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  1. 5 hours ago, MadDog2020 said:

    I feel like this team is made for regular season success and not necessarily built for a long playoff run, bad goaltending not withstanding. 

    I'm not telling anyone that making the devils more physical makes them better but I really don't want to see our captain getting run on with no answers anymore either.  I'm not looking for a waste of space like Reaves either, those days are over.  I actually hoped the Devils would sign Colton in the offseason.  And I liked Gudas too because I was hoping the team would get a little more physical.  Zadorov would be a good start. 

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  2. I haven't yet but I will.  I'm going to wait until we get closer to the regular season, unless they air all of the pre season games.  Then I'll sign up sooner.  I created an account I just haven't signed up yet.  The quality is going to have to be super sh!tty to get me to even think about going back to FUBO.


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    I'd be perfectly happy seeing him start the season on the third line with Haula and Palat.  Two veterans who I think can do the dirty work to help Holtz shine.

    What does the bottom six look like without him?


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  3. 53 minutes ago, HughesCorporation said:

    If anything we need some size and toughness, not a goon but a big body that knows how to check, not another small forward

    My son was hoping the Devils could pick up Hathaway.  But I think we can find someone like that around the trade deadline if we need it.  Maybe Lazar can fill that role even though he brings no Offense.

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  4. 39 minutes ago, RizzMB30 said:


    Same. I wish Shango the best of luck in CGY. I hope he figures it out and plays Toffoli's ice time. I really really like his game and it does feel like he got outshined this year pretty severely, but I really hope he and his family like it and he does really well there. 

    As for the rest of the trade. Holy sh!t Fitz. I don't know how he pulled this one off. Getting the 6th for Blackwood was fine and probably goes to show that his value wasn't high around the league. 

    How the fvck did Fitz pull this one off? This is another top 6 forward who is a right handed right wing. He is Holtz's and Mercer's competition for top 6 time going in to 2023-24. I'm fine with a 3rd pick going the other way to get a guy like this. I cannot believe that Shango fetched Toffoli. I didn't think that he had THAT much more value than say Blackwood. I don't know if CGY sees him as a top 6 guy. 

    Huge deal. This is a guy who, like Palat can play anywhere in your top 9. Has a reputation of being an excellent shooter/sniper. I think he'll be huge on our second PP unit. He's also won a Stanley Cup with LA in 2014 (We got ourselves another Ranger-killer). His raw stats look like he's been a career secondary scorer and last year seems like the anomaly. Middle six RW. 


    Here's this too. Just evidence that it's kind of make or break for Holtzy next season. NHL or bust.  https://www.nj.com/devils/2023/06/what-devils-told-alexander-holtz-at-exit-interviews-career-defining-offseason.html 

    Good to hear that they got Bratter on top of Holtzy and really pushing him. Sounds like the entire management team wanted to send him a message. I think the tools are there in the toolbox for him. I think if he figures out his "play away from the puck" as Lindy would say, I think he'll stick. 

    I believe we still have Lazar too. And my kid is telling me Clarke should get a serious look.

  5. 8 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

    I brought it up before but if Schmid (or some other young Devils goalie) can actually battle Shesterkin to a draw during Shesterkin's prime years...the Rangers lose the one advantage that they could truly claim having.

    Yeah it kind of feels like the Rangers as constituted have already peaked.  

    I feel the same way about the rags.  Their rebuild started earlier than ours (and was aided by all those douches that would only play under NY's bright lights) and I think right now they are in the middle of "win now" mode whereas NJ is just starting their run.  That's what makes this win even sweeter.  The rags wasted this season. And with this playoff experience and the kids we have coming up our run can last a while.  I think the future rags will only go as far as Laf/Kakko can take them because beyond them there's not a lot of young forward talent coming up in their system and their big names are getting older.


    Or maybe I'm just still high off of last night.

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  6. I don’t have the line ups in front of me but I think we could still shore up that third line and while I don’t think we need to add any defense (especially if Hughes gets a shot) I wouldn’t mind adding someone like Gudas for the 5/6 spot in our defense. A little knuckle dragging for a rough playoff series possibly against the rags would be nice to have. And I believe he’s in the last year of his contract. 

    But if we’re done making moves I’m ok with that. Meier is a big get.

