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1 hour ago, NJDevils1214 said:

On a lighter note, I saw this on TSN lol

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"Come play for us, if the hockey thing doesn't work out, you're all set for a career in gay hillbilly porn". 

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3 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

"Come play for us, if the hockey thing doesn't work out, you're all set for a career in gay hillbilly porn". 

Cotton-Eyed Joe is now playing in my head on an endless loop...thanks a lot!

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12 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Cotton-Eyed Joe is now playing in my head on an endless loop...thanks a lot!

Yeah, but funkier and heavier on the wah...

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How did I miss this gem?
 

This is great lmfao.


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JT Miller 5-year extension in Tampa. I wonder if that means they’re out on Tavares.


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Apparently the Blues have reached out to hometown product Pat Maroon about "coming home". 

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3 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

 

 


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Is he 5.25m good? I didn't see him as that caliber of player, but then again these dudes make more every year.

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fvck OFF ST.LOUIS!! HE LIKED NEW JERSEY!

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Not sure if I like him for $5 million+ (possibly)... taken from a Todd Cordell article:  http://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog.php?post_id=93612
Craig Custance of The Athletic recently provided updates on several notable free agents and ranked them by their expected costs. Here is what he had to say about Maroon, who was in the $5 million+ range:
 
Pat Maroon, F, New Jersey Devils – There were six teams showing significant interest at the start of the interview process for Maroon and that number is expected to increase. Don’t count out New Jersey here though, he was a good fit after being acquired by the Devils and both sides expect to touch base at some point this week once the market takes shape.

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8 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Apparently the Blues have reached out to hometown product Pat Maroon about "coming home". 

 

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That;s going to be a hard one to turn down.

In any case, I liked Maroon and would welcome him back but won't lose any sleep over him leaving, if he does.

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5 hours ago, SterioDesign said:

I absolutely disagree with this completely. Anything against PK Subban that I've seen wasn't race related. It's all about his actions and about his humongous ego/need for attention that was causing friction with almost everyone except the fans that obviously wasn't dealing with him on a daily basis. Insane amount of videos, comments, reports are all pointing in the same direction. Except a lot of people just can't accept it and are willing to stick their head in the sand about it and pretend it's the crazy medias in MTL or a race thing. (that being said the medias in MTL are indeed crazy, but they liked Subban a LOT tho, if anything they were protecting him more than hurting him)

Obviously there's always a few legit racists that will make comments, that's sadly inevitable but PK's problems had nothing to do with the colour of his skin. Put his 2 brothers in MTL and i can assure you there wouldn't be any problems with them.

I disagree. I doubt that a lot of the things he is accused of would be a problem if he wasn't black. It's not the main problem, but it was an underlying one that I personally could feel in a lot of those ''old-fashioned'' guys like Tremblay, Bergeron, and others every time I saw them speaking about him. Every time they target a player they obviously accuse him of stupid things, but Subban's case was the worse I saw. Of course, nobody would come out and straight up say ''because he's black'', but IMHO it was there and detectable in many of their tirades about him.

I mean at some point, when you constantly accuse somebody of being a bad team player, but the majority of your complaints about the guy is either backed by no arguments at all or by very very retarded ones then what's going on? (At least with somebody like Galchenyuk they came up with some half-assed journalist stories that had a hint of credibility despite being retarded..but Subban? It was a free for all. You could say anything without backing any of your stuff with evidence or logic and they would fire up the torches and go to town on him).

They would sh!t on him for being fiery on the ice and ''too shiny'' because he somehow celebrates a goal with a lot of emotions (bc he just wants to win) and then turn around and tell us the problem with this team is that it needs a tough and competitive attitude. 

I mean let's just be clear. The organization itself didn't display any racist attitude, It was just the journos, but this club has a very very low breaking point once the media starts complaining about something regardless of what it is and if they should listen to them or not. Inside a couple of months, you will notice the effect of the media crap on the team and usually inside a year or two the player is gone.  

Ps: Here we are two years after the trade. What's up with P.K. in Nashville? Apart from the mouthwash thing in the final last year, I don't think I've heard anything negative about him and while I don't know personally any Predators fans it seems like they love him down here. I don't think the Preds fans would change a thing about that trade if they could go back in time. 

