Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by spintheblackcircle, Aug 17, 2017.
huge loss for us.
Better for the Devils imo. They'll be terrible no matter what. Might as well tank hard and give yourself the best chance to pick up another franchise talent to go with Hischier
Henrique, Zacha, Hischier, Boyle, etc.
They've got quite a few players that can play center; though losing Zajac will definitely blow.
That sucks, he's become quite a good player over the years. Very underrated.
Taylor Hall demands another first overall.
That sucks. I'm sure Shero will figure something out. He's one of the best trade GMs in the league.
NJ only assets are prospects and draft picks. I doubt Shero will trade those to replace Zajac for half a season
Ouch. Big loss for the Devils. What does the center group look like without him? Hischier-Zacha-McLeod-Boyle? Something like that? That's a lot of youth!
it's not like they had a good chance of making the playoff anyways, might as well tank and give young guys ice time.
signing a UFA and selling them would be a good move but I can't think of any good centers left.
blessing in disguise once we draft our franchise defenseman Dahlin come June, all part of the master plan.
Leave Hischier in Halifax and suck more. Ensure the tank.
That's a crippling loss for a team in the Metro. Long term, it may help the Devils if they snag another top draft pick.
This basically ensures that NJ is doing nothing this year, not that it was likely either way. If NJ can get some more lotto luck and grab one of the top dmen like Dahlin, McIssac, Hughes, Merkley or even a franchise forward like Svechnikov, this will all be worth it.
Good chance for the Devils to strike for the 1st overall, while Vegas wants to win some games, Avs want to not to embarrass themselves again, Coyotes get out of the basement, Red Wings don't know how to tank and Canucks probably still want to try and make the playoffs as it's the final year with the Sedins.
Yeah not much to speak of. It's been a quiet offseason.
The tank has already started!!
Coaches and GMs hate intentionally tanking but when injuries happen and they know they have no chance at playoffs, it's almost like a gift because it forces their tank hand. This is just a start.
Is it a tank before the season starts? Pre-tank tank?
The gift of Taylor Hall keeps on giving. Has this guy ever been on a non bottom five team?
To be fair the Oilers were 7th last in 2012-2013 and actually okay that season with Krueger.
unpopular opinion apparently but i hate tank talk. Hall can only do so much and as evidenced by his Oilers days it does not include dragging his team to far out of last place.
He must have rigged Zajac's workout, a devious plot to be sure.
It's a blessing if you really want to grab Dahlin.
Edit: Great minds think alike.
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