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LittleBallofHate last won the day on November 11

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  1. Roster Musings

    I wonder if Hall is referring to a few hundred more goals or a few hundred more games with the Devils? “It’s gone by pretty quick,” Hall, acquired from the Oilers for defenseman Adam Larsson on June 29, 2016, said of his first 100 games with the Devils. “Last year wasn’t great but the start we’ve had, the way we’ve played this year and the amount of goals that we’ve scored and the speed that way we play with, it’s been a lot of fun to be part of. Hopefully, I can have a few hundred more.” Taken from this article: http://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nhl/devils/2017/12/08/devils-taylor-hall-stability-comfort-level-allowing-game-grow-devils/935410001/
  2. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    TG with a hard-hitting story story on Henrique/Blender https://www.nhl.com/news/anaheim-ducks-adam-henrique-joseph-blandisi-short-shifts/c-293799006?tid=281396148
  3. Only 6 years between posts lol

    Well thanks for popping back in! I always enjoyed what you had to say & miss seeing you around... And there's always more to say so if you feel like stopping by more often, please do so! ETA: I didn't actually have a username when you posted - I just read for ages for the same reason - nothing to add really.
  4. Only 6 years between posts lol

    In case Pepperkorn is lurking, Scotty believes in this years team! He's just agreed to return to the NHL Network. https://www.nhl.com/news/scott-stevens-impressed-by-devils-success/c-293740582
  5. 2017-2018 Prospects Thread

    This week's updates can be found here (Franken): https://www.allaboutthejersey.com/2017/12/5/16736296/new-jersey-devils-prospect-update-12-5-17 Or here (Pulz): https://www.reddit.com/r/devils/comments/7hs38e/devils_prospects_update_125/
  6. Devils aquire Sami Vatanen for Henrique + Blandisi + '18 3rd

    Reaction quotes from Sami here: http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/sami-vatanen-reacts-traded-ducks-devils/ “I’ve never been part of this kind of thing, so it was something different,” Vatanen said. “It all starts to settle down right now and it’s part of the business and I’m very excited about the new challenge. I’m very excited about it. I spoke with [Devils GM Ray Shero] and they wanted me there so it’s a good thing. I have to go in slowly and try to do my best to help the team to win.”
  7. Devils aquire Sami Vatanen for Henrique + Blandisi + '18 3rd

    A little more backstory from NHL.com - this has been simmering for a long while: Murray and New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero had trade discussions at the 2017 NHL Draft in June. Since then, Murray explored other options and then circled back with Shero. "When [the Devils] won the [NHL Draft] lottery and got [center Nico] Hischier, that kind of made things more flexible for him to do some things," Murray said. "It was close, but then we knew we'd have [defensemen] out with injuries. So it was very difficult for us to even think about doing something until we got our defense healthy. "We knew right away that Sami and Hampus [Lindholm] weren't going to be back until sometime around about Nov. 1. That kind of pushed us back." https://www.nhl.com/news/lisa-dillman-adam-henrique-makes-anaheim-ducks-deeper-at-center/c-293530212
  8. Devils aquire Sami Vatanen for Henrique + Blandisi + '18 3rd

    It sucks losing AH. I loved to see his personality come out after Lou left - that AMA was amazing - I never expected to see that from a Devils player. And the big goals... if only we could have made the playoffs more. He was so clutch. And he really embraced being a NJ Devil. But now we need Defense. I think everyone has been expecting this since the summer. Necessary evil is how I'm thinking of it. According to this article, Adam had an idea he might be dealt too: http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/21621492/nhl-new-jersey-devils-wish-adam-henrique-well-not-too-well Also funny in that article, Ray called Ruutu to ask his opinion about Sami last night!
  9. Roster Musings

    Short article praising Hall with highlight videos from nhl.com: https://www.nhl.com/devils/news/its-hall-in-the-numbers/c-293487236
  10. Roster Musings

    Random fact Hockey Reference‏ Verified account @hockey_ref Nov 28 Jesper Bratt is the third @NJDevils player this season to score his 15th career point before his 25th career game. The Devils had three players in total do that from 1997-2016 hkref.com/tiny/0Okkc
  11. GDT: 11/27/17 Florida @ NJ Devils

    Always nice to hear - from Dan Rosen's Mailbag: Are the New Jersey Devils contenders or pretenders? -- @denniswilkins27 Contenders. Two weeks ago, when the Devils were about to start a run of playing seven games in 12 days in five cities, including four on the road, I wondered what we'd learn about them, how they would fare, and if that would be the point when their season started to turn in the other direction. That's what happened last season at the same time. The Devils started 8-3-3 and went west to play at the Stars, Ducks, Kings and Sharks. They defeated Dallas in overtime but lost in regulation in Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose. They were never the same. They went 19-37-11 after starting 9-3-3. But the Devils seemed to handle the tough stretch this season. They were 3-2-2 in that stretch of seven games in 12 days to improve to 14-6-4. They looked tired in the first two periods against the Panthers on Monday but battled back in the third and nearly got the game to overtime before losing 3-2. I think they legitimized themselves in the past two weeks. I think they're for real. https://www.nhl.com/news/dan-rosen-over-the-boards-mailbag-november-29/c-293452064
  12. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    FWIW, from the 31 Thoughts column: 5. Still no talks between Washington and UFA-to-be John Carlson. That’s going to be a big second-half storyline. http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/31-thoughts-eberle-hall-media-really-affects-nhlers/
  13. 2017-2018 Prospects Thread

    Prospect write-up on Reilly Walsh: https://www.sbncollegehockey.com/2017/11/27/16705852/eye-on-the-future-reilly-walsh?utm_campaign=sbncollegehockey&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter And this week's prospects review from AATJ: https://www.allaboutthejersey.com/2017/11/28/16707706/new-jersey-devils-prospect-update-11-28-17 ETA: One more prospect update in case you're interested: https://www.reddit.com/r/devils/comments/7g60li/devils_prospects_update_1128/ ETA #2: Zharkie sighting! From the reddit article: Nikita Popugaev has been chugging along in the Russian 2nd division of professional hockey, but recently made his KHL debut for CSKA Moscow, where he's playing mostly 4th line minutes on the same line as former Devil, Vladimir Zharkov.
  14. Gibbons emerges as a scoring threat

    Andrew Gross called it (or something like it) in his Live Blog column - no one can stop the Gibber (for long): The Devils’ leading goal scorer, Brian Gibbons (10 goals, four assists) had a three-game point streak snapped on Friday night. Get this, his longest pointless streak this season is just two games and that’s happened just once this season and that was on Oct. 19-20. Meaning, odds are he gets a point tonight.
  15. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    Funny you mention him because I just read this - I think I could pick up some points playing next to McD! Jim Matheson‏ @NHLbyMatty Cammalleri taking turn at C with McDavid on RW