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  1. sundstrom

    2018 Pre-Season Thread

    i think the 12th (and likely 13th) forwards are between Quennville and Lappin. I think they're opening with 8 D - either because they need to keep Yakolev on the roster or lose him back to the KHL or because they really want to give Smith a chance to make the team and at least see what he's got for the 9 games. Perhaps they convince Yakolev to go to Binghamton for a month to get top pair minutes and get acclimated to the North American game and call him up or let him go back. My hope for opening night: Hall - Hischier - Palmieri Johannson - Zacha - Bratt Coleman - Zajac - Noeson Wood - Boyle - Lappin Quennville Greene - Vatanen Butcher - Santini Smith - Severson Meuller - Lovejoy
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    NJ @ NYR GDT 9/24/18

    I'd say NJ B+ Lineup vs NYR A- lineup
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    Wood signs 4-year deal

    To be fair, theoretically this is a “bridge” deal as well because he’s still an RFA after it but there is enough years on this that it is cost controlled for the Devils much longer than a typical bridge deal and even w/ arbitration in year 5, if Wood becomes a 45-60 point player, there’s only so much higher he’ll go. In today’s dollars, he wouldn’t be a $7mm guy as if he were a UFA coming off those years.
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    Wood signs 4-year deal

    I think you are reading that wrong and Cordell is not stating it well. A bridge deal would have been 2 years. I think Ray offered 2 years $3MM and by “giving up term” it means Wood gave up Extra years to the devils at a lower AAV for more total $
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    Wood signs 4-year deal

    4 x 2.75. Seems like a fair deal to both sides.
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    GDT: Devils @ IsLOUnders 7:00 PM MSG, MSG+

    one thing to keep in mind - zacha was essentially 1C last night - and there weren't really any other offensive threats out there. seeing these essentially split squad games is so hard to determine what you're looking at. how much better is zacha if he's with palmieri and johansson when the opposition ALSO has to worry about hall-nico and travis & texans and a full compliment of defensemen. it's the same thing from the first two games when you essentially have 1/2 the game against AHL'ers.
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    GDT: Devils @ IsLOUnders 7:00 PM MSG, MSG+

    keying on anderson and zacha
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    GAME THREAD 1: NYR @ NJ 7:00 September 17th

    lounges were still open and full buffet food - you still needed a ticket to get in there.
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    2018 Offseason Thread

    EJ and his son were regulars at Prudential Center for years. I would see them in the ice lounge pretty much every game for many years.
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    Santini signs three year deal

    One way w/ that contract - I think its safe to say that the braintrust thinks he's on the team and Binghamton last year is in the rear view.
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    2018 UFA Thread

    you also can't look at how a player turned out and just assume he would've been the same player on another team. there is team specific development, linemates, and of course, luck. more often than not, a good player is going to be a good player regardless of who drafts him but i wouldn't say it's like 80/20 that way. more like 60/40.
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    Eric Gryba to NJ

    Just don’t see the point on this one
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    2018 Offseason Thread

    i feel like pitt is the kind of team that can mask johnson's deficiencies and he'll actually be marginally ok there.
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    Lou out at Toronto Named Dir Hockey for Isles

    Rafalski - that was a bad one. He was ready to stay for a reasonable price and Lou used his "if you've got time, use it" theory and detroit came in with a blow away offer that NJ didn't want to match. Gomez took highest dollar and wasn't going to sign for less. That was a good decision by Lou to let him go. Parise - Lou had his chance but Vanderbeek's finances were non-existant and he wanted kovy over Parise so Lou couldn't lock him up early. Parise wanted to go home. Devils offered enough to keep him. Neidermayer - Lou did everything possible to keep him (max contract, trying to trade for Rob) but he left to play with his brother. Lou's issue might have been not extending him earlier and treating him like sh!t through various arbitration hearings but whatever. Elias - Lou simply got lucky. He was insanely stupid to even let Elias get to the point of being ready to go to Chicago or the Rangers. Lou essentially lucked into keeping Elias. --- As for JT - Lou just got here. Whatever Tavares does, assuming Lou doesn't low ball him, there's not much Lou can do about it other than convince him that things will be different with him at the helm. The JT situation and how Lou handled big guys for NJ do not compare.
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