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  7. 44 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

    Mentioned this elsewhere but Meier is too expensive for the Devils to take on.  Especially with Bratt likely to get some serious coin.  

    Yeah we didn't put much thought into the monetary aspect of it.  I just hate seeing Tatar on that top line and now reading that Johnsson got the call up is disheartening.  That's why I'm wondering if we can still get a top six winger for Seves.

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  8. Palat's injury and Holtz's failure to nail down a spot really show how little depth we have for a decent top 6.  I wonder if it would be better to maybe see what we can get for Severson now instead of waiting as the season goes on since I think we all agree he won't be back.  I think it would be tougher to trade him later on if we are in a playoff spot or close to it.

    I was talking to a friend of mine last night and he said he hoped we could somehow pull a Holtz for Meier trade.  I don't know how realistic that is or if SJ would even look to move him.  If we traded Seves I would love to get some kind of power forward not that I even have a name to give though.  I'm assuming Bahl and Okhotyuk can step in on the third line.

    I'm pretty happy with the way they've been playing and I don't think they need to wait until March to make a move if we can.

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  9. I grew up a NY Football Giants and Nets fan but never paid any attention to hockey until the Devils made the playoffs for the first time in '87/'88 when I was a senior in high school.  I always wanted to support NJ sports teams (I loved the Generals too) but I didn't know anyone who followed hockey.  So it was a big deal when they first made the playoffs and I started following them slowly. It wasn't until I first played on my Sega EA Sports hockey in '91 or '92 that I actually started to understand the game and know the teams and players and became more of a hockey/Devils fan that culminated with the crushing loss to the rags in '94.  The next year was better though.

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  10. 5 hours ago, Chimaira_Devil_#9 said:

    Someone is setting themself up for a disappointment. 



    I swear I can’t believe how hyped Bruins fans are about this trade. On another message board I visit one Bruins fan commented on his size and how it was about time they added players like that. I just laughed and thought I can’t wait until you see how soft he plays. They are way over-valuing him.

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  11. 28 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

    But yeah

    Graves - Hamilton

    Hughes - Nemec

    Siegenthaler - Severson

    This is sexy

    Then you have Bahl, Mukh and Walsh in the pipeline ready to step in

    This is a deep group and this is how you win

    Also Okhotyuk and Vukojevic.

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  12. 7 minutes ago, Muevelos said:

    Yes Lol, if he's on the second pair I'd assume our D is pretty dam good then, like teams like Tampa etc, a great fkin problem to have. Lmao 

    The Devils once had a guy named Niedermayer on our "2nd" line.

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  13. 10 hours ago, nessus said:

    2 assists for Slafkovsky in the 4-2 Slovakia win over France at the World Championship. He was involved on the third Slovakia goal as well, but didn't record a point on that one. Nemec had an assist on that goal.

    This guy better slow down before Montreal considers taking him.

    On another note, there's really nothing wrong with being a late riser. For Slafkovsky, it isn't just the Olympics that elevated his draft stock. He started producing more toward the end of the season. And now he continues to look good at the WC. It isn't quite as small of a sample size as many think. Jack Quinn is a recent late riser, and he's looking like an excellent pick so far. 

    I read on another board that MTL is desperate for a top line center and with no center prospects in their farm I would hope they still take Wright first.  Slafkovsky would fit in nicely here.

    I wonder what the Devils would do if Slafkovsky was picked first?  You can always use talent like Wright and Cooley but the Devils have bigger needs elsewhere.

  14. 15 hours ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

    Lou was supposedly interested in Schneider for over a year before Vancouver finally gave him up. I remember both him and Luongo were playing well but Luongo had the big contract so the rumor was they wanted to keep Schneider and trade Luongo. I guess Lou waited them out, so I wonder if Fitz has anyone like that who he’s been looking at. 

    That’s what I’m hoping for. Admittedly I don’t follow anyone other than the Devils that closely anymore so I’m not sure who would even be our Schneider in this trade. But I know that there’s no one worthy in FA nor in the draft and we don’t have anyone in the system ready to carry the team, so if we’re not trading for a goalie, where are we getting one? There has to be an upgrade next season. I liked the Blackwood/Bernier combo this season but we can’t go into next season with only them again. I’m not sure how we fix our most glaring weakness.

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