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  1. https://twitter.com/user/status/1723498480218333648 https://twitter.com/user/status/1723498480218333648 https://twitter.com/user/status/1723497767404810420 Casey and Nemec. I just wait for Nemec call up when he will be ready.
  2. Bardakovs revenge for Gritsyuk. Should have assist, but it wasnt counted. After he scored PK goal. https://t.me/NewJersey_Devils/440 Better game from Zakhar today. He started slow after another injury but with game after game he is finding his game and today he is playing on his edge more often like he liked before. He scored PK goal. https://t.me/NewJersey_Devils/441 Gritsyuk has secondary assist today. One of his yesterday goals. https://t.me/NewJersey_Devils/432
  3. I think he is a good second pair defenseman to play with left handed Marino or other good mobile defensive defenseman. His deal was from the actual market price and I think with time it will look like modern 5.5 mil deals for second pair defensemen. I don’t know when this deal will start to age badly. 6 years after or 4 years after. He could be a good devil for us. But it was too much with Dougie, Marino, Nemec, now Casey and him. Marino is a better RD for second pair, cheaper, and Luke will cover most of Severson advantages soon on the left side. Nemec will do it on the right side. But still I think he was good enough for minor role here. im happy we didn’t invested in Graves. I didn’t like him a lot, even if he was okayish, he wasn’t really good defensive defenseman or offensive defenseman or transitional defenseman. He was good in puck battles, but his decision making in many situations wasn’t good. I think he is much more good third pair defenseman. And in situation, where he is playing major role, like he did for devils in his first year, he is much worser, than Severson. One should play 20 min, not 23-24 min, second one should play 14-16 min, not 18-22 min. Both are playing more major role than they should. I really like we’re are not the team that made decision to invest in them.
  4. Yeah, absolutelty agree. We cant make robbery deals every time. Gms will not deal with us after or will rate our prospects lower. WIth Casey, Vilen, Orlov and Karpovich in pipe line(may be Leddy, but I didnt watch his games after draft mostly) Devils have huge defensive prospect depth. And Nemec still doesnt play in NHL. Devils easily can(and I think they should) deal some of them in the future. For now its a puzzle for GM and for fans how we will treat Casey in the near future. He is electric prospect with huge potential. And we already have Nemec with Marino and Dougie signed for long term. We cant trade Marino, because he is very good defenseman on cheap deal and he play important role as shotdown defenseman and as main PK specialist. Very interesting case.
  5. Its a false narrative from rangers side. I have a couples of semi proves. Devils didnt use pause to rethinking it. And When they taped pre draft work, they shows how Fitz watched Amirov(R.I.P., Rodion) and he was amazed by Shakir, said he is what they want to pick. They didnt have draft picks before 4th round as I remember. So even if they have Schneider ahead on their list, it wasnt problem for them, they wanted Mukhamadullin. Overall I made pre draft work and told why Schneider isnt a good pick. After few years I can easily say that Schneider isnt exactly what Fitz wanted from top-20 picks. He wants higher ceiling from the beggining. Stillman was exception but scout, who drafted tonns of nothing from CHL, already fired). AHL is a weak league for Shakir. He already looked better than everyone when he visited us in the first time. Wish him luck, money and success.
  6. https://twitter.com/TheDraftAnalyst/status/1713356191512899942 How many times I said Devils were good in the draft day with Mukhamadullins pick and he was Devils pick from the beggining?
  7. Nice. They found a way to win. Played second role and when they tried harder they controlled the game. First period was bad but Detroit didnt have wheels to play it through the whole game. Seider looks very good. Holtz was good, people should stop a little to worry about him for a little.
  8. Hope everything is okay in your family after everything that "started" in 2022. I should notice and advice to watch some soviet animation movies. They have very good, kind human morality, about friendship and mutual assistance. They are not so bright and catchy, but they do not warm up the idea of aggressive, hot-tempered behavior, cartoons are very empathetic. You can argue with many things and disagree, but the фтшьфешщт in the Soviet Union was really good. Your children will still have time to absorb modern culture through classmates and tiktoks. 16 years in Spain. Envy. It was easier for me. I was a smart, calm child and moved to Moscow at 16 from a small town where I met a lot of interesting people. In general, it is a very important age to spend it in some interesting scenery with interesting people. Whether it's Moscow, New York, Madrid, etc.
  9. In the first season with Hamilton we were 7-1-2 as I remember when Highes Hishier Bratt and Hamilton were healthy. It worked well last season.
  10. LGD! Dont lose this game again like they did in the last season when they dominated. Need to destroy red wings from the beginning.
