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22 hours ago, MB3 said:

I honestly have no clue what the holy hell Kyle Palmieri you guys watch that you want to pay him 5+m for 3+ seasons. 

Where is he going to play? Kyle Palmieri cannot be on a 3rd or 4th line. He’s slow, he turns the puck over and he backchecks like a peewee. Do any of you think those traits improve with age? In any universe? 

Let’s say he gets signed for 3 years. There are 4 wing positions in the top two lines up for grabs. Sharangovich, Bratt and Holtz will/should occupy at least three of them during Palmieri’s tenure. Pavel Zacha should be on Nico’s wing but that’s fine if you want to leave him as 3C. 

Up the pipeline we have Foote, who is a shoot-first player with a dime of a snipe. Then you have Dawson Mercer who can play sorta anywhere, but looks to be a top-6 forward with increasingly-rising stock after the draft. Tyce Thompson, Graeme Clarke? Hell, even Kuokkonen looks more deserving right now than Palmieri.

So where, in the name of god, do you stick Palmieri? Do you let an aging, shoot-first streaky and lazy veteran hockey player steal top-6 minutes from the kids? Top-line PP minutes? 

Signing Kyle Palmieri to anything longer than 2 years is a major step backwards for this franchise, and it’ll be a sad day if it happens.

Do you need help?

Are you obsessed about Palms? He is a hockey player on a hockey team. Chill

Fans don't make these decisions. 

Chill, if you need help let me know or call 911.

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AM I TAKING FVCKING CRAZY PILLS ARE YOU SUGGESTING WE SIGN KYLE PALMIERI FOR SIX MORE SEASONS?!? SOMEONE GET ME A PAPER BAG

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On 4/3/2021 at 11:28 PM, MB3 said:

AM I TAKING FVCKING CRAZY PILLS

ARE YOU SUGGESTING WE SIGN KYLE PALMIERI FOR SIX MORE SEASONS?!?

SOMEONE GET ME A PAPER BAG

No, I meant 6 mil for 3 or 4 yrs.

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A lot of the Devils fans have Palms going to Boston. 

Boston has some problems. Assuming Rask is OK, they need defensemen for the left side before they need a "right wing." 

Rask is not OK, he is hurt and not recovering as fast as all would like. The Bruins aren't going to find a quality goaltender through trade at this time to replace him. So the urgency, IMO, is to get a defensemen to play the left side. Did you watch Halak on Saturday? Let in 3 softies in the 7-5 Bruins victory over the Penguins

So do the Bruins have enough to get both a defenseman and a right wing? I don't know, but if not, and they go for the defensemen, then where does Palms wind up?

Palms could stay with the Devils. 

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20 minutes ago, Brewskies said:

A lot of the Devils fans have Palms going to Boston. 

Boston has some problems. Assuming Rask is OK, they need defensemen for the left side before they need a "right wing." 

Rask is not OK, he is hurt and not recovering as fast as all would like. The Bruins aren't going to find a quality goaltender through trade at this time to replace him. So the urgency, IMO, is to get a defensemen to play the left side. Did you watch Halak on Saturday? Let in 3 softies in the 7-5 Bruins victory over the Penguins

So do the Bruins have enough to get both a defenseman and a right wing? I don't know, but if not, and they go for the defensemen, then where does Palms wind up?

Palms could stay with the Devils. 

re:  the bolded, never say never, but I'd be surprised.  One can make the argument that if the return is nothing great (say, a 3rd rounder), then might as well hang onto him...but I say just get what you can.  The only way I could see him staying is if his agent finally realizes that it's 2021 and not 2019 and before, and comes back willing to take reasonable term (leading to a contract extension). 

Once again, the Devils won't be fighting for a playoff berth, and we've seen how two or more upper-round picks can get you an NHLer.  And if I were to put a percentage to it, I'd say it's 75% that Palms is back here on two or three-year deal, whether he's traded or not.  So if some other team wants to "borrow" him for a while, fine.  Even if Palms ultimately signs elsewhere, OK...but like I said in a previous post, Devils are going to have an absurd amount of cash to spend.  Spend some of it.  

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So this is gonna be one of those prolonged deals where Palms sits out for a whole week waiting to be moved? Of course it is. Why the hell would there be a deal imminent? That would make too much sense.

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I don’t see him coming back. The two sides must be pretty far apart if they couldn’t get something done after all this time. 

Watch him take a discount to play for his Rangers...

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5 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

I don’t see him coming back. The two sides must be pretty far apart if they couldn’t get something done after all this time. 

Watch him take a discount to play for his Rangers...

Someone else has to be willing to make him the offer he's looking for.  I get the feeling it's not going to happen...so I don't blame Fitz for telling him to go test the market.

I've always thought the Rangers were a possibility...wouldn't surprise me that much.  

