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yeah it always depends on where your team is at... if the Caps for example had like 12millions in cap space SOMEHOW and could offer sheet Marner... sure do it cause you have prospects and a solid NHL lineup to back you up. We certainly do not have that luxury and it's important to understand that.

I'd be down trading Hall for Marner though, he's way closer to our core group in age so we could have a longer window with that core than with hall approaching an inevitable decline in a few years already. Plus all his injuries are a concern

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Were you more excited when the Devils got Hall or Kovalsuck?  If you want Hall to stay he obviously wants to see what Ray does to determine if it’s worth it to him.  What do you specifically think Hall is looking for with regards to talent to convince him to remain?  If you want him traded what do you want in return?  Just Marner?  One for one?

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8 minutes ago, ajsgolf said:

Were you more excited when the Devils got Hall or Kovalsuck?  If you want Hall to stay he obviously wants to see what Ray does to determine if it’s worth it to him.  What do you specifically think Hall is looking for with regards to talent to convince him to remain?  If you want him traded what do you want in return?  Just Marner?  One for one?

Do you think Hall brings back more than Marner? That’s crazy. Hall is older and a UFA after this year. Leaving aside whether Hall has injury problems and who is better, even if skill for skill they are even, Marner is worth more. 

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Well Kovalchuk was close to Parise's age who was in his prime so it was the perfect timing.

Hall is 7-9 years older than Nico and Hughes, who will obviously be the core of our team if were contending again. 

So say we shoot to be really competitive in 3 years? which is fair i think. We'd have a 21 years old Hughes, 23 years old Nico / Bratt, 20 years old Smith and a 30 years old Hall...  That core could be really good for about 7 years at the very least if they can remain together... Hall would be an impact player for maybe... half of that if we're generous? Marner is 22 now... would be 25 then... way closer to our core.

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2 hours ago, SterioDesign said:

it's true that a big summer would help tremendously but i won't be jumping on the fire Shero train if we don't. Why? Cause i understand that with the asset we have that there's only so much he can TRY to do.

To trade someone you need a trading partner. And with our assets other teams are in better positions than us. It takes so much luck, timing, patience and a good plan.

It's like going to the club 4 weekends in a row and expecting to find the woman you will marry there... and on the 4th weekend your friends are pressuring you that you NEED to find the woman you will marry. I mean... lol its ridiculous... maybe there's no fit... maybe the ones you like are not interested in you... maybe she was sick that day... maybe the one you think is cute and bring home is a maniac and not a long term fit... There's really no way to guarantee anything. The best you can do is put yourself in the best position for it to happen

With the cap no going as high as possible that may be a big help for Shero though. The market doesn't have anything that could help us outside of Panarin. And we dont have much assets to trade so hopfully he can pull off something

Another relationship comparison? WHO HURT YOU?!?

Seriously though, on your point, of course I agree that these builds take time to do properly. I also like the way Ray is going about it for the most part. The problem is you have paying customers who want to see entertaining hockey. I don't begrudge those people for being frustrated at all. 

Would you really be satisfied if he makes all of those picks from rounds 1-3? Other than Hughes it will take 4-5 years for any of them to hit the NHL with any impact. I think Shero does have to do something not drastic, but maybe a Palmieri type of move with one of these cash strapped teams. I don't see us being in the running for a free agent like  Panarin

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7 minutes ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

Another relationship comparison? WHO HURT YOU?!?

Seriously though, on your point, of course I agree that these builds take time to do properly. I also like the way Ray is going about it for the most part. The problem is you have paying customers who want to see entertaining hockey. I don't begrudge those people for being frustrated at all. 

Would you really be satisfied if he makes all of those picks from rounds 1-3? Other than Hughes it will take 4-5 years for any of them to hit the NHL with any impact. I think Shero does have to do something not drastic, but maybe a Palmieri type of move with one of these cash strapped teams. I don't see us being in the running for a free agent like  Panarin

Well sure but think that there's been paying customers in Toronto for decades before they got a good team lol its part of the game.

to their credits i guess they've always sold out their arena no matter what... it's not like games in NJ has been selling out like crazy and bringing in money no matter what... so is it even fair to be this entitled as a fanbase when the arena has been empty even during their good years? I know that question will frustrate some fans.. i get it... but again.. i get being frustrated.. but asking for the impossible is not justified

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1 minute ago, SterioDesign said:

Well sure but think that there's been paying customers in Toronto for decades before they got a good team lol its part of the game

Toronto and Jersey are entirely different animals. The Leafs are like the Knicks. People will always show up.

