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Todd Cordell
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.05.2011

Jul 9 @ 12:33 PM ET
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Jul 9 @ 12:47 PM ET
What the What? We should totally be able to beat a 1 year $1.7M deal for a guy who was a great fit for our team. We actually paid John Moore more then that last year.

WE HAVE OVER $23 MILLION IN CAP SPACE.
RayA
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Jefferson Twp, NJ
Joined: 01.26.2012

Jul 9 @ 12:51 PM ET
Get it done Ray!
Feds91Stammer
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Even Holland couldn't mess that up, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Jul 9 @ 12:56 PM ET
The Devils need strong American players like Abdelkader and DeKeyser
Lahey
Edmonton Oilers
Location: del's basement chilling with S, AB
Joined: 03.07.2011

Jul 9 @ 1:02 PM ET
Doesn't make sense for Maroon to take a discount. This is his one shot to make some real money. Don't waste it.

Can't he just bribe is old gf and get her to move wherever he ends up playing?
Antilles
St Louis Blues
Joined: 10.17.2008

Jul 9 @ 1:06 PM ET
What the What? We should totally be able to beat a 1 year $1.7M deal for a guy who was a great fit for our team. We actually paid John Moore more then that last year.

WE HAVE OVER $23 MILLION IN CAP SPACE.

- Queenie_5_hole


Blues are offering 1.7m and a chance to play in front of his hometown fans. All Devils can offer is money, so it's not a question of if they can beat 1.7m; it's can they beat 1.7m by enough to offset having to live and play in New Jersey.
Crushers68
New Jersey Devils
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Joined: 02.17.2009

Jul 9 @ 1:21 PM ET
I'd be OK with a 3 year / $10M deal, but then again it ain't my money
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Jul 9 @ 1:23 PM ET
Blues are offering 1.7m and a chance to play in front of his hometown fans. All Devils can offer is money, so it's not a question of if they can beat 1.7m; it's can they beat 1.7m by enough to offset having to live and play in New Jersey.
- Antilles


You think he really gives a crap who's sitting in the stands clapping? It's not about the fans. Home certainly has it's own appeal and that's certainly real. NY City has it's charms as well.

But besides more money, which he deserves NJ can up the term. Two years is better then one.
carcus
St Louis Blues
Location: Hanging in there since 1967. It will be our year someday....
Joined: 02.12.2009

Jul 9 @ 1:26 PM ET
Blues are offering 1.7m and a chance to play in front of his hometown fans. All Devils can offer is money, so it's not a question of if they can beat 1.7m; it's can they beat 1.7m by enough to offset having to live and play in New Jersey.
- Antilles

It isn't always just about money. I believe he has a son that lives here in St Louis and that is a big factor in him wanting to play for the Blues.

Seems like his agent is pushing him to take more money elsewhere, if he was really about to sign a 1 year deal for 1.7. And supposedly they would be doing an extension in January. But there is a lot of time between now and then, so that isn't guaranteed. So his agent is probably pushing him to not do that without more guaranteed.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Jul 9 @ 1:28 PM ET
You think he really gives a crap who's sitting in the stands clapping? It's not about the fans. Home certainly has it's own appeal and that's certainly real. NY City has it's charms as well.

But besides more money, which he deserves NJ can up the term. Two years is better then one.

- Queenie_5_hole

If the decision was this clear cut you'd think he'd be signed already. He's allowed to make his own decisions.
carcus
St Louis Blues
Location: Hanging in there since 1967. It will be our year someday....
Joined: 02.12.2009

Jul 9 @ 1:29 PM ET
You think he really gives a crap who's sitting in the stands clapping? It's not about the fans. Home certainly has it's own appeal and that's certainly real. NY City has it's charms as well.

But besides more money, which he deserves NJ can up the term. Two years is better then one.

- Queenie_5_hole

Yeah, some people do want to play for their hometown team, even if it means less money.