  11. Of course my English can't be on the level with, my vocabulary is short. And I don't live and don't talk with English speakers regularly. Mostly never, only texting. Russian language is much more open. You can write words in any place of the sentence. Like "write in any place you can in the sentence" or "in the sentence words you write can in any place" and it will mean the same, the difference is in semantic emphasis. There are some stable expressions, but in general the language allows you to beat a lot. English has its own very clamped structure. Which also allows you to play with words in your own way. So even if I use something non-classical - maybe I'm doing it on purpose. Because it's fun. Even if its crooked. I studied Spanish for 3-4 months. Im a fan of Latin American literature and wanted to read it in original. But at some point I had to choose where to invest my time, and I delved into drawing. Now I'm working as a background artist on a serious project. And literature has to be read in Russian as before. Hope you have some good and romantic stories from your Spain time. I believe it was a time of your life. Fitz started to draft and trade defensemen of his type from the beggining. Graves was much better (even then I expected from assistant gm of Shero), Mukhamadullin, Hughes, Vilen, Marino, Nemec, Orlov and Karpovich. Even Barabosha and Cheslock. Al of them are big, mobile defensemen who is capable to defend. And many of them are more transitional defensemen then playmaking QBs. Only Casey is exceptional but he is very mobile and active, he is very involved and good on the short distance. So I think with Walsh he saw enough before to not losing time of the ream and Walsh time too. He traded him to the Boston - team with very bad prospect pool. If he has something, its a good place for him to earn the roster spot.
  12. Mercer deserved top 6 minutes absolutely. My post was more about balance in case of Haula injury. I found Palat-Lazar-Holtz line very strange. I would prefer Bastian/Thompson or even Foote on that line. Holtz can't drive and Lazar isn't the option to drive, Holtz can't defend and this line will loose a lot of positional balance and they will not be good for "recycle" role. Of course its only my subjective view. And I don't think I'm really right here. Not in the case of line I never saw on the ice. Anyway will see. Hope Haula will return soon, I like idea of Palat-Haula-Holtz line.
  13. They have Perfetti and Lambert in their prospect pool. Even if I don't like some of them, they still have some different nhl potential. They trade Dubois pretty good. Islanders have mostly nothing.
  14. Yeah. There are no good goalies after 32-33 in modern nhl. With 19 yo Nemec, 20 yo Luke, 21 yo Mercer and 22 yo Jack Devils have 10-14 years of potential contending window. There is no reason to invest in older goalie for having 2-3 good years out of his 30+ vss and then finding solution for this anchor and his 5 years of huge salary. And its not like bad older goalies are very movable. Gibson and Schneider are good examples. Bobrivsky played very well in recent play off, but that was the only real good performance from him with Florida. Most of thr time his deal was a problem. And still is. And he was better goalie then Hellebuyck. And the more important thing - from 2019 there were only Vasilevsky who won something in the playoff and was really something as career goalie. Binnington, Kuemper, Hill are average or even not good goalies with good play off. Holtz, who won in 2018, was done after his 28. Goalies are not overrated, but for now its better to have two okay to good goalies and really good depth with good defense. We have it. I believe Fitz wil trade goalie if Devils needs to.
  15. In case of Haula injury... I would use Mercer as third line center and would try Holtz as a winger for Nico. Or use him with Mercer and Foote/Bastian/Lazar/Thompson/who is better now as a top six winger.
  16. They don't need to. Nemec is a Norris candidate level prospect with great ability to defend. You don't switch to winger. Defense is much more important than middle six wingers. And devils have Lenny Hameenaho for the future on the right side. Mercer, Bratt, Meier and Palat can play on the right side if Devils need. No need to confuse Nemec with his development of the future franchise Right Defenseman. Its the second most important position after 1C.
  17. Its too early. May be im repeating myself but only 9 players from 2020 played 40+ games last season. They are young. And fans should understand- Holtz isn't fun play driver. He wasn't in SHL, he wasn't in ahl mostly. He feels free in ahl because the level of competition is easier, but overall he still was and is complimentary scoring winger. He isa passenger most of the time, but when he sees the moment, he will make very good pass and find open space for himself. Its a hard skill to adapt for NHL speed and he needs time and patience. He will not learn how to play his game in nhl without mhl experience. He isn't good forechecker and he isn't good defensively in positional play. And ofcourse he needs to learn at least on average level. But this roster is so deep, we can hide his weaknesses and try to give him some time. If he isn't ready for playoff - Fitz can make a trade for rental middle six winger. And then Holtz can continue to work with Bratt for another summer. We don't need him as top 6 anymore. He can be role player from middle six. With the role of pp scorer. I wasn't his fan on the draft day, but now he is our player. And his value in the trade isn't as interesting for devils as his potential as depth goal scorer. So even if I'm not of his fan, I offer to devils fans being patient. We have good roster and time. Its better to ave him and develop, than watch how he will figure it out in other system like Marchment and Sandid did after being traded from Toronto. Holtz is elc player and its good to have elc talents with potential for contending team.
  18. Its not a broken English, I said what I wanted. That was a clear idea of "ty smith" is a worst definition for anything. Even for himself. And he was so bad, that he wasn't even "himself", but a walking bag of himself. Walking, its hard to call it "skating". I don't like to hate players mostly, but Smith and Butcher have special place in my heart. Walsh is sitting near the entrance.
  19. Casey is much more mobile, fast and better with the puck. Even as 3rd pair pp specialist he has more potential. Smith was bag of himself from the beggining. It was a false narrative about his first good season, it wasn't good, he barely skates and fall on his backs against breakaways, lost in every battles. Casey use his stick as defensive tool.
  20. Its really hard now to not put Casey over Holtz now.
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