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Where will the Devils finish in the Atlantic this season?

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  3. 3rd (9 votes [10.00%])

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#1 Tedenby21

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 08:19 AM

After Philly's re-tooling, the Penguins staying pretty much the same and the Rangers and Isles (to an extent) getting better, where do you think the Devils finish this year?

I know there is still moves to be made (I expect Lou to make one or two more minor moves), but like I said above, as of now where do you rank the Devils in the Atlantic and where do you see them finishing in the East?

Here's what I think

Atlantic:

Philadelphia
New Jersey (4th/5th in East)
Pittsburgh
New York Rangers
New York Islanders
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#2 Scottie2Hottie

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 09:31 AM

I think with the right coaching, we can achieve our rightful place at number 1 in the division. I think with the moves philly made, they are a bit less of a threat however they will still pose the largest that in the division.

Edited by Scottie2Hottie, 03 July 2011 - 09:32 AM.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 09:40 AM

i have been wondering the same thing but from an eastern conference situation...

New Jersey (2nd behind Boston)
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
New York Rangers
New York Islanders

full disclosure i thought the same thing at the beginning of last season

i have been wondering the same thing but from an eastern conference situation...

New Jersey (2nd behind Boston)
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
New York Rangers
New York Islanders

full disclosure i thought the same thing at the beginning of last season
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 09:43 AM

I think we will make a good run. We pretty much have the exact same team that we finished with and had that amazing run towards the end that scared the sh!t out of everyone else in the NHL world...including other teams fans.

Personally, I dont like these kind of threads only because its just a shot in the dark. Its easier to be able to tell how we will do once you see a few games in the pre-season.
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 10:42 AM

i have been wondering the same thing but from an eastern conference situation...

New Jersey (2nd behind Boston)
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
New York Rangers
New York Islanders

full disclosure i thought the same thing at the beginning of last season

i have been wondering the same thing but from an eastern conference situation...

New Jersey (2nd behind Boston)
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
New York Rangers
New York Islanders

full disclosure i thought the same thing at the beginning of last season


That seems legit

That seems legit
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 10:57 AM

I think we will make a good run. We pretty much have the exact same team that we finished with and had that amazing run towards the end that scared the sh!t out of everyone else in the NHL world...including other teams fans.

Personally, I dont like these kind of threads only because its just a shot in the dark. Its easier to be able to tell how we will do once you see a few games in the pre-season.


I usually like to wait as well, but the preseason isn't exactly close yet.
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:07 AM

No way the pens aren't the favorites

No way the pens aren't the favorites
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:22 AM

I can see New Jersey finishing first in the Atlantic. With Crosby's health still up in the air and Philly trading away key role players, the division is up for grabs. The Rangers will stick around until the end and most likely end up 8th or 9th in the East. Devils will finish 3rd in the East behind Washington and Boston.
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:25 AM

I dont see Philly or Pittsburgh being that much of a threat. Rangers arent going to be any more of a threat then they have been in the past few seasons. Islanders..... :giggle:.
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:03 PM

Like I said, I firmly believe our season this year will come down to coaching.
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 12:09 PM

Pittsburgh's two stars will be back, Philly has made changes, Rangers have improved the Devils have stayed the same. It will be a tough division. I think the Devils as this point will be 3rd. I don't even know who the coach is yet that will make a difference.
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 05:31 PM

easily first.
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 05:46 PM

Pittsburgh's two stars will be back, Philly has made changes, Rangers have improved the Devils have stayed the same. It will be a tough division. I think the Devils as this point will be 3rd. I don't even know who the coach is yet that will make a difference.

i picked third also for the same reasons here. we dont know who the coaches are going to be and who might be traded during the off season, plus we dont even know who is going to be our 5th and 6th defense men
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 10:28 PM

First place easily.
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 10:42 PM

Too early IMO...there is probably some trades that Lou will be doing we also didn't see what our rookies will bring at camp and who is going to make the team or not and most important we don't have a coach yet so right now IMO we can't really tell.

But if I had to give an answer for fun I'll say last just too stay away from bad JUJU...Devils always seems to perform when everybody is putting them way down in the standings so yea...last in the league !!!!! :koolaid:

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:04 PM

Went with third. But they could easily be first.
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 11:07 PM

the way they played without parise, i have to believe they are easily contenders for first in the east with a decent coach.
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Posted 04 July 2011 - 01:14 AM

If the Devils stay healthy they could have a shot of finishing 1st in the division and win the division. Have a feeling they will finish 2nd behind the Penguins if they stay healthy and Crosby and Malkin is back healthy. Flyers will have a bad year with all the trades they made and especially losing Richards and Carter. Bryzgalov will steal a few games here and there but he won't win it for them.

If Devils stay healthy....

Devils
Penguins
Rangers
Flyers
Islanders

Could see....

Penguins
Devils
Flyers
Rangers
Islanders

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 07:24 AM

easily first.


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Posted 04 July 2011 - 09:58 AM

Definitely some major shifting this offseason (Richards, Carter leaving Philly, Richards to NYR, Pittsburgh losing some depth players, Flyers gaining a goalie, etc.).

It seems as though the Flyers may be a hit or miss team this year. Although they signed a #1 goalie it forced them to trade away some of the best centers in the division. Was it even worth it? Washington got Vokoun at a amazing 1.5M and its not like Bryzgalov is that much of a better goalie. They have added Talbot, Lilja, Schenn, Jagr, etc. as the expense of the departure of Leino, Carcillo, Versteeg, Carter, Richards, etc.

The Rangers added Richards at a decent price but I'm far from convinced on that their a cup contender. Not to sure on the Isles in regards to their additions and departures. The Penguins are a bit more in interesting. They've lost Rupp, Talbot, etc. but have added Sullivan for Crosby/Malkin. Sidney's health is still a bit of a question mark but they are still superior on defense and in the goal.

As for the Devils we've upped Greene and Moose to add safety and depth. But have we made any major improvements....?

I'd say...
5.Islanders
4.Rangers
3.Flyers
2. Devils
1. Penguins
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