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01-14-2013, 09:38 AM
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Why? So he can do more interviews about wanting to be traded if the team is having rough stretch?
Seriously, you're mad about that?

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Seriously, you're mad about that?
Seriously. The guy was in the last year of his deal, the writing was clearly on the wall he would be dealt at the deadline. I think everyone was aware of that.

Wish we got more than Steckel.

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I was very annoyed... the team was in the middle of a ridiculous run... and after almost every game there was Arnott talking about the possibility of getting traded while the team is 6 pts out of the playoffs with a realistic shot at achieving something insane.

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I don't want to come off as a pessimist but if we don't make a move for a forward we're going to struggle to score goals this year. I know this team has a long history of proving people wrong, but with the losses of Ponikarovsky, Sykora, and Parise, I just don't see the depth we had last year at all.

I'm sure Lou has something up his sleeve though.

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Arnott, anyone?
Not what we need. Put him in the pile with Gomez and Yashin.

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I don't want to come off as a pessimist but if we don't make a move for a forward we're going to struggle to score goals this year. I know this team has a long history of proving people wrong, but with the losses of Ponikarovsky, Sykora, and Parise, I just don't see the depth we had last year at all.

I'm sure Lou has something up his sleeve though.
Well I think the hope is that Butler can replace Sykora's production.
It's not realistic to go sign or trade for a player that can replace Parise. There just isn't anyone out there. Henrique has to step up big time. Josefson has to make the next step this season and this is make or break for Tedenby.

Zubrus will probably be the third line left winger to replace Poni's spot... It's not as bad as it looks once everyone is healthy... but Parise leaves a big hole. It's possible Lou has something up his sleeve by trading a defenseman but who knows.

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01-14-2013, 09:56 AM
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I think Butler will impress. He certainly will get the opportunity to, at least.

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I think he'd be a good pickup for veteran forward depth. With Henrique out, we're counting on Josefson for our 3C, which is fine, but the kid is injury prone. What do we do when he breaks his femur 3 games in?

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I think he'd be a good pickup for veteran forward depth. With Henrique out, we're counting on Josefson for our 3C, which is fine, but the kid is injury prone. What do we do when he breaks his femur 3 games in?
I don't want to assume Jo will get injured... but if you sign someone like Arnott, you are taking away Jo's spot without giving him a chance.

Jo will be surrounded probably with Zubrus and Clarkson which will be good for him. Sounds like the second line will be Elias-Henrique-Tedenby/Trade and the first line will be Kovalchuk-Zajac-Butler.

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Josefson is overrated here imo, Henrique has done so much more in 1/4th of the time

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Arnott, anyone?
I'm surprised he hasn't even gotten a camp invite from anybody

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Josefson is overrated here imo, Henrique has done so much more in 1/4th of the time
Josefson has played 69 NHL games. Henrique has played 75.

Josefson still has a big upside and room to improve... it's just a shame with his injury problems.

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01-14-2013, 10:09 AM
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How are we replacing Parise/Poni/Sykora's goals?

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How are we replacing Parise/Poni/Sykora's goals?
See drunks thread.

(we're not without a trade)

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How are we replacing Parise/Poni/Sykora's goals?
Kovy going into serious beast mode would help a tiny bit.

It's going to be an uphill battle this year, for sure.

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I think the team plans on replacing Poni/Parise/Sykora's goals by the following:

(Over a full year... not the 48 game season)

Kovy up to 40
Full year of Zajac- 20+ Goals
Butler 15+
Tedenby 15+
Josefson 10+
Carter/Gio/Bernier 5-10 each

Then you never know... there are some attractive free agents coming up this summer. If the team's finances are really straightened out, Lou could make a run at someone.

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I think we're going to need scoring from every line.. Which is why I'd be 100% for bringing in someone like Arnott.
Kovalchuk-Zajac-Zubrus
Elias-Henrique-Clarkson
Tedenby-Josefson-Butler
Darche-Arnott-Pesonen

is a lineup that I think could compete.

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I think the team plans on replacing Poni/Parise/Sykora's goals by the following:

(Over a full year... not the 48 game season)

Kovy up to 40
Full year of Zajac- 20+ Goals
Butler 15+
Tedenby 15+
Josefson 10+
Carter/Gio/Bernier 5-10 each

Then you never know... there are some attractive free agents coming up this summer. If the team's finances are really straightened out, Lou could make a run at someone.
That's what you're banking on? We are ****ed.

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01-14-2013, 10:23 AM
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I think the team plans on replacing Poni/Parise/Sykora's goals by the following:

(Over a full year... not the 48 game season)

Kovy up to 40
Full year of Zajac- 20+ Goals
Butler 15+
Tedenby 15+
Josefson 10+
Carter/Gio/Bernier 5-10 each

Then you never know... there are some attractive free agents coming up this summer. If the team's finances are really straightened out, Lou could make a run at someone.
No way Kovy's scoring 40 goals in 48 games.

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That's what you're banking on? We are ****ed.
... and you're banking on getting rid of the three guys that make up one of the best fourth lines in hockey... one of the reasons the Devils made it to the finals... and replacing them with an old guy who didn't even get a tryout from any team, another old guy who wasn't offered a contract and had to take a tryout... and someone who's never seen an NHL game.

You tell me who's crazy.

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No way Kovy's scoring 40 goals in 48 games.
Good point. Here's mine: actually read my post.

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No way Kovy's scoring 40 goals in 48 games.
He clearly says not the 48 game season.

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... and you're banking on getting rid of the three guys that make up one of the best fourth lines in hockey... one of the reasons the Devils made it to the finals... and replacing them with an old guy who didn't even get a tryout from any team, another old guy who wasn't offered a contract and had to take a tryout... and someone who's never seen an NHL game.

You tell me who's crazy.
Fact: Arnott scored 17 goals last season in 72 games.
Fact: Carter scored 4 goals last season in 65 games.
Fact: Darche scored 5 goals last season in 61 games on one of the worst teams in the NHL.
Fact: Bernier scored 1 goal last year in 32 games.
Fact: Tedenby scored 1 goal last year in 43 games.

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