid bottom 4 d and leader of the PK. what he can't be is a 20+ minute 1st pairing guy - that is a recipe for disaster
  12. i just don't see trouba as that much of an upgrade over severson that its worth making that deal. adding trouba and KEEPING severson - now you have something. if they are concerned about a cap crunch having to deal with trouba, connor, laine - maybe they'd look to do a deal that centers around maybe butcher/santini/next year lottery protected 1st. That I would do because now you have smith and davies to take butcher's spot and you've got a pretty solid RD corps.
  13. you're also forgetting meuller as a LD. the issue with the devils d - at least as it stands now for next year is that you have the following: LD: greene, butcher, meuller, smith, davies, white RD: vatanen, severson, carrick, santini, jacobs that's the depth chart and its pretty uninspiring. ty smith is either NHL or back to juniors which is a waste - i think he's making the team. severson, vatanen and butcher are solid second pairing defensemen. everyone else is bottom pairing for next year. in an ideal world - santini and meuller are gone. i'd love greene to be gone as well but that's not happening. so you're rolling a D that looks like this: greene-severson butcher-vatenen smith-carrick you have guys that can PP but PK is woeful. and this is a d that will have to concentrate on quickly moving the puck out of the zone because they're going to win very few battles in the corners or along the wall.
  14. you're correct - he's there to be with the team and practice but can't play
  15. traded? he's worth nothing - you're talking an AHL trade like when we traded kapla for murray and I'm not even sure anyone wants him on their AHL team. i'm not even sure they qualify him as an RFA. in fact, i'd be shocked if they did. he's worth a 2-way deal. maybe. nobody is giving him a 1 way NHL deal.
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