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  1. Devilsfan118

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    Still not a fan of this beetle-eyed motherfvcker but it looks like he's still got it:
  2. Devilsfan118

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    Make sure that things gets lots of mileage this year
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    GDT: Devils @ IsLOUnders 7:00 PM MSG, MSG+

    I'm not trying to argue with ya, we're all fans of the same team after all, but I strongly disagree with this sentiment. We'll have to agree to disagree. Being drafted top-10 brings with it certain expectations. I don't believe it's at all unfair to hold Zacha up to his draft position when judging his progress - he wasn't picked out of the blue by Conte. Many scouts had him around there (actually - I looked it up and his final NHL Central Scouting ranking was #8. Other places had him around #10) so I don't think it's completely outrageous to hold him to the standard of the other mid-to-top level prospects in his class. As DM84 said, this isn't a depth pick trying to crack the line up. If he doesn't become an impact forward within the next few seasons I will consider him a big time bust. Re: The bolded - if I was hired to do a job based on my experience and education and I wasn't performing up to expectations I'd probably be fired. Not the greatest example but my point stands - I wouldn't be blameless in the situation if I wasn't performing. That said, I'm obviously rooting for him. I just don't see it. Hope I'm wrong. Sidebar: fvck sakes, looking at the top-20 picks.. Conte could've thrown a dart blindfolded at the list and probably landed a sooner-developing impact player. I count maybe 4 guys in the top 20 with less NHL impact than Zacha right now.
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    GDT: Devils @ IsLOUnders 7:00 PM MSG, MSG+

    I'm so confused by Zacha. As someone else said, he looks completely different shift to shift. On a couple shifts I thought he controlled the puck real well and drove the play. Had a couple nice moves towards the net too. Then, he'll come out and look completely disinterested, taking incredibly stupid and lazy penalties. I think the physical tools are there but I'm wondering if the work ethic and/or IQ will present itself this season. Still only 21, plenty of time I suppose.
  5. Devilsfan118

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    Edit: Merged posts.
  6. Devilsfan118

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    Can't help but feel he's pointing to Wilson as justification for a big pay day. Interestingly enough, Wilson's second contract was 2 x 2AAV. Someone else mentioned Lou - if Lou were still here I'd say Wood's days as a Devil were numbered.
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    New MSG Devils host

    What a difference - not asking a question an intern wrote, and then responding with a lame joke or "huh".
  8. Works for me - what's the clock going to be this year? I'm a big fan of the shorter one - cut the draft duration down significantly. Also helps that mostly everyone attended and stuck around last year IIRC
  9. Devilsfan118

    2018 Offseason Thread

    For a #1 D-man in his prime? Are you mad? Think of all the cap space we'd lose! Joking aside, I think that's a fair comparable and yes, I would do that for even a year of him. While we're definitely not in "win now" mode yet, I would say we're at least in a "must show improvement" mode no? I feel like if this team takes a step back this year and misses the playoffs Taylor Hall won't be a happy camper.
  10. Devilsfan118

    2018 Offseason Thread

    Beat me to it - great call. This is just.. embarrassing for Ottawa and their fans. I feel bad for them.
  11. Devilsfan118

    2018 Offseason Thread

    Though Ottawa bottoming out this year, comically enough, doesn't help them. The Avs own their pick this year. The #1 overall could very well go to the Avs this year.
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    2018 Offseason Thread

    If he's purely a rental and has told San Jose that he is 100% going to test the market next summer, then yeah this deal makes a little more sense. But if he ends up re-upping in San Jose.. yikes. Yikes for Ottawa.
  13. Devilsfan118

    2018 Offseason Thread

    Unreal, just move the team already.
  14. Devilsfan118

    2018 Offseason Thread

    So in summary: 2019 or 2020 1st 2019 2nd round pick 2021 2nd round pick (becomes 1st IF he re-signs AND they make it to the final) 1st in 2021 or 2022 if EK signs in the East THIS year (correction) Two low-level NHL roster players 1 average prospect For the best defenseman in hockey.
  15. Devilsfan118

    2018 Offseason Thread

    I try and not torture myself over stuff like this, because we have no clue what goes on behind closed doors and all that.. But at first glance, this return appears to be horrendous for Ottawa and I cannot believe we didn't outbid it.
  16. Devilsfan118

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    Well it was fun to pretend for a few minutes. Back to work.
  17. Devilsfan118

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    Well sh!t.
  18. Devilsfan118

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    I don't know which thread to put this Karlsson stuff in - I'm assuming the off-season thread is done so I'll keep putting it here: So.. buckle up. Sounds like it's gonna happen.
  19. Devilsfan118

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    Well, not to overanalyze this.. but it sounds to me like Wood is out to lunch with his contract ask.
  20. Devilsfan118

    2018 Offseason Thread

    Correct, I more meant that they went through the preparations to land a big fish and were essentially left at the altar. I would be surprised if, strictly from an assets perspective, San Jose is significantly outbid.
  21. Devilsfan118

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    It's just fun being included in these rumors, to be honest. It would be very Shero-like to swoop in and steal the deal out from under San Jose though.
  22. Devilsfan118

    2018 Offseason Thread

    Hard to imagine the Sharks will be outbid after clearing all that space for JT and missing out.
  23. Devilsfan118

    2018 Offseason Thread

    Man good for him... Seguin got paid. PAID. I can't imagine Hall comes in that low. I hope so, but I'd be very surprised if he doesn't get Tavares money here. Also, for shiggles: Edit: 99% chance it's photoshop and/or bullsh!t, but hey it's fun to imagine right
  24. Devilsfan118

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    Alright let's get stupid and do this: Wood + 1st + ____________________ for EK I mean it makes just too much sense
  25. Devilsfan118

    2018 Offseason Thread

    Good God if Wood thinks he's getting Wilson money Can you say.. trade bait?
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