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  1. GDT: 9/18/17 Washington Capitals @ NJ Devils

    Mueller looks like he could really develop into something, in my opinion. He has a goal in this game, on a heavy shot off the faceoff. I hope he gets a solid opportunity here. Hall looks like summer was nothing but hockey withdrawal. He's flying out there. Caps color commentator noticed that the Devils changed the jerseys. "Looks like they've got more stripes..."Quite the opposite of what's been said on Devils forums!
  2. Around the League: 2016-17 edition

    That quote is really frustrating, implying that the organization made him play when he didn't believe he was healthy. IMO, they would be more likely to force him not to play if he was healthy. The Devils could not wait to get rid of him. Whatever, thanks for helping us tank to get Nico, DSP.
  3. Salvador is a well spoken guy, and is a major upgrade over Johnny Mac! He won't be a pain to listen to, so this is great news.
  4. 2017-2018 Prospects Thread

    Not a great outcome, but both goals were quite nice.
  5. The Devils Uniforms

    Not my jersey
  6. 2017-2018 Prospects Thread

    New uniforms, the white ones. A couple of additional thoughts for as long as I watched (I caught about 1.5 periods): Kapla (I think) got the OT goal, but I thought he had a rough game otherwise. Jacobs was not good either, and not in the sense that you didn't even realize he was playing, but more in the sense that every time he was on the ice, it seemed like something bad was happening. I'm not sure what happened to him, but it's looking like he won't get past the AHL any time soon. Nico really does have some speed, and he's able to create offense when you don't expect it. He reads plays well, is always in position, and is not afraid to wait for the right opportunity to make his move. He was good at slowing down the game too. There were a couple times that he tried to do a wraparound, which seems like his thing. Took a bit to get warmed up, but only got better as the game went on. He created a bunch of good plays. Bastian was surprisingly good. He made some nice plays, which was surprising, considering many of us thought he regressed. McLeod was an animal out there. He and Butcher were the most noticeable players for the Devils. McLeod had some quality chances, even though he didn't score. I thought he was even better than the forwards with NHL experience. I'm hoping to see him in NJ this season. Studenic had speed and created some good chances. He was a big part of one of the Kujawinski goals I saw. Their linemate Cangelosi was impressive in the O zone too, but he looked like he was trying to do too much at times. And this probably goes without saying, but Santini played very well. He isn't always the quickest player, but he was great positionally, I thought. Quenneville could have been better, but he showed confidence and control in his game. Overall, I thought McLeod and Butcher had the best games on our side. Nico was up there as well.
  7. 2017-2018 Prospects Thread

    The Buffalo stream might be better (and has commentary): https://www.nhl.com/video/live-sabres-vs-devils/t-281013894/c-40474303 Just turned the game on, but looks like the Devils are dominating, despite only a 1-0 lead. McLeod has looked like the best player on the ice during his shifts. Edit: Sabres just tied it after their powerplay.
  8. The NJ Offseason Thread

    I wasn't complaining, just an observation (Palmieri, Gormley, Moore, Mueller, Johansson). I agree that it's better to give a shot to someone who showed real promise at one point. And I'm normally one to hold out hope for players longer than I should (I waited forever for Josefson, Rundblad, etc.). Regardless, I don't think anyone believes he is that likely to stick around this season.
  9. The NJ Offseason Thread

    This reminds me of the Gormley move from last year. Shero seems to like bringing on former first round picks that were thought to have high upside when they were drafted.
  10. 2018 NHL Draft Thread

    Interesting list. Lots will change, as they do every year, but the top 3 are looking amazing right now. It would be nice if the Devils got some Lottery Ball Hall luck again. I would not be surprised if Svechnikov is looking like the number 1 next summer. Really hoping the Devils have a shot at Adam Boqvist, but it will likely require him to fall quite a bit. I'm looking at guys like Zadina and Veleno to rise quickly in the rankings, once the CHL gets going. Some of the North American D are likely to challenge Boqvist, and maybe even Dahlin, as well. If the Devils had a chance to grab Svechnikov, it would be a treat to see him playing on Nico's wing for years to come. The guy looks like Patrick Kane playing against a bunch of kids.
  11. Will Butcher Agrees to Terms with Devils

    For every O'Reilly, Silfverberg, or Palmieri, there's at least one player who amounted to nothing at the NHL level that was taken around the JJ selection. I can't be too mad at the pick, especially because JJ was able to produce at a decent rate at literally every level except the NHL. I was holding out hope for him for a very long time given his AHL, SHL, and world juniors performances. Besides, it's not like Lou did anything really ridiculous like electing to not forfeit the first round pick that was second-to-last.
  12. Devils Sign RW Drew Stafford

    I'm not a huge fan of Stafford lately, but I have been proven wrong before by signings like these by NJ, so hopefully that's the case again. Looking forward to this turning into part of next year's Palmieri/Johansson type of trade.
  13. Will Butcher Agrees to Terms with Devils

    Butcher should see if ESPN will feature an hour-long special on him for Sunday as he reveals the lucky team to which he plans on taking his talents... In all seriousness though, I do find it a bit ridiculous that these NCAA free agents have so much hype surrounding them, when most of them are probably fringe NHL players. It's another reason that the whole "loophole" doesn't bother me too much.
  14. Hischier: What are your projections for season 1?

    I think he'll play the full season. I'm optimistic about Nico long term, but I think it'll take a while before he starts producing at a high level. For the first season, I'm going with 14 goals and 25 assists, for 39 points.
  15. The NJ Offseason Thread

    He probably has a better shot at making it with the Rangers than with the Devils at this point. And that's a really good sign! You could make a full lineup of prospects ahead of him in the Devils' pipeline. Not that Daniel was seriously suggesting it, but Kerfoot will not be anything like Gaudreau IMO.
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