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  1. 1 hour ago, vadvlfan said:

    Wonder why Bennett was given 8? Nothing should probably be assumed by this, but often when you go from say 41 to 14, thats usually a sign of mainstream faith in me

    Bennett, when fully healthy, fit in the top 6 of a strong Stanley Cup contender. Bennett, if healthy, will play in the top 6 and perform well.

  2. Versteeg is an option again and I would love for NJ to sign him to protect Zacha as a 3rd line center.




  3. Too add he and Nick Lappin for free would be simple amazing. Nick Lappin on a much much weaker team had 4.55 shots per game. Vesey had 4.27 shots per game. Both those are elite NCAA numbers which should carry over. Plus they play together on a line in the Foxboro league.


    PS: Lappin put up 3.26 shots per game in the AHL against mainly the toughest competition late in the year.

  4. 26 minutes ago, vadvlfan said:

    Anyone know if our 2 new Russian draft picks are competing for spot on Russian team for Hlinka tournament?  Where is Hlinka tournament being held this year?

    Hlinka is for under 18.


    Watch #11 in this game. At first watching highlights, i wasn't overly impressed. Watching the first period, this kid has some serious skill. At 6`3 he is a very good skater, looks to have quick hands and was used on the PP. His skating and fore check led to the first goal. His positioning needs some work, like most Russians.

  6. 36 minutes ago, Martyisth3b3st said:

    Am I way too high on Blandisi or are you way too low on Blandisi?

    You are too high on him until he develops substance to his game. his passing, skating and hands are top 6 already.

  7. 55 minutes ago, CarpathianForest said:

    I don't see Bennett on the first line. Palmier should be the RW on the first line. I would love to see Hudler on the 2nd line at RW.

    1st and 2nd lines play the exact same 5 on 5 minutes. Bennett won't play on the PP or PK so playing a lot of minutes 5 on 5 (his strength) is in the best interest of the team. 

  8. NJ has gone from a team with many holes up front to a team very deep on the wings. There are going to be a lot of camp battles with a lot of those good players being forced to play in the AHL.


    Locks: Taylor Hall, Adam Henrique, Kyle Palmieri, Mike Cammalerri, Travis Zajac, Beau Bennett, Jacob Josefson, Vernon Fiddler, Devante Smith-Pelly

    Safe: Reid Boucher, Sergei Kalinen

    Battle: Joseph Blandisi, Pavel Zacha, John Quenneville, Miles Wood, Nick Lappin, Luke Gazdic


    I believe Gazdic will hold one of the extra spots, for a goon he actually does well possession wise relative top his team. He just had a terrible PDO. I believe Miles Wood will definately make his way on the Devils unless Shero veto's Hynes. Wood can be an elite 4th liner to start and work his way up the lineup. Speed kills and he fits the framework of this team. I believe Zacha will start in Albany and take over for Josefson if he fails to produce. I love Lappin and think his window is smaller than others but he will have to wait and force his way on the team. 


    Taylor Hall - Adam Henrique - Beau Bennett

    Mike Cammalerri - Travis Zajac - Kyle Palmieri

    Reid Boucher - Jacob Josefson/Pavel Zacha - Devante Smith-Pelly

    Sergei Kalinen - Vernon Fiddler - Miles Wood

    Luke Gazdic,


    Shots per 60:

    Hall - 10.29

    Cammalerri - 2.45

    Bennett - 7.96

    Smith-Pelly - 7.34

    Boucher - 6.67

    Palmeri - 6.59

    Fiddler 6.47

    Cammalerri - 6.28

    Gazdic - 6.02

    Henrique - 5.77

    Josefson - 5.47

    Zajac - 4.84

    Kalinen - 4.12


    NJ should score a lot more

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  9. 1 minute ago, Triumph said:

    We did have threads for all the picks last year - I think in the future if I remember I'll make a thread for the 1st round pick, the 2nd round pick, and then all the rest.  

    Why have you concluded that Bratt only got 4th line ice time?  I know he was way down on his team in scoring, but I'm not sure why you think this.

    I found their team stats which has +- for and against for every player on the team. The top two lines were very obvious and I took a guess that the next LW was higher on the depth charts based on 8 or 9 more events over the course of the season. I'll see if I can dig it up.

  10. I am really liking this pick by the Devils, I'm not sure why we don't have threads for all the players like HFBOARDS.



    This kid had numbers Draft -1 similar to Dmytro Timashov (Timashov was an Oct bday), Jonathan Dahlen (Dec birthday), Alex Nylander, Jakub Vrana and Lucas Wallmark. So what about his draft year. Playing 4th line minutes he put up 8 goals and 9 assists in 48 games. Dahlen put up 15 goals 14 assists in 51 games in the same league with essentially an extra year of development.

    He maybe soft, he maybe poor defensively but he is a 17 year old Swedish kid who obviously has speed, skill and a shot.

  11. Michael McLeod - Bob 15, Pronman 20, McKeens 7, FC 15, Lowetide 23, ISS 13

    Nathan Bastian - Bob 36, FC 37, Pronman 76, McKeens 49, Lowetide 33, ISS 31

    Joey Anderson - Bob 56, FC 55, Pronman 33, McKeens 82, Lowetide 88, ISS 69

    Jesper Bratt - NR, FC 78, Pronman 49, McKeens 128, Lowetide 100, ISS 130

    Brandon Gignac - NR, FC 83, Pronman NR, McKeens 83, Lowetide 66

    Mikhail Maltsev - Bob 80, FC 98, Pronman NR, ISS 90, Lowetide NR

    Yegor Rykov - Bob NR, FC 114, Pronman 59, Lowetide 83, ISS 145


    Some nice picks in there, i left out Cormier and Davies since they are barely ranked.




  12. Just now, SterioDesign said:

    so you see him top 6 over DSP or Palmieri?

    Well between the 1st and 2nd line, where one slots is all chemistry. Both play roughly the same amount of minutes 5 on 5. I would most definitely play him ahead of DSP.

  13. 1 hour ago, Daniel said:

    Some otherwise smart and successful athletes are like that.  Jeff Kent admitted to not knowing or caring about MLB growing up.  Ryan Tannehill didn't know what division the Dolphins played in until training camp, but he's very smart.

    i know there are some exceptions to the rule but he also didn't interview well at all.

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