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Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Sep 9 @ 8:36 PM ET
Ok who’s taking Zacha’s job? Rooney. Boqvist. Coleman. Bastian. McLeod. All play center.
Keep the party rolling.


Boyle?

- Queenie_5_hole

Those guys aren't going to be as good defensively for sure, but we're transitioning into an offense first kind of team so is that even the worst thing?
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Sep 9 @ 8:39 PM ET
Ok who’s taking Zacha’s job? Rooney. Boqvist. Coleman. Bastian. McLeod. All play center.
Keep the party rolling.


Boyle?

- Queenie_5_hole



Hall-Hischier-Bratt
Gusev-Hughes-Palmieri
Boqvist-Zajac-Simmonds
Wood-Coleman-Hayden/Bastian

McLeod, Anderson, Rooney


Zacha has literally zero leverage. The KHL talk seems like a Hail Mary by Zachas agent to get some extra $$$. Not going to work.


Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Sep 10 @ 12:43 AM ET
Hall-Hischier-Bratt
Gusev-Hughes-Palmieri
Boqvist-Zajac-Simmonds
Wood-Coleman-Hayden/Bastian

McLeod, Anderson, Rooney


Zacha has literally zero leverage. The KHL talk seems like a Hail Mary by Zachas agent to get some extra $$$. Not going to work.

- smellmyfinger


Totally agree but I’d like to see Wood—Zacha-Coleman on the 4th line.
devils2929
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 03.11.2013

Sep 10 @ 7:28 AM ET
I still can't believe you guys took Zacha over Provorov.
- hereticpride

You win some and you lose some ,but you live to fight another day
archromat
Location: Moncton, NB
Joined: 01.16.2012

Sep 10 @ 7:42 AM ET
You win some and you lose some ,but you live to fight another day
- devils2929


On the plus side, I'd rather have Hischier-Zacha over Patrick-Provorov...

Some buzz going around that Zacha is going to sign today at 2.33m/y * 3 in NJ, so Stefan might have accidentally detonated some TNT he was trying to set up. If this is the number, it's a good deal for both sides.

devilspep
Joined: 07.12.2009

Sep 10 @ 9:02 AM ET
Ok who’s taking Zacha’s job? Rooney. Boqvist. Coleman. Bastian. McLeod. All play center.
Keep the party rolling.


Boyle?

- Queenie_5_hole


Wood Boquist Bastian 4th line

Would prefer Boquist on the wings but I think he could manage center and played the position a little in the prospect tournament
devilspep
Joined: 07.12.2009

Sep 10 @ 9:04 AM ET
On the plus side, I'd rather have Hischier-Zacha over Patrick-Provorov...

Some buzz going around that Zacha is going to sign today at 2.33m/y * 3 in NJ, so Stefan might have accidentally detonated some TNT he was trying to set up. If this is the number, it's a good deal for both sides.

- archromat


Hope that's accurate
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: LETS GO RANGERS, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

Sep 10 @ 9:17 AM ET

Elliotte Friedman
@FriedgeHNIC
·
9m
As reported here, word from the Czech Republic is Pavel Zacha and NJ are in agreement on an extension. Not official yet, but headed in that direction
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Sep 10 @ 9:57 AM ET

Some buzz going around that Zacha is going to sign today at 2.33m/y * 3 in NJ, so Stefan might have accidentally detonated some TNT he was trying to set up. If this is the number, it's a good deal for both sides.

- archromat


My guess (see page 1) was $2.4M max and probably 2 years. I'd think 3 years is actually better for NJ because Zacha has some upside. IF he breaks out into a 20 goal scorer in addition to his defensive game it would be good value. If he stays what he is you are paying a guy who could play up to 2C if needed; although obviously he's been doing that with mixed results.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Sep 10 @ 10:40 AM ET
Zacha is a good player and all, but wasn't he projected to possibly be 4th line C? There's zero reason to overpay for someone who might not have a meaningful role on the team.

The Devils retain his rights too, so if he ever wants to come back he either has to get traded or sign with them.

