NEW YORK POST: Mark Everson today reported on the Devils woeful offensive production and with the trade deadline past, suggested it may be time for GM Lou Lamoriello to recall veteran forward Alexander Mogilny from their farm club. Lamoriello sent Mogilny down earlier this season as a payroll cutting measure.


  1. mush124 says:

    he has 4 goals in 19 games playing with Albany in the AHL. How the hell would he help the devils score goals in the nhl if he cant even score in the AHL.

  2. Mimo says:

    The biggest mistake was signing him for 3MIL. What the hell were you thinking Lamoriello?

  3. SJ_Sharks_Fan_19 says:

    do you honestly he think he cares about playing there though? Im sure he barely even puts in any effort down there.

  4. mush124 says:

    thats exactly his problem. Therefore why he will not be returning to the nhl.

  5. thatleafsguy says:

    way to rip off word for word the post on spector’s hockey site:


    “NEW YORK POST: Mark Everson today reported on the Devils woeful offensive production and with the trade deadline past, suggested it may be time for GM Lou Lamoriello to recall veteran forward Alexander Mogilny from their farm club. Lamoriello sent Mogilny down earlier this season as a payroll cutting measure.”

    What an outstanding effort put forth by you.

    BTW, they can call him up, but the minute they do, Almo will get plucked by another team for their run to the cup. Expecially since the team will only have to pay half his clip, my guess would be Dallas, Tampa, Montreal, or San Jose.

  6. wingerxxx says:

    He’s on cruise control in Albany.

  7. Mimo says:

    How can another taem pick him up? Is he a UFA????

  8. thatleafsguy says:

    If he gets called up on re-entry waivers hes open to the rest of the league, any team can claim him and only have to pay half his salary for the rest of the season. He is not a UFA, but if a team does claim him they will have to put up with him for 2 more years at 3.5 million per season. Lou screwed himself on this one and many others this year, and the Leafs get blamed for running up the market lol so far Almo is overpaid, and Koivu’s contract in Montreal set the market for this type of player and Koivu is over paid for what he provides.

  9. Flyers4Ever says:

    atleast Koivu is a captain and brings something else to the table. Mogilny is just an aging scoring winner that can’t really score anymore.

  10. thatleafsguy says:

    almo can score i have no doubt about that but defense isnt his thing.

  11. papichulo71 says:

    Pull him up during the playoffs and no other team will be able to pick him up.

  12. thatleafsguy says:

    yes they will

  13. Flyer_Dman says:

    First of all, the leafs were an ENORMOUS reason the players’ contracts exploded.

    Second of all, it is mathmatically and logically impossible to run up the market now. So comparing leaf moves made prior to the cap with other teams’ moves made after the cap is useless and makes no sense.

  14. RangerSteve says:

    Mogilny’s a part time player in the AHL. He actually has a clause in his contract that says he only has to play home games lol. I don’t follow minor hockey that much, but my buddy who works for the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Pens told me that Mogilny wasn’t making many trips on those horrific buses.

  15. thatleafsguy says:

    The leafs never ran up the contracts of anyone, that was the new york rangers, and as a flyer fan you shouldn’t even talk, cough LeClair, Recchi, Amonte, Roenick cough. The leafs the year holik was a UFA were in the running for his services until the rangers blew the price for him out the water. The leafs were not crazy enough to put out 9 mil for a scrub like holik. Over the last 10 years name one player not in the cap era that was over paid by the Leafs, name one you may only find one so make it a good one. The only one that comes to mind is Ken Klee.

  16. Flyer_Dman says:

    I in no way am saying the Flyers werent a huge part of the reason aswell, but I also didn’t randomly bring up the Flyers were not part of the problem.

    It is tough to find the salaries players had in the past. But off the top of my head I am thinking Belfour, Domi, Roberts, Nolan, Niewendyk, and Mogilny…not to mention Klee.

  17. NjDEVSFN says:

    it couldnt hurt especially since it wouldnt count against the cap

    doesnt mean itll work either

    devils have “exploded” for 9 goals in 2 games, they may not need him in april

  18. nyrhockey094 says:

    Yeah but over the last 20 years when was the last time the leafs won a cup? hmmm Never.

  19. thatleafsguy says:

    that has nothing to do with player salary you are straying off topic dingleberry.

  20. thatleafsguy says:

    Belfour was outstanding in 04 he was never overpaid, look at brodeur’s contract.

    Domi was overpayed for sure but he was a tough guy that potted 10 goals a year, how does domi drive up a market?

    Roberts are you serious? Check his stats for his tenure in Toronto, plus he was making 3.5 a year to provide offense, physicality and leadership, and he did.

    Nolan’s contract was given to him by the San Jose Sharks not the Toronto Maple Leafs.

    Nieuwendyk played in Toronto for only a little more than 1 million bucks, and was the best deal of 04.

    Mogilny was and still is a prolific score, he was paid correctly.

    You don’t know what you ar talking about my friend.

  21. Flyer_Dman says:

    Belfour has one good year that takes the Leafs nowhere in the playoffs and it justifies a 5 million dollar contract?

    Overpaying a tough guy drives up the market just like overpaying a scorer drives up the market. Players compare themselves with the contracts of similar players around the NHL. Domi gets overpaid, so other useless tough guys around the league say, “well I am much more useful then Tie Domi yet I am barely making any more than he is. I need a raise.” So that is exactly how Domi drives up the market.

    Mogilny was at the end of his prime when he was on the Devils. He had one “prolific” year out of three while in Toronto. Between what you say about Belfour and Mogilny it seems like you can pay them the big bucks as long as they show up for one year during their contract.

    I’ll give you the others though. Like I said, I was trying to do it off the top of my head.

  22. kingryge says:

    I think the devils will do fine until next year. The Devils werent going into this expecting to win the cup, there slowly building up. They got a great line of prospects coming up, especailly Travis Zajac from Winnipeg who is currently playing in UND whoes in the frozen four. If Zajac signs next year he’s going to be a huge boost to the Devils line up. He’s not your next wayne gretzky but he has amazing speed and nice hands. Mogilny shouldnt come back and we should start prasing are prospects.

  23. thinice987 says:

    Any team that signs a player for 3 million then sends them to the minors for this long should just pack up and move.

    Like come on.

    Get your act together.

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