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10 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

So this is gonna be one of those prolonged deals where Palms sits out for a whole week waiting to be moved? Of course it is. Why the hell would there be a deal imminent? That would make too much sense.

Better than him getting hurt.  Really curious to see what he brings back.  I'm guessing 2nd rounder + mild prospect.  

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13 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

So this is gonna be one of those prolonged deals where Palms sits out for a whole week waiting to be moved? Of course it is. Why the hell would there be a deal imminent? That would make too much sense.

Given how compressed the season is, it might be appealing to an opposing GM that he got a week off before the home stretch.  It’s not like he was on some sort of sizzling hot streak that we’re going to mess with by sitting him.   

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4 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Better than him getting hurt.  Really curious to see what he brings back.  I'm guessing 2nd rounder + mild prospect.  

I think this is realistic but hopefully we can get a late 1st from Boston 

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4 minutes ago, Lateralous said:

I think this is realistic but hopefully we can get a late 1st from Boston 

I only see a late first if there's not that much available out there.  But yeah, I'd happily take that.  

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Am I the only one that hopes they trade Palms for a player rather than a pick? The Devils have quite a few prospects both in the team and in the AHL, but they could do with defensemen at the NHL level for the next couple of years while the AHL group develops.

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1 minute ago, Aitchmack said:

Am I the only one that hopes they trade Palms for a player rather than a pick? The Devils have quite a few prospects both in the team and in the AHL, but they could do with defensemen at the NHL level for the next couple of years while the AHL group develops.

Problem is teams just don’t trade good defensemen. I don’t really want another Mirco Mueller type. Rather roll the dice in the draft. 

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2 minutes ago, Aitchmack said:

Am I the only one that hopes they trade Palms for a player rather than a pick? The Devils have quite a few prospects both in the team and in the AHL, but they could do with defensemen at the NHL level for the next couple of years while the AHL group develops.

Definitely not opposed to a worthwhile player (especially a defenseman), just get the feeling it will be a middling prospect, as opposed to a right-now NHLer who can fill a need elsewhere.  Keep in mind that the team that trades for him might view him strictly as a rental...and he's a rental who is not having one of his better seasons.  I still think it's a second-rounder + some young player who might be mildly intriguing (say, a guy drafted fairly high a while back, but has yet to do a whole lot), but not much more.  

 

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1 minute ago, Nicomo said:

Problem is teams just don’t trade good defensemen. I don’t really want another Mirco Mueller type. Rather roll the dice in the draft. 

I don't want another Muller either but there are quite a few teams up against the cap that need to subtract before they add. If Fitz trades Kulikov, Vats and Murray (or one or two of them) as well we're going to be very thin at the back end. Butcher & Carrick are the only two D with any NHL experience.

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1 hour ago, Brewskies said:

Do you need help?

Are you obsessed about Palms? He is a hockey player on a hockey team. Chill

Fans don't make these decisions. 

Chill, if you need help let me know or call 911.

Are you telling me that I'm not in charge of the New Jersey Devils?

Well, I'll be damned. I really should move  my thoughts over to a fan forum to discuss these things. That's on me. 

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1 hour ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Better than him getting hurt.  Really curious to see what he brings back.  I'm guessing 2nd rounder + mild prospect.  

It shouldn’t take a week to extract a 2 and a B prospect from someone. I hope.

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1 hour ago, Aitchmack said:

Am I the only one that hopes they trade Palms for a player rather than a pick?

Nope. We need another second round pick like I need a hole in the head. Gimme a fvcking roster player or a prospect that may be able to contribute.

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17 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

It shouldn’t take a week to extract a 2 and a B prospect from someone. I hope.

I think Fitz just wants to turn over every rock and get as much as he possibly can...and not risk Palms getting hurt.  I understand him being as thorough as possible in this case.  

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1 hour ago, Aitchmack said:

I don't want another Muller either but there are quite a few teams up against the cap that need to subtract before they add. If Fitz trades Kulikov, Vats and Murray (or one or two of them) as well we're going to be very thin at the back end. Butcher & Carrick are the only two D with any NHL experience.

I would actually like to keep/extend Kulikov and Murray. Vatanen I would trade for a new Peter Dinklage cutout for the Rock. 

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5 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

I would actually like to keep/extend Kulikov and Murray. Vatanen I would trade for a new Peter Dinklage cutout for the Rock. 

FYI I can’t take your avatar, it actually makes me laugh every time!

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After listening to the latest 31 Thoughts podcast - it really sounds like Palms might be the "big fish" this year, especially since Hall's been hot trash this season.

Hope Fitz takes advantage!

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5 minutes ago, Devilsfan118 said:

After listening to the latest 31 Thoughts podcast - it really sounds like Palms might be the "big fish" this year, especially since Hall's been hot trash this season.

Hope Fitz takes advantage!

That’s crazy. Who would’ve even thought that going into this year??

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