General Discussion (Team/Player/Trade Talk/Speculation/News), Part VIII
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12-01-2013, 11:02 AM
Join Date: May 2013
I'd like to see Merrill stay up, I don't see a problem with him developing his game at the NHL level. I think 15-20 minutes pg against the best competition would be better for him than 25 against players he's clearly better than. Confidence is not a problem for this kid.
Severson is also at almost a point pg in the WHL. I could see him being ready at some point during the 14-15 season. The nucleus of Merrill, Gelinas, Larsson, and Severson would all be up together. That's 4 plus Salvador who won't be going anywhere. Sal would probably be a solid pairing for Severdon - L/R and defense/offense. Plus Sal's veteran influence would probably help the kid along, especially on a 3rd pairing where there'd be less pressure.
Would anyone be interested in signing Dan Girardi in the offseason to pair with Merrill? He's RH to compliment Merrill's LH and is more defensively oriented. I'd like to see the Devils add a D in his prime to play with the young guns and Old Man River.
The Rangers have a ton of Dmen and the Devils could afford to overpay with four D making rookie money.
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