- 2sticks1puck


He is our 4th C at best. If he were to be traded today, I don't think we could get more than a 3rd based on his play/production. He still could become a good bottom 6 player and is great on the P.K. but whether he stays or leaves won't affect this club too much. Change of scenery trade for Jesse Pulj would be ideal.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Sep 10 @ 10:41 AM ET
Elliotte Friedman
@FriedgeHNIC
·
9m
As reported here, word from the Czech Republic is Pavel Zacha and NJ are in agreement on an extension. Not official yet, but headed in that direction

- jimbro83


If its 9M, it better be over 4 seasons!
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Sep 10 @ 10:44 AM ET
If its 9M, it better be over 4 seasons!
- bikeguy99

God my detection is off. Is that a joke or not?
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Sep 10 @ 11:20 AM ET
He is our 4th C at best. If he were to be traded today, I don't think we could get more than a 3rd based on his play/production. He still could become a good bottom 6 player and is great on the P.K. but whether he stays or leaves won't affect this club too much. Change of scenery trade for Jesse Pulj would be ideal.
- bikeguy99


With a good change of scenery, Jesse Puljikarvi can still blow monkeys. I wouldn't trade Pavel for him. Zacha's actually out produced him and is better defensively.

Oilers might want something in return but that guy is worth a 3rd rounder at best also.
ShoresideDevil
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 06.12.2019

Sep 10 @ 11:23 AM ET
He is our 4th C at best. If he were to be traded today, I don't think we could get more than a 3rd based on his play/production. He still could become a good bottom 6 player and is great on the P.K. but whether he stays or leaves won't affect this club too much. Change of scenery trade for Jesse Pulj would be ideal.
- bikeguy99


Trade him straight up for Quinn Hughes!

Everybody hated Travis Zajac b/c of his contract vs production until he figured out his role on this team, the posts were seemingly ENDLESS! Pavel Zacha is the new Zajac. He would develop into a 2C on most teams, but our situation is unique. Let him come back, develop on the 3rd/4th lines and on PK. He won't be playing with scrubs. Then trade him next year when his value is higher, get a better ROI.
archromat
Location: Moncton, NB
Joined: 01.16.2012

Sep 10 @ 11:24 AM ET
He is our 4th C at best. If he were to be traded today, I don't think we could get more than a 3rd based on his play/production. He still could become a good bottom 6 player and is great on the P.K. but whether he stays or leaves won't affect this club too much. Change of scenery trade for Jesse Pulj would be ideal.
- bikeguy99


Zacha has an NHL game but needs to score 7 more goals to be considered an awesome 3C and shutdown center.

Puljujarvi has no NHL game, is a headcase, refuses to learn English (where PZ came to play in the CHL), and is about a 90% bust at this point, though Holland might talk sense into him. At this point, I don't know whom I'd rather have, Yakupov or Puljujarvi.

Definitely not ideal...
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Sep 10 @ 11:49 AM ET
God my detection is off. Is that a joke or not?
- willschulme

9 minutes ago.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: How have you not heard of your boy, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Sep 10 @ 12:23 PM ET
9 minutes ago.
- Pomegrant

lol
vlongo4419
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.31.2013

Sep 10 @ 12:46 PM ET
3 years, 2.25M AAV for Zacha
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Sep 10 @ 12:47 PM ET
3 yrs @ 2.25
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Sep 10 @ 12:47 PM ET
You all can go back to being disappointed he isn't Matt Barzal now.
archromat
Location: Moncton, NB
Joined: 01.16.2012

Sep 10 @ 12:53 PM ET
My guess (see page 1) was $2.4M max and probably 2 years. I'd think 3 years is actually better for NJ because Zacha has some upside. IF he breaks out into a 20 goal scorer in addition to his defensive game it would be good value. If he stays what he is you are paying a guy who could play up to 2C if needed; although obviously he's been doing that with mixed results.
- Queenie_5_hole


2.25... close enough
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Sep 10 @ 1:03 PM ET
You all can go back to being disappointed he isn't Matt Barzal now.
- Pomegrant


Yes we can! If Hughes is only worth 4M AAV after his entry-level, I will be disappointed. Tho i am hopeful he will be a 14M guy by that time.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: How have you not heard of your boy, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Sep 10 @ 5:54 PM ET
You all can go back to being disappointed he isn't Matt Barzal now.
- Pomegrant

You mean provorov
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