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33 minutes ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

 

Underrated?  He was the 1st overall pick..

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3 hours ago, Devilsfan118 said:

So Butcher's arbitration hearing is coming up on Friday.. curious to see if we get a deal done beforehand.

This situation has been really quiet - not sure where either side is at the moment. 

Wonder if Butcher wants term?  Or just to get taken to UFA?  I'm not honestly sure when he becomes UFA eligible, having only signed his ELC at 22.

Edit:

UFA in only 3 years.

These NHL reporters don't really speculate on salary/AAV stuff like this very often, so this makes me think that this is leaked from the Devils front office.  I think it would be huge to get Butcher at that kind of number but I could see why he might resist - he'd be 30 when the deal is over and it might be hard to get another long-term deal after that, depending on how his career goes. 

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7 minutes ago, Crisis said:

Underrated?  He was the 1st overall pick..

Yeah I don't know if id say underrated. I do feel until the second half of this year it was assumed around the league that Hall was propping up his numbers. His performance last year proved that he's quite a player in his own right

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3 hours ago, Jas0nMacIsaac said:

https://www.blueshirtbanter.com/2019/4/29/18512692/2019-report-card-kevin-shattenkirk-new-york-rangers-defenseman

I would like to think NJ will be aggressive on Shattenkirk if NYR were stupid enough to buy him out. He was unlucky last season and actually one of NYR better 5 on 5 players despite playing injured since December. He still provides value on the 2nd PP unit. This leaves Vatanen as a trade option to beef up the forwards.

Butcher - Subban

Smith - Shattenkirk

Greene - Severson

There are a lot of play drivers and offensive weapons from the back end.

 

 

I would not do anything beyond two years and nothing more money-wise than something you can get rid of without much thought.  And Shattenkirk's availability should not influence trading Vatanen one way or the other.

He's got bad knees and was at times a healthy scratch on a bad Rangers team, and it wasn't like he was Drew Doughty not too long ago.  He will not be apprciably better on the power play than Vatanen or Severson, who will be very limited there anyway so long as Subban is healthy. 

We dodged a bullet not signing him. 

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1 minute ago, Triumph said:

These NHL reporters don't really speculate on salary/AAV stuff like this very often, so this makes me think that this is leaked from the Devils front office.  I think it would be huge to get Butcher at that kind of number but I could see why he might resist - he'd be 30 when the deal is over and it might be hard to get another long-term deal after that, depending on how his career goes. 

Looks like Butcher just got married this weekend, which would explain why there hasn't been much movement there to date. 

Also, it would be strange for him to be the team representative at Hughes' press conference only to have to go to arbitration a contract, which often means you're getting traded.

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8 minutes ago, Devs1965 said:

Is This True??? https://www.capfriendly.com/armchair-gm/team/1359715 Gusev to NJ. Looks Legit!

 

I sure as hell hope so but I don't see it anywhere else.

EDIT: Ah bro, that is Armchair GM. I think they let you make mock changes to lineup and stuff. It isn't real.

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Neither do I, saw it first as chatter on Cordells post remarks, on Hockey Buzz.

 

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1 hour ago, Jas0nMacIsaac said:

I would say he is an upgrade 5 on 5 over Vatanen, it would only be a 1 or 2 year contract. I'm not sure anyone has the space to add him long term anyway. Last, it allows NJ to move Vatanen for a forward, preferably the LW version of Vatanen on an expiring contract.

You can't hold grudges for choosing one team over the other, NYC is a beautiful option for a professional and his family. This is all just a business.

I don't hold a grudge for him joining them. It just shows his judgement is impaired 😀 But surely getting bought out will give him a massive incentive to prove to NYR were wrong to get rid of him so I can see he could have a bounce back season.

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Just now, Crisis said:

It looks likes people come up with the trades in the Armchair GM section of the site and people comment and discuss them

Yeah just looks like a lot of chatter.

 

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Someone on Hockeybuzz wrote a comment on Todd's article about Gusev to NJ --Apparently some 0 credibility twitter account is throwing around the rumor according to someone else there.

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Dan Rice (@DrDiabloTHW) is the source. I have never heard of the guy.

 

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Posted (edited)
EDIT: Daniel beat me.

 

Edited by Neb00rs

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Just now, Daniel said:

 

Ha just came here to post this.

This guy covers VGK for The Athletic, in case anyone is wondering who he is (like myself).

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Posted (edited)

UGH! The Weekend?!? But I want a golden goose NOW!!

give it to me want GIF

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3 minutes ago, Crisis said:

Ha just came here to post this.

This guy covers VGK for The Athletic, in case anyone is wondering who he is (like myself).

Well he's got one of them fancy check marks. 

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14 minutes ago, NJDevils1214 said:

UGH! The Weekend?!? But I want a golden goose NOW!!

give it to me want GIF

Oh, apparently they met this past weekend, not going to meet this upcoming weekend. We might not have to wait very long!

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2 minutes ago, NJDevils1214 said:

Nice. We got him from ourselves lol.

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Love Chatter that comes true!!! 😎:rock:

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