Thread: OT: NHL fines Devils
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09-13-2010, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Brodeur View Post
It's a minor thing that gets overlooked, but the Devils got back Atlanta's 2nd rounder in 2010 as part of the trade. With that pick, they got Jon Merrill who was rated by most as a first rounder. Getting him at #38 really cushioned giving up #24; If the Devils had kept #24, I would have wanted them to grab Merrill at that point.

They essentially replaced Oduya with Henrik Tallinder. From another perspective:

Kovalchuk for 15 years at a manageable cap hit, Salmela, Tallinder, 38th overall (Jon Merrill)
Bergfors, Cormier, Oduya, 24th overall (Kevin Hayes), 54th overall (Justin Holl), an additional 1st, 3rd rounder in 2011, 3 million dollar fine
You're right. Everything is just dandy. Especially when you guys have a skate today and Kovalchuk is just hangin' out in Miami. Anyway you wanna try and spin that into a positive also?

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