And like I said, I understand the way a true rebuild works. It takes a long time to do right. What I'm saying is I don't blame people for being worried about a do-nothing offseason although yeah some people are going way overboard.

I mean, it doesn't bother me. I enjoy watching the new players come up and I'm 15 minutes from the arena so I can always check it out when things get exciting, but if some guy plunked down 10 grand for season tickets I totally get the frustration 

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7 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

 that's kind of my thinking. If you retain Hall, get Marner, draft Hughes, and maybe add one more guy, you shouldn't be finishing low enough to have a top 5 pick. 

If in fact they do feel 4 1sts is too much to give up, then offer him $10.5 AAV for 5-7 years and see if he signs. That would be 2 1sts, a 2nd and a 3rd, which I would definitely give up for him. 

 

There are reports out that say that Marner refused an 11x8 from Toronto. Also the way the offer sheets work is that you divide total contract cost by either years of the contract or 5, whichever is smaller, so it would have to be a 10.5 x 5. I don't know why Marner would take a 10.5 x 5 instead of a 11 x 8. There are other things saying that he doesn't want max term though so take the shot Ray.

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1 minute ago, WaffleFries said:

There are reports out that say that Marner refused an 11x8 from Toronto. Also the way the offer sheets work is that you divide total contract cost by either years of the contract or 5, whichever is smaller, so it would have to be a 10.5 x 5. I don't know why Marner would take a 10.5 x 5 instead of a 11 x 8. There are other things saying that he doesn't want max term though so take the shot Ray.

Money wise, I guess he wouldn't. I didn't hear about the 11 X 8 offer. 

Refusing that makes me feel like he really wants out of Toronto. If he wants out bad enough, maybe 10.5 x 4 gets him out and then he gets to try for a huge payday as a UFA in 4 years. If he would in fact be a UFA at that time. 

Of course, if he wants out of Toronto, it probably ain't to come to New Jersey. 

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3 hours ago, Triumph said:

You win by having the best team and the way to have the best team is to get the most value out of the limited resource (cap space) that you have.  Marner, Hall, Hischier, Bratt, and Hughes will cost $45-50M at least in 2023.  That leaves around $40-45M for the other 16 players.  That's not a lot of space at all.  I mean, that team probably competes for the Cup at some point, but it's a very short window.

 

We can worry about 2023 in 2023.  Spending big money on elite young players is not the problem.  It's getting stuck with a Lucic or Seabrook that you have to pay to get rid of where you run into trouble.

But in any event, I'm not saying Marner or bust, and I understand, for example, that you would probably get more value in a Timo Meier offer sheet where you pay him an AAV of $8.5 million and have to give up less in draft compensation. 

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16 minutes ago, WaffleFries said:

There are reports out that say that Marner refused an 11x8 from Toronto. Also the way the offer sheets work is that you divide total contract cost by either years of the contract or 5, whichever is smaller, so it would have to be a 10.5 x 5. I don't know why Marner would take a 10.5 x 5 instead of a 11 x 8. There are other things saying that he doesn't want max term though so take the shot Ray.

The reputable TSN guys are saying he didn't turn down $11 million a year.  They're saying that the issue is that Toronto wants to lock him up for 8 years where Marner only wants 5 years so he can get a bigger deal later. 

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10 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

 

Hopefully he's telling the truth. It kind of sounds like what you're supposed to say, but hopefully the whole narrative that Ray asked him his opinion beforehand is true. 

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2 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Hopefully he's telling the truth. It kind of sounds like what you're supposed to say, but hopefully the whole narrative that Ray asked him his opinion beforehand is true. 

Exactly, a week ago had we not gotten Subban, some of the tweets by verified guys about no contract talks would have bothered me, but its obvious Ray is going hard [phrasing, I know] into this offseason to make moves.

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12 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Hopefully he's telling the truth. It kind of sounds like what you're supposed to say, but hopefully the whole narrative that Ray asked him his opinion beforehand is true. 

I'm sure Ray did, as he said so himself right after the trade. But, if you listen to the interview, I think Hall is pretty clear with where he is. He cares about NJ and he's excited for the team next year but at the same time he'd like to be on an TB/TOR/BOS type team that's built to compete for the Cup every year, especially after all the losing he's done for a decade. And he is definitely also cognizant of the fact that it's possible that the best situation for him might be in NJ. It's a tough decision and for me, there's really no hard feelings either way as long as Ray doesn't let him Tavares us, which I'm sure both Taylor and Ray won't let happen.

