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  1. 10 hours ago, Mitico12 said:

    Curious to know how you developed that formula?  

    Backstrom commanded a 1st round (top-ten protected pick) in 2025 because the demand for goalies is high.  Everywhere we turn we hear of clubs looking for a bonafide #1 goalie to replace their existing set-up.  We heard Carolina, Ottawa, Toronto, New Jersey, Los Angeles...etc.   So, the demand was there to drive up the price on a limited supply.

    While I'm never for giving away a 1st round pick, Fitz is gambling that his team's first round pick will be in the bottom third next year, so it won't make the slightest difference.  Bahl, let's face it, played way below his ceiling in NJ. 

    Was Fitz so darn convinced of Markstrom because he got intel from Toffoli?  

    Truth is, Tampa isn't gonna dangle Vasilevsky on the market.   Winnipeg isn't dangling Hellybuyck.   So, we had to rely on Markstrom.

    Top rated, generational goaltenders need to be developed - and that's what I'm hoping Fitz and Co. do the next few years. 

    Not Toffoli...someone else closer to home (from February this year)

     

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  2. LOL tough sh!t dude, if you wanted total control then take a couple hundred thousand less and get a full NTC or NMC.  Can't take every last nickel without getting the full NTC then bitch about it when they get around an NTC.

  3. 2 minutes ago, NJDfan1711 said:

    The departing assets aren't anything to be upset about, I'm just very unsold and un-exited about Markstorm.  Will be ecstatic to be wrong though. 

    That's pretty much where I am, with the caveat I probably would have been scared to death of going behind any other door with the cost it would have taken.  I mean if it took this much just to get an inconsistent Markstrom, what would Saros, Askarov or even a younger Ullmark have taken?  And it's not like THOSE guys are really sure sure things either.  More than anything I'm just glad this bullsh!t is over after a year of debating a possible Markstrom trade now we can move onto actually improving the rest of the roster.

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  4. 20 minutes ago, nessus said:

    I don’t hate it given the circumstances. Markstrom can be an above average goaltender, so I hope he returns to form. Hard to get a starting goaltender so you need to give up a lot. 
     

    What I don’t like is the reason we are in this situation. If Fitz had addressed goaltending halfway through the season like he should have, we could have seen whether a tandem like Allen and Kahkonen could have given reliable average goaltending for the upcoming season. Then we could have saved an asset that could be used to upgrade the team in another way. Now we are faced with a situation where the goaltending tandem is two aging veterans, with not much of an idea for a long term plan. 
     

    One of Daws or Schmid gets the call if there’s an injury, but otherwise they battle it out in Utica for another year. Poulter stuck in an even lesser league. The can gets kicked down the road another year. 
     

    Ideally one of the three young guys becomes Markstrom’s backup under less pressure (in the following season), and we can see if he’s up for a starter’s role down the line. 

    He did ostensibly try to acquire Markstrom and Allen a lot earlier than he actually got them, it's just that the Flames reportedly nixed a Markstrom trade at the deadline while Allen didn't want to waive his NTC until closer to the deadline, not trusting he'd get enough playing time here until Vitek went on the shelf.

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  5. 10 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

    Geez, another big night for the Mets.  Tons of hitting all of a sudden.

    A healthy and producing JD Martinez seems to make a lot of difference up and down the lineup (not to mention Alvarez being back too).  Or maybe it's Grimace lol

  6. Somehow still feels like Texas will be a test series to how real this surge is even though they’ve been wretched and Bochy is somehow working on his fourth subpar year after a title. Really you could say that for the rest of the month too, we’re playing a bunch of disappointing (other than the Yankees) teams that probably expected more from this season than we did.

  7. On 6/11/2024 at 10:05 PM, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

    Lindor, Alonso and Nimmo combine to go for 0-for-12 with 5 K.  Sounds about right.

    Great start to the “soft” part of their schedule heh heh.  

    LOL you’d like to give them the benefit of the doubt on a travel hangover but they’ve been doing this kind of stuff all season 

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  8. LOL plus even if he was out for two weeks so what...and they're about to get Cole back on top of it.  The only question for the Yankees is will they win the division or be a wild card?  Which isn't exactly as important as it should be given how the top seeds have responded to the bye week for the most part.

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  9. 18 hours ago, NJDevs4978 said:

    I was somewhat tempted to go to the Strawberry number retirement when I saw ticket prices dipped into the $20-30 range and the weather was going to be nice but ultimately passed, not cause of Straw but because I didn't want to spend my day watching this team, albeit at least they put up a couple of wins since the dreaded team meeting.  

    Have to admit it was a nice touch being able to replace the home run apple with a big strawberry for a day, the Mets being the Mets they probably won't raise it though lol

    Or that’s the only good thing they’ll manage to do during another sh!t show 

  10. I was somewhat tempted to go to the Strawberry number retirement when I saw ticket prices dipped into the $20-30 range and the weather was going to be nice but ultimately passed, not cause of Straw but because I didn't want to spend my day watching this team, albeit at least they put up a couple of wins since the dreaded team meeting.  

    Have to admit it was a nice touch being able to replace the home run apple with a big strawberry for a day, the Mets being the Mets they probably won't raise it though lol

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  11. Is there some edict from baseball to crack down on fielder interference this year?  That isn't even nearly as bad as the Orioles-White Sox one from about a week ago, as the contact was incidental, didn't prevent the fielder from catching the ball in that instance and took place way before the ball came down.

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