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

Feb 16 @ 10:57 AM ET
Todd Cordell: The Marcus Johansson conundrum
dmarsden2988
New Jersey Devils
Location: stafford is about equal to rya, NJ
Joined: 03.07.2011

Feb 16 @ 11:03 AM ET
No word on Schneider finally getting a win?

Now back to the tank
RussH1964
New Jersey Devils
Location: Manville, NJ
Joined: 02.28.2017

Feb 16 @ 11:05 AM ET
As much as we could use an extra high draft pick you do make a great point in saying we are starving at depth for productive forwards.I still say a trade will happen as Mojo probably will be tempted to sign with a team closer to contending for Lord Stanley next year!
TwoPumpChump91
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 03.04.2016

Feb 16 @ 11:14 AM ET
Agree, but one thing you aren't pointing out is if he wants to re sign, and if he is asking for crazy money. I say if he can't be re signed by deadkine, move him for whatever we can. Can't afford to get
Nothing in return
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Feb 16 @ 11:33 AM ET
I don’t think the decision is more return driven then it is signing driven. Shero can negotiate with Mojo now. If he’s willing to sign at an agreeable rate keep him. If he wants to be a UFA then trade him.

Even if the return isn’t great it’s more then we will get watching him walk.

I’d think players usually know what they want. Ray needs to find out. Mojo seems like a straight forward guy. I could be wrong.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Feb 16 @ 12:05 PM ET
I don’t think the decision is more return driven then it is signing driven. Shero can negotiate with Mojo now. If he’s willing to sign at an agreeable rate keep him. If he wants to be a UFA then trade him.

Even if the return isn’t great it’s more then we will get watching him walk.

I’d think players usually know what they want. Ray needs to find out. Mojo seems like a straight forward guy. I could be wrong.

- Queenie_5_hole



If I were Ray, I'd reach out to the Pens about their 1st and offer Mojo and Lovejoy with half retained on both. Mojo can play any forward position on any of the top 3 lines and Lovejoy gives them some injury insurance. According to CapFriendly the Pens have about 3 mil in deadline space so if we kept half of the pro rated hits they should be able to fit them both. Then we can hope for the Pens to go out in the first round and wind up hopefully with something like pick #2 and pick #20. There's a bunch of pretty intriguing Dmen rated in the 20's that might not be NHL ready but could be future top 4s.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Feb 16 @ 12:18 PM ET
I also just noticed we have 64 million in deadline cap space . Ray should just let all the GMs know we will accept any expiring contracts with picks so teams can make their moves.
madmike71
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 12.21.2006

Feb 16 @ 12:18 PM ET
If I were Ray, I'd reach out to the Pens about their 1st and offer Mojo and Lovejoy with half retained on both. Mojo can play any forward position on any of the top 3 lines and Lovejoy gives them some injury insurance. According to CapFriendly the Pens have about 3 mil in deadline space so if we kept half of the pro rated hits they should be able to fit them both. Then we can hope for the Pens to go out in the first round and wind up hopefully with something like pick #2 and pick #20. There's a bunch of pretty intriguing Dmen rated in the 20's that might not be NHL ready but could be future top 4s.
- smellmyfinger


Eff that. We don't need anymore forwards. D help would be great, but it's hard to consider a washed up Lovejoy as help.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Feb 16 @ 12:22 PM ET
Eff that. We don't need anymore forwards. D help would be great, but it's hard to consider a washed up Lovejoy as help.
- madmike71



Welp, we have Santini on a manageable contract and Mueller at under a million, or.....Eric Gryba, lol.

(frank) it, I guess NJ and Pitt aren't a match.
madmike71
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Joined: 12.21.2006

Feb 16 @ 12:32 PM ET
Welp, we have Santini on a manageable contract and Mueller at under a million, or.....Eric Gryba, lol.

(frank) it, I guess NJ and Pitt aren't a match.

- smellmyfinger


I don't want Rutherford ever talking with Shero and his fleecing ways.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Feb 16 @ 12:44 PM ET
I don't want Rutherford ever talking with Shero and his fleecing ways.
- madmike71



Somehow I don't think Rutherford can be talked into a one for one Severson for Malkin deal.
archromat
Location: Moncton, NB
Joined: 01.16.2012

Feb 16 @ 1:07 PM ET
Best case scenario: a trade for a former first round pick who may have disappointed his team a little but has a good ceiling still ... or somehow weaseling a first round pick from a team in a buyer's market

Middle case scenario: a trade for a 2nd round pick and a career ahler

Middle case scenario: he signs a contract at what he's actually worth.

Worst case scenario: gm naively believes he can sign Mojo, doesn't, and he walks away for nothing

Let's see what happens!
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Feb 16 @ 1:20 PM ET
Todd Cordell: The Marcus Johansson conundrum
- Todd.Cordell


I would love to rent him out for another 2nd rd pick, and take him back on at about 4.5M-5M AAV over 4 or 5 years. I wouldn't think twice about renting him out in the meantime. Chances are a contender wants him to bolster a 3rd line, and almost every contender can't afford to keep him for another year. Rent him without hesitation Shero.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Feb 16 @ 1:22 PM ET
I don't want Rutherford ever talking with Shero and his fleecing ways.
- madmike71


Haha Johansson would be a great 3C/3LW for you boys. You guys never keep your 1sts anyway.
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Feb 16 @ 1:46 PM ET
I would be disappointed if the return wasn't a 1st or something of similar value. Maybe I'm optimistic
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Feb 16 @ 2:05 PM ET
I also just noticed we have 64 million in deadline cap space . Ray should just let all the GMs know we will accept any expiring contracts with picks so teams can make their moves.
- smellmyfinger


Ray has said that he considers cap space a real asset. Well it’s only an asset if you can turn it into something. This is a good opportunity. We will see what it’s worth. The day after the deadline it’s worthless.
redmonsters
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 06.23.2015

Feb 16 @ 4:11 PM ET
Ray has said that he considers cap space a real asset. Well it’s only an asset if you can turn it into something. This is a good opportunity. We will see what it’s worth. The day after the deadline it’s worthless.
- Queenie_5_hole

This is deadon. On Shero to get some assets at deadline. And again third or later picks are not good assets.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: How have you not heard of your boy, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Feb 16 @ 4:12 PM ET
Trade him for anything
dmarsden2988
New Jersey Devils
Location: stafford is about equal to rya, NJ
Joined: 03.07.2011

Feb 16 @ 10:58 PM ET
Sens beat the jets
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Feb 16 @ 11:17 PM ET
Sens beat the jets
- dmarsden2988


Thank you Jesus!
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Feb 17 @ 9:55 AM ET
Zacha is hurt. Great!
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Feb 17 @ 10:14 AM ET
Zacha is hurt. Great!
- willschulme



Upper body injury. Hopefully not another concussion.
thechezman
New Jersey Devils
Location: 9083103373, NJ
Joined: 04.24.2016

Feb 17 @ 10:54 AM ET
keep him. he is 28 and talented. proven..

our drafting is terrible.
Wildschwein
Edmonton Oilers
Location: “There’s something in the water” Bob Nicholson
Joined: 11.17.2012

Feb 17 @ 12:29 PM ET
I also just noticed we have 64 million in deadline cap space . Ray should just let all the GMs know we will accept any expiring contracts with picks so teams can make their moves.
- smellmyfinger


Lucic, Bear and the Oilers 2019 1st for Santini and Johansson?
redmonsters
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 06.23.2015

Feb 17 @ 12:40 PM ET

Lucic, Bear and the Oilers 2019 1st for Santini and Johansson

I am going to say no. But just confirm the 1st is not lottery protected.
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