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Devils Sign Simmonds, 1 year @ $5m

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Well, we need a Rw and it is only one year. Expensive though.

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11 minutes ago, DevilMinder said:

Well, we need a Rw and it is only one year. Expensive though.
 

He played like crap in Nashville too, if memory serves correctly.

Not a fan of the move.... hopefully something else is in the hopper...

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Nice bodyguard for Jack. One year deal not bad

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I'm a fan of this, we have the space to spend and low commitment with 1 year. Either he bounces back and he's a great addition for our powerplay, or he's an okay 3rd liner and we can cut ties at the end of the year. Pretty low risk.

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1 minute ago, devlman said:

Nice bodyguard for Jack. One year deal not bad

 

Just now, CommonDreads said:

I'm a fan of this, we have the space to spend and low commitment with 1 year. Either he bounces back and he's a great addition for our powerplay, or he's an okay 3rd liner and we can cut ties at the end of the year. Pretty low risk.

Both of these are absolutely fair points

TSN also said over the last 5 years, only Ovie and Stammer have more PPGs

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If this had been more than one year I would have had questions, but for one I am not even worried. He can be physical , although he has a few injuries the last two seasons.

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Always wanted this little prick on our team.   1 year let's him play hard for his next deal.

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I’m whatever about this deal as long as we keep adding.

if this was the “lets get to the cap floor” signing, I’m fvcking done with this team.

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Nhl all star two years ago. Still only 30, great for PP and physical game and protecting our smaller guys. I like the addition for a year.

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I had a feeling he was going to be signed. Ray probably paid so much because he wanted to outbid everyone else who was offering multiyear deals. This is the most Simmonds has ever made, and he is definitely past his prime, so it doesn't make sense otherwise.

I was not able to watch Simmonds at all last season, but I've always thought he was an underrated player. It's possible that he declined tremendously over the last couple of seasons, but I think it's worth the risk. Hopefully he bounces back. I'm just glad it's no more than 1 year.

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No risk on a one-year deal when the Devils can't even come close to the cap.  He's not much anymore 5 on 5 but he busts his ass every shift and will help on the PP.

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Just one year, not a sex-appeal kind of move by any stretch, but I can live with it.  Like others have noted, not like they're stuck with him beyond this season. 

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If he could put up, say 10 ppgs this year, we'll be significantly better in that regard alone.

Also, if Hughes can find him like he found Caulfield... all he has to do is pot it...

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7 minutes ago, MB3 said:

I’m whatever about this deal as long as we keep adding.

if this was the “lets get to the cap floor” signing, I’m fvcking done with this team.

Riiiiight

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Simmonds for Gabriel?

I'll take it

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20 minutes ago, CommonDreads said:

I'm a fan of this, we have the space to spend and low commitment with 1 year. Either he bounces back and he's a great addition for our powerplay, or he's an okay 3rd liner and we can cut ties at the end of the year. Pretty low risk.

This is exactly how I'm looking at this.  

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Seen on twitter so far that Chris Ryan has said that Hall really enjoyed playing with Simmonds at the ASG a few years ago. And TG reported that Subban and Simmonds were friends growing up around Toronto area. So there are some links to this as well. 

Maybe Jack Hughes once played a season on NHL 15 where he was Simmonds. 

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Really hard to find fault with a 1 year deal, honestly the hardest part is having to re-train myself to not hate him from his time as a flyer. He'll be an instant upgrade for our PP in front of net and can provide some protection for the young guys.

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Low risk (1 year) for a depth guy who has shown the ability to put the puck in the net. I like the move. It's not like this team is up against the salary cap. Other than Palmieri who else can be depended on?

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Low risk move and the cap hit means nothing for one year.   He also didn't do much of anything once traded to Nashville last year.   

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