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In Topic: 2013-14 Prospect Thread

18 February 2014 - 11:35 PM

Don't forget Myles Bell, who I believe is also a little older. I'm interested to see how he transitions to Albany as well.

Oh yeah, I didn't forget him. When I said best skaters, I meant literally lol. Black and Johnson are two of the better skaters in terms of speed, agility, acceleration, etc.

In Topic: 2013-14 Prospect Thread

18 February 2014 - 11:27 PM

Corey Pronman tweet about Ben Johnson tonight. "Ben Johnson (NJD) has had an impressive game. One of better skaters in the OHL. Contributing at both ends."

Good to see we possibly have two of the best overaged skaters in the CHL with Black and Johnson, that seem to play two way games. Should be interesting to see how they transition into the AHL.

While forward draft picks haven't been amazing, it's good to see Conte and crew going after a few low-risk, high-reward picks. Not only have we drafted two quick forwards, but two of the better shooters out of the CHL recently, Boucher and Bell. Throw in some interesting two-way guys and we could be able to stock the bottom-6. Literally, building from the net out. Only thing that will need to get addressed is top-6, in my opinion.

In Topic: Two Interesting Articles on Deboer

05 February 2014 - 02:33 AM

It really sucks losing Larry Robinson. I feel he was a player's coach, which is ideal for a team with a ton of promising defense prospects. You want young players to learn from their mistakes, but to see that young players in the past under Deboer played scared, is awful. You want an assistant like Larry, who is insightful and helps a young guy shake off a mistake, and not shake in fear of being benched or sent down.

I remember many times when Larry was here and they'd cut to the bench, you would see Larry lean over a player's shoulder and explain things to them. You need that kind of coach on your staff. I do not see anybody currently doing that as often as Larry did or even Oatesy. It is good to have a coach that is willing to take a player under his wing and show him the ropes, not punish and regress them. Larry seemed to have a special bond with certain players and he seems like a genuine guy.

In Topic: First Devils game you went to live

29 January 2014 - 08:37 PM

October 14th, 2000 against the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

We won. My only memory from the game was that I was banging on the class where Gomez was standing during warm-ups. He turned around, smiled, and slapped his stick on the glass right where my face was. I'm sure most here hate the guy, but that is a memory that will stay with me forever.

In Topic: What do you guys think of Sam Gagner?

17 January 2014 - 05:18 PM

Do not want Gagner, especially if it's for Gelinas. Gagner has never registered a 50 pt season. From Gelinas' production thus far as a rookie Dman, it's not absurd to think that he could reach the 50 point plateau at some point in his career. I prefer to keep the big, hard shooting defenceman with offensive upside, rather than a undersized centre that hasn't had a 60 point year let alone a 50 at a cap hit near $5 mil. I know Zajac is not a huge producer and is making more, but his skills defensively and face-off ability makes up for his average offensive skills, making him worth the money.
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