Jump to content


Popular Content

Showing most liked content on 02/23/2018 in all areas

  1. 5 points
    There's a reason why teams aren't drafting Russians much anymore, most of them don't even want to come over here anymore. Can't stand the loser mentality that I've been seeing across the internet from some people. We gave up barely nothing and I want to make the playoffs. Once you're in you never know what can happen. Missing the playoffs 5 straight seasons and 6 of the past 7 is enough losing for me.
  2. 4 points
    If Rykov was our best defensive prospect then we don't have much to look forward to in terms of defensive prospects (who many times mature later anyway) Our D will be bolstered through free agency or European/collegiate signings like Butcher. Not a 2nd round pick in 2018 that becomes a reliable defenseman in 2023
  3. 4 points
    Grabner is the exact kind of player who would do well in the Devils system. I expect a lot of Vatanen / Grabner plays. Getting a lot of breakaways is not just about speed, you got to be able to read the play well to position yourself at the right place, right time. Feels so good to have a fast team now and seeing guys actually trying to beat defenders with speed. the system wouldn't allow it in the past plus we didn't even have fast players Also i know we want to get younger which we did but with that guy's speed and how he fits the system im totally fine with it
  4. 3 points
    The A-Line Reunion: Grade "A" Company
  5. 3 points
    Seen quite a few quotes from opposing coaches saying NJ is the fastest team in the league, so...
  6. 3 points
    This is a good trade and a necessary one. Rykov has shown some positive development but there still is no guarantee he becomes an NHL regular. I think he's definitely coming to North America but it may not be soon. A second round pick has value but rarely is it immediate. Middle second rounders bust all the time. Grabner is quick, he scores goals, he kills penalties. He is an immediate upgrade and worth it even if he ends up being little else than a rental. The Devils right now are just starting to open up that window of contention. In the process we're going to have to make some additions without making immediate talent subtractions. Trading some picks is part of it.
  7. 3 points
    One of those moves that will be easy for some to second-guess, if the Devils somehow miss the playoffs, and Grabner winds up re-signing with the Rangers. If you're a Ranger fan this morning, you have to be happy with the return, no matter what Grabner does as a Devil. That being said, not only do I like that Grabner seems like the right guy to bring in at the right time, I like the message that Shero is sending to his team. He easily could've stood pat and been satisfied with a season that saw the Devils make considerable progress, and could've just left it up to the the team as is to try to find their way into the playoffs...but instead, told Hall and others "I believe in you guys, and I'm willing to take a pretty big risk here to help you all out." That might give some players that extra push. And hopefully Schneider can play at or near his best once he returns.
  8. 2 points
    Dreger reporting that LW/RW Michael Grabner may have been traded to the Devils. CONFIRMED - Grabner to NJ for 2nd/Rykov. Can't say I like dealing Rykov, or a 2nd for that matter, but Grabner fits in with exactly what NJ wants to do here.
  9. 2 points
    Maybe apology is too strong, but all of those people that blamed Incognito, Pouncey, John Jerry and the offensive line coach for creating a "culture of bullying" or whatever should go back and maybe amend whatever hot takes they had at the time. An NFL team is not Widgets, Inc. and 99.999 percent of the players understood that at the time. Now we know that it was Jonathan Martin's mental issues that made him unable to take things where every other player in the league seemed to be able to. In fact, I imagine if we go back and look at everything in light of what we know now, we'll see that "bullying" had nothing to do with Martin's plight. His psychiatric issues obviously deserve sympathy. But I don't think it prevented him at the time from saying his problems didn't have anything to do with his teammates.
  10. 2 points
    It’s almost as if hockey decisions are made easier with the benefit of hindsight.
  11. 2 points
    I like this move. We have to be one of the fastest teams in the league, no doubt.
  12. 2 points
    Forever a Devil by Patrik Elias - The Players Tribune With an appearance by the CLOWN BANNER!
  13. 2 points
    Between Hall, Wood, and now Grabner we have arguably 3 of the top 10 fastest skaters in the league. Safe to say we’re one of the, if not THE, fastest teams in the league?
  14. 2 points
    we don't know if Grabner is just a rental. These are not the Lou Devils anymore where you just knew some guys were rentals and no effort would be made to re sign them even if they went on a good run with us. If Grabner works out and is a good fit maybe we re-sign him. That's true we don't have a 2nd or 3rd this year, but how often do thirds become anything anyway? Look at the 2014 NHL draft. One third rounder worth a damn. Brayden Point. Second rounders have more value but sometimes you have to make a move to get immediate impact. Plus the Devils this off-season have the money to bolster the team by signing a UFA like Carlson. The time for just hording picks is over. Though that doesn't mean we should be trading them left and right
  15. 2 points
    If Grabner re-signs, this is a GREAT deal. if Grabner doesn’t re-sign and we make the playoffs, this is a really good deal. if Grabner doesn’t re-sign and we miss the playoffs, existence is pain.
  16. 2 points
    you'd think so... he made a point after the Henrique Vatanen trade that the extra year was really important towards what he's building. That being said, Mojo's situation might be the reason behind all this too. Hopefully there's no step back though
  17. 2 points
    Apparently Grabner is taking #40 while Coleman is switching to #20
  18. 2 points
  19. 2 points
    And I'll also say that as long as Grabner plays well and fits in like we hope, I want him resigned. He's the type of player that is perfect for the way we play, and I'm not about giving up a 2 and a decent prospect like Rykov to them for 20 games and a round or two of playoff games. I want him as part of the solution going forward. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. 2 points
