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We aren't getting McDavid or Eichel, it's time to realize this

18 December 2014 - 11:06 AM

Okay, at this point I feel like this needs its own thread. The hope that we will get McDavid or Eichel by playing poorly has been uttered so much on this board that it has almost become a reasonable expectation for some. It's not going to happen, not unless we win the lottery again (aka not happening).


Triumph is right when he says our only hope is the draft, and so don't get me wrong, I hope that this prediction is wrong (I'm not). Unless of course you want to try and win the Cup year in and year out by signing the Michael Ryders of the world. We are not going to make the playoffs and we are ALSO not going to finish as one of the worst two teams. Such is the unfortunate result of being a team that has had years of low draft picks, bad draft picks, and retiring/fleeing stars and a GM who can always at least put a semi-decent team together.


And CR76 is also right when he says it looks like this team will be a mess for years to come. So buckle up.


We need to focus on the following scenarios:


1. One of our current prospects surprises us and matures into a star


2. We draft a steal in this years draft with our top 10 pick (unfortunately though, we aren't going to get the kind of talent that has launched dynasties like the Kings, Pens, and Hawks)


3. We trade this year's pick at its (potential) highest value and build from there (not rebuild)

GDT: Devs @ Isles: Swan Song for Nassau 7 pm

15 December 2014 - 01:24 PM

The last game at Nassau Coliseum for the Devils. Kinkaid in net where he grew up.






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Devils:                                                                           Islanders:



Forwards: Gomez - Zajac - Jagr                                   Kulemin (sucks) - Tavares (sucks) - Okposo (sucks)


                  Ruutu - Henrique - Ryder                             Grabovski - Nielsen - Bailey


                 Havlat - Gionta - Bernier                          Lee - Nelson - Strome


                 Sestito - Josefson - Tootoo                      Martin - Cziikas - Clutterbuck



Defensemen: Greene - Severson                                   Leddy (sucks) - de Haan (sucks)


                       Helgeson - Zidlicky                                    Visnovsky - Hickey


                       Gelinas - Merrill                                         Donovan - Reinhart


Goaltender: Kinkaid                                                         Halak (really sucks)


Scratched: Peter Harrold, Mike Sislo                                                          Brian Strait, Eric Boulton


Injured: Mike Cammalleri (lower body), Ryane Clowe (head),                     Johnny Boychuk (upper body), Travis Hamonic (upper body),

Patrik Elias (groin), Adam Larsson (mumps),                                                Michael Grabner (lower body), Matt Carkner (back)

Bryce Salvador (lower body), Dainius Zubrus (leg)




             DREAMS                     vs.                         REALITY


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Looking back at the '11 Draft: Larsson was the right pick

14 December 2014 - 03:02 PM

Looking back, even if we hadn't won the lottery, and someone else picked Larsson, there is no one else that would have been a better pick. The best argument to make, would be for Sean Couturier, who if we hadn't won the lottery and stayed in our original spot (8th), we would have been able to draft. Thoughts?




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14 Jamie Oleksiak (D)  Canada Dallas Stars Northeastern Huskies (Hockey East)
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17 Nathan Beaulieu (D)  Canada Montreal Canadiens Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
18 Mark McNeill ©  Canada Chicago Blackhawks Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)
19 Oscar Klefbom (D)  Sweden Edmonton Oilers (from Los Angeles)4 Farjestads BK (SEL)
20 Connor Murphy (D)  United States Phoenix Coyotes US NTDP (USHL)
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22 Tyler Biggs (RW)  United States Toronto Maple Leafs (from Anaheim)6 US NTDP (USHL)
23 Joe Morrow (D)  Canada Pittsburgh Penguins Portland Winterhawks (WHL)
24 Matt Puempel (LW)  Canada Ottawa Senators (from Detroit)7 Peterborough Petes (OHL)
25 Stuart Percy (D)  Canada Toronto Maple Leafs (from Philadelphia)8 Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
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29 Nicklas Jensen (LW)  Denmark Vancouver Canucks Oshawa Generals (OHL)
30 Rickard Rakell (RW)  Sweden Anaheim Ducks (from Boston via Toronto)11 Plymouth Whalers (OHL)

Official "Marty Watch" Thread

04 December 2014 - 01:02 AM





Goalie Martin Brodeur will make his debut with St. Louis, coach Ken Hitchcock said after a 4-1 loss Wednesday at the Chicago Blackhawks that was played by Jake Allen.




"I've been waiting for a great opportunity and it came from the Blues," Brodeur said Tuesday. "... I feel good in the net. Until I play games it's going to be hard to tell before that."




"I just want to have fun," Brodeur said. "I've got nothing to prove to myself. I just want to go out and enjoy the season and enjoy the winning way like I was able to do in New Jersey for a lot of years."