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Jerzey Devil

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#1320369 Devils 2014-2015 Off Season Thread

Posted by Jerzey Devil on 19 June 2015 - 10:37 AM

Ray Shero and Lou Lamoriello: Comparing Devils GMs' policies

I'll only post the Shero quotes on the subject. We all already know Lou's take on them...


1. Open practices


"Every team has closed practices, but I think it's important for a team to connect with the fan base. Especially with the kids," Shero told NJ Advance Media. "There's a time and place for (open practices). Maybe we'll see some of that at development camp. Put it this way: I think the fan interaction with the players and vice versa are very important. Whether it's in development camp or next year, there's a time to give back."


2. The GM on all road trips


"No, I don't think so," Shero revealed. "Every GM is different. I'm not sure how Lou did it. If I'm seeing the farm team or scouting other games, I wouldn't expect to be on every road trip. I'll be doing other things. From a coaching standpoint, I'll let them on their own a little bit. Somebody else on the staff might be on a road trip and not me. That's kind of what I've done in the past, whether there is a tournament in Europe or an AHL or NHL game to go see, I've never been on every road trip."


3. Negotiating contract extensions during the season


"I can't speak for New Jersey in the past, but everywhere around the league there are certainly some extenuating circumstances sometimes where a free agent goes to the end. My experience is there are times during the year to be proactive and certainly times to wait," Shero explained. "A player might want to wait.

"Do I have a set policy not to negotiate during the year? No, I don't, because I think it's important for planning for the future. Sometimes there is not a deal to be made. Sometimes a guy walks. And sometimes you re-sign him."


4. High uniform numbers


"I think that's one of those things we address later on," Shero said. "Do I have a set thing on it? Hopefully I'm working on other things besides that right now. I've seen it both ways, in New Jersey and on teams that have high numbers.

"I was part of a situation in Ottawa where Radek Bonk had 76 and Alexandre Daigle had 91. Pierre Gauthier walked in one day and said, 'Change the numbers.' It was four years into their careers. Bonk changed to 14, Daigle to 9 and someone else, too. Of course, Jagr was an exception here with 68. There are exceptions. We'll have some high numbers in training camp. How's that? Put it this way: We'll just wait and see."


5. A third jersey with a different logo


"I kind of like some around the league and some I don't," Shero said. "I think that goes above me to the marketing department. Nashville had the mustard one and I liked it. Some people didn't. These are marketing things. We'll try to get up to speed with that. Some of those jerseys around the league are fantastic. Some in the past were not so good."



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#1315477 RAY SHERO = NEW GM. Coach decision is Shero's.

Posted by Jerzey Devil on 04 May 2015 - 03:04 PM


In a good way. Not directed at Lou. Like a get the fvck outta here, in disbelief.

Dammit I should have just said something else.
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#1313456 Devils 2014-2015 Off Season Thread

Posted by Jerzey Devil on 14 April 2015 - 09:51 AM

Should be a fairly busy off season for Lou this summer. Lot's of free agents to sign or let go, maybe a couple of trades, have to find a coach or two, and then there's the draft. I'll edit in changes as they come.

General Fanager Devils Page

RFA Re-Signings:

Stephan Matteau
Adam Larsson
Eric Gelinas

UFA Re-signings:

Michael Ryder
Martin Havlat
Jordin TooToo - Re-signed 1 year 825k
Steve Bernier
Scott Gomez
Bryce Salvador
Peter Harrold
Mark Fraser
Keith Kinkaid - Re-signed 2 years 725k per

UFA Signings:

John Moore - 3 years, 1.6 million (cap hit)

Jim O'Brien - 1 year, 2 way, NHL salary - 575K

Sergei Kalinin - ELC, 1 Year, 2 Way, NHL Salary 925k

Vojtech Mozik - ELC, 2 Years, 2 Way, NHL Salary - 667.5, 692.5

Prospect Signings:


Blake Coleman - ELC, 2 Year, 2 Way...