    Posted about him in the Grabner thread but apparently this guy Jacob MacDonald is tearing up the AHL. We need a good LHD prospect so this is great. He currently is tied for most points on the team and he leads the league in power play goals for a defender. Here’s an article about him from January. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.allaboutthejersey.com/platform/amp/2017/12/8/16740556/defenseman-jacob-macdonald-quickly-becoming-a-top-prospect
  21. 2 points
    I'll take those chances, the move improves our team now, without giving up anyone on the team.
  22. 2 points
    I don't think the shot missed by that much. I more blame Palms( I think it was Palms there) for not being able to hold the puck. The only guys really showing up are Nico and Hall. Everyone else looks completely anemic. Shero needs to give Hall the big bucks. He deserves it. Hall has been the only reason this team has had any chance to win since almost December.
  23. 2 points
    How about stay in the area but sign with the up-and-coming team that’s not completely tearing things down...
  24. 2 points
    Wow. I didn't believe my eyes for a second there. A trade with the NYR. What is this world coming to?
  25. 2 points
    I also am not crazy about dealing away Rykov, but they desperately needed this. Grabner scores a lot of goals. His 25 puts him 2nd on the team right behind Hall.
  26. 2 points
  27. 2 points
    Kid Rock fvcking blows Woops, meant to put this in the GDT, but the point stands lol.
  28. 2 points
    Lol you guys gave up on Bratt already? He’s 19 fvcking years old.
  29. 2 points
  30. 2 points
    Wonder what the real reason is he won't be attending. Because it sure as hell isn't that weak-ass excuse. Truth will come out sooner or later. Lou Lamoriello made a 9 player trade THE VERY DAY he spoke at the Brodeur retirement ceremony. So please stop with the "He has to be in Toronto because the deadline is Monday" bs.
  31. 2 points
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  32. 2 points
    RECAP This is a perfect example why you shouldn't own furniture. The less times you stub your toe, the better. In order to not stub your toe, you need to pay attention to where you're walking Devils are 5-12-1 since the toe-stub TOE RECAP Toe 1: Acceptable, no real damage Toe 2: Acceptable, maybe could have gotten a little less bent. Toe 3: Acceptable, close to danger zone but stayed intact (Greene was still bad) Toe 4: Acceptable, absolutely nothing MB could have done to hurt it Toe 5: Culprit #1. Direct contact right into a table leg is not how you win games POSSESSION 4 unhurt toes
  33. 2 points
    And then Mike Brown would bust out some stats to prove that you don’t actually have any toes.
  34. 2 points
    I could comment that I stubbed my toe this morning and SD would reply with: Three sentences asking for proof of my stubbed toe Two incidents of other people stubbing their toes Three things that would hurt worse than a stubbed toe One d!ck-rubbing comment telling me that I'm overreacting to the stubbed toe, and casually mentioning that he was suspended from the forums for saying things not entirely different than "I stubbed my toe".
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    Right..,we could have drafted him, that would have been even less costly.
  37. 1 point
    I'm OK with this, so long as Landry is willing to play ball. If he turns around and signs the tender immediately, Miami could be in a world of sh!t. I could also easily see the whole Josh Norman situation playing out again, where Miami randomly revokes the tag when they need to. In other roster news, Miami is reportedly looking to clean out a lot of veteran high-cap guys. Lawrence Timmons and Julius Thomas are no-brainer cuts from a performance/pay perspective, but one of the "surprising" ones is that Miami may make Suh a post-June 1 cut. There's sense on both sides of this one - Suh was one of the best DT's in the league last year yet again, but his cap hit (26.1 million) is the third highest in the league overall. A post-June 1 cut opens up 17 million in cap space. There's also rumors that they could cut JuWann James (9 million saved) and/or Ryan Tannehill (15 million saved), but I don't buy those rumors because there's no obvious replacement on the roster for either. Unless they're going to be in some free agency sweepstakes that we don't know about, I'm thinking Tannehill is the QB next year (in what's probably a prove-it year) and James will be the RT. It may make sense to talk extension with James if they want to keep him long term, though - he's played well when healthy.
  38. 1 point
  39. 1 point
    We’ve gotta be one of the fastest teams in the NHL now. Hall, Nico, Wood and Grabner all have ELITE speed. Apparently he speaks German. So does Nico. They can be best friends and he can stay for a while pls.
  40. 1 point
    Boyle has been HORRIBLE. I am all for the story, I have very close family members with cancer and who have passed from cancer...HARD STOP. But this guy has been TERRIBLE lately.
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    Well, I guess the best thing I can say is that it's... nice... to care enough about a game in February to be this fvcking pissed off.
  43. 1 point
    It seems to be far too often that we face a backup goalie that puts on an excellent performance. Maybe it's largely on the Devils, maybe I just don't notice the poor performances from backups we face, or maybe we expect backups to suck because ours haven't been good, when in reality they often aren't so bad.
  44. 1 point
    The Devils entrance into the zone is piss poor. And Eddie Lack just lost any chance of starting the next game with that awful giveaway, his second of the game.
  45. 1 point
    Ref was standing right there in the fvcking corner looking at it. This league is ridiculous. I don't care that you called three straight penalties against the Wild - you can't just swallow your damn whistles for the rest of the game.
  46. 1 point
    That's not a new story but yeah that would have been absolutely horrendous.
  47. 1 point
    Yeah the Devils have always been tone deaf as fvck when it comes to stuff like this. It's frustrating, but not really surprising. I checked e-Bay and there's already a sh!tload of Patty merch up lol. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  48. 1 point
  49. 1 point
    Heard from numerous people that people got in early and just bought stacks of patches, I really don't get why they don't put a limit. It's ridiculous. Plus on Saturday they should do like the concerts/WWE and setup tables on the concourse that sell just Elias merch. They make things more difficult when the solutions are really easy.
  50. 1 point
    I nominate this for post of the year. [emoji23][emoji122] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk