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  1. 2018 Offseason Thread

    Taylor Hall's doing his annual fundraiser this weekend - neat idea getting to hang out/play street hockey for donations: http://www.thewhig.com/2018/07/20/taylor-hall-ball-hockey-tourney-returns-to-downtown-kingston
  2. Will Butcher Agrees to Terms with Devils for 2017

    Bumping up this old thread to add this MSG video on Butcher - apparently it was released 4 months ago but I just saw it. In case anyone else missed it and are interested, here ya go: https://www.msgnetworks.com/videos/beginnings-will-butcher/
  3. 2018 Offseason Thread

    Love this
  4. 2018 Offseason Thread

    There should be no sting for giving up the picks... hindsight is a b!tch but they helped us make the playoffs (esp Maroon - he was great). Ray was asked about it last week & he said he'd do it again in a heartbeat, giving up 2 picks to make the playoffs. Plus making the playoffs got Taylor the MVP - he would not have even been nominated if we didn't make it - which would have been a crime with the season he had. He got 2 nods, one won & now he's stoked to come back and have a great year again next year (instead of him & possibly the rest of the team being disheartened, esp after starting the season so great). They needed help & Ray got it. It may not have worked out as expected but I think everyone on the team appreciated what Ray did. This isn't directed at anyone but I read it every day how upset people still are over losing 2 picks, not even first rounders. We've had over 20 picks the two prior drafts - we'll be fine. /rant
  5. NJ Devils 2018-19 Development Camp Starts July 10th

    I was pretty surprised too. Who do you like (Devils draftees only / doesn't have to be a college kids)?
  6. 2018 Offseason Thread

    It's not Pajamas but he's rocking the Mighty Ducks hat... at least we still have young Nico rocking his Devils jersey.
  7. NJ Devils 2018-19 Development Camp Starts July 10th

    Enjoyed this - Eric Weinrich's thoughts on some of our college prospects - he loves him some Hellickson: "He was the biggest surprise for me because I never saw any video of him. He was drafted in a late round in his second time through the draft. One of our scouts, Jim Mill, told me a lot about him and he was really excited. Then, when I saw him play, I was really impressed. He has a pretty complete game right now and he's on one of the top teams in college hockey and he contributes every night, plays a lot of minutes and is really reliable. So every time I see him I'm looking for flaws in his game and there really aren't many. He's a strong skater, pivots well, keeps it simple and his coaches really speak highly of him. He's got a great work ethic. So I think he might be one of the steals in the draft for us and I think a lot of other people are starting to see that too. His first pass might be his biggest strength and out of all our guys he might be the best one at it and, playing in the NHL, making a good first pass is half the battle. Then he has the ability to cover a lot of ground and keeps pucks alive and gets to loose pucks quick. I just really like the way he plays and I've told a lot of our scouts that this kid might be our best prospect at this point out of all the college guys." Whole article: https://www.nhl.com/devils/news/devils-rich-in-ncaa-prospect-pool/c-299500968
  8. 2018 Offseason Thread

    Made some nice change too... and we got their 3rd rounder for this year so we're back up to 7 picks in this draft. @TheFourthPeriod Believe Henrique’s new deal is in $5.5M AAV neighbourhood ETA: @reporterchris Adam Henrique's five-year extension with Anaheim carries an AAV of $5.825M.
  9. 2018 UFA Thread

    Maybe it's the language difference or "maybe" he's an *ss... “When I was making my decision, it was all about hockey because I have three or four years left in my tank where I can really play at a high level,” Kovalchuk said. “L.A. has a great group of guys. Like I said, great goaltending, great defense, and they have one of the best centers in the league. I never had a chance to play with those kinds of guys, so it’s really exciting for me. It’s great.” https://lakingsinsider.com/2018/07/14/kovalchuk-describes-decision-to-join-kings-modern-nhl-kovy-vs-kings-pics/
  10. 2018 Offseason Thread

    CONGRATS to Mr & Mrs Noesen!
  11. NJ Devils 2018-19 Development Camp Starts July 10th

    Enjoyed this article about Bobo - especially when he was a kid hanging around the team & Lou: https://nypost.com/2018/07/13/son-of-stanley-cup-winning-devil-chasing-nhl-dream/ And this pic of a young Bobo & his sis that he posted is awesome it's great they're both still playing hockey.
  12. NJ Devils 2018-19 Development Camp Starts July 10th

    Dude's not going to bulk up properly on Cinnamon Toast Crunch @amandacstein: #NJDevils Ty Smith was just asked what he can cook. He answered "Cereal". His favorite is Cinnamon Toast Crunch. #NJDevils #NJDevCamp FWIW: @ChrisRyan_NJ: Red wins 5-4 My three stars: 1-Ty Smith 2-Blake Speers 3-Jeremy Davies ETA: @cmasisak22: Final score was 5-4 Red team (2-1 in 5v5 play). Ty Smith had 3 goals, Colton White had 1 and Eetu Pakkila had 1 for Red. Believe Reilly Walsh, Marian Studenic, Yegor Sharangovich and Colby Sissions scored for the White team.
  13. 2018 Offseason Thread

    Another engagement - another "blonde" - Congrats to Will & his fiancee (PS my god he looks young without a beard)!
  14. NJ Devils 2018-19 Development Camp Starts July 10th

    Sissons & Hammond - twins? c/o Julie Robenhymer
  15. 2018 Offseason Thread

    Below Shero snippets from this article: https://www.nhl.com/devils/news/cap-flexibility-and-time-has-devils-gm-ray-shero-remaining-patient/c-299469536 "If we can add the right player, we'll do it. We still want to improve the team, if possible. I like where we are. I like our flexibility. I like where are younger players are and our veterans." "This is my third year. We've never been active on July 1. Last year was the [Marcus] Johansson trade, but this is the process of building a team. Realistically, we'll have 11 forwards from our team last year once we have Wood, Coleman and Noesen sign; seven defensemen and two goaltenders. Are there avenues to improve the team? Absolutely. We have cap space flexibility and it's one of those things…We were on a few guys in the free agency market…Patrick Maroon was the last one, who we really wanted to have back. We offered him a lot more money on a one-year deal and I've known him for a few years now and I'm really, really proud of his decision and why he made it, for his son. I have a lot of respect for the decision he made. He was a good asset for us and trade for us." "I'm happy for Johnny Moore. He got a five-year deal in Boston. He's one of my favorite guys. He did a great job here for three years. I think with Mueller, especially with the way he started and finished the year, the way he played in the World Championships, that's the natural evolution. Guys like Mueller stepped up. Certainly, the way Will Butcher played last year but also at the World Championships, [increasing] his growth, more ice-time and that's the turnover. Johnny Moore was here for three years and left it a better place. He had a huge impact on us and I'll always be grateful for what he did here, both on-and-off the ice. That's good for Johnny and a great opportunity for some of these other players like Steve Santini."
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