I didn't really wanna keep Poni if Parise had stayed, and I still didn't wanna keep him cause I thought we would have to pay him $2.5 a year. Winnipeg got him for about what he made last season, and for only a year too. Would have been ecstatic to have him back at that.
Poni would have been great to have back, but in the end it's not a big deal. Can't blame Lou for trying his darndest to re-sign Zach.
Devils need to obtain more offensive awareness and creativity up front. While I liked Poni, we already have a lot of him on the team (Zubrus, Clarkson, etc., players that are physical and decent offensively but don't have much hockey sense). Let's sign Kristian Huselius for our 2nd line and PP and call it a day.
I can't vote on this one I don't know why? It don't have the boxes to fill? If Kovy wins I'm assuming he'll go up against Weber. Malkin will win this thing for sure.
Also an interesting note on Jacob Josefson after going through his game log. He was only a - rating in 2 games this season, and one in the playoffs. The lone even strength goal he was on the ice for in the playoffs was the first goal in game 4 of the SCF that should have been blown dead, but wasn't, and one of the games in the regular season he was a minus was against the Rangers on a goal that happened 3-4 seconds after he left the penalty box. He wasn't shutting down top lines, but I think he probably could center a shutdown line in the future. Hope he can develop a little more of a scoring touch.
Whoever bumped the old thread threw me off, but here's what I just posted in it.
I don't like the fact that everybody is looking to go play overseas now. Instead of trying to stay here, and work something out they're frantically jumping on KHL contracts only a week after this lockout began. I'm not talking Kovy. I'm talking about the report about all the guys who wanna get KHL deals now like Giroux, and a bunch of other names. What a bunch of crap.