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  1. GDT: Sharks @ Devils, 7:00

    I like that Hynes is holding players accountable by taking away ice time and Miles Wood drives me nuts in a Clarkson 2.0 type of way but shortening the bench as much as he does in the back end of back to backs and 3 in 4 nights is bizarre to me. Palmieri also missed 10 or so minutes after his penalty. Not saying this is why we lost or anything like that but the team did looked gased in the 3rd.
  2. 2018 NHL Draft Thread

    Is this enough for him to fall all the way to our 31st overall pick?
  3. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    I actually hold more animosity towards the Sabres and Leafs for their bullsh!t tank jobs. The Oilers futility was more just a result of inept management IMO and fans stuck through all of it. They deserve to get to watch this kid and Draisatl on a nightly basis after watching spring 2017 Devils level hockey for the better part of a decade. I would still root for any "southern" or expansion market team over any team in Canada, but that's a whole other story.
  4. 2016 Devils 6th Round Pick Jesper Bratt

    He and Zacha were pretty close to having multiple point nights last night. How many posts has PZ hit the last two games, 3? I would keep that duo together and see if they can't break out sometime over the next few games.
  5. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    McDavid is insane. Note that he does that against Duncan Keith, not some fringe NHLer either.
  6. GDT: Devils @ Senators, 7:30 PM

    Looks like we can stop worrying about whether or not Hall will want to re-sign here. The Bratt-Zacha pairing was soooo close to breaking out as well.
  7. GDT: Devils @ Senators, 7:30 PM

    It's nice to be genuinely excited to watch the Devils on gameday. I watch as much as possible because I enjoy hockey but NJD haven't been must watch TV like this in years.
  8. Patrick Roy Appreciation Thread

    I don't think having such an easy series again the Pens helped either. We kind of sleep walked through the first 4 games and then turned it on in game 5. After that 4-1 win, I was so sure we were going to see the cup in Game 6 I packed all sorts of stuff to tailgate late into the night in the stadium parking lot. One of the more crushing defeats ever.
  9. Patrick Roy Appreciation Thread

    For a match-up of all-time greats, the goaltending in that series sucked.
  10. GDT: Devils @ Toronto 7:30 PM

    I missed the first two games while on vacation but finally caught the Leafs game the other night. I'm still smiling about how this group out-skated their supposed group of young superstars...so much fun to watch.
  11. Around the League: 2016-17 edition

    I feel like their now former GM (Murray) handled the tear down and re-build like a fantasy GM. It was bizarre to me when he got so much credit for the tank when that was the easy part. I still don't get giving up those assets for Lehner.
  12. 2017 Training Camp thread

    Nice, I would love to see him tear up the OHL for another year. As great as he was down the stretch, it was only 1/2 of a season of dominance.
  13. In Russia NHL returns you. Kovalchuk staying in KHL.

    I like how Shero handled this entire ordeal. From the very beginning, he basically put it on the agent to find a trade that would be suitable to the Devils. it seems like he wasted very little time trying to appease Kovy and when the offers came back not to his liking, he let Kovy go back to Russia. I know some people think any asset he could have got back would be better than nothing, which is true in a vacuum but I also think it's important that Ray maintain his integrity when he sets a price and not let anyone call his bluff. I think back to the Hall/Larsson trade where he told Chiarelli that the only thing he would accept for #5 was Hall (or McDavid) and in the end, that's exactly what he got.
  14. 2017 UFA Thread

    What would people think of signing Markov for the 2 years he's asking? I think it could be part of a good short term solution for the defense while Shero works to find more permanent long term guys for the backend. Also, given how long it typically takes for defenseman to develop, The other thing I would like to see Shero do would be to target D prospects who were drafted in '15 or '16 using Kovy or possibly Henrique as the bait. Off the top of my head, I'm specifically thinking of guys like Dante Fabbro in Nashville or Jacob Larsson in Anaheim. If we just wait until the '18 draft to start bolstering the backend, it's going to be a long wait until we're a serious contender again.
  15. 2017 UFA Thread

    Haha, I guess I didn't think that all the way through. Futures would probably be more likely since they seem to be in win now mode with Weber, Price, Pacioretty, Alzner all in their middle to late prime. The general point remains the same though, Bergevin seems like he might be primed to overpay on Kovy after losing their second leading scorer from a year ago.
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