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    2018 UFA Thread

    Was it between keeping him or Peter Harold?
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    GDT - Devils vs Wild 2/22/18

    Speaking of this...Any chance the Wild are stupid enough to send out Paris Er..the the former #9 wearer to do the ceremonial face off?
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    All purpose general trade speculation thread

    If you look at any kind of social media for some of our newest players, they're always in NYC and are definitely soaking in the "New York Experience". It does kind of irk me a little but hey that's part of the draw and so be it. I seem to remember back in the day you used to hear about Lou pitching the players on the great suburbs and schools in NJ and how it was a great place to play and start a family. Seemingly later on the Devils embraced Jersey City and Hoboken as the pitch for the guys coming to the area and that playing for NJ would give you the NY experience lite.
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    GDT: 1/4/18 Devils @ Stars

    Mmmm scotchy scotch scotch. I'm with you on your Macallan selection. Especially that sweet sweet 18. I also enjoy The Balvenie 15 quite a bit. I'll never turn down a good scotch. Seems like your like me and stick to JW for the blended. Rocks or neat with a splash LGD.... Time for a drink
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    Damon Severson Re-Signed

    https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/907232936675684357 6 years...
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    July 2017 Devils' Development Camp Thread

    This seems to be a huge reason they drafted this kid. Besides his physical hockey abilities and acumen, the staff has gone out of their way to praise his personality and potential leadership abilities on and off the ice. I remember seeing a video the Devils posted before the draft which highlighted the personality tests that they put these kids through. They went on at length about how the tests would give a great indication as to how the player would fit in to the organization and how they would handle themselves as a pro. I will admit I was originally a Patrick guy but I have been increasingly ecstatic about having Nico now instead because of these reasons. It may very well be me looking at it through Devils red glasses, but I have felt that Patrick seemingly comes across as indifferent and kind of cold. Not to say he won't be a fantastic player, but the Devils needed more than that. They needed a top player who would give this team like-ability and personality. So far they seem to have found that in Nico and some of the other young kids and I'm excited about their potential.
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    Around the League: 2016-17 edition

    Am I missing some news here?
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    5 years ago today: The Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Crash

    I was in Prague on a little Euro tour. Extremely heartbreaking. We didn't have much internet access, so we hadn't seen the news but that night we came across a big memorial in Old Town Square and stayed with everyone there for a couple hours.
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    Sports bar in Union City NJ to watch the Devils?

    Hey man! I live in Union City! Definitely better off heading to downtown Jersey City or Hoboken to watch the games as there aren't a lot of sports bars in Union City itself. It's a very short Uber ride to most places in either town especially if you're south of the Lincoln tunnel. If you do go to Hoboken, Texas Arizona is a pretty good spot for Devils games. At least from what I've heard the owner is a Devils supporter and I think he had some connection with Brodeur. Also, Hoboken might be a bit easier to do some bar hopping if that's your interest. Cheers!
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    Salvador Retires - The Players's Tribune

    I read this and immediately thought back to Daneyko's article on Lou. In there he said something about how he knew from early on when Lou got there that if you played his way and played your roll to his standards, you would be taken care of. And I think that extended beyond the contracts. Lou constantly brought in family members of players on the big club that seemingly weren't there to be real depth or developing players for Albany etc. There's something about that mentality that I will miss, but I understand why it can't be that way anymore. Re: Sal This article, for me, shad shed light on why he was chosen for the Captaincy. As a player I can't say i was ever all that supportive of him, but he's obviously a very quality person and that IS easy to get behind. He will be an excellent ambassador for the Devils and hockey in NJ and I"m very happy his priority is to stay with the organization and in the area.
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    Devils are making their move

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    GDT: NY Islanders @ New Jersey Devils 1/9/15 7pm

    It was the right move at the right time. If the Devils were staring down the barrel of a Marty swan song and there were no viable goalie in the system to replace him, that would be a very scary thought. I think Lou knows this team is bad and that's why he's behind the bench. I think PDB knew this team was bad. I think that the Devils players know they're a bad team. Now call me an idiot for speculating, but I just don't see how all of this is Lou and PDB's fault. I really believe that the previous ownership situation seriously handcuffed this franchise and we're still feeling the effects. This team lost a massive amount of productivity when Zach, Clarky, and Kovy left. I sincerely think that Vanderbeek's deteriorating financial situation and his persistence on re-signing Kovy are huge reasons Lou didn't extend his top FA's. He made knee jerk reaction signings as he has in the past and they simply failed. But I simply do not believe Lou didn't kick tires or make offers on better free agents than the likes of Michael Ryder, Olez, Brunner, etc. I think the pool was dry and we're just simply not an attractive team to FA's. Hopefully we're sellers at the deadline and we can stock up on picks for a re-build. It's already happening I think. Lou is building from goal out. Next step, useful forwards.
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    GDT: Tampa @ Devils 7 PM Kinkaid in net

    My two favorite things that KK brings and that Cory does not seem to be comfortable with are an active glove that seems to allow him to control the tempo of the game a bit, and a (comparatively) decent ability to play the puck. I know Cory's numbers are good and his results are more a product of no goal support, but I think KK's style is more complimentary to this Devils team. They are old, they are slow, and they don't clean up well around the net. By the eye test, I think Kinkaids glove has really helped the team in the games he's started. Also, and again I'm just speculating, he seems to have great rebound control and does a great job cradling pucks when they're shot at the body. I'm no Cory hater by any means; I really think he's a terrific puck stopper, but I really hope KK can keep this up and demand more starts.
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    Here we go again. New goal song for 14-15

    This makes me happy. I like SNA, but that "Let's Go Devils" chant, I think, sounds so cheap and terrible, especially on TV. Even when I'm fortunate enough to get to games, I hate the way the chant sounds inside the arena as well. And I know this is random, and maybe it's just me, but does anyone notice that the cadance for the "Mar-ty" or "Co-ry" chants that they play seems slower this year? I feel like it makes the chants sound laborious.
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    Who would you start in Boston?!?

    I think Marty will get the start. Granted, I haven't watched much of the B's this year, but they always were a gritty, heavy forecheck team. I would think that with Marty they have a better option to move the puck out of the zone quickly on dump ins.
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