Playing in front of family, being around a kid more is a big deal. I won't be mad if he goes elsewhere for more money. But it is not always worth it to chase more money when you have a situation that is right for you at home.
Just5
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 05.22.2008

Jul 9 @ 1:36 PM ET
Haaa. Just offer 3 years 12 mil and be done with it
brooklyn17
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.06.2018

Jul 9 @ 1:41 PM ET
That would be a crazy risk for him to take a one year deal at 1.7. He had offseason surgery why risk getting hurt on a one year peanut deal like that
sycsam
St Louis Blues
Location: Chicago, IL
Joined: 09.26.2008

Jul 9 @ 1:47 PM ET
That would be a crazy risk for him to take a one year deal at 1.7. He had offseason surgery why risk getting hurt on a one year peanut deal like that
- brooklyn17


But the teams are being cautious too look at Horton Clarkson Pronger to name a few guys that got hurt after signing huge contracts

Teams want to see him healthy again too
Antilles
St Louis Blues
Joined: 10.17.2008

Jul 9 @ 1:55 PM ET
That would be a crazy risk for him to take a one year deal at 1.7. He had offseason surgery why risk getting hurt on a one year peanut deal like that
- brooklyn17


If he is healthy and plays like he has the last 2 years, he can probably find a 3m+ for 4 year deal next offseason. Taking a 2m for 2 years deal now could be considered equally as crazy.
Antilles
St Louis Blues
Joined: 10.17.2008

Jul 9 @ 1:56 PM ET
You think he really gives a crap who's sitting in the stands clapping? It's not about the fans. Home certainly has it's own appeal and that's certainly real. NY City has it's charms as well.

But besides more money, which he deserves NJ can up the term. Two years is better then one.

- Queenie_5_hole


I'm guessing you've never heard of John Tavares then?
erose55
New Jersey Devils
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Joined: 07.09.2018

Jul 9 @ 2:13 PM ET
St. Louis ain't much more appealing, pal.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Jul 9 @ 2:15 PM ET
I'm guessing you've never heard of John Tavares then?
- Antilles


I didn't say playing at home didn't have it's appeal but that's primarily because of family, not because the fans are any different. In JT's case home happens to be in one the greatest hockey market in the world and he's coming from one of the most dysfunctional franchises of the last two decades.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Jul 9 @ 2:21 PM ET
I didn't say playing at home didn't have it's appeal but that's primarily because of family, not because the fans are any different. In JT's case home happens to be in one the greatest hockey market in the world and he's coming from one of the most dysfunctional franchises of the last two decades.
- Queenie_5_hole

Then use Parise as an analogy. We were coming off of a cup finals and offered the same contract/money as the Wild, who sucked. These guys are allowed to have choices.
erose55
New Jersey Devils
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Joined: 07.09.2018

Jul 9 @ 2:21 PM ET
it's can they beat 1.7m by enough to offset having to live and play in New Jersey.
- Antilles


Ahhh yes how awful NJ is to live in! I'd tell you to move here and see what it's like, but you probably couldn't afford to.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Jul 9 @ 2:24 PM ET
If the decision was this clear cut you'd think he'd be signed already. He's allowed to make his own decisions.
- Pomegrant


He certainly can do whatever he wants. I'm pretty sure he'd rather play at home then in Newark, but he should be able to make a lot more and get more term then what they offered. We plunked down $ 5.5M over two years for Boyle and I think Maroon is worth more.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Jul 9 @ 2:27 PM ET
He certainly can do whatever he wants. I'm pretty sure he'd rather play at home then in Newark, but he should be able to make a lot more and get more term then what they offered. We plunked down $ 5.5M over two years for Boyle and I think Maroon is worth more.
- Queenie_5_hole

Shero isn't retarded and only matching what the Blues are offering. The decision is on Maroon, that's it.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Jul 9 @ 2:31 PM ET
I'm guessing you've never heard of John Tavares then?
- Antilles


Im sure shady poop is going on in Toronto with Scotia bank and Leafs. Its no wonder Dubas thinks he can fit everyone in that cap.

JT took less but im sure will also have plenty more deposited in his account magically.
carcus
St Louis Blues
Location: Hanging in there since 1967. It will be our year someday....
Joined: 02.12.2009

Jul 9 @ 2:45 PM ET
Ahhh yes how awful NJ is to live in! I'd tell you to move here and see what it's like, but you probably couldn't afford to.
- erose55



Shampoo
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 06.20.2018

Jul 9 @ 3:53 PM ET
Maroon literally said he had family in jersey and spent a lot of summers there so im not sure why someone would state he wouldnt want to play here when he also said he loved it and hoped he could work something out to stay. He had also played on teams with Hall, vatanen and palms previous so there where guys there he was familiar with. I think its as good a fit as there is for Maroon.
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