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Sharifijanov2099 last won the day on September 21 2013

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  1. Yeah, right again on all points. I guess it depends on the money. If you're willing to have a 36 year old Anders Lee on your cap, which maybe teams are, the number has to be right. He scored nearly 30 goals last year. I think Lee is gonna command 7.5. But if you're going 7 years, might wanna come in at 6.5. Another option for NJ is to trade for Jason Zucker who seems undervalued but the team is not giving him away for nothing. Maybe trade Miles Wood for Zucker who makes less, then go out and sign Ferland to replace Wood. Just spit-ballin'. Lots of options on the table. Excited to see what Shero does.
  2. Oh, absolutely right. I'm just saying if that's what he wants, not sure I'd do it. Every UFA is gonna ask for the 7 years, see what the offers are, and pick the best one. If Lee is interested in staying in the local area (which he may not care about), maybe NJ could offer a little more dime on the 5 year term and see what he says. But you're right. I wouldn't bet on getting any UFA signed unless willing to go to the 7 year term and offering very competitive money, which is why UFA signings don't always work out too well for teams. Day 1 signings can be notoriously bad. You can get some value if you wait for prices to decline on Day 2 and on, but it's a game of chicken if you have pressing roster needs.
  3. If Panarin signs with NYI, Anders Lee will be available. He's a few years older so not sure what that would look like. I wouldn't wanna go 7 years on Lee who I believe is turning 29. 5 years I would do.
  4. I just don't think they're in on it - not on the list of teams being discussed in the media (FLA, NYI, NYR, etc.). You also run into a Kovalchuk vs. Parise scenario if you sign Bread Man to some 12mx7 deal which is what he's gonna demand. He is insanely good, but I don't think NJ will be in this one.
  5. Ferland is kind of an interesting option, but seems like a CC of Miles Wood, so not sure if NJ would be interested. Patty Maroon would be well received, but I dunno if a 30 point winger would be worth the UFA cost. Mojo is out there too, but he'll be seeking 5m probably which is perhaps not worth it. I'd go for a LW if I were NJ, Dzingel maybe #1 target.
  6. Vatanen's last year too. However, not sure there exists a worthwhile D on the UFA list that will be worth the projected money. I'd probably wait it out and see how the year goes, and then bring in more D next UFA period if something better exists. Unless you think throwing 50m at Jake Gardiner would make sense.
  7. I'm sure it's been discussed already - probably on this thread - but I haven't been on the forum in a bit. What UFAs does everyone think Shero might be targeting, or who would be the likeliest? My gut tells me, after the sweet Subban robbery that we're maybe in it for the second tier guys, i.e. Dzingel, Donskoi, Nyquist, Connelly, etc. who could slot into the top 6 or 9 in case a guy like Boqvist isn't ready to handle those minutes. These guys seem like they'd come in much more affordable, but I could be wrong. Maybe Shero has something bigger in mind, although I can't really see him chasing the Bread Man, nor do UFA centers really make sense, and I'll believe in offer sheets when I see one. There are also still trades on the table with cap-strapped teams like Vegas, Toronto, and so on as options. What is everyone thinking?
  8. Think Shero will try anything like recently bought out Troy Bouwer (RW) on a 1-year? I could see that.
  9. Uhh, yikes @ the latest messages in this thread. So how bout that Eric Gryba? I hear he's really gotten into shape, lost 20 lbs of fat, added 50 lbs of pure muscle, watched and mastered every Gretzky hockey video ever, and is poised to become the next Erik Karlsson (negating any need for NJ to be involved in that discussion).
  10. Or their plan B in the wake of accepting a failed trade negotiation with OTT.
  11. You do it for all the local "jersey boy comes home" headlines that we'll see ad nauseum for the next several months.
  12. This actually has me salivating a bit (Point or Segachev going to NJ), but TBL are only giving up a low first, a low 2nd, and Point essentially to land EK? Bobby Ryan & Callahan don't count as positive value-add assets. Seems like TB would be winning in a major way. I guess Cal Foote was drafted pretty highly by TB, but I am not very familiar with his projection. I'd rather throw a NJ 1st+2nd+good young player or 2 to TB directly if that's all it takes (though I guess we don't really have any roster ready players at the level of a Point or Sergachev that we could afford to lose). It does seem to make some sense that NJ would be involved as the 3rd team, so, let's see what transpires. So long as we grab a good piece and not purely some dumped contracts, I'd be happy.
  13. Oh... basketball. Right. Too much multi-tasking at work. Sorry.
  14. Most July 1 deals wind up looking awful 2 years later, with maybe some exceptions of truly top level talent like JT. This was a weak UFA class. Sure, if there was a 27 year old pure RW (or Center) out there of interest, I'm sure we would have been all over it. I'm not a blind faith in the GM kinda guy, but Shero has built this team the right way so far. Let's wait and see if there aren't some good value-adds in the coming days and weeks. If this team can grab Maroon & DeHaan at good prices, we'll be a beater team than last year. There will inevitably be teams that need to dump salary, and Shero can use our space to pry some good players. One way or the other, the Devils are not a Cup calibre team at the moment. We're in the process of building toward that, but it will still be 2-3 more years before we might be a legit threat.
  15. More or less agree. They even said it on NHL network yesterday. With players of this caliber, you need to give them an ultimatum of the trade deadline leading into their UFA. If they don't sign, trade them, no matter what their name. The only caveat is if your team is such a strong cup contender that year that it forces your hand to keep them. With the Isles, they are not in that category and should have absolutely dealt JT. Black and white for me. Now they got nothing. Why did they keep him when they could have gotten certainly something of interest, even if it was just a pick or two. JT would have definitely netted one 1st rounder at least.
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