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In Topic: Devils 2014-2015 Off Season Thread

27 July 2015 - 02:26 PM

just for the purpose of having some nhl bodies - since our roster is scrappy at best right now - does anyone think a C/RW such as Eric Fehr makes sense?  he's more a player suited for an already-good team to be a compliment.  but he does seem to be capable of scoring 15-20 goals in 3rd line role (plus he can play center). i know these names have been dragged through the mud already, but after the semin signing, they are starting to fall off the list.  i could see a 1-2 year deal making some sense, but i could also see shero not looking for his type right now.

In Topic: Is This the Patty Elias Swan Song Season?

21 July 2015 - 03:39 PM

Good thread topic Bekim btw.  Let's try to invigorate the board.  

Thanks!  I don't post often here, but I've been around for a while and try to do what I can when I have time.  I do read the board every day.  :-)

In Topic: 2 years - One way contract for Matteau

21 July 2015 - 11:30 AM

I think if he's a cost-controlled 4th liner who can chip in for about 10 goals a year with hard nosed play, that would be fine.  He's not the make or break piece of the rebuild.  Sure, he's a first round pick, but it's not like he's a top 10 pick by any means.  The Devils have plenty of need for talented forwards who can play scoring roles in the top 9, but expectations should probably not fall on Matteau to be one of them.  Who knows, maybe he takes more of a Randy McKay path, carving out a feisty role, and maybe one day trying to move up the lines.

In Topic: Devils 2014-2015 Off Season Thread

10 July 2015 - 04:01 PM



That's the sorriest group of forwards I've seen on an NHL roster since.. Buffalo, last season.


Oh well.  At least progress is being made.

Yeah should be interesting going forward since there will definitely be spots.  After next season we lose what... Zubrus, Gionta, Ruutu, Elias, Tootoo?  Granted, the team starts to look better with Zacha and another top 5 pick forward likely... but we'll probably need to dip into free agency next summer a little bit.  For this coming (long but hopefully encouraging season), I think something at RW has to give.  I guess I didn't add in Kalinin in the above list.

In Topic: Devils 2014-2015 Off Season Thread

10 July 2015 - 03:29 PM

I have a hard time cobbling together lines for the Devils with so few legit RWrs.  It's mildly surprising Zubrus didn't get bought out, but I guess he's so bad at this point they can stick him anywhere (including RW) and not expect different results.  The 12 forwards listed below and Palmieri is the only legit RW threat.  Even giving the youth spots, this roster is calling out for at least 1 more RW that can play real minutes.  Still think Semin makes a lot of sense at the right price, whether as a stopgap attraction or on a longer (riskier) 3 year deal.  I don't wanna see Jordan Tootoo in the top 6.  And Chris Stewart might make sense too unless I'm forgetting someone at the farm who is pushing hard for that RW slot.