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  1. The NJ Offseason Thread

    I don't think Kerfoot is ready for the NHL at all, if the Ranger sign I pray they throw him into a 3rd line role desperately to try and fix their shoddy center depth.
  2. Will Butcher to "visit" with Devils

    Denver's coach said this to NJ.com regarding Butcher's decision progress "I think the Devils are high on that list," Montgomery said. "I don't know for sure, but from what I've been hearing, they're a team that's definitely in that mix." http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2017/08/denver_coach_on_will_butchers_nhl_decision_devils.html
  3. Will Butcher to "visit" with Devils

    I don't see him as a future star, but I think you can bank on him being an NHLer, he certainly accomplished way more than Jimmy Vesey and even though Vesey isn't a star, he is an NHL level player. With how shallow we are on defense, I wouldn't sneeze at a free 22 year old NHL level prospect.
  4. The NJ Offseason Thread

    Vesey and Hayes both signed on August 20th, so I imagine Butcher does the same and takes a few days to make a decision. I wouldn't expect a decision from Butcher until August 18th, but I'd expect him in that same August 20th window. Think it's really bizarre that there's been almost no hype around him becoming a free agent, Vesey was hyped to the moon as an overaged winger (which is arguably the least important position in hockey), but no one cares about Butcher who's a 22 year old defenseman (arguably the most sought after position in hockey right now) who's coming off of a Hobey Baker and captained his team to a National Championship. Don't think Butcher is going to be a superstar, but it's bizarre nonetheless.
  5. The NJ Offseason Thread

    The games are up but they haven't been populated with any seats yet, I'll definitely be buying a ticket to opening night though and making a trip down from Western NY when they become available
  6. Can the Devils Make the Playoffs in 17-18?

    Do I think they will? No, but can they? I think it's possible, I mean really think of the model that Toronto had this past season that they rode to a playoff berth – high caliber youth up front, below average defense, and a goalie that can make up for their defensive misgivings. If Cory is back above .920 and the likes of Hischier, Zacha, and Speers all produce at good levels, I think we can at least be playing meaningful games in March.
  7. The Devils Uniforms

    If I end up buying one of the new Adidas jerseys, it'll be an authentic for sure. I was already against the replicas when I heard the Fanatics logo would be on the back, and iirc, the replicas will now be $100 and the authentics will be $200, so an authentic is much more affordable now.
  8. 2016-17 Prospects Thread

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  9. Mueller, Blandisi and Wedgewood Re-signed

    I've always liked Blender, not a fan of the whole diving thing but I like that he plays with an edge and likes the play the agitator role. I remember back in 2016 when we had both Palmieri and Blandisi going it was so much fun to watch those two both create offense and not be afraid to give you some pushback after the whistle. Hope Blender gets a chance to stick on the 4th line this year with a chance to play his way up the lineup.
  10. Around the League: 2016-17 edition

    Rick Tocchet behind the bench during a game: Johnny, whats your thoughts on what you're seeing out here? MacLean: WELL RICKY THE GUYS HAVEN'T GENERATED MUCH BUT THEY'RE MOVING THEIR LEGS AND THEY GOTTA STICK TO THE GAMEPLAN AND CLICHE AND CLICHE AND CLICHE. BACK TO YOU RICK.
  11. 2017 UFA Thread

    Is better than some of our defenseman? Absolutely, but he's not a better all around defenseman than Andy Greene or Damon Severson, he wouldn't be the head and shoulders best defenseman on our team, I'd much rather give Top 4 ice to Santini and Mueller and let them develop themselves than bring in a 38 year old log jammer. Markov is already a below average skater and a lazy competitor to my eye, that's not going to get better with age.
  12. 2017 UFA Thread

    Hell no, Markov is falling apart, I've been down on the guy for years, don't want him at this age for two years
  13. 2017 UFA Thread

    He's probably still asking for a multi-year deal, which teams are smart to balk at.
  14. 2017 UFA Thread

    Meh but let's be real, the guy is uncoachable! /TorontoMedia
  15. Around the League: 2016-17 edition

    Agreed, I always liked him, and his possession numbers were very good during his time here.
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