19 mars 2019
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>NHLfan10506</b></div><div>I don't think they would this summer. I believe the plan is to get another goalie to compete with Blackwood, not to replace him.
I believe a big problem with Blackwood has been giving him the job without him really earning it. The entitlement to #1 role. He came into this season unprepared. Didn't get himself healthy and ready to play, and when he did, he played hurt for a while without telling staff. During that time, they had to put Wedgewood on waivers and lost him. Once Blackwood spoke up, it was too late and it compounded our goalie situation into a worse one as we had to go out and replace him and Wedgewood. This is likely why our GM was so upset with him. It is also a reason Blackwood fired his agent. Sounds like all sides have smoothed things over, but we shall see.
That said, Puljujarvi would likely be a guy Devils would have interest in.</div></div>
Thank you. I didn’t know about what happened with the GM, and Blackwood. I completely understand if they don’t trade Blackwood, maybe it’s just a little bit of wishful thinking… next season, he will be better I bet. I was thinking you would get a veteran and play Daws in the NHL. Do you think they call Daws up?
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>villenash</b></div><div> I probably don't have the insight to answer this question (NSH fan), but I'll do my best. It does feel like NJD aren't as confident in Blackwood after some disappointing recent play, but I'm not sure they move him this off-season. I think a Husso-Blackwood 1a/1b would be a good tandem for NJD. And if he bounces back, he should have more value in a trade or can be re-signed. Puljujarvi is an interesting option though-- and if Bernier is healthy, maybe they are more likely to move on from Blackwood now instead of carrying 3 goalies. I agree that he would be a good, cheap option for EDM-- hopefully he would bounce back.</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MellowK</b></div><div>I think Fitz would do it if the Devils are able to get a guy like Vanecek or Samsonov from Wash.
Hard to tell from a fan's perspective on how bad the falling-out between him and Fitz actually was. But I also think Blackwood can rebound, couldn't care less about how he played last year, as he didn't play a single healthy game.</div></div>
Thank you both for your comments! I completely agree. Blackwood just has so much potential, and I love the fit with Edmonton. Gets a good defensive defence man, and he would be very good. If New Jersey keeps him, I understand, and I think we need to give him another year to see what he is made of. If you guys got Vanecek, or Samsonov, I would love it if they did a Puljujarvi for Blackwood trade! I wonder if the players are not confident with him being the goalie. That can be an issue as well. Everyone should trust him more, and I agree I think he will be a good goalie as of next year!
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Lenny7</b></div><div>Can't imagine Guhle. Either a RD or winger to replace Laine, IMO. Dear lord if it was Petry... :tearsofjoy</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Salzy</b></div><div>I just dont know how MTL rates their prospects haha, maybe Hoffman</div></div>
How about one of Farrell, or Roy? Columbus has a few good RHD prospects, and some in the NHL. They have Boqvist, Ceulemans, etc. They could give Josh Brooks, but this isn’t terrible.
Columbus may be clearing Laine so they can get another good player to come up. Right now, they have Texier on the fourth line on ether depth chart. With Laine gone, that opens a place for him, then Nyquist will be gone the year after, so that will be another spot.
If they choose Wright, their center depth is going to be insane! Wright, Sillinger, Johnson, even though Johnson is looking like he may be a winger in Columbus. Maybe they want Slafkovsky, but I doubt it. This could screw over Arizona though, as I believe it may be Wright 1OA, Cooley 2OA if this trade happens.