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NewarkDevil5 last won the day on November 19 2013

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  1. Andrew Gross leaving beat?

    Really? I'd have thought you'd have gone with Brown Crease......
  2. Devils announce Hall, Schneider, Maroon all underwent surgery

    Somehow I must've started counting with June. But how much more so that it's not that big of a deal. To miss the first two weeks of the season is meaningless.
  3. Devils announce Hall, Schneider, Maroon all underwent surgery

    5 months means he'll be out until what, November? He'll be coming in right around Thanksgiving, sounds like. So in reality he's missing not that much. Besides, I think KK has earned a bit of faith in his ability to win games with this team during the regular season. Is he a guy to count on in the playoffs? No. Definitely not. A thousand times no. But then again, the team probably wasn't winning those first two games in Tampa regardless of who was in net. Tampa was ready to shift into a higher gear and we weren't. I'm okay with Kinkaid starting the season off.
  4. 2018 Offseason Thread

    Yeah, but one good defenseman is better than two average defensemen. If we'd anyway be drafting a defenseman who, at pick 17, probably wouldn't be ready to play at a high pairing level for minimum 2-3 years, a move like this gets us the defenseman we're needing now and who would be signed for the next 3 years already. I don't know that Severson and our 1st would actually be something Calgary's interested in, but if they bite, I'd pack Damon's bags that day.
  5. 2018 Offseason Thread

    I'd do Severson and the first. I think Bratt's a keeper.
  6. Tavares or Carlson

    Is Eric Gelinas still even in the NHL?
  7. You'll never win with Schneider

    I'm thinking that our best bet is to start Schneider tomorrow night. His period and a half was the best hockey I've seen him play in an age and I'm thinking his style of play is more conducive to playing against the Lightning. I truly do believe that certain goalie styles are better used against certain teams and that is why goalies have a tendency to do better and worse against the same teams. Schneider is a more conservative goalie than Kinkaid, less active in the defensive zone, stays in position and plays his angles better. I think he'll do better against Tampa because they've been able to keep us penned in our own zone.
  8. This Incredible Forum

    Thank you so much DM for this amazing forum. I certainly don't post as much as I used to, but I certainly lurk just as much as I always have. Always so much fun to read all of everyone's thoughts on here even the back and forth endless arguments between some certain people with intractable differences (as long as they remain friendly and not hateful). At the end of the day, regardless of where life has taken us or what our backgrounds and histories are, we're all Devils fans: a plurality at best in our own territory and a definite minority everywhere else. In the end, this team represents our state which suffers unwarranted disrespect and ridicule throughout the country. This team is the only athletic club that has taken that mantle seriously and done something about it. Whether we go far in the playoffs this year or not, this team is always ours and has more often than not through the last 35 years made us proud and looks poised to continue to do so.
  9. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    What they ought to do is (since there's multiple cups in reality anyway) keep one on display at the HHOF that keeps growing like a pillar as rings get added to the bottom while they rotate out the ones that actually get handed out and tour.
  10. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    Y'know everyone's figuring out stats on how skaters drive the play or not. I wonder if similar stats might apply to goalies due to puckhandling abilities and other intangibles that don't necessarily make it to the stat lines.
  11. Buckle Up

    Time for my not so regular popping in. Been on here since it was Network54 with redruM as the main man before DM was gracious enough to grant us this beautiful space. Definitely is nice to watch hockey games where the team you're rooting for can actually complete a pass and can skate faster than a sloth on quaaludes. This is a team that really in many ways is so unlike any that we've seen wearing the red and black and for all the tropes I've learned to repeat that defense wins championship, offense is really fun to watch.
  12. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    Put in a claim for him. The more the merrier in our goaltending pool party.
  13. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    That would be a valid point to make if we didn't go on to trade said defenseman for a forward.
  14. GDT: Devils @ Carolina 5:00 PM

    He's someone I wanted us to draft rather than Larsson. Although, if we had done so we wouldn't have Hall today, so.......
  15. Half Season Discussion

    I agree with the overall sentiment of being very happy with how the season has gone and how things seem to be progressing, but I would also like to remind people that defensemen and power forwards are two positions that take the longest to develop. Guys like Butcher, Santini and Zacha will need to be given time to have lousy stretches. I remember when people were completely and totally certain that Andy Greene had no future in the NHL among other examples. We used to be fortunate for a long time to have a defense corps where you could add rookies and not worry about it because they'd likely be playing with a future HOF-er. That isn't the case anymore and hasn't been in ages. Greene appears to be hitting a wall, Severson and Moore are skilled but very flawed defensemen, and Vatanen is still adjusting. Lovejoy, for all the hate from last year has actually quietly been doing quite well. Butcher has been a godsend offensively and while he's had some hiccups defensively, we need to remind ourselves that last year he was playing college hockey. Santini has been paired for a good chunk of the year with Greene which hasn't seemed to be good for anyone's game lately. This defense isn't perfect, but it's going the right direction.