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Plekanec @ 5mill vs Marleau @ 6mill vs Kovalchuk @ 8mill

View Poll Results: Which one?
Plekanec - 5mill 119 33.15%
Marleau - 6mill 130 36.21%
Kovalchuk - 8mill 88 24.51%
None of these players are worth the salaries listed 22 6.13%
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06-19-2010, 01:21 PM
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Plekanec @ 5mill vs Marleau @ 6mill vs Kovalchuk @ 8mill

Judging by the possible salaries listed in the title, which one would you choose?

Obviously..Kovalchuk is the most skilled talent, but signing him would leave a hole at the C position, and I don't think we can take on the salary, unless we unloaded Hamrlik and basically got nothing back in return.

Either way, which one do you choose?

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06-19-2010, 01:22 PM
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Kovalchuk - I'd worry about the cap issues later. This guy is the game changer the habs need.

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Kovalchuk - I'd worry about the cap issues later. This guy is the game changer the habs need.
Game changer the Devils needed?

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Kovalchuk won't come in on a non-contender team @8 million cap hit. It'll be more like @10 million cap hit. If we really want to contend for anything, let alone the playoffs, we better re-sign Plekanec.

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Marleau
sounds french, quebecois for sure



( obviously, but just in case)

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Game changer the Devils needed?
Right, so everything he's done before those 20 games means nothing right?

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i would go with Marleau

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I highly doubt Marleau would take a pay cut after a career year unless we're talking one of those Red Wing style front loaded contracts.

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Something tells me Marleau will be getting more than 6M per. Closer to 7M I would guess.

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The more time goes by, the less I'm sure Plekanec's agent is ready to sign a reasonable deal.

I'd rather go on the market than severely overpay for Pleks. I like Pleks, and I'd be willing to go up to 4,75M/year for him. Although, anything over $5,000,000, and I say we should consider going after Lombardi for 2M less, improve the wings, and go with Eller as our 2nd line center next season. If he's flanked by Cammalleri and Frolov, he'll hit 50 points anyway.

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Game changer the Devils needed?
Not his fault no one else on the Devils team showed up.

Kovalchuk at 8, the rest I don't want at that price.

Then we'd have the best wingers wit Cammalleri, Gionta and Kovalchuk, but only one centre to pass them the puck. We'd also need Eller to make the team, cause we can,t afford anyone else.

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I go with Marleau..but i think he's gonna have a cap hit of at least 7m

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I would go with Marleau.

He has size, can score and play centre.

Plekanec at $5 is too much for his calibre.

Kovalchuk doesn't make us a winner, the guy is all for himself.

Marleau a former captain also bring in leadership.

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Even at 6.5-7, i'd rather go with Marleau than Pleks at 5 or Kovalchuk at more than 8.

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Right, so everything he's done before those 20 games means nothing right?
If I pay 8 million for a player, he better be a playoff performer. IK hasn't showed anything in the playoffs, not entirely his fault. The Devils traded for him after having an impressive reg season, then flopped come playoffs. 15 mill on 2 players is silly.

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Not his fault no one else on the Devils team showed up.

Kovalchuk at 8, the rest I don't want at that price.

Then we'd have the best wingers wit Cammalleri, Gionta and Kovalchuk, but only one centre to pass them the puck. We'd also need Eller to make the team, cause we can,t afford anyone else.
I would take Marleau over IK, simply because he can play a physical game. We have 2 snipers, we need bodies that can play big.

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I go with no one on the list. We need the players who is working hard, unselfish, capable protecting their teammates and costing not to much. 2 players like that are better than one of them right?

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I'd go with Kovalchuk hands down.

With Kovalchuk, we can have on Eller on our 2nd line and I won't even mind.

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Kovalchuk won't come in on a non-contender team @8 million cap hit. It'll be more like @10 million cap hit. If we really want to contend for anything, let alone the playoffs, we better re-sign Plekanec.
Non-contender team? So only Philly and Chicago can contend right?

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The ideal scenario as far as I'm concerned:

Sign Plekanec for less than 5M/year
Trade both Kostitsyn either:

- In a package for Penner
- In exchange of a draft pick to sign Frolov

I just can't believe the organization could consider keeping those two clowns, and not going after good ptions on the UFA market, on the trade market, or not keeping Plekanec.

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Marleau is the only player I would want on the list because of the following reasons: he'd be worth the salary and he's exactly what we need on our team. A star (we don't necessarily need a superstar at the moment) with great size.

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I would take Marleau over IK, simply because he can play a physical game. We have 2 snipers, we need bodies that can play big.
I don't see much difference in Marleau and Kovalchuk in term of physical play.

Kovy is not afraid of crashing the net or playing a rough game. He can even drop it sometimes. He's build like a horse.

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The ideal scenario as far as I'm concerned:

Sign Plekanec for less than 5M/year
Trade both Kostitsyn either:

- In a package for Penner
- In exchange of a draft pick to sign Frolov

I just can't believe the organization could consider keeping those two clowns, and not going after good ptions on the UFA market, on the trade market, or not keeping Plekanec.
Really Frolov? You really think we can get passed a physical team in Philly with Frolov? Penner seems like an interesting player, has a big body presences, we need a big body to play with Cammalerri or else in the playoffs the same thing will happen.

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I don't see much difference in Marleau and Kovalchuk in term of physical play.

Kovy is not afraid of crashing the net or playing a rough game. He can even drop it sometimes. He's build like a horse.
Which Kovalchuk do you watch? I don't want a player who may play rough and crash the net, I want someone who will

Agree with me that Kovalchuk is a sniper, and then agree with me that he plays the point on PPs. We need a body for the front of the net, we need a player who can play in the corners. Sure Kovalchuk could do it, but chances are he doesn't do it often.

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If I pay 8 million for a player, he better be a playoff performer. IK hasn't showed anything in the playoffs, not entirely his fault. The Devils traded for him after having an impressive reg season, then flopped come playoffs. 15 mill on 2 players is silly.
He does have 6 points in 5 games. That's something. Not saying it's worth 8 mil, but it is something.

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Non-contender team? So only Philly and Chicago can contend right?
We just lost the reason we were able to contend. (50% of it, if you are not happy with the statement) I don't want to lose the reason we were able to make it to the playoffs also.

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