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  1. Ruff currently doing a zoom call w/ STH's. Q&A. I asked several (had to submit before hand). Are you prepared to have patience with some of the younger players on the team to give them a real chance. Are you willing to perhaps lose a regular season game because Jack Hughes is getting outplayed by the other team’s line on a given night, but still keep him with skilled players as opposed to burying him and not giving him the learning experience while moving a veteran like Travis Zajac up simply because it’s the “safer coaching decision”. Will other younger players who
  2. i remember this at the time - it was theoretically for ONE game that they wanted to put the C on White (similar to how they used to do in Pre-Season Games when the Captain wasn't playing - this went back to when Stevens was the captain). The Devils supposedly didn't believe in 3 A's. If the Captain was out for a game, they would give someone else the C for one game. At the time, the background wasn't known so I remember thinking that Langs was getting bent out of shape over nothing. Now, with hindsight and Lang's testimony, the tune is quite different. And even though it was always kinda
  3. it still was last year coming out for the 3rd.
  4. 50% solid NHL rate - i'll take it. And I'd argue Santini might have been something if he wasn't used improperly and on a terrible team.
  5. to be fair, in this game, he played his top players and they outshot phx considerably. hot goaltender on the other side.
  6. it may not just be the devils' fault that they don't have decisions yet. the prospective coaches and GM's may be waiting for the entire season to be over to see what their options are. they're getting paid - there's no rush for them.
  7. if you are talking of the 4 major US sports, one. kroenke has 3 (avs, rams, nuggets) MLSE owns leafs/raptors pegula owns bills/buffalo HBSE owns sixers/devils Dolan owns Knicks/Rangers reinsdorf white sox/bulls benson - saints/pelicans leonsis - caps/wizards i think paul allen's wife now owns seahakws/trailblazers
  8. not a mets fan but if i was, i'd be happy with anyone with deep pockets which HBSE most certainly have. and sorry, these guys get a bad rap, but any time $ was NEEDED to be spent, there was absolutely no question.
  9. i think the coach also has to do with what the devils plan on being the next two to three years - if it's really a kids team and aside from zajac and a couple nothing UFA's for age, then perhaps hitching your wagon to gronborg for 3 years and damn the record, makes the buy out cash irrelevant. with that said, i'd think that ownership is trying to thread the needle by keeping Fitz, but adding someone like Gilles as a President of Hockey OPS and a coach like gallant all while knowing what their draft position looks like and what other teams are looking to do.
  10. no - they are not and the NHL specifically said so. The play in rounds for teams 9-24 are NOT playoffs and do not count as such. They are an extension of the regular season for record keeping sake of individual stats (but not team wins for the season). and they are not considered playoffs. Corey Masisak detailed this pretty well on the Athletic. relevant quoted below:
  11. Root against ARZ and for them not to win the lottery. Root for Canucks to make playoffs and lose immediately. Best possible for scenario for the devils this year: 1) Win the lottery outright - #1 pick. 2) ARZ loses qualifying round and does not win lottery - #8 pick (no qualifying loser wins a lottery spot for ARZ to finish 3) Van advances to playoffs and loses in round 1 - #17 pick
  12. If the Devils want him, $ can make that contract issue go away.
  13. here's how different things were. in '98-'99, i had been a partial STH and actually CANCELLED my ST for '99-'00 because i was so frustrated with constant playoff disappointments since the '95 cup. Half way through '99-'00, I reupped and have had full ST ever since (although I've already made the decision to not renew full for next year even before Covid). Oh to have those problems now
  14. walsh will almost assuredly sign elsewhere. oh well.
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