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  1. 2017-2018 Prospects Thread

    Not really anywhere to put this (?) so I'm putting it here since Maltzev is playing for SKA Neva: there was a 6 (!!) OT game in the VHL playoffs - SKA Neva finally won it 4-3 at 2.30 AM local time (163.36 of game time). Nutty.
  2. John Hynes in Review

    Sounds like Hynes may be around for awhile too... New Jersey Devils Verified account @NJDevils Shero on Hynes' greatest attribute: I wanted a coach who was smart, talented and willing to learn and grow. That growth will lead to long term stability...I was looking for three attributes. A coach who can teach, inspire and discipline. John has those qualities.
  3. 2018 Offseason Thread

    Good quote from Hynes: Chris Ryan‏ Verified account @ChrisRyan_NJ “Start over” was the message John Hynes had for players in exit meetings. There’s still much the team needs to improve to get back to the postseason and do more. “Tampa was a playoff team. We’re a team that made the playoffs. So there’s a step we have to make.”
  4. John Hynes in Review

    Apologies to those who wanted some of the Assistant Coaches removed... New Jersey Devils ‏Verified account @NJDevils Hynes on his coaching staff: "We have a incredible staff...As of now they are coming back and I think they did an excellent job this year."
  5. 2018 NHL Draft Thread

    Wednesday's Pulz prospect - Nils Lundkvist - sounds interesting: https://www.reddit.com/r/devils/comments/8evcea/2018_nhl_draft_writeups_nils_lundkvist_d_lulea_hf/ Right-shooting defenseman for Lulea HF, SHL 5'11" 174 lbs 28 games, 2G 3A 5 points His draft rankings as of today are: HockeyProspect - #19 ISS Hockey - #NR FutureConsiderations - #NR McKeens - #27 NHL Central Scouting - #14 (EU Skaters) snippet: Compared to another player in the draft, like Adam Boqvist, Lundkvist's high-end scoring potential is not as refined - that doesn't mean that scouts haven't taken notice of Lundkvist's game...in fact there have been some rumblings that scouts may not see much of a difference between their games in the long run (especially given Lundkvist's play at the U18 Five Nations Tournament). During the U18's earlier this year, Lundkvist took a lot of risks in terms of reads, pinches, etc. in the offensive game. This is not a bad thing, but rather it was his own recognition of his skating ability, and the two-way ability of the forwards in front of him that helped allow him to make those decisions. I'm saying this because I think he would be in a similar situation here under the "Fast, Attacking Supportive" system that Hynes runs.
  6. Hall for the Hart

    Taylor's looking forward to getting better for next season - that crazy kid: Taylor Hall said he stilll has another level to reach as an NHL player and is looking forward to getting there with the New Jersey Devils next season. The left wing had an NHL career-high 93 points (39 goals, 54 assists) in 76 games and also set career highs in plus-minus (plus-14), power-play points (37), overtime goals (three) and shooting percentage (14.0). "I'm only 26 years old so I think I still have at least 3-to-4 seasons more where I can keep improving and hopefully as our team gets better at doing the little things to make you successful, I'll get there," Hall said Tuesday. "I think I played OK in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but there's still another level you need to get to in the playoffs." ... "I'd love to be in Las Vegas and go to the NHL Awards Show (on June 20) but we'll see what happens," Hall said. "It's been a successful season for me, personally, and lot of fun to come here and grow as a player and as a person. I think it'd be nice to be recognized, for sure, but I like I said, I think I can get better as a player and I'm looking forward to doing that this summer." ... Hall has two seasons remaining on his contract before he could become an unrestricted free agent July 1, 2020., but said he isn't looking too far ahead and prefers to focus on next season. "I like it here in New Jersey, and it would take a good reason to want to leave but we'll see how that plays out," Hall said. "There's a lot of time before my contract is done." Quotes from this article: https://www.nhl.com/news/taylor-hall-sees-room-for-improvement-for-new-jersey-devils/c-298236428
  7. 2017-2018 Prospects Thread

    This week's prospects update c/o Brian Franken: https://www.allaboutthejersey.com/2018/4/24/17273618/new-jersey-devils-prospect-update-4-24-18
  8. 2018 Offseason Thread

    Amanda Stein ‏Verified account @amandacstein #NJDevils: Defenseman Mirco Mueller is headed to World Championships to represent Switzerland
  9. Keith Kinkaid Appreciation Thread.

    I put this in the offseason thread but I wanted to put it here for posterity too Amanda Stein ‏Verified account @amandacstein #NJDevils Goaltender Keith Kinkaid is joining Team USA for the World Championships.
  10. 2018 Offseason Thread

    Maroon seems to be having fun in the area... Yankees fans may get a smile outta this:
  11. 2018 Offseason Thread

    Butcher will have some company at Worlds... Amanda Stein ‏Verified account @amandacstein #NJDevils Goaltender Keith Kinkaid is joining Team USA for the World Championships.
  12. Brian Boyle should win the Masterton Trophy

    Yup there's a reason why his locker is between Nico & Jesper. I'm sure he's a great locker room guy. He's going to win this. Not only did he have a great professional year (for him), but he made the All Star Game. Plus, with all he went through, his kid was in the hospital even more than him. Such a tough year for him personally.
  13. 2018 Offseason Thread

    A bunch of interesting things on break up day - this is on Pat Maroon: New Jersey Devils‏ Verified account @NJDevils “It’s up to the organization. Hopefully we can talk and figure something out.” -@patmaroon on free agency. “I loved it here. They gave me an opportunity to succeed. I would love to be back. I don’t know where I’m going to go. I’ve never been in this situation before. I’ll have to see what the best situation is for me and my family.” - @patmaroon on his impending free agency.
  14. John Hynes in Review

    Adding a quote from Maroon today at breakup (FWIW, he sounds open to coming back): New Jersey Devils‏ Verified account @NJDevils Maroon on Hynes: “I’ve never seen a team respond to a coach the way that this team did to him.”
  15. 2018 Offseason Thread

    Sigh. I saw this picture tweeted out & figured it was time to start an offseason thread. Loving the Elias jersey on the top of everyone's pile What an exciting season it was
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