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08-20-2011, 01:14 PM
Tyrion Targaryen*
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Originally Posted by That Stepan Guy View Post
Wait, do I get a cookie for acknowledging the Devils and their transition period along with their success?
Better, I'll take you out to dinner. Lobsters stuffed with tacos.

Originally Posted by HagelinForPresident View Post
Damn, bro, take a chill pill and relax a bit. Like I said it is my opinion and not trying to start an argument, you clearly have other plans. By the way, we've made the playoffs 5 of the last 6 years, so I don't know what this "coming from the team that didn't make the playoffs at all just last season." means... And just because I say declining, doesn't mean you should automatically take offense as if I'm calling your team a pile of crap, which I'm not. But when 2 of your top 5 players are 35+, it takes some time to re-build that. The Devils could very well be great again in 3 years, they don't need a massive re-build, they ain't the Oilers. You took my post and went ape-**** on it, IMO.
The Devils have made the playoffs 12 out of 13 years. And we're the ones declining? Oh, baby. You're cute.

I seem to regard 25 million bucks free next season as a VERY good thing. Did you see what Florida did with all their free cap? They made themselves decent. Can you imagine what the Devils would do if given that same opportunity? A winning organization that, quite frankly, is more successful than your own, whether you'd like to admit that or not.

The Devils lost both Stevens AND Niedermayer. In the same year, for different circumstances. At the time, people thought that too big a hole to dig out. The rest is history. We still prove to be dominating forces in the regular season, not so much in the post season, but hey, I never said my team doesn't have room for improvement. You're the one that thinks your team is one Parise away from a Stanley Cup. It isn't that easy.

Yes, a proposed first line of Parise-Richards-Gaborik does sound absolutely ****ing nasty, I'll be the first to admit that. However, where is the chemistry in that line? Absolute zero. A Canadian, an American and a Slovak. Meaning they've never once played all together. It would resemble the great team that Colorado had back in the day.

Selanne, Kariya, Sakic, Forsberg, Roy. Etc. Great on paper, **** result. Sorry bro.

Originally Posted by bernmeister View Post
Thanks for the sp. correction.
again, recognizing the rivalry is likely to not make this real in any event, that is why I indicated near the top it is a "value of" analysis.

Fact: Devs need C, and G, and replacement D for Larsson if traded plus also need offense. And want all these guys young enough, with potential, for cheap.
The proposal realizes this in theory.
Stepan is good, but he's not out of this world good, nor does his great year in any way, shape or form hint that. As for MDZ, you want to rid him after one bad year.

The Devils would be utter idiots to accept that deal for the best defenseman they've had since the two Scotties.

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