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  1. Vegas odds put Devils in last

    This article by the Hockey Writers (Power Rankings Based on Position) has us last too. Worse than Colorado, VGK, Vancouver, etc... http://thehockeywriters.com/nhl-power-rankings-based-on-positional-rankings/
  2. Will Butcher to "visit" with Devils

    NHL.com is reporting that Pittsburgh has reached out to Butcher too. Not a big surprise...
  3. Can the Devils Make the Playoffs in 17-18?

    Also, I don't like to be negative (Little Ball of Hate was one of Verbeek's nicknames, not mine!) so I usually don't say anything too negative BUT no. No playoffs. Not without Trav half the year. I hope I'm wrong.
  4. Can the Devils Make the Playoffs in 17-18?

    I thought I'd put this gem here - it was retweeted by the Devils Insiders (who do great podcasts IMHO): Igor Eronko ‏Verified account @IgorEronko Sergei Kalinin says SKA would beat both #Marlies and #NJDevils #KHL
  5. Zajac... OUT 4-6 Months

    Tom Gulitti‏ Verified account @TomGulittiNHL This is almost six years to the day that the Devils announced Zajac ruptured his Achilles in offseason training (Aug. 18, 2011).
  6. The NJ Offseason Thread

    New Jersey Devils‏ Verified account @NJDevils BREAKING: Travis Zajac to miss 4-6 months after undergoing successful surgery to repair a torn left pectoral muscle. https://www.nhl.com/devils/news/center-travis-zajac-undergoes-pectoral-surgery/c-290698352
  7. Vegas odds put Devils in last

    Timely.. Greg Wyshynski ‏Verified account @wyshynski Hopping on @SiriusXMNHL at around 5:05 to discuss your 2017-18 Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils.
  8. Will Butcher to "visit" with Devils

    Craig Custance‏ Verified account @CraigCustance Butcher hasn't received calls from Detroit, Chi, Toronto or SJ. Columbus has made a pitch. Right now, there's about a half dozen teams considered legitimate contenders on Butcher. Hasn't made any city visits yet.
  9. The NJ Offseason Thread

    New Jersey Devils‏ Verified account @NJDevils Save the date! #NJDevils single game tickets will be available to the general public on August 25. http://atnhl.com/2fomuaW
  10. Will Butcher to "visit" with Devils

    From NHL.com, don't expect to hear much for about a week: "Will's going to be on a number of conference calls Wednesday, and if there's an opportunity that's compelling, we'll pursue it," Bartlett told the Review-Journal. "I think with talking to the teams and visiting a couple of the cities, it will take about a week to get it done."
  11. Will Butcher to "visit" with Devils

    This is from SB Nation but it's similar to other projections I've read. I'd love to have him and happy to be in the running but I'm not getting my hopes up... Butcher also showed an impressive two-way game at Denver that could fit well in the modern NHL. He’s got good skating ability, playmaking, and hockey sense, which he put on display with 37 points in 43 games as a college senior. The defenseman steadily improved his point-per-game production each year, from 0.42 to 0.47 to 0.82 to 0.86. That’s what you want to see out of a top college prospect, and it gives hope that Butcher could be the kind of mobile, puck-moving defenseman who is increasingly becoming a staple of the NHL. He may not have the upside of a No. 1 or top-pairing defenseman at the highest level, but he could be a solid third- or even second-pairing blue liner in short order. That’d be massive value for a team signing him to an affordable ELC.
  12. Will Butcher to "visit" with Devils

    Figured I'd start on thread on this since it's so quiet/not much news this time of the year. Denver Post writer said we're in the running! Not sure why he'd meet with the VGK since they have 11 D-men under contract but OK... Mike Chambers‏Verified account @MikeChambers Follow More It's official: Will Butcher to formally reject #Avs, visit with Devils, Sabres, Golden Knights http://dpo.st/2vAUNWE via @denverpost
  13. Around the League: 2016-17 edition

    Hope... Mike Chambers‏Verified account @MikeChambers Will Butcher becomes UFA 10 p.m. MT, will meet with NJD, BUF, VGN, among others, tomorrow http://dpo.st/2vAUNWE via @denverpost #Avs
  14. Around the League: 2016-17 edition

    Didn't see this posted anywhere, though it's a few days old - PL3 has retired.
  15. Around the League: 2016-17 edition

    Not til tomorrow... ETA: this is Will Butcher's agent. Brian Bartlett‏ @BBarts NHL teams hold NCAA players' rights "through and including" Aug. 15 so midnight tonight is the first time other teams can express interest.
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