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Everything posted by Sharifijanov2099

  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.
  16. Yeah, I don't think there's anything to be up in arms about for Devils fans. Outside John Tavares (of players who made it to Canada Day without handshakes in place), there wasn't a lot of high end talent. Many GMs overpaid for 3rd and 4th liners. 7m and 5 years is a lot of money/term for JVR. It sounds like Tavares wasn't looking to sign here... so there's no point in wasting money, ever. John Moore did not deserve a 5 year contract (Boston), so am happy we did not resign him. The players we should still be interested in, as many have said, are Maroon (money/term being reasonable), and DeHaan. Yes, it would be nice to add a top 6 center and a top 6 RW, but that's not always on the table. Perron (RW) would have been a decent landing. He chose to go back to a former team, and familiarity is hard to compete with. Devils are still in transition here and I imagine next year's crop of UFAs will be stronger. Otherwise, Shero may try the trade route, or make take on some dead LTIR contracts in order to get decent roster players in a package. Remains to be seen. But I'm pretty happy that we're not throwing money at a Leo Komarov for no reason.
  17. Would they be? Dallas has Seguin + Benn who are basically in the same class if not better than JTavs. Those 2 individually are crazy good, but Dallas still sucks year to year. Team has to have the right pieces in place, the right coaching, etc., outside the top talent. I'm not suggesting Tavares+Hall would not be lethal, but the holistic picture has to be looked at. I am sticking to my previous post that 13m is way too much for the Devils or any team to pay Tavares in order to get the on ice "team" return for the investment.
  18. PS, I have to assume that CLB only trades Breadman at this juncture if they get blown away by an offer. Otherwise, they try to continue to sign him through the season, and then deal at the trade deadline for a 1st round pick. For NJ to grab Panarin right now... I don't think we have the assets which would make sense for CLB. Outside of Hall/Nico, it would take something similar to Karlsson, i.e. Severson+Bratt+1st, etc. And maybe you do that if you're NJ, but Shero has been largely unwilling to give up high picks and good prospects during our rebuild. And for a guy looking to hit UFA and cash in big, doesn't look like it makes sense.
  19. OK, I see, the report where this came out notes that he's not willing to talk extension yet and is UFA after this upcoming season. If they don't think they can sign him long term, that at least makes some sense. However, finding the right trade partner becomes quite difficult unless the player blesses it and says yep, that's where I wanted to sign anyway after next year.
  20. But at least then, if I recall, getting a long-term cost controlled contract was part of their thinking since they pay so much money to their other big guns (Kane, Toews, Keith, etc.). Not saying it's the move I would have done, but they at least had some idea about what it would do for them, and Saad was supposedly one of the best 5v5 point producers in the league at the time. Again, I'm recalling from memory.
  21. Ah, I see. Where was that reported? Sorry, I didn't catch the origin of this sub-topic. If true, pretty strange to me. Bread man really is a top-tier talent. Those don't come along often, and they made out quite well in that deal when they acquired him from CHI.
  22. Why are people thinking that Panarin will be traded? Just curious why CBJ makes that move. He's a superstar.
  23. But from a hockey deal perspective, Hoffman is way better than Boedker. Boedker seems to have settled into being a 30-40 pt winger. Hoffman is closer to a 60 point winger who had developed good chemistry with Matt Duchene. Serious downgrade for the Sens. Again, just speaking about the hockey, not the behind the scenes allegations which led to this deal.
  24. Well, that could all be true what you say. I'm sure someone will indeed give Tavares a monster deal around 12m. But I think the question is: should NJ? At a certain financial point, every contract as the potential to be a negative value add. McDavid makes 12, sure. But even a 100 point guy at 20m per season with current cap limitations with be an awful contract (I know the NHL doesn't allow that, but am illustrating the point). So, at what value does a point per game center like Tavares become a "bad" signing? You have to fetch positive value in this league, underpay over-performing players for periods, and when it's time to sign large deals, not go so far above that they weigh down the team. For me, 10m is the max I'd pay a guy like Tavares. He might not sign with me because of that, but I don't think he's worth more than that. My 2 cents. That said, he's a wonderful player. I'd love to have him if it made sense.
  25. Am I the only one who thinks offering McDavid's contract is not prudent? McDavid did better than a point per game in his rookie (injured) season. Last 2 seasons, 100 pts and 108 pts. John Tavares had a 54 pt (over 82) rookie season and has averaged roughly a point per game since his 3rd year in the league. But an 82 point center and a 100 pt center are not the same at all. There's certainly a few notches of elite play between these 2. McDavid may well turn out to be the best player since Gretzky, while Tavares may one day be a top 50 player in the all time history book, but again, those are different things entirely. I agree NJ has to be in on any discussion about Tavares. They have to be. They have the cap room. It makes a lot of sense (although also presenting a problem since Hischier had nice chemistry with Hall and Tavares won't play second fiddle). But 12/m is a ton of cap money. And what others say is true - what does that do the pricetag on Hall? Hall has had 1 great season. I'm not sure we want to be paying Tavares/Hall money like Pitt payed Crosby/Malkin at the time. P. Kane makes 10.5. Eichel makes 10. Ovechkin and Benn make 9.5. I understand that every year the top salaries go higher, and you can't compare players who signed mega deals a few years back with current standards, but for John Tavares, an all world talent who will probably produce a point per game clip for the next 5 years, I would offer no more than 10m/7 years.
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