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  1. I believe that supply and demand this summer is not exactly in our favor. There are multiple teams seeking goalie upgrades and that is naturally going to drive up the asking cost. I'm not sold on Markstrom, Ulmark, or even Saros. I was more in favor of a "Billy Beane" move and picking a diamond in the rough with a huge ceiling and growing him ourselves. Knight from Florida perhaps?
  2. I think without Shesterkin the Rangers could have potentially lost to Carolina as well.
  3. Mitico12

    It’s Keefe

    I stand corrected. Thank you. Sorry about that. He had Grant Marshall and Mike Rupp. Joe Nieuwendyk, Jamie Langenbrunner.
  4. Mitico12

    It’s Keefe

    Pat Burns cannot be replicated. Lou had his back. He had Marty in net, both Scotty's on defense, and a swiss-army knife like forward in Patrik Elias and a tough Bobby Holik on the front line. Keefe has a defense soft like doo doo butter on a hot summer night, goalies that have a save percentage on par with that of a Franklin shooter-tutor, and forwards that make Rick Moranis look like Andre the Giant. So, safe to say different scenario.
  5. Mitico12

    It’s Keefe

    Keefe was highly touted by Lou Lamoriello, and I believe at one point, was rumored to have been possibly an option for one of Lou's last coaching hires here in NJ. This dates back to Keefe being hired by Toronto for his first gig. I think you live and learn. Keefe certainly learned a bit from his time in Toronto, takes away the best practices, and adapts them to NJ. We need a new goalie, and a bit more of a physical, defensive presence on the backline. Our forwards lack grit and I highly doubt MacDermid is the answer to that. We need more depth. Question is, do you think Keefe has anyone from Toronto that he wants to import into NJ (player wise)?
  6. I seriously doubt Keefe is taking this long to decide. That would be career suicide for a guy who hasn't won anything at the NHL level and another NHL team wants you and you hem and haw through the process. My gut feeling is that it is Woodcroft, in which case we are screwed.
  7. Be interesting if the Canes bounce out of the playoffs and Brind'Amour is shown the door. I definitely would take him. My ranking: 1. Brind'Amour 2. Keefe 3. Sullivan
  8. Think outside the box perhaps - maybe Jay Pandolfo?
  9. I think a trade for Brady would most likely involve Simon Nemec and Dawson Mercer. Do I want to give up Nemec? No. And I know this sounds blasphemous, but I would rather give up Luke if Ottawa wants a d-man in exchange. I'm torn on Bratt. I think he's a solid top 6 forward, but the question is, does he have that poise and determination to go in the trenches come playoff time. He also has a hefty salary which would need to come off the books to fit in a Brady Tkachuk type of player.
  10. Berube had half a season and won a Stanley Cup, quite remarkable. However, not sure why everyone on this board somehow thinks Berube is the second coming of hockey's version of Vince Lombardi. Guys gotta tone it down a bit. I encourage you to look at a larger body of work, in different contexts where a coach was successful multiple times.
  11. Aside the "technical" deficiencies this team has clearly manifested this season, I think the bigger concern is team culture and intangibles which need to be addressed expeditiously or else we risk another Edmonton Oilers situation.
  12. I still can't believe it that we are talking draft pick...ugh
  13. I think 6 months is a bit of an ambitious projection when it comes fo shoulder surgery. All depends what he needs done. Given the fact that he's a star athlete, probably will start rehabbing asap, he should be ready by training camp. Fingers crossed.
  14. The sad reality of our team is that even with all the help they are getting in the standings they still suck arse anyways.
  15. Creating a buzz about making "still being in the hunt" to make the playoffs can only help ownership rake in whatever funds they otherwise would have made in the post season. Will we make it? Highly unlikely. But if the Devs were sitting pretty in a locked playoff position, their last few home games probably would not have had that much interest from the fans. This way, they have artificially created interest. So, financial benefit for ownership. But let's be real, this team is not making the playoffs and if they do, it's because the teams in front of them suck just as bad as we have.
  16. Torts scratched Couturier tonight. He says "I need to see more from him"... We, on the other hand, allow Luke and Jack to repeatedly stink the house and reward them with more ice time. See the difference?
  17. I'm down. Only thing is I live in Italy and would meet the group there.
  18. I would take Crosby in NJ. Send Mercer and a 1st the other way.
  19. How bout being square to the puck, or does that not work in today's hockey?
  20. Our PP is an absolute abomination.
  21. Smith is in some way related to Fitz so he wasn't going anywhere.
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