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Discussion in 'New Jersey Devils' started by StvBroDan, Nov 2, 2018.

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  1. BenedictGomez

    BenedictGomez Corsi is GROSSLY overrated

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    They'll also get a sweetheart expansion draft, complete with bribery/extortion draft picks that will quickly jump Seattle over the bottom 5 or 6 NHL teams.

    That is complete horsecrap.

    While I agree they should not set-up expansion teams for failure, they shouldn't be immediately good enough to be playoffs teams within a season either. Vegas got a number of really solid players in addition to a thermonuclear arsenal of NHL draft picks with which it used to get even more really solid players.
     
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    To be fair, the Florida Panthers were pretty much responsible for Vegas' success. I don't think anybody will be that stupid this time around. Although it is the NHL, so it's always possible.
     
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    None Shall Pass <3 NICO <3

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    That and no one saw William Karlsson coming out like that. CBJ must be kicking themselves, too.
     
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    Devils Dominion Now we Plummet

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    Cbj also let Marchessault go at one point
     
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    Minnesota gave Haula and Tuch and a 3rd round pick. Columbus gave Karlsson, a first round pick and a second round pick for David Clarkson. Florida gave also their 4th round pick with Smith and Marchessault.
     
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    Zajacs Bowl Cut Nova Nation

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    yeah, FLA, CBJ, and MIN (in that order IMO) are what loaded Vegas up
     
  7. Devils Dominion

    Devils Dominion Now we Plummet

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    Shame on me for picking NYb to finish in last place in the Metro division
     
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    Nubmer6 We want... Information

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    Well... It's official...
     
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    Vegas did the same thing we did with Kyle Palmieri. They identified a bunch of guys who had great underlying numbers but low usage, and went after them. Not all worked out, but the ones who did have been excellent for them.
     
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    MartyOwns i’ll ask daneyko

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    Cage Helmet Thank you Marty!

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    Yo, Dale Tallon is a jokester GM working for a jokester franchise. It’s no wonder he messed up the expansion draft. I’m trying to think of a worse GM currently employed after Chiarelli. I’m struggling. Dorion and Donny Wadds don’t count. They’re marionettes dangling from their owner’s armpits. Tallon never gets enough heat on HF. If he worked for a Canadian NHL team he would get more press for being a nuisance.
     
  12. Devils Dominion

    Devils Dominion Now we Plummet

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    I'd think Philly could've gotten a 4th or 5th for him
     
  13. Bleedred

    Bleedred Martin Jones sucks

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    Hey, what ever happened with that Bobrovsky thing? Hoping for some nice drama to unfold around that.
     
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    MartyOwns i’ll ask daneyko

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    Bleedred Martin Jones sucks

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    I guess he's back. Probably missed a meeting or broke curfew or something that's a really non-issue. Although, it was kind of weird that apparently whatever happened, he was told before boarding the plane after the game in Tampa that he wouldn't be dressed for last night's game. It was bizarre.

    Who would really have interest in Bob at the deadline? It would have to be a team that's starter is injured. Unless someone trades for him real cheap and knows he's not coming back to their team next year. Think Ben Bishop that year with the Kings or like when we traded for John Vanbiesbrouck. Someone to give their starter a rest down the stretch and a team that knows he won't be back. For what it's worth, his playoff play is nothing really worth trading for as a rental. If a team wants to trade for him to eventually lock him up, that would be another thing, but trading for him as a rental for the playoffs would be questionable.

    I still think the Flyers will wind up getting him or it will be some team that nobody expects him to sign with. Colorado maybe? Varlamov is a UFA and Grubauer is having a rough year that would probably make them hesitant to go into next year with him as the best goalie on their roster.
     
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    MartyOwns i’ll ask daneyko

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    he flipped out after he was pulled against tampa and management pulled him aside on the tarmac before their flight out
     
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    Cheddabombs Status Quo

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    Koekkoek is a nice buy low addition for the Hawks. I think he can be a good 4-5 guy if given the opportunity, maybe better.
     
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    MartyOwns i’ll ask daneyko

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    tired of having to count shot assists manually? have no fear!

     
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    Bleedred Martin Jones sucks

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    Must have been pretty bad then. Sounds like he made an ''Outburts'' in the room.

    Holik and Stevens used to have outbursts after almost every game that we sucked. :laugh:
     
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  22. Devils Dominion

    Devils Dominion Now we Plummet

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    Madden was hysterical in that interview
     
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    Bleedred Martin Jones sucks

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    I get the feeling that Madden (and likely other guys) might have been annoyed with Holik in 01-02, because he basically had already went on record and punched his ticket out of town the offseason prior. And was overly vocal for what had then become a lame duck player. He said as early as July of August of 2001 (whenever that arbitration hearing was) that he was unhappy with what he received, that the arbitrators just wanna side with the teams for cheap labor and that next summer he was already excited to see what his value was on the open market. He reiterated this at least two or three more times during season, only didn't mention the arbitrators ruling, but just that he'd probably still test free agency. He was very open about leaving and not sticking around, even though he never completely ruled out staying and re-signing.

    And I do respect him for that a bit. At least he didn't sugarcoat things or tell some fans ''Don't worry! I'll be back!'' outside the building.
     
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    Nubmer6 We want... Information

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    Honestly, I'm not sure teammates would be annoyed with him purely for that. I mean, it helps the union and other players to go for a higher salary. I could only see a problem if he had such a negative attitude all season that it pissed everyone off.
     
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    Not to derail the thread. I wonder what happens when Vegas starts sucking...
     
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