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Devils Trade with Washington for Goalie Vitek Vanacek (37th and 70th picks)


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3 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

Fitz said it’s 100% Blackwood and Vanacek. Said he’s ‘content’ now with the goalie situation. Even called Blackwood ‘my goaltender’. So it appears things have changed. 

Fingers crossed. Blackwood obviously has the talent. Let’s just hope he can stay healthy, and get right between the ears. 

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8 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

Fitz said it’s 100% Blackwood and Vanacek. Said he’s ‘content’ now with the goalie situation. Even called Blackwood ‘my goaltender’. So it appears things have changed. 

I’m glad they mended fences. Hopefully Blackwood can get back on track. I’d love to have 2 good goalies to be forced to choose between in a couple of years 

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53 minutes ago, jagknife said:

Seriously though, I 100% looked up VV’s nationality cause I was a little worried he was Russian and might get caught up in all that drama

i have learned he’s Czech, in case anyone else was wondering

Vane-Czech. 

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21 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

Fitz said it’s 100% Blackwood and Vanacek. Said he’s ‘content’ now with the goalie situation. Even called Blackwood ‘my goaltender’. So it appears things have changed. 

Or the previous reports about the relationship being damaged were bullsh!t. 

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2 minutes ago, MB3 said:

good call mfitz. i remember you nailing this one.

have to assume Bernier is getting LTIR’ed, and suddenly the Devils will be barely above the cap floor even after a Bratt extension.

go get me a fancy expensive winger. thanks, love you.

Has there been any mention of Bernier and how he’s been doing?  Just wondering.

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1 minute ago, pumpkin cutter said:

he said he's hoping to get him sometime this season. i think bernier is done. 

Yeah if anything I could see him giving it the ol college try, and simply realizing that he can’t do it anymore.  Sad ending to a nice career.  Loved the signing at the time. 

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10 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Has there been any mention of Bernier and how he’s been doing?  Just wondering.

Coming out of the press conference today, no real update. I really can’t see him coming back at 100%. I’d love him to, seemed like a great dude, but the crease is getting crowded 

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Oh I definitely believe there was some bad blood. It wouldn’t be the first time a player and GM have had a riff, and then patched things up. There were certainly enough guys that had issues with Lou over the years. 

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24 minutes ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

Coming out of the press conference today, no real update. I really can’t see him coming back at 100%. I’d love him to, seemed like a great dude, but the crease is getting crowded 

Yeah really feels like the 1A/1B has been set, with both guys playing for their futures here.

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1 hour ago, Nicomo said:

Fingers crossed. Blackwood obviously has the talent. Let’s just hope he can stay healthy, and get right between the ears. 

And fix his rebound control

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4 minutes ago, devlman said:

And fix his rebound control

Yeah, that’s probably his biggest issue tbh. Honestly this should be a make or break season for Rogalski. 

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1 hour ago, MB3 said:

good call mfitz. i remember you nailing this one.

have to assume Bernier is getting LTIR’ed, and suddenly the Devils will be barely above the cap floor even after a Bratt extension.

go get me a fancy expensive winger. thanks, love you.

I concur

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Goalies are a total crap shoot.. even the experts can't figure it out. If they have good technique, take a shot at it... kid could very well become a starter. Or bust. But we have to keep trying.. decent hedge

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This was a very good trade. Stings a bit that the Caps got Chesley with the pick we traded, but you've got to give something up to get something good in return. In this case, it wasn't a heck of a lot we gave up. I'm still wondering why the Caps made this trade. Vanecek was probably the best goaltender they had, and you'd think they could find a way to keep him. I won't question it. This is huge for the '22-23 season!

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58 minutes ago, nessus said:

This was a very good trade. Stings a bit that the Caps got Chesley with the pick we traded, but you've got to give something up to get something good in return. In this case, it wasn't a heck of a lot we gave up. I'm still wondering why the Caps made this trade. Vanecek was probably the best goaltender they had, and you'd think they could find a way to keep him. I won't question it. This is huge for the '22-23 season!

That’s what I don’t get. I have no idea who they have other than Samsonov. 

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