Devils Add Salary, Panthers Get D-Man

The finalized deals post 3-pm turned out to be: Devils acquiring Jason Weimer from the Flames for a 4th round pick and the Panthers trading Petr Taticek (complete bust) for Rick Jackman of the Penguins.


11 Responses to Devils Add Salary, Panthers Get D-Man

  1. SJ_Sharks_Fan_19 says:

    wow Pens got *****in ripped there

  2. coach_bombay says:

    what about RDS saying that there are two trades that are still have detalis being worked out! We probably will see another 2 befor 6pm.

  3. Maximus says:

    Taticek is not devoid of skill. Jackman has worn out his welcome in Dallas, Toronto, two coaching staffs in Pittsburgh. Maybe it is in Jackman’s best interest to have another fresh start in Florida. Maybe Taticek can revive his career too. He is only 22

  4. SabresFan220 says:

    Great, New Jersey gets yet another checking forward who plays defense exclusively because he can’t score. Gionta, Elias, and Gomez are the Devils’ entire offense.

    I really hate New Jersey’s gameplan and style of play, they play more not to lose than to try to win. Having Brodeur and the best defense in the NHL for the last 10 years, they decided if they could just stop other teams from scoring they eventually would have to score. To their credit the strategy has worked to the tune of 3 Cups, and they don’t screw around with the few skilled players they do have. After winning the Cup with a defense 1st mentality, the Devils changed the NHL into a defense 1st league. Aside from Gomez, Gionta, and Elias (maybe Langenbrunner too) the rest of their team are aggitators, checkers, and grinders with mediocur to no offensive skill.

    The NHL’s new rules were created to discourage a defensive style of play by trying to make it ineffective. Fast skilled skaters are now supposed to be able to beat the trap and zone defenses New Jersey and now Florida try to use. However, a defensive style still seems to work somehow. Until there is a team that can thoroughly beat NJ by outskating them and proving their defensive strategy doesn’t work anymore, they’ll continue to use it.

    Yes, I’m kind of complaining here. I just wish NJ would join the progression of the rest of the league and try to win by scoring goals.

  5. Kamakaze says:

    Granted, I’d like to see Jersey pick up some skill myself.. but just one question…

    What was the last Major Team Sports franchise to win a championship with an offense-first system? (Besides maybe the pansy girl-fest that is baseball…)

  6. Kamakaze says:

    Granted, I’d like to see Jersey pick up some skill myself.. but just one question…

    What was the last Major Team Sports franchise to win a championship with an offense-first system? (Besides maybe the pansy girl-fest that is baseball…)

  7. Pock_53 says:

    should they just firesale madden, pandalfo, brylin, and the other role players that were a bif part of their past success? this is the first season of the new nhl and its gonna take time for teams to rebuild to it in the meantime there not gonna just start adding players that aren’t going to fit into there chemistry especially w/ little room left cap wise i’m hoping w/ the addition of weimer the devs will somehow be able to get a langenbruner/parise/kozlov for a second somewhat legitimate scoring line what are you so upset about anyways if your buff fan anyway unless your worried about facing the devils in a first round matchup

  8. miker183 says:

    Maybe someone can clear this up for me. I read that the Devils were bumping up against the cap, they moved some minor players, and some draft picks, but they had to have added salary.

    My question is aren’t they now over the cap?? Of course, not sure about Malakhov’s status.

  9. NjDEVSFN says:

    SabresFan220

    The New York Rangers played the trap effectively against the Devils on 3/4/2006.

    Watch the tape.

    For f***s sake, the Devils aren’t (and haven’t) been the only team to utilize the TRAP to win.

    Get over your jealousy.

    The Devils current Cap is around 39.26 however, Matvichuk is on IR and his salary probably does not count against the cap (or soon won’t). His contract is more than Lukowich’s, so the Devils will gain some cap space (if that is the case). Sean Brown (450K) was traded and Weimer makes 450K, so it cancels out.

  10. SabresFan220 says:

    Sorry I don’t have access to tapes of every game played during a given NHL season. The Rangers don’t really play a passive style the way the Devils do. They are loaded with offensive guns and having a goalie like Lundqvist generally doesn’t hurt. They don’t put every single player hovering in the neutral zone, but they do utilize a good transition game.

    The thing that gets me is within the Devils’ style if Brodeur gets hot they could make some noise in the playoffs. I’d be worried about their defense if I were a Devils fan though, not nearly the talent you’re used to having back there. The only way to beat the Devils in the playoffs is to outskate them and find a way to beat Brodeur. Otherwise they will shut you down by loading the neutral zone and wait for Elias, Gionta, or Gomez to score so they can win by 1-0 or 2-1.

    I’m not so jealous of their success as I am at how boring watching them play can be. Granted every team can play a boring game, but personally I haven’t seen a boring Sabres game all year. And I must question a team that barely sells out playoff games and has their Stanley Cup parades in a parking lot. Dare I say maybe they should relocate the team to a real hockey city?

  11. SabresFan220 says:

    I do believe the St. Louis Rams pulled it off playing basically offense first. Maybe they are the only non baseball team in recent history to win a championship that way, but there is no denying they won it on offense.

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