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Mitico12

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  1. Kessel to NJ only if they retain salary. I would do it.
  2. Everyone on the Devils, including Cammy, could have a price tag. If the Blackhawks want him enough, and are ready to part ways with some good assets, then why not entertain a possible offer. The Clowe, enigma, doesnt need to be resolved. I think if he is on an insured contract (which I'm certain he is), then the Devils have no issue putting him on the LTIR and his numbers come off the books regardless. But I repeat, EVERYONE on the roster should be fair game for a trade if the right price is met.
  3. A good GM would always open an ear to an offer, sure. If, let's say, Carolina offered up Jeff Skinner, Cam Ward, and a 1st rounder, I would do it. Why not.
  4. I could see Jagr / Ryder / or even Zubrus as a last-minute stop-gap option for Chicago if they aren't able to pick up Vermette to help barely replace Patrick Kane.
  5. Starting to see the reason why Jagr still thrives and what the consequences are: If he plays, and plays a lot, he will do well. If he does't play, and is relegated to a lesser "I'm the man role" and asked to do other things other than offensive production, he isn't as effective. Jagr will not thrive on teams that give him less than 1st or 2nd line minutes. Bottom line.
  6. NBC should have packaged and marketed this game as "Battle for McDavid - who will rollover in a move for the phenom"...something like that...
  7. Dude, we got Cory Schneider for our 9th overall pick two years ago (Bo Horvat, who is actually being shopped by Vancouver). At the draft, anything can happen. I'm sure EDM is making their evaluations on the TOP 5 picks, obviously with McDavid and Eichel rated 1 and 2 respectively. But if they see something good in the next three picks, and the Devils have 1 of those picks, I can't see why they wouldn't go for a guy the likes of Larsson or Gelinas or Severson or Merril and one of either ZAJAC or CAMMALLERI plus our first and second round picks. Doing that they get a bonafide top 4 NHL defensemen yet to enter his prime (Lars/Seve/Merril), a top 6 forward with decent salary number and veteran NHL experience (which EDM so desperately needs), and our 1st round draft pick (which will translate into something they may want anyways, as discussed above), and our 2nd round pick. Drafting McDavid is not a 100% certainty for EDM (just look at Yakupov and McDavid's injury), and so, perhaps they want to hedge their risks by going with players they know they can add to a very talented lineup that can help them out while not having to undergo another #1 draft pick experiment which has so miserably failed thus far... The Devils, on the other hand, end up giving up solid players, AND the 1st round pick which could end up being just as good as McDavid. I'm of the opinion that you don't have to overpay to swap 5th for 1st, but then again, I'm not on the draft room floor, or know what the other teams are offering.
  8. I didn't elaborate enough. See, the EDM top brass will have to give McDavid's camp some "guarantees" in terms of what the project is going to look like. Obviously, EDM suffers premadonna syndrome, with numerous top draft picks going through there without a cause. This time, the EDM mgmt. team will have to clearly outline a plan to make McDavid's time frutful in EDM, which means they may need to eliminate some of his premadonna teammates first - AKA Yakupov / Hall, etc. With EDM building a new arena, and money surely going to pour into McDavid's lap, I don't see him "refusing" to sign in EDM. I see him possibly "pussyfooting" around to see what he can get out of them to scare the managment, but nothing more than that...
  9. If McDavid goes to EDM, RNH and Yakupov are sure bet probables to be shipped off. The EDM top brass will want to build around McDavid. Or, if they model their team like the Pens, who have the Crosby/Malkin 1-2 punch, you can see them pitching Hall and Eberle to other teams in order to conserve cap space.
  10. Let's not expect anything earth shattering from Lou this trade deadline. I will, however, expect a bonehead move in the offseason like giving Salvador another 2-year deal...
  11. Kane, apparently did push ups with a Las Vegas background with a stacks of cash on his back. Mario Ballotelli, when pulled over in his Ferrari in the Northern UK, was asked why he had so much cash in his car. He said, "Because I'm rich..." I think Kane and Ballotelli should have a talk show together...
  12. Evander Kane is the NHL version of Mario Ballotelli...no thank u.
  13. No part of either Kane (unless it's Patrick Kane) or Wheeler. We need to rebuild around draft picks. Give up players in exchange for draft picks and move on. Neither Kane or Wheeler will help us short term or long term unless we build teams around them.
  14. Cangi doesn't know soccer. Yeah, he did RBNY games, but he knows nothing about soccer. IMO, the NHL equivalent of Pirlo was a guy the likes of Scott Niedermayer or Pavel Datsyuk. Patrik Elias in his hey-day could have also been considered that.
  15. I'll tell you what, if Lou indeed was that honest with Marty, I will give him a LOT of credit. Because telling the best ever goalie of all time that "right now, I don't have a job for you" isn't easy. It takes a lot of courage and reasoning, and for this I am starting to change my mind of my recent thoughts of Lamoriello's incompetence. It would have been a three-ring circus if he hired Marty in ANY capacity other than the "good will ambassadors" that Grant Marshall, Bruce Driver, and Jimmy Dowd already have locked down. Certainly, Marty wasn't going to take that job...
  16. Avery is certainly emotionally disturbed and most likely has a crush on Marty.
  17. Making room for Mike Richards?
  18. I don't know the facts, but the court will determine whether or not this is bvllsh!t. But, I must say, that I find it odd that this guy would commit corporate suicide by shooting off a law suit against Lou. There must be a foundation for it...
  19. Outclassed. This game should serve Lou as a barometer for him to see how far we are from actually being a newer generation NHL team. One day closer to the end of the season. That's the way I see it...
  20. Keeping Jagr beyond this season is a double-edged sword. He thrives because he knows "he's the man" and he's considered the "go-to-guy". If a player like him is relegated to 3rd line minutes, he starts to stink beyond all description. So, keeping Jagr means guaranteeing him 1st or 2nd line minutes, which in today's NHL, won't carry too much success for the team in the longrun. Good player, fantastic work ethic and humility, but do you guarantee him 1st or 2nd line minutes at the ripe old age of 43?
  21. Some kids could use a kick in the ass, so I'm all for it even if he did it...
  22. Go 15-2-3 in the next 20 games and I'll believe we're going somewhere...
  23. You go 1-3 in the "new regime's" first four games it is safe to say that this team is not capable of much. I'm hoping Lou is exploring getting some return on our aging veterans while working with the few salvageable parts of our roster...
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