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NLinfante last won the day on January 11 2012

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  1. Tavares or Carlson

    Here's the thing with the Pitt analogy, it's not like their defense is as stacked as their forward group. Letang, sure bona fide when he's healthy. Doumilin and Matta probably come next, but they are so loaded up front that with decent goaltending, they can compete with anyone. Adding Tavares instead of Carlson puts NJ in a similar situation. Perhaps not identical, but similar enough. With Vatanen a clear #1 on this roster, you really just need supporting pieces. Hopefully Seversen and Butcher could be that. EDIT: I guess Schultz with 27 points isn't bad either. I honestly don't really know how productive he is relative to his salary.
  2. GDT: Devils @ Tampa Game 5 4/21/2018 3:00 PM NBC, NBCSN

    It's time for the classic "we're getting on a plane back to Jersey win or lose; might as well make them come back too" coaching line. LGD.
  3. GAME 4: Tampa Bay @ New Jersey. 730 PM EST, GOLF, MSG+

    The hit on Sami is drawing a lot of attention, and deservedly so. But, having slept off the disappointment from the loss, I'm just as inclined to cite the PP and the Zajac/Maroon breakaways with the guys above my post. The team had their chances last night. Time to battle.
  4. GAME 3: Tampa Bay @ New Jersey. 730 PM EST, CNBC, MSG+

    I will be there tonight, section 1; very excited for playoff hockey back at the Rock! LGD.
  5. Devils vs. Lightning Series Discussion

    Actually more love than I would have thought, but I guess if you have to pick an upset, it's a trendy option. Nice to see TG keeping it in the family for sure.
  6. GDT: Devils vs. Rangers, 4/3/18, 7:00 pm

    That was a satisfying night of hockey to watch. I really hope this carries over because I cannot imagine a team that is "peaking at the right time" more than this group. As for the dirtbags fans, I'm glad there will still plenty of blueshirts in the stands to watch that beatdown. Have fun with this northeast weather to start golf season.
  7. You'll never win with Schneider

    JT is worth a call, no doubt. Also, I know there is a good chance that Carlson will be overpaid, but that's the way this stuff goes these days. I would still prefer to go after Carlson in FA than Karlsson in a trade. McLoed could be with the big club next year but there is still plenty of room for a F and D acquisition. If this team can get into the playoffs and make any sort of splash I think Shero will be able to improve again without mortgaging anything. He's done a great job so far so there's no reason to doubt him.
  8. GDT: Devils @ Canadiens, 4/1/18, 7:00pm

    Maybe so, but when they played "Shout at the Devil" during the challenge, I thought it was clever.
  9. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    I mentioned to a friend last night that a playoff birth and first round win would satisfy me far beyond what I thought was possible at season's inception. I don't think it's going to be easy, but proving to Hall and the kids that this team can get into the playoffs and even win a little bit would be huge. I also think it might prove favorable for UFA's (read, Carlson) on July 1. The East is going to be real tough, but if this team gets good goal-tending and any semblance of secondary scoring, they can absolutely "steal" a round from a higher ranked team. Certainly there is a long way to go, but I'm in a good mood today so I'll let that color my take on this team post-deadline.
  10. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    Please God, no
  11. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    Correct; I missed the conditional part the first time I read it. Doesn't change anything though for NJ. Hopefully NJ's first rounder this year will be middle of the pack (or maybe even lower) and nowhere near the lottery, 2019's I would lottery protect but also insist that EK stays for the gobs and gobs of money that he'll earn. Certainly I don't agree with EJ that a team will have to send both first rounders. Either or.
  12. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    The Sens don't have a first or second this year, according to capfriendly. I'm sure gaining either or both of those would be huge for them. I wouldn't mind sending a 2018 or 2019 first as part of a package, but it would be lottery protected and I would also put conditions on EK resigning in two years.
  13. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    Just for the sake of facts, here are three of the F's that Shero has supposedly inquired about. Pacioretty, one additional season at 4.5m Galchenyuk, two additional seasons at 4.9m Hoffman, two additional seasons at 5.2m In this case, I think Hoffman makes the most sense although he is the most expensive cap-wise. I don't think he'll demand as much as Pacioretty (although the extra year may come into play there) but the Devils could certainly deal for him without demanding Ottawa to retain salary. He could provide a nice boost to the second line considering 9, 13, 21 looked pretty solid tonight. I'm not really in favor or giving up too much of the future, but if the Sens really go into firesale mode, I would at least listen.
  14. GDT: Devils @ Philthadelphia Phailures 7:00 PM

    As mentioned, referees were about as bad as they could be in this one. However, giving up the second flyers goal on the first shift after tying the game is the kind of stuff that is driving fans absolutely crazy at this point. Lovejoy was caught puck-watching on that one and, to be fair, Butcher was a little late to the puck carrier. With that being said, I loved the playmaking on Nico's goal and Hall has a compete level through the roof. If this team can just stay healthy I see no reason why they can't make the playoffs without all of us having heart attacks during the last week of the regular season. I'm curious to see if Shero can add just a little scoring on the wing or find something bigger on the back end. I honestly have no idea which six d-men should play (really the 5 and 6th spots) on any given night because they basically all take turns at being bad. At least Moore did his thing and chimed in with a G and some TOI in OT.
  15. All purpose general trade speculation thread

    http://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/22025032/nhl-case-toronto-maple-leafs-trading-auston-matthews Not trying to cause a stir here, but this is something I've never really thought about before and I found it interesting. On teams with multiple emerging stars, it may become challenging to pay them all (read: Edmonton). I'm not sure NJ makes sense because they're going to have to pay 13 and, presumably, 8 and 63 in the next few years, but I am pretty in awe every time I watch Matthews play. Discuss.
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