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  1. LittleBallofHate

    2018-19 Prospects Thread

    AHL TV just did their mid-season price drop: $35 for one team or $45 for all the teams: https://www.watchtheahl.com/#/ The B-Devs just lost in OT 1-0 (CJ in net). Also, Prospects Update! https://www.allaboutthejersey.com/2019/1/15/18182467/new-jersey-devils-prospect-update-1-15-19
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    2018-19 Around the League Thread

    Yeah dude was gushing blood but he got credit for the goal so it's all good?
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    2018-19 Prospects Thread

    He did last night, giving up one (fluke) goal in a 2-1 win for the Bing: https://www.allaboutthejersey.com/2019/1/12/18179248/evan-cormier-once-again-keeps-bdevils-rolling-in-2-1-victory-over-phantoms Cormier has improved to 3-1-0-1, 1.68 GAA, 0.944 SV% to help quiet his critics of inconsistencies in the past. Cormier’s 3 wins have come against Bridgeport, Syracuse and Lehigh Valley, 3 tough opponents.
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    2018-19 Prospects Thread

    B-Devs are playing the Monsters on Sat night if anyone's interested in watching? Also, Cormier got an AHL contract - welcome back kid! http://www.binghamtondevils.com/news/?article_id=401 ETA: In just four games with Binghamton this season on an amateur tryout, the 21-year-old has two wins, a shutout, a 1.87 goals-against average, and .938 save percentage.
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    GDT: Devils @ Sabres 1/8/19, 7pm

    Curious about this board too - what do you guys think? Corey Masisak‏ Verified account @cmasisak22 This might be the most fascinating aspect of sports fan psychology to me. I’ve been a cold, calculating, embrace the tank fan since I was 13 years old. But I absolutely get the other side of it. (And wish there were no drafts to tank for). OK, so @domluszczyszyn currently projects the #NJDevils to finish 10th from the bottom with ~82ish points. Getting to 82 pts would mean they play better/get more wins in the next 40 games than they have in the past 38. If you’re an NJD fan are you ... Happy w/improved 2nd half Mad about draft position Both Neither
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    2018-19 Prospects Thread

    A couple of Prospects Updates links this week AATJ: https://www.allaboutthejersey.com/2019/1/8/18171599/new-jersey-devils-prospect-update-1-8-19 Pulz: https://www.reddit.com/r/devils/comments/ae013g/devils_prospects_update_18/ Love this bobblehead promo & the devil tail!
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    2018-19 Prospects Thread

    Hope his knee isn't hurt too badly (Aarne). It just looks right, doesn't it (ETA: short of the mask & the new jersey): ETA: credit to Tracey Lake's flicker account, where this pic was posted (from last night's B-Devs warmups).
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    John Hynes Signs Extension - Star Ledger

    Well Nas is in charge of the PK & it's been pretty darned good for the past year or so... plus our D isn't exactly elite. For those that have a subscription to the Athletic, there's this article from last April which makes me think he's staying: https://theathletic.com/319369/2018/04/18/a-partnership-that-helped-rebuild-the-devils-was-an-eight-year-journey-filled-with-learning-and-respect/ “He really understands the teams and the players and the ebbs and flows of the season. He’s very honest with me. I respect a lot of the opinions he has — not just the Xs and Os part, but the bigger things like dealing with the team, the schedule.” While Hynes and Nasreddine have different backgrounds and experiences, what made them different made them work well together immediately. Hynes had been a coach since his playing days ended at 21 because of an injury but had little experience dealing with professional players. Nasreddine had no coaching experience, but as a captain and leader, he had loads of the kind Hynes was missing — relating to players at the highest levels, gauging and managing everyone's personalities in the dressing room. ___ “To be honest, I made this clear with John and also with Ray and Tom Fitzgerald that right now I am here and in the immediate future it is not something I want to pursue to get into a head coaching position. I still feel like I have a lot to learn at this level. If I wanted to take that path, I had the opportunity after five years in Wilkes-Barre when John came here but I decided to take the way here in the NHL. “I don’t feel like I need to take that jump and go back to the American Hockey League to be a head coach. I think I need a couple more years to really understand the league here for one, and for two we started something that I feel is going to be special and I just don’t feel in my heart that I want to leave at this time.”
  9. LittleBallofHate

    John Hynes Signs Extension - Star Ledger

    Love this - "our team"
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    2018-19 Prospects Thread

    Mac Blackwood & JQ made the AHL All Star team... as did Reid Boucher fwiw. AHL‏Verified account @TheAHL 1h1 hour ago More The #AHLAllStar roster is officially here. Details: http://bit.ly/2LPWd66
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    2018-19 Prospects Thread

    Good article on Jesper Boqvist: https://www.eprinkside.com/2019/1/2/for-boqvist-the-older-slow-and-steady-wins-the-race-not-surprised-he-is-this-good Snip: New Jersey Devils drafted Boqvist in the second round of the draft in 2017, and he has met with representatives from the club during this season. “They were here a couple of weeks ago and we talked a little bit then. But they didn’t really say all that much. For me, it’s enough to know that if I do good things, good things will happen. Of course, it’s a target for me to play over there next season, but it’s not something I think about every day. If I would do that, I would just trip myself up.”
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    2018-19 Prospects Thread

    The last prospects updates, for those interested: https://www.allaboutthejersey.com/2019/1/1/18162908/new-jersey-devils-prospect-update-1-1-19 And a nice paragraph by Mike Morreale on Talvitie - esp like the quote by Ruutu: Talvitie leading Finland Aarne Talvitie, selected by the New Jersey Devils in the sixth round (No. 160) in the 2017 NHL Draft, has been a driving force for Finland in his first appearance at the WJC. "We're here to win," Talvitie said. "I think the quarterfinal (against Canada) is going to be an awesome chance for us. We have the talent and ability to beat them. We just need to play our own game, relax and trust in ourselves." The Finland captain has four points (two goals, two assists), is plus-5 and has six shots on goal in four games for Finland (2-0-0-2). The center is tied with forward Jesse Ylonen (Montreal Canadiens) for the team lead in points and has also been a physical force. "I haven't met too many young guys at his age (19) who can be such a big leader and show the way on and off the ice," Finland assistant coach Tuomo Ruutu said. "Watching him close, his shot is amazing. He's stronger than I was at his age. I don't think there are too many guys as strong as him at his age, or even the men's teams." https://www.nhl.com/news/5-things-to-watch-world-juniors-quarterfinals/c-303460540
  13. LittleBallofHate

    Devils 2018-2019 news and notes thread

    @amandacstein #NJDevils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood has been named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week.
  14. LittleBallofHate

    2018-19 Prospects Thread

    So Cam Johnson got pulled in the first period of Bing's game tonight after giving up 3 goals... Cormier got the nod & didn't let in a goal. Unfortunately, they lost 3-2. Short interview with Cormier below. ETA: @Ski931 Jeff Ulmer Cormier played well stopping all 21 shots he faced in his pro debut in Belleville
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    2018-19 Prospects Thread

    For those that were unhappy when we didn't tender him an offer, he's back... Rob Lippolis‏ @RobLippolis Binghamton has signed goaltender Evan Cormier to an amateur tryout. Cormier was drafted by the #NJDevils in 2016 and attended their development camps in 2016 and 2017.
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