I'd be disappointed to see Hall leave but again, I'd get it. That said, I'm mostly optimistic he's going to decide to stay. Hardest decision of his life.

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I have faith that hall will stay, lets continue to improve the team where/ when we can and show the guy that the franchise has finally turned the corner

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16 minutes ago, Neb00rs said:

I'm sure Ray did, as he said so himself right after the trade. But, if you listen to the interview, I think Hall is pretty clear with where he is. He cares about NJ and he's excited for the team next year but at the same time he'd like to be on an TB/TOR/BOS type team that's built to compete for the Cup every year, especially after all the losing he's done for a decade. And he is definitely also cognizant of the fact that it's possible that the best situation for him might be in NJ. It's a tough decision and for me, there's really no hard feelings either way as long as Ray doesn't let him Tavares us, which I'm sure both Taylor and Ray won't let happen.

I'd be disappointed to see Hall leave but again, I'd get it. That said, I'm mostly optimistic he's going to decide to stay. Hardest decision of his life.

It’s not that hard of a decision. Sign with the Devils and be done with it. There’s no super team to run to. This isn’t basketball.

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18 minutes ago, Neb00rs said:

I'd be disappointed to see Hall leave but again, I'd get it. That said, I'm mostly optimistic he's going to decide to stay. Hardest decision of his life.

The hardest decision of his life is figuring out which team is going to pay him 10+ million dollars a year for seven or eight years?  We should all be faced with such difficult choices in life.

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5 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

The hardest decision of his life is figuring out which team is going to pay him 10+ million dollars a year for seven or eight years?  We should all be faced with such difficult choices in life.

Right. I mean people have to stop. This isn’t a hard decision.

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2 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

Right. I mean people have to stop. This isn’t a hard decision.

I could think of at least 10 decisions that I had to make in my life that were 1000 times harder than the decision that Taylor Hall estimate.I could think of at least 10 decisions that I had to make in my life that were 1000 times harder than the decision that Taylor Hall  Will have to mix. Worst case scenario, he never wins the Stanley Cup, earns multi millions of dollars, and has to live somewhere he doesn’t like for seven years.

Anyone else want that deal, or am I the only one?

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1 minute ago, mfitz804 said:

I could think of at least 10 decisions that I had to make in my life that were 1000 times harder than the decision that Taylor Hall estimate.I could think of at least 10 decisions that I had to make in my life that were 1000 times harder than the decision that Taylor Hall  Will have to mix. Worst case scenario, he never wins the Stanley Cup, earns multi millions of dollars, and has to live somewhere he doesn’t like for seven years.

Anyone else want that deal, or am I the only one?

Yeah I’d take that deal. If you say this is a hard decision, you may not be familiar with what an ACTUAL hard decision is.

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It's a hard decision in that he wants to win a championship and so has to pick a team he thinks he has the best chance to win one with. It isn't just about a paycheck. Anyone can give him money and term. 

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42 minutes ago, Neb00rs said:

I'm sure Ray did, as he said so himself right after the trade. But, if you listen to the interview, I think Hall is pretty clear with where he is. He cares about NJ and he's excited for the team next year but at the same time he'd like to be on an TB/TOR/BOS type team that's built to compete for the Cup every year, especially after all the losing he's done for a decade. And he is definitely also cognizant of the fact that it's possible that the best situation for him might be in NJ. It's a tough decision and for me, there's really no hard feelings either way as long as Ray doesn't let him Tavares us, which I'm sure both Taylor and Ray won't let happen.

I'd be disappointed to see Hall leave but again, I'd get it. That said, I'm mostly optimistic he's going to decide to stay. Hardest decision of his life.

I hope this year’s playoffs helped our chances a bit with him. TB and TOR bounced in the 1st round, and BOS upset by a team that was in last place in January. It really does seem like just get in and you never know right now. Maybe more than ever. 

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7 minutes ago, NJDevils1214 said:

It's a hard decision in that he wants to win a championship and so has to pick a team he thinks he has the best chance to win one with. It isn't just about a paycheck. Anyone can give him money and term. 

It’s not a hard decision to sign here. If he doesn’t see what’s being built and doesn’t wanna see it through and would rather run off to some ready made Cup contender, he can fvck off. You’re in or you’re out. Pick one. 

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