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NFT: Devils news- Zacha "agrees to terms" with KHL team

Stu11 : 9/9/2019 1:22 pm
This is a shocker out of LF. It seems like there is uncertainty of whether he's using this as a negotiating ploy or actually plans to sign there. While he's not the scorer the Devs hoped for when he was drafted #6 overall, he is still only 22 and has shown progress as a really good 2 way fwd/penalty killer who has shown some offensive promise. It would be a loss if he's gone.
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Ugh..  
Chris684 : 9/9/2019 1:36 pm : link
As a Giant, Met, Devil fan, I certainly didn't need this news today.

Seems like it might be a negotiating ploy  
Stu11 : 9/9/2019 1:54 pm : link
To get Ray to hurry up. If he officially signs there he's gone but its seems like it's not official.
Bummer  
Anakim : 9/9/2019 2:06 pm : link
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Well this sucks  
Jay on the Island : 9/9/2019 6:53 pm : link
He has been a disappointment so far obviously but he is still very young, 22 years old, and he finished the season very well. He had 11 points in his final 12 games after coming back form injury. He looked like a different player.

Now this could have been just a tease but I think that he could be a 40+ point producer for the Devils next season. At the very least he is a great penalty killer and 4th line center.
Seems like it was much ado about nothing  
Stu11 : 9/10/2019 9:16 am : link

Elliotte Friedman
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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
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Hokejista Pavel Zacha bude pokračovat v New Jersey Devils, s nimiž se dohodl na podmínkách nové smlouvy. Klub nejspíš podrobnosti oznámí v průběhu úterý.


Shero reacted angrily yesterday and people criticized Zacha saying it was a bad negotiating ploy but it seems to have worked...
From Shero's comments  
Jay on the Island : 9/10/2019 10:40 am : link
It was obvious that he was expecting a deal to get done but he was clearly unhappy with Zacha's tactics. I just hope this doesn't become an issue in the future.
Good news  
Jay on the Island : 9/10/2019 6:18 pm : link
Zacha signed a 3 year $6.75 million dollar contract with the Devils.

I'm glad they went for 3 years instead of 2. If he continues to play how he finished last season that will be a huge bargain for years 2 and 3.
yep very good point Jay  
Stu11 : 9/10/2019 10:45 pm : link
that 3rd year is huge at that #. Now all the RFA's are done. Seems like they are negotiating with Hall but I have a feeling he'll be sitting there at the trade deadline without an extension.
Good news.  
Mr. Bungle : 9/10/2019 10:46 pm : link
Glad that got done.
RE: yep very good point Jay  
Jay on the Island : 9/11/2019 9:21 am : link
In comment 14571162 Stu11 said:
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that 3rd year is huge at that #. Now all the RFA's are done. Seems like they are negotiating with Hall but I have a feeling he'll be sitting there at the trade deadline without an extension.

I think so as well.
RE: RE: yep very good point Jay  
Stu11 : 9/11/2019 11:26 am : link
In comment 14571367 Jay on the Island said:
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that 3rd year is huge at that #. Now all the RFA's are done. Seems like they are negotiating with Hall but I have a feeling he'll be sitting there at the trade deadline without an extension.


I think so as well.

Honestly I wouldn't be against talking trade right now. I think Colorado is the fit. Checks all the boxes- They are loaded with a stable of really good young DMen, are always looking to add fwd talent, have tons of cap space for an extension and definitely a cup contender going forward so I'm sure he's sign there. As an added bonus it sends him back outside the conference. I just think letting him go through the season without an extension and letting walk in July for nothing is too much of a risk for this organization to take.
If they don’t sign him before they season  
Oscar : 9/11/2019 11:29 am : link
They have to trade him. Honestly between an 8 year, huge dollar contract and a trade I am kind of leaning trade anyway.
RE: Bummer  
Anakim : 9/11/2019 11:56 am : link
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Well, this aged poorly
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Stu11 : 9/11/2019 12:47 pm : link
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Well, this aged poorly

Thanks for your awesome contributions. Hence I had the title in quotation marks. Sorry I never got the total attendance of the Devs draft party outside the Rock for you. Hope it met your standards.
RE: RE: RE: yep very good point Jay  
Jay on the Island : 9/13/2019 5:00 pm : link
In comment 14571579 Stu11 said:
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Honestly I wouldn't be against talking trade right now. I think Colorado is the fit. Checks all the boxes- They are loaded with a stable of really good young DMen, are always looking to add fwd talent, have tons of cap space for an extension and definitely a cup contender going forward so I'm sure he's sign there. As an added bonus it sends him back outside the conference. I just think letting him go through the season without an extension and letting walk in July for nothing is too much of a risk for this organization to take.

I would absolutely be all for a trade at the right price. The Devils have the talent to compete for a playoff spot next season which obviously complicates this whole situation.

I have a bad feeling that they will be in the playoff hunt at the deadline and they will end up losing Hall to free agency next year. One interesting suggestion from a couple of months ago was Hall for Laine. Laine needs a new contract too but I would rather give a long term deal to a young player like him. I don't have a problem signing Hall but I would prefer a 5 year deal rather than a max deal.

I just have a feeling that Hall wants to move on. The Devils focus has to be on long term deals for Hischier and eventually Hughes. They also will need to lock up Bratt, Blackwood (if he is a legit starting goalie), Smith, and Butcher.
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