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GDT: Leafs @ Devils, 11/23 7 pm Time To Set A Record


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6 minutes ago, nessus said:

Interested to see what the lines will look like. Last time against the Leafs, they went with Nico, Jack, and Bratt on different lines. Now that all the top Leafs defensemen are out, and with the Devils having the last change, maybe they frontload a bit at times and terrorize bottom six forwards and/or bottom pairing D. Either way, if we see a full effort tonight, we should be in good shape.

 

As a side note, at the start of the year, I felt that Toronto was a perfect fit for Severson at the deadline. With all of their injuries on defense, I can’t imagine they aren’t targeting him. However, it’s the Devils who might not be able to move him. If Nemec looked like he would be ready by midsession, then maybe. But there really isn’t a feasible option to replace Severson unless via another trade. Assuming the Devils continue winning at a reasonable rate, I can’t see them entering the postseason without that bottom pair solidified, so I’m not so sure what they’ll do at this point. 

He can’t be moved now. Even bringing in Nemec (or letting Bahl play) is the follow up, it would probably be a seller’s trade, not the move of a team that is thinking about competing in the playoffs. 

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23 minutes ago, nessus said:

Interested to see what the lines will look like. Last time against the Leafs, they went with Nico, Jack, and Bratt on different lines. Now that all the top Leafs defensemen are out, and with the Devils having the last change, maybe they frontload a bit at times and terrorize bottom six forwards and/or bottom pairing D. Either way, if we see a full effort tonight, we should be in good shape.

 

As a side note, at the start of the year, I felt that Toronto was a perfect fit for Severson at the deadline. With all of their injuries on defense, I can’t imagine they aren’t targeting him. However, it’s the Devils who might not be able to move him. If Nemec looked like he would be ready by midsession, then maybe. But there really isn’t a feasible option to replace Severson unless via another trade. Assuming the Devils continue winning at a reasonable rate, I can’t see them entering the postseason without that bottom pair solidified, so I’m not so sure what they’ll do at this point. 

Leafs have zero assets that we would want anyway. Plus they are in conference. Hard pass.

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1 minute ago, Rob_Ottawa said:

Leafs have zero assets that we would want anyway. Plus they are in conference. Hard pass.

NJD trades Severson to TOR for Auston Matthews; the trade is one for one. 

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3 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

NJD trades Severson to TOR for Auston Matthews; the trade is one for one. 

I'd be uncomfortable with this as he's UFA in 2024-25.   Maybe if they could add a sweetener? 

Almost forgot, LGD!

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4 hours ago, moustic said:

Become French my friend... That's one way to get over it ; ) 

I started a topic for WC 22  in the "Locker Room" section. Germany will have a tough time in the same group with Spain and the loss to Japan.

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If you find a desperate team who wants and needs a defenseman like Severson and they offer you a first in a loaded draft plus one of their top prospects who fits what you might look at a potential need for the future, you can absolutely make that trade right now.

Do I think it's a great idea to make a trade during a winning streak and potentially hurt the chemistry, no it might not be a perfect time to do so.

The actual trade offer is what matters and Damon is not going to be here next year, it's just not happening, so if the best trade offer is right now at the end of November, and you have confidence that your young Utica defenseman will not crush your D, you have to do what is best for the future of the team.

 

You can keep Severson and Graves the entire year and make no trades and lose them for nothing, I just think that is really poor asset management, especially with Severson who might have some team out there make a very bad offer for them and overpay.

 

Graves I can be convinced to sign to a 3 or 4 year deal with a non crazy average as you know he should have decent value if you need to move him in a year or 2.

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