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  1. Boqvist - B- (He's been good when he's been in the lineup, hopefully here's there to stay now with Hynes gone) Coleman - A (I don't know what more you could ask from this guy, he's a gamer) Hayden - C- (Meh, what I expected) Hischier - B- (Been relatively fine, but I wanted a bigger step this year. Still time for him to do that) Hughes - B (After the first 2 or 3 weeks, I think he's been consistently one of our best players every night. He's special.) Rooney - C- (Meh) Zacha - C+ (He cooled after what looked like a really nice start, teetered on giving him a B-) Zajac - C+ (He's been fine, his line has been relatively stable all season but you'd like a little more production) Seney - C (Fine) Bratt - B (I think he's been awesome, there's no reason why this guy should have ever been out of the lineup) Gusev - B (He's been one of our best players the past month, you can tell this guy just need time to adapt to NA) Hall - B (Production has been fine, but his advanced metrics are atrocious, he's been the worst on the team for both GAR and WAR metrics, he's been bad in that regard) Wood - C (Fine for what I expect at this point) Palmieri - B (Still scores goals, just in line with what I expect) Simmonds - B (Dude has been snakebitten for much of the season, but he's elevated every line he's been put on, think he's been real good) Butcher - C- (Almost dropped into the D range, he's been pretty disappointing but has had to lug around some real sh!t recently on his pair) Carrick - C (Has barely played) Greene - C+ (He's been fine, actually a bit above my expectations) Mueller - F (Fire him into the sun, he sucks) Severson - C- (Very disappointing, he needs to be better) Subban - C (Advanced numbers have been good and he's had some really good games, but he was expected to be our top PP QB and has had some real bone headed turnovers/pinches) Tennyson - F (Fvck no) Vatanen - B+ (He's been super steady and has stabilized our top PP a bit, hope we can find a way to extend him) Blackwood - C+ (He's had some real rough games but he's been solid enough I think) Domingue - D- (Pretty fvcking bad, was solid against Detroit and that's it) Schneider - F (This is so depressing)
  2. Those are the nicest pads a Devils goalie has had in awhile, IMO. Wish more of our goalies used black and red pads instead of going with mostly white, those are going to look especially sharp with our home unis.
  3. McElhinney is signed for $150k more per year for the same amount of years, so it really did come down to more of an ability thing. Worth pointing out, though, Domingue was still counting towards the cap by about $225k even though he was in the AHL, so it was worth it for Tampa to move him to get that small amount of cash off their cap.
  4. Curtis McElhinney, who's their current backup, makes more than Domingue, so the cap prudent move would have been to keep Domingue as their backup to save a tiny bit of cap space. Really what it comes down to is Tampa saw McElhinney as a more reliable option (which they're probably right about) and chose to spend a little more so they could find Vasy some more rest throughout the season. I do think Domingue is a somewhat capable NHL backup, but Tampa's decision to get a new backup was more ability based rather than cap based.
  5. Domingue isn't great, but he's likely better than our other recent options, aside from Blackwood. Since the start of last season, there have been 71 goalies that have played in at least 10 games. Cory ranks 65th in Goals Saved Against Expected with a -14.85, Kinkaid is 69th with a -24.82. Louis Domingue in that statistic ranks 39th with a -1.46, which still isn't great but makes him a roughly average backup goaltender in that time frame, he's certainly a better option than Schneider at this point (and, by a lot, Kinkaid as well). For the record, Blackwood is 27th with a +3.36, which I'd say is pretty good considering his nightmarish start to the season before this latest stretch. https://www.naturalstattrick.com/playerteams.php?fromseason=20182019&thruseason=20192020&stype=2&sit=all&score=all&stdoi=g&rate=n&team=ALL&pos=S&loc=B&toi=600&gpfilt=none&fd=&td=&tgp=410&lines=single&draftteam=ALL
  6. With how this team is playing, I'm going to just start this thread since draft stuff always cheers me up. This year I'm going to have my draft coverage stepped up a bit, as now I'm writing for DraftGeek.ca as one of their contributing prospect writers. I'll be doing monthly prospect reports, which I'll link here if you're interested. My most recent article is one Antonio Stranges; at this point he's slated to go somewhere between 10-25. 2020 Prospect Profile: Hendrix Lapierre (September 5th) 2020 Prospect Profile: Tim Stützle (October 8th) 2020 Prospect Profile: Antonio Stranges (November 12th) Furthermore, you can find my most recent rankings on my Twitter here: Omitted from that list that would have on there now, since that was posted about a month ago: Ben Schoen, Tyson Foerster, and Sergei Safin-Tregubov, to name a few. Alexis Lafreniere is obviously the top prize, with Quinton Byfield as a clear cut #2 at the moment. In some order, Lucas Raymond, Alexander Holtz, Anton Lundell, Tim Stutzle, Jamie Drysdale, and Cole Perfetti typically make up the next tier on most people's list. Lafreniere scored a filthy goal the other night against Gatineau, if you want a little taste of how good this kid is. Currently has 13 goals and 45 points in just 20 games so far this year in the Q. Other miscellaneous things, here's a thread I did back in July on Alexander Nikishin, who's a lot of fun and packed with talent. Looks like a late-1st/2nd rounder at the moment based on most scout's consensus, but I really love the kid: If this team doesn't improve, take some solace in this: this is a very, very good year to be bad, as the early outlooks seem to indicate this could be the best draft class since either 2003 or 2015. If this team finishes with a top 5 pick, I'm pretty confident that whoever we select there can roughly replace Hall's production within a couple years.
  7. This is what you get when you decide to spend a quarter of the game in the penalty box.
  8. Christ, stay out of the fvcking box
  9. God forbid they hold a fvcking lead. Fvck this season.
  10. We’re at 2-5-3, Hynes needs to grow a fvcking pair and challenge that.
  11. This I think is important, in the past I've been on the "If you're gonna miss the playoffs, do it all the way" train, but we already have our foundational pieces in Nico and Hughes with guys like Zacha and Bratt looking like they could be good surrounding pieces. It's time for these guys to learn how to win. It also doesn't hurt that this year's draft is remarkably deep. I think you'll be able to get a real impact piece all the way down at 15th Overall.
  12. Even after sleeping on it, last night just feels like the biggest gut punch I've ever taken as a fan. Just how does this team keep doing this to us? What did we do to deserve THIS? I legitimately feel like I'm in a funk right now because of this team, they better fvcking win on Friday. This team is going to put me in therapy lol
  13. I'm 100% done defending Cory Schneider. Waive the prick. I don't fvcking care anymore. We could get a better goalie anywhere.
  14. 54 of Nico's 101 points have come without Hall on the ice, and I certainly don't think he was the problem tonight. I hear you brother, I'm fuming over here, but most of that is honestly just directed at Mac and PK. If we even get a couple more saves, we win this game tonight handedly. Sigh.
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