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    NJ Devils 2018-19 Development Camp Starts July 10th

    Was anyone able to watch any of the scrimmage today? Based on the tweets, it seemed quiet from Zetterlund and Boqvist, but I'd like to get a sense of how those two are developing.
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    2018 UFA Thread

    If Shero somehow could snag Pesce from Carolina, that would be amazing, though unlikely. I could see him targeting one of the younger high potential guys that doesn't have much of a shot there (Bean, Fleury) due to being blocked by that abundance of talent.
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    2018 UFA Thread

    A team loaded with good defensemen just added another. This opens an opportunity for Ray to strike.
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    2018 NHL Draft Thread

    Detroit rebuilt their team in this draft. They took two major fallers in Zadina and Veleno, and were still able to add another first round talent in Berggren, followed by McIsaac. 7 picks in the first 3 rounds for them, 8 in the top 100. Islanders did quite well also.
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    2018 NHL Draft Thread

    Excellent pick. He could be this year's sleeper.
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    2018 NHL Draft Thread

    Ok Shero, you've got Smith, Veleno, Kupari, and Bokk available. Hard to mess this one up.
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    2018 NHL Draft Thread

    There are some quality choices left. I can't believe Smith is still available. Still hoping for Bokk, but can't say I'd be disappointed with a few others. If the Devils are picking someone to fit their system, Kupari seems like a great fit.
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    2018 NHL Draft Thread

    He could have...if the Coyotes were picking first overall. There's no way he goes ahead of Nico IMO, and probably not Patrick either, for that matter.
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    2018 NHL Draft Thread

    What was Chayka thinking there? He could have easily moved back for additional assets. Just a dumb move there. It'll really really suck if the Rangers get Hughes. I'm hoping one of these next 3 take him.
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    2018 NHL Draft Thread

    Absolutely, your content is really informative.
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    2018 NHL Draft Thread

    Not a great year for them to have a top 10 pick (and 2 more first round picks, for that matter). I could deal with them getting Bouchard, but NYR drafting Hughes is a scary thought. It's cool that Kravtsov could potentially be within reach, and that Veleno is getting closer to 17 in these rankings. If we could pick up a second rounder and take Tychonick, that would be a pretty nice situation. On another note, it's nice to know I'm not totally crazy for being so high on Kaut and Bokk.
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    2018 NHL Draft Thread

    In my opinion, pick 17 is right about where there's a drop off in talent, at least as far as defensemen go. Bode Wilde will likely be picked right in the middle of round 1, which would leave us with K'Andre Miller, Rasmus Sandin, and (maybe) Jonny Tychonick as the next best defensemen. If Shero is set on taking a dman at 17, then I suspect he'll trade down, hoping to select one of those three later in the first. But if he's going BPA, which I think we all suspect he'll do, there are quite a few good forwards who will be available in the mid-first round. If Kravtsov or Bokk makes it to 17, you definitely need to take one of them. These two are late risers with superstar potential. Rasmus Kupari is another player that, although raw, is super talented with very high upside - probably what you would consider your classic "risky" pick. Another player to potentially be excited about is Martin Kaut, a Czech RW that is a mature, complete player that fits Shero's mold. He played against men in the Czech league this season, and finished the season with a strong playoffs performance, with 5 points in 7 games (only one player on the team was better with 6 points in 7 games). This is another guy that I think could be a steal. Interestingly, he was on the Czech team for the World Championships, and Zadina was not. To summarize, I think the Devils are in a fine spot. In my opinion, it makes most sense to shoot for the stars and go for one of the high potential forwards. I understand that the organization needs more defense, but none of the guys likely to be available at 17 are even 2 years from being NHL ready. We've seen how much organizational needs can change, so it does not make much sense to skip on a really good forward for the sake of filling a need.
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    2018 Offseason Thread

    Ekman-Larsson isn't a free agent until July 1, 2019. If contract negotiations for an extension can begin in the fnial year of a player's contract, then he'll have to wait until July 1, 2018 to re-sign, whether he gets that 8th year or not.
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    2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread

    It's amazing to me that this Caps team made it to the Cup finals. It wasn't the team from those dominant years back when Mike Green was killing it for them. It wasn't the team that still had Williams, a newly acquired TJ Oshie, and even Jason Chimera scoring a bunch of goals for them. It was the team that appeared to be on its way down this past offseason and had just lost two important players in Nate Schmidt and MoJo. Year after year, it was supposed to finally be the Caps' year, but just when everyone had moved on and thought it was Tampa Bay's turn, Ovi and co. pulled through. What a series that was.
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    2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs Thread

    You've got to imagine they don't want to give it to a non-Russian player who is NHL-bound, but this is just ridiculous. It was an objectively worse season than Tolvanen's for Kravtsov, but he's someone I wouldn't mind the Devils taking at 17 in the draft this year. He's got tons of skill.
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