Stars acquire D Lovejoy from the Devils for Carrick + 3rd

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Stars acquire D Lovejoy from the Devils for Carrick + 3rd

Postby Troy McClure » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:38 am



Lovejoy is a 35 year old rental who is now the second highest paid defender on the team.

I guess we'll see if he pushes Polak or Fedun out of the lineup. My guess is Fedun.
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Re: Stars acquire D Lovejoy from the Devils for Carrick + 3rd

Postby Troy McClure » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:48 am

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Re: Stars acquire D Lovejoy from the Devils for Carrick + 3rd

Postby cdanew » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:21 am

I've got no problem with this, as long as the cap hit does not preclude an acquisition for some goal scoring. Lovejoy has struck me as a steady, if unspectacular, defenseman.

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Re: Stars acquire D Lovejoy from the Devils for Carrick + 3rd

Postby wonko80 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:21 am

Apparently Lovejoy's nickname is Reverend because of the Simpsons character. So that already makes him awesome.

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Re: Stars acquire D Lovejoy from the Devils for Carrick + 3rd

Postby slaps » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:35 am

I prefer Bill Hatefun.

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Postby ToddM » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:40 am

Getting older and slower in a league heading the exact opposite direction. THIS IS GOOD

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Re: Stars acquire D Lovejoy from the Devils for Carrick + 3rd

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Re: Stars acquire D Lovejoy from the Devils for Carrick + 3rd

Postby cdanew » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:53 am

ToddM wrote:Getting older and slower in a league heading the exact opposite direction. THIS IS GOOD


This is a short term stopgap to add D depth until the end of the season. Think Nill was scared if Polak had been injured Thursday after taking that shot. Cost was negligible. Just judge the move for what it is.

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Re: Stars acquire D Lovejoy from the Devils for Carrick + 3rd

Postby wonko80 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:07 pm

It's not like Carrick was super fast. Or like he was actually playing.

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Postby slaps » Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:14 pm

Also enjoyable is the sweet sweet tears of all the Stars fans on Reddit melting down over trading Carrick and all his POTENTIAL.

It’s an 8% chance of a NHL player for a steady depth defensemen with playoff experience. Plus a contract dump.

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Re: Stars acquire D Lovejoy from the Devils for Carrick + 3rd

Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:11 pm

Wasn’t Carrick acquired anyway as a panic move when we had like 5 defensemen injured as once and it was either give someone a 7th or play Joel Hanley for an extended period? Oh, and then Carrick got hurt too. I don’t think this is a particularly big loss.
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Re: Stars acquire D Lovejoy from the Devils for Carrick + 3rd

Postby ScubaSteve » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:12 pm

And at least we’re only giving up a 3rd for 17 games of a mediocre player instead of a first. See how far we’ve come in 15 years?
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Re: Stars acquire D Lovejoy from the Devils for Carrick + 3rd

Postby The Frugal Gourmet » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:56 pm

Smart move. This guy is a way better scorer than Nichuskin. He can start play on our second line immediately.

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Re: Stars acquire D Lovejoy from the Devils for Carrick + 3rd

Postby BigAl » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:57 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:Wasn’t Carrick acquired anyway as a panic move when we had like 5 defensemen injured as once and it was either give someone a 7th or play Joel Hanley for an extended period?

The trade was made before the season started and I think only Johns was out. It wasn’t until several weeks later that Methot went out.
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Re: Stars acquire D Lovejoy from the Devils for Carrick + 3rd

Postby B Kat » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:48 pm

They're just saving Julie to land the big fish.

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Re: Stars acquire D Lovejoy from the Devils for Carrick + 3rd

Postby Troy McClure » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:34 pm

Monty talking about the addition of Lovejoy is funny because he says the team now has 7 D. He corrects himself to say 8 D, but it gives away that Honka is a complete afterthought.

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Re: Stars acquire D Lovejoy from the Devils for Carrick + 3rd

Postby SaintAngerBH » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:32 pm

slaps wrote:Also enjoyable is the sweet sweet tears of all the Stars fans on Reddit melting down over trading Carrick and all his POTENTIAL.

It’s an 8% chance of a NHL player for a steady depth defensemen with playoff experience. Plus a contract dump.


Those people annoy me to no end. I just don't get it...

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