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4 minutes ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

That’s what always bothered me. It was technically within the rules. Lou pointed out how silly these contracts were getting and the league rejected the contract and then had the balls to penalize the Devils for a contract that never even officially existed

Lou was warned and then he went ahead with the "This is team" press conference (the original 17-year deal), which caused Bettman to lose his sh!t.

Lou basically gave him the finger...was ultimately a pretty costly finger.  But yeah, I think Bettman was definitely most willing to come down on the Devils ahead of other teams.  

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1 minute ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Lou was warned and then he went ahead with the "This is team" press conference (the original 17-year deal), which caused Bettman to lose his sh!t.

Lou basically gave him the finger...was ultimately a pretty costly finger.  But yeah, I think Bettman was definitely most willing to come down on the Devils ahead of other teams.  

Yeah Lou couldn’t get away with playing chicken like he did back in the 90’s. 

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Weagar would be pretty lit. There really aren't a whole lot of available defenseman. 

I do really like Mason Marchment. I'm worried he'll be overpaid for what amounts to 1 good NHL season, but he's a big body who gets under everyone's skin. Tom Wilson-lite kind of guy. 

EDIT: @mfitz804wouldn't it be cool if the Devils added another MacKenzie? 

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2 minutes ago, MB3 said:

Weagar would be pretty lit. There really aren't a whole lot of available defenseman. 

I do really like Mason Marchment. I'm worried he'll be overpaid for what amounts to 1 good NHL season, but he's a big body who gets under everyone's skin. Tom Wilson-lite kind of guy. 

Re:  the bolded...that's where Fitz will still have work to do.  Devils need to add a real a-hole or two to the lineup.  

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Blue checkmark on Twitter saying Vinny Trochek to the Rangers. 

Perfect player for them. Absolute piece of sh!t. Takes cheap slashes and then turtles. Complains a lot, acts entitled a lot. Ideal Ranger. 

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1 minute ago, RizzMB30 said:

I am looking at Rodrigues or Copp. I'd be cool with the big fish Johnny hockey too, but I'm keeping expectations low even if we do land him. 

Copp is supposedly a lock to Detroit. 5/5 ish.

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4 minutes ago, RizzMB30 said:

I am looking at Rodrigues or Copp. I'd be cool with the big fish Johnny hockey too, but I'm keeping expectations low even if we do land him. 

Dreger reporting he is signing in DET. Another one where the news breaks well before free agency is supposed to have started lol.

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31 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

 

Hope that includes free toilet paper for life, and well as a titanium plunger.  

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7 minutes ago, RizzMB30 said:

I am looking at Rodrigues or Copp. I'd be cool with the big fish Johnny hockey too, but I'm keeping expectations low even if we do land him. 

why rodrigues? he'll be 29 at the start of next season and he's a career journeyman, only really good year was last year. Feels like if the Devils are going to add another center (pushing mercer to wing) they'll probably want to do so with a more defensive-minded / all around guy?

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Just now, SterioDesign said:

if we do sign Gaudreau it's going to be a win. 

if we sign him for less than 10m per year. That's a bigger win.

if we sign Gaudreau and not PK Subban. That's the biggest win.

she's a 10 but

her favorite player is PK Subban

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Just now, SterioDesign said:

if we do sign Gaudreau it's going to be a win. 

if we sign him for less than 10m per year. That's a bigger win.

if we sign Gaudreau and not PK Subban. That's the biggest win.

If we gaudreau, a legit goalie, and can offload  zacha,pk... that's the hail Mary win.

 

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Just now, bobilly45 said:

If we gaudreau, a legit goalie, and can offload  zacha,pk... that's the hail Mary win.

 

we’re not signing a goalie. Vanicek and Blackwood are the team’s goalies next year 

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1 hour ago, MB3 said:

either you’re allowed to frontload a contract or you aren’t. hossa’s was similarly structured which established precedent. 

the fact that the league not only disallowed the contract but FINED THE DEVILS A DRAFT PICK is so far beyond reasonable it makes my head spin.

Oh yeah it was all bullsh!t in terms of the punishment, but still think Lou brought it on himself no matter how legal it was. 

He was the one person that ruined it for everyone else. Like at a store when they are giving out free samples, and some people take the 1 and then ocassionally someone takes two. Well the Blackhawks came up and took all the food on the tray and got the league's back up, and then Lou comes along and trys to take the tray with him as well. And at a certain point you have to make an example. 

If both deals had been 12 years in length and the Devil's were the only team to get punished I would obviously be less sympathetic to the leagues position (even though it was of their own making).  

Anyway massively off topic and I was the one complaining about threads being too long. 

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7 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

if we do sign Gaudreau it's going to be a win. 

if we sign him for less than 10m per year. That's a bigger win.

if we sign Gaudreau and not PK Subban. That's the biggest win.

I am seeing things that say PK to Buffalo to be with his brother Malcolm. Best of luck to him. Kind wish we would have pulled the trigger on him sooner to have more of his good years, but it's okay. He put in good minutes for us. 

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1 minute ago, bobilly45 said:

If we gaudreau, a legit goalie, and can offload  zacha,pk... that's the hail Mary win.

Re:  the goalies...what MB3 just said.

I'd rather some other D as a one-year stopgap, but at this point I could kinda-sorta live with PK on a one-year deal, much as I'm not a fan of his play...but I'd much MUCH rather see Fitz go in a different direction.  L Hughes and Nemec figure to be on the team in 2023 (maybe even this year for Nemec), so a stopgap will be fine.  

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1 minute ago, RizzMB30 said:

I am seeing things that say PK to Buffalo to be with his brother Malcolm. 

Can we retain like a third of his salary to make this happen even though he is a UFA???

1 minute ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Re:  the goalies...what MB3 just said.

I'd rather some other D as a one-year stopgap, but at this point I could kinda-sorta live with PK on a one-year deal, much as I'm not a fan of his play...but I'd much MUCH rather see Fitz go in a different direction.  L Hughes and Nemec figure to be on the team in 2023 (maybe even this year for Nemec), so a stopgap will be fine.  

I believe we'll see Luke in the NHL in the Spring as well. 

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32 minutes ago, MB3 said:

Weagar would be pretty lit. There really aren't a whole lot of available defenseman. 

I do really like Mason Marchment. I'm worried he'll be overpaid for what amounts to 1 good NHL season, but he's a big body who gets under everyone's skin. Tom Wilson-lite kind of guy. 

EDIT: @mfitz804wouldn't it be cool if the Devils added another MacKenzie? 

Everyone loves adding another MacKenzie. 

 

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4 minutes ago, ajsgolf said:

Whatever happens with JG, do you def expect it will be today or could it drag on for a little while?

I feel like it has to be a while, it has to take a little time to work out a $70+m contract. Unless, of course, it’s already basically worked out. 

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