Also, just make a couple of Google searches about Tremblay (guy who was the most vocal about Subban and the same retard that drove Patrick Roy out of Mtl and into Colorado). The general consensus on forums and comment sections about the guy is that he's a racist. That's how people read into his comments. The same thing could be said about at least a couple of other leaders of the Subban crusade. 

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That;s going to be a hard one to turn down.
In any case, I liked Maroon and would welcome him back but won't lose any sleep over him leaving, if he does.

If he has a chance to make $5 million a year and live in his hometown with his son, how can he turn that down, and how could anyone blame him for not turning it down? I’d fully expect big Pat to take that offer.


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39 minutes ago, Neb00rs said:

 

That;s going to be a hard one to turn down.

In any case, I liked Maroon and would welcome him back but won't lose any sleep over him leaving, if he does.

Agreed. If he leaves then bring in JVR.

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1 hour ago, devlman said:

Agreed. If he leaves then bring in JVR.

Aren’t the Devils interested in JVR anyway, reguardless of Maroon?

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1 hour ago, MadDog2020 said:


If he has a chance to make $5 million a year and live in his hometown with his son, how can he turn that down, and how could anyone blame him for not turning it down? I’d fully expect big Pat to take that offer.


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I wouldn't give him 5 million even though I thought he was alright. I'm rather indifferent about him. 

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13 minutes ago, Satans Hockey said:

I wouldn't give him 5 million even though I thought he was alright. I'm rather indifferent about him. 

Yeah, I’m a big critic of the idea of sitting on cap space for its own sake or being obsessed with paying players “what they’re worth,” but Maroon is not a guy the team needs to overpay.

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22 minutes ago, njbuff said:

Aren’t the Devils interested in JVR anyway, reguardless of Maroon?

I think perhaps that JVR will command too much $$ and/or term which I don't think Ray Shero is interested in:  https://thehockeywriters.com/nj-devils-free-agency-expectations/ 

 

FYI: 

 David Pagnotta Retweeted

#Canucks announce they’ve signed Derrick Pouliot to a one-year, one-way deal worth $1.1 million.

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Yeah, I’m a big critic of the idea of sitting on cap space for its own sake or being obsessed with paying players “what they’re worth,” but Maroon is not a guy the team needs to overpay.

Agree with you and SH- I really like Maroon, but he’s a $3-3.5 million per year player.

 

 

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I would expect some under the radar signings, even something as unexpected as Grabner simply because losing a reasonable prospect and 2nd rounder and letting him walk potentially back to the same Rags would be a bit unfortunate 

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1 hour ago, PacificDevil said:

I would expect some under the radar signings, even something as unexpected as Grabner simply because losing a reasonable prospect and 2nd rounder and letting him walk potentially back to the same Rags would be a bit unfortunate 

Some bad deals happen and chalk this one up as a bad deal.

I don’t think Devils fans want Grabner anywhere near The Rock as a member of the Devils.

He was awful as a Devil. Good riddance..

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6 minutes ago, njbuff said:

Some bad deals happen and chalk this one up as a bad deal.

I don’t think Devils fans want Grabner anywhere near The Rock as a member of the Devils.

He was awful as a Devil. Good riddance..

If he was awful enough to sign for $1.5-2m, I might give him a year to prove himself. Guy still scored 27 goals last year. That’s more than anyone on our team aside from Hall. 

At that price, for one year, I’d be willing to chance it that the last 21 games with us were the anomaly. You could always waive him or whatever, nothing ventured nothing gained. 

But someone else will give him 2-3 years for more money, I’m sure. 

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8 minutes ago, Antiquated Colorado Rockie said:

I gather Ray will be looking at second tier type free agents that are light on term. Duclair could be an intriguing guy to make an offer on. 

Unless Ray, et al. really thinks that DuClair or these second tier free agents have some serious upside that no other team in the league sees, I hope not.  We have plenty of forward depth that is young and controllable that we don’t need fillers in free agency, or the need go after reclamation projects like DuClair or Yakupov.  

What the team needs is more impact players.  And I’m hopeful that Ray is trying to obtain them.  For all his talk about not going crazy on free agents, people forget something else he said that the window for most teams to compete for a Cup, especially if you don’t have a McDavid or Crosby, is narrower than people think, so you can’t continue to rely on the draft.  

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