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#1323383 2015 Devils Prospect Scrimmage - 7/18 @ 3PM

Posted by njd3b1ink on 18 July 2015 - 05:07 PM

Thought Zacha, Hrabarenka, Severson, Kalinin, Coleman, Jacobs, Pietila, looked pretty good. Santini looked solid and had a few nice hits as well. Quenneville also had some nice plays.
Biggest things I noticed:
.Zacha is so strong on the puck and smart without the puck. So many times players would try to check him and he would basically just shoulder them off. The goal Severson scored was set up by Zacha as he fought off a few checks and found Severson in open ice. Zacha also made a bunch of good reads without the puck to shut down opposing plays. He had a really good nueutral zone interception that sent him in on a breakaway, unfortunately there was a player still on the ice from a line change and It got called for an offsides. He had one chance to show off his one timer in the 2nd period, and the kid can really shoot the puck. Jacobs blocked the shot but was limping on the ice for the rest of the shift.

.Severson is so good at seeing open ice, which we kind of knew already. There were so many times were he would find a seam for a breakout pass through the neutral zone. He looked like he was paired often with White and Fitzgerald often so he seemed to be taking less risks in terms of pinches. Had two really good looks to the net, 1 ended up being a goal.

.Jacobs stood out the most in my opinion in the offensive zone. He made some really good passes to find open players and had some good give and go's to get himself in a shooting area. He could have easily buried a few, just missed the net going high.

.Coleman was pretty physical all game and has some speed to his game. Noticed him mostly breaking up plays and causing turn overs for the other team. He also had a few good chances, one being a breakaway.

.Hrabarenka looked solid. Didn't do anything flashy or anything just played really well at both ends of the rink, later ended up getting a goal (although I felt like it was a softie by Blackwood). He was probably the most affective dman for the white team.

.I felt the same way about Pietila as I did Coleman. Used a lot of his speed to break up plays had a few really nice hits and wasn't afraid to get into the corners. Reminds me a little bit of Parise, very doubtful he turns into anymore more than a 3rd liner though.

Kalinin, looks like he can be a pretty solid NHLer. The guy has some speed, made some nice passes and looks to the net. He was on a breakaway and was tripped up but rather than giving up he pushed the puck up and Kerfoot picked it up to score. He also scored in the shootout where he roofed it on the backhander.

Overall it was a fun event, glad that something like this was finally open to the public. It was pretty cool seeing the openness of people on the organization. Saw Lou, Hynes, and Dano talking to fans (they were sitting at tables roped off but close enough for people to talk to them/get pictures with.) And after the event they had the players skate around and throw signed pucks out into the crowd.
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#1201439 RUMOR Jagr interested in Devils

Posted by njd3b1ink on 09 July 2013 - 05:15 PM

3rd line and PP would be great for us. Adding another forward to bring some creativity to the PP would be perfect for this club.
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#1194561 Summer 2013 UFA/RFA Thread

Posted by njd3b1ink on 08 June 2013 - 06:51 PM

Devils should really take a shot at getting Horton. He would be great for us
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#1193723 Brodeur on the cover of NHL14 !!!

Posted by njd3b1ink on 30 May 2013 - 10:21 PM

Marty destroyed bob in twitter thursday
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#1185474 GDT: W667 or L8? Boston Bruins @ New Jersey 666 7:30 EST

Posted by njd3b1ink on 10 April 2013 - 07:52 PM

Yeah the first 15, and HALF the year without him in 10-11, so what're you getting at? Oh yeah that they absolutely inconsistent with no parise. Yeah kovi would have won us a few more games, but look the two years we're without zach we're on the outside looking in. Thats no coincidence, SO YEAH....IT DOES MAKE SENSE... This team has 0 heart without Parise. Not to mention our new captain might be our worst defender. You lose the heart and soul of the team and dont replace it, you wind up where we are now.

Do you even pay attention to what happened in those season? Devils have an absolute joke for a coach in the first half of that season and even the almighty Zach Parise could do sh!t. Then we get an actual coach and dominate the league without Parise. This season we dominate for 15 games and then major injuries come our way. Broduer (who was playing good), zubrus, poni, kovy. Yeah Parise would help but even if he was here now we wouldn't be doing sh!t. Way too many players underperforming.
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#1180789 Jussi Jokinen To Be Put on Waivers

Posted by njd3b1ink on 26 March 2013 - 01:03 PM

No more claims, we're turning into the freaking Islanders. Even worse, we'll get past the deadline and be stuck with all of these guys.

You make it sound like we've been picking up guys from waivers all season. Unless I'm forgetting someone we have only claimed 1 player; kostopolis. And Jokinen is actually a good player.
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#1176004 GDT Lightning at Devils 3/5/13

Posted by njd3b1ink on 05 March 2013 - 11:09 PM

Reasons to fire Debour:
Moose had already been named starter next week after losing 6 games in a row.
Oh and starting Jansen over Mattuea.
What a fvcking riot. Now it's getting funny.

It's also funny that you can't spell any of our players or coaches names right. Details bro, details
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#1172822 GDT New Jersey Devils at Capitals 7PM MSG+

Posted by njd3b1ink on 21 February 2013 - 08:39 PM

These refs have been atrocious
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#1171153 JJ

Posted by njd3b1ink on 15 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

I'll bite I guess. The difference between JJ and teddy is that JJ is not a liability on the ice. the devils have JJ taking big defensive draws, killing penalties, and basically being the glue to hold that pretty weak 4th line together. Tedenby's defensive game is so bad it's laughable. When he gets in the defensive Zone he's just completely lost. The only way Tedenby can stay on ANY NHL team is if he can produce at some kind of rate that will offset his horrendous defensive play and he just can't do that. He's had his chance at the NHL level AND the AHL level and he couldn't sustain a reasonable production rate at either level. Furthermore he could do jack sh!t playing with top players. And yes Tedenbys hockey sense is awful. Like I said he has no idea what's going on in the defensive zone, and can't read the play accordingly which ultimately ends up in glorious scoring opportunities for the opposing team. Hockey sense is not "oh our team just got the puck I'm not going to skate up the middle of the ice and hope a teammate gives me a stretch pass."
Bottom line: both players have different skills, difference is that JJ's skills will keep him on a NHL team even if he does produce. Tedenby lacks way to much to stay on any NHL.
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