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  1. 3 points
    I don't think it's fair to say the Devils weren't in the running. Why, I have it on good authority that when Minnesota offered that 25 million dollar signing bonus, Vanderbeek countered with a really nice home made card that had dollar signs made out of macaroni. I bet Zach considered it.
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    Doubtful, given Vanderbeek basically had a lemonade stand set up outside.
  4. 3 points
    Awesome. This horse hasn’t been beaten to death enough over the last seven years, let’s kill that bitch with fire. Looking forward to five pages of SD arguing with everyone and their brother about Lou too, great stuff. 🙄
  5. 2 points
    I think Zacha brings a lot away from the puck while he tries to develop offensively. He's got great speed for a big guy and really excels on the defensive side. He also has a nice shot but still hasn't figured out how to get it off quick enough in the NHL. He might put up more points as a wing but he's best used at center when you consider his strength. The turnovers did suck, absolutely, but they happen and I have a feeling the coaches might have pointed that out to him a bit. I also think what hurts him most is his draft position (which is of course something he has no control over). If he were a 2nd or 3rd round pick, or hell, even a pick at 25 or 30, I think people would be fine with him developing. He should have been in the AHL when things slowed for him in his first NHL year. I know the plan was for him to be mentored by Elias, who ended up hurt.
  6. 2 points
    It’s like this wasn’t a message board where people discussed Devils players! 3 sh!tty games in a row during a crucial stretch is fair grounds to discuss imo.
  7. 2 points
    This thread was better when the cow was being beaten.
  8. 2 points
    He is my favorite Devil. I have said it before, he was brought up too soon because we had nothing going on. He should be making his NHL debut this season, not playing in his 200th game. And if he keeps giving the opponent the puck in front of our goalie, I will continue to crap on him.
  9. 1 point
    Mfitz need not reply. It seems like the forum cannot fvcking stand Pavel Zacha. I understand that we all wish he were Werenski or Provorov or Rantanen or Barzal, but he isn't. It isn't his fault we drafted him. But, holy sh!t guys -- that doesn't mean he isn't a useful player. That doesn't mean he can't turn into a top-6 forward. People seem to completely ignore how young he is when ripping on him. Before his 22nd birthday, he has 60 career points. Here's a list of current Devils players who've been able to amass 60 career points before their 22nd birthday: Taylor Hall Nico Hischier Marcus Johansson Pavel Zacha Annnnnd.... scene. Das it. Bratt will unless he gets injured, but that brings the list to 5. It boggles my mind that everyone is ready to give up on twenty-fvcking-one year old Pavel Zacha. 21. Parise didn't even see NHL ice until his 21 year old season. He's two and a half years younger than Will Butcher! Give him some time before jumping down his throat in every single fvcking postgame thread. Or don't. I can't tell you what to do. But I love Pavel Zacha and you should too.
  10. 1 point
    I was really hoping they didn’t allow that third shot to end the first, then he could have been perfectly pathetic. or as he’d type it: 🚧 = 🧀 in 🥅 w/ 🚨🚨
  11. 1 point
    Yes, nothing left to say that's new. Dude was texting Suter during the 2012 playoffs, as I recall, about playing on the same team. He must have known then Suter wasn't interested in NJ and he'd be leaving. Ultimately, he was worth maybe half the price and term of his contract. As miserable as the past 6 years have been, I thank our lucky stars every day we don't have that albatross hanging over our heads. I hold no animosity towards Zach at all knowing what we know now (and sort of knew then too). And I say with no contempt, just factually, that despite him looking for a team with all the pieces when he signed there, it certainly seems to me that the Wild's best days with ZP9 and Suter are behind them. Edit: ZP11 now I suppose
  12. 1 point
    It would be easy to stop if he would stop sucking, but there seems to be no end to that. Last game he turned over the puck and gave up a goal, it was a one goal game. You can argue he blew the game. Gane before we went to OT because he did the same damn thing. So two games in a row, two turnovers, two goals. We aren’t allowed to talk about that? Granted, talking about draft order and drafting in general is a little annoying, since you can’t do anything about it. I try not to do that, I just focus on his performance. Or lack thereof.
  13. 1 point
    Because people don’t see the potential anymore. You can usually see consistent strengths and improvements in a budding young player, but the only thing he does well is suck really bad night after night. The other thing which upsets people is that he is with the big club...let him develop in the minors, not up here where he adds little. He’s a head case and his failures up here don’t seem to be aiding in his progress. Oh, and 21isnt that young anymore in the NHL. There are PLENTY of players that age contributing more than Zacha.
  14. 1 point
    Zacha takes a step forward this year and finishes the season strong, exciting the fans about what could be to come..... this summer, Peter Chiarelli is hired as the new GM of the LA Kings, after getting a merciful axe in Edmonton.... Ray Shero calls to congratulate Chiarelli on his new gig, before turning the conversation in a more business toned direction.... before the conversation is through and the phones have been hung up, Ray Shero has acquired Drew Doughty in exchange for Pavel Zacha. The trade is one for one.
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    I was not going to as there's nothing left to say but if you want me too i can make an effort for you What there is to say though is that they are both halfway through those huge contracts and never made it past the 2nd round of the playoffs... and their best hockey is behind them
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    I mean you only had to hear the boos when KK got pulled against the Blue Jackets to know the honeymoon was over.
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    It's how I got my 96-97 Atlantic Division SGA banner lol.
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    That's the key part. Re-signing KK for even on the cheap doesn't solve anything, especially with the way he is playing. I simply can't understand why people think KK is all that good or worth having sticking around.
  21. 1 point
    On that count, me too, mostly because I had always believed that they were in it up to the end as well...I also thought it had always come down to the Devils or the Wild. Though if you believe what skeeter posted before Parise's final season here (Chico's quote about Parise basically saying that he was gone, that he was miffed about the Devils ponying up so much for Kovy), guess it's not such a surprise now.
  22. 1 point
    I remember being absolutely devastated when he left. LL blew it. Nothing new there. I feel like everyone knew after he got that 1-year deal in arbitration that his future in NJ was anything but certain. Crazy how Philly whiffed on Weber and Suter.
  23. 1 point
    He had his two best seasons with us. I used to be upset by it but I'm not anymore. Once he signed the one year deal coming off the knee injury season, I knew he wasn't staying. he signed that deal to show other teams he was healthy so he could get a huge contract elsewhere.
  24. 1 point
    Devils jerseys were particularly popular with the hip hop crowd in the mid 90's. Kings were too IIRC.
  25. 1 point
    How's this for a spin.. I think, ultimately, it's been a good thing for the Devils as a team that Hall has missed some significant time. I think the team relies way too heavily on him to be 'the man' and having to learn how to play without him has been very important. I mean, I guess I can't blame some guys for being tempted to lean on him after the season he had last year but.. no more passengers. Nico in particular seems to be a guy that looks Hall's way every chance he gets - I think he's looked absolutely phenomenal during Hall's absence.

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