Paul Thompson - 2 Years, 2 Way, NHL Salary - 575k (Cap Hit)

Ryan Kujawinski - ELC, 3 Years, 2 Way, NHL Salary - 667.5K, 667.5k, 742.5k
Blake Pietila - ELC, 2 Years, 2 Way, NHL Salary - 650k, 675k

Scott Wedgewood - ELC, 2 Years, 2 Way, NHL Salary - 587.5 (Cap Hit)


Kyle Palmeri to NJ for 2015 2nd (41st OA) and 2016 3rd (NJ's choice)

Draft picks:

1 - C Pavel Zacha (6th OA)
2 - G MacKenzie Blackwood (42nd OA)
2 - 41st packaged with Devils choice of 2016 3rd to Anaheim for Kyle Palmeri
3 - C Blake Speers (67th OA)
4 - D Colton White (97th OA)
5 - Traded to St. Louis
6 - LW Brett Seney (157th OA)
7 - Traded to LA


Coaching Changes:

John Hynes - Head Coach
Alain Nasreddine - Assistant Coach
Geoff Ward - Assistant Coach
Chris Tererri - Goalie Coach

Scott Clemmensen - Goalie Development

Other Changes:

Ray Shero named GM
Lou Lamorillo stays on as President of Hockey operations.


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#1304228 Let's Call a Spade a Spade

Posted by Jerzey Devil on 10 February 2015 - 12:18 AM

I don't trust Lou's vision for this team anymore. In Lou We a Trust was fun for a while but those days are over. I know this board doesn't like hearing that but more of you guys should be pissed off about where our team is and where it's going and not be defending him all the time.
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#1296058 We aren't getting McDavid or Eichel, it's time to realize this

Posted by Jerzey Devil on 18 December 2014 - 01:47 PM

Okay, Mr. Positive.  :)


I don't think it makes you a bad fan either, because essentially you are rooting for long-term success. I just think that during a game itself, one should not root for their team to lose. That is just against the essence of fandom and supporting one's team. 


Absolutely agree with you there. I could never boo the guys on ice no matter what the situation is. If you aren't there to support the team then don't show up. 


That being said, I hope we lose a lot of games.

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#1272102 Cammalleri - 5 years at $5M

Posted by Jerzey Devil on 01 July 2014 - 02:33 PM

damn 5 years is a long time to lock someone up that is 32 years old when we want to get younger..but whatever


Still need a veteran presence and Elias, Zubs, and Jagr will all be gone soon.

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#1256220 Cory Schneider -- Not a Jew

Posted by Jerzey Devil on 27 March 2014 - 01:24 PM

You see that shampoo bottle now stick...


Wait wrong song.

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#1254344 Here we go again. New goal song for 14-15

Posted by Jerzey Devil on 20 March 2014 - 11:05 AM

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#1253519 Marty says Devils were "pretty close" to signing Parise... and

Posted by Jerzey Devil on 18 March 2014 - 10:42 AM

I just don't buy this stuff. I don't think Zach had any intention of re-signing in NJ. The one year deal was very telling IMO. He was probably blowing smoke up Marty's ass just like he did to Lou and the rest of us.

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#1226482 Who would you choose for the shootout?

Posted by Jerzey Devil on 19 November 2013 - 03:14 PM

And in what order?


Seems to me like Pete uses seniority to choose who takes the shootouts and not necessarily the best options. Let's be honest, we go to overtime a lot and we are not good at the shootouts. I don't think Zajac is the best choice to be taking shootouts. Henrique is okay but I think for the shootout there are better options. He has been getting better though.


I'd try this for a while:






Honestly I never even thought this would matter but it seems like it's actually an issue worth addressing.

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#1217008 Goal song

Posted by Jerzey Devil on 16 October 2013 - 08:49 AM

I submitted this:



I'd say the best place to start would be 1:11

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#1216757 Chico stepping down after this season?

Posted by Jerzey Devil on 15 October 2013 - 01:56 PM

Dano will be the new color man, IMO.

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#1208302 USA's 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Posted by Jerzey Devil on 27 August 2013 - 01:02 PM



Looks like a Rangers sign with a nutsack.

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#1204646 Jagr Signs 1 Year Deal With Devils

Posted by Jerzey Devil on 22 July 2013 - 11:00 AM


Olesz - Elias - Jagr
Zubrus - Loktionov - Kovalchuk.
Clowe - Henrique - Ryder
Gionta - Zajac - Carter

Damn there was a time when the Devils had the most American born players in the league.
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#1202685 Kovalchuk Retired Effective Immediately?

Posted by Jerzey Devil on 12 July 2013 - 10:46 AM



In a throwback to the country’s authoritarian ruling, Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a controversial law that punishes people for “homosexual propaganda.” The law fines people—including tourists—up to 200,000 rubles ($6,240 CDN) for “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations.”




They might have a case against Kovy since he just got finished banging the Devils in the ass.

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