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  1. GDT: 9/25/17 NJ Devils @ Senators @ PEI @ Hockeyville

    Split squad games are more common early in preseason, but they're way more common in MLB preseason. I think their popularity has diminished some now that you have to dress a certain number of veteran players for every game.
  2. GDT: 9/25/17 NJ Devils @ Senators @ PEI @ Hockeyville

    It was reported that both games were to be available but now they've said NHL network will be blacked out here.
  3. GDT: 9/25/17 NJ Devils @ Senators @ PEI @ Hockeyville

    Both games are supposed to be televised, and neither game will be blacked out. This game starts at 6 PM EST.
  4. GDT: 9/23/17 Bright Lights Brah @ NJ Devils

    They didn't get rid of the timeout. Most whistles at the end of the game are probably not for icing, so you'll still see plenty of that, not to mention that the offense may call timeout to set up a play and rest their best guys late in games. I agree that it probably won't affect the rate of icings, but I feel confident that not allowing line changes after icings has (as well as the puck-over-glass rule). Throwing the puck away blindly should not be rewarded.
  5. GDT: 9/23/17 Bright Lights Brah @ NJ Devils

    I liked a lot of what McLeod did tonight but I don't see him making the team - he's not making enough happen out there in the games I've seen. One more year and he should be challenging for a spot. Blandisi should be on the team for sure. I suspect Hayes will make the team. Bratt is a wildcard, he has played really well but I don't see the incentive to him making the team. As for the defense, Butcher does some nice things but I don't see why he would make the team at this point. Some time in Binghamton could help him. I don't think Santini had a good game but I don't think his roster spot is up for grabs, either. So this makes the lines something like: Hall-Zacha-Palmieri Johansson-Henrique-Stafford Blandisi-Hischier-Hayes Wood-?-Noesen Maybe they'd move Blandisi down to the 4th line center spot and put Quenneville or Bratt on that wing. Coleman could make the team as an extra. I dunno, maybe they will take someone on waivers for this spot also.
  6. GDT: 9/23/17 Bright Lights Brah @ NJ Devils

    You don't understand the point of making that rule? The purpose of not allowing line changes after icing is to discourage icing. The purpose of not allowing timeouts after an icing is to... discourage icing, as well as increase scoring.
  7. GDT: 9/21/17 NJ Devils @ Les Habitants

    Yeah, good game all around by the guys that matter. I think Blandisi's going to make this team out of camp - he's playing well. Bratt looks intriguing and he'll go back to London and play well when he does. Quenneville was less impressive but hey, Albany could use some help and perhaps he'll improve as the season goes along. I don't have to talk about Hischier or do I - he's really good. Only questions are about his ability to weather the season - otherwise he's an NHLer already. There's hope here.
  8. GDT: Heroes vs Villains 7:00 Da Garden

    This was the Devils' B squad and I thought they looked pretty good considering. I guess they had 3 of their top D, but the other 3 D were AHL quality. Zacha was the best player as Mantzas noted. Made some sharp plays with the puck. Stafford wasn't bad either, but he should look good against a Rangers team that also wasn't loaded. Speers and McLeod weren't making a great case for their making the team in this game, but I thought both guys made some small plays that'll be the kind of thing that will make them good NHLers. They showed good anticipation. Hayes looked better tonight. I don't know if he's worth giving a contract to but at least he didn't take 4 minors again. Not sure what to make of Dyblenko, who got beat badly on Rangers goal #1 but who seems relatively competent? I guess he'll start the season in the AHL regardless. Blackwood made some big stops and had no chance on the game-winner.
  9. GDT: 9/18/17 Washington Capitals @ NJ Devils

    Anyway, I didn't see the whole game - Yankees and Giants being in action limited that - but I liked what I was seeing out of the team in general. Power play was bad but I don't really care about that, it's Preseason game 1. Players I thought looked good - Johansson, Bratt, Coleman, Blandisi. Hischier wasn't overpowering or anything but obviously the goal was good. Butcher looked like he knew what he was doing besides that awful coverage on the goal, but again, it's game 1 of the preseason.
  10. GDT: 9/18/17 Washington Capitals @ NJ Devils

    Okay, good logic. Please post any time someone makes fun of the Devils, especially a Rangers fan, it's what I love to read when I come here.
  11. GDT: 9/18/17 Washington Capitals @ NJ Devils

    On the contrary, you're so obsessed with them. What compelled you to post that here?
  12. GDT: 9/18/17 Washington Capitals @ NJ Devils

    Most impressed so far with Bratt, who's got good speed and it appears good smarts as well. I assume he won't be in Devils camp this time next week but I'm curious to see how he does in junior this season.
  13. 2017 Training Camp thread

    I know all about Franson's numbers, but Franson has just never been a guy that NHL teams value. Nashville is a team that once did, perhaps - they traded a lot to get him at the deadline in 2015 - but then he played 3rd pairing minutes and I think was a healthy scratch in some playoff games as well. Teams don't care about the summer, but they do care about the career. He didn't move at the deadline last year. He's 30 now, he's never been the fastest guy, and he played 3rd pairing minutes on a bad team the last two years. And who says Franson wants to go into a spot where he knows he's gonna be traded in February if things go the way they're supposed to? He's played for a garbage team for two years. If he gets stuck on a team like NJ that's going to do zero to help out his numbers and already has a bunch of guys signed that they clearly like using, that could be it for him if he gets on the wrong side of the coach. I don't like Lovejoy or Moore either, but I don't see any point to signing Franson. The Devils have 4 RHD and Butcher besides. They should be giving their 3rd pairing minutes to inexperienced defensemen to see if they can maybe play in this league.
  14. I like Bryce and think he'll do a good job, but I do think having two guys who basically played the same way and probably think the same way about the game isn't the best balance for a broadcast.
  15. Taking over John MacLean's role.
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