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  1. The team could not wish him a Happy Birthday on Twitter. It would have been okay. I don't think Taylor would have minded.
  2. This is a stupid tweet by the team: Getting absolutely demolished in the replies..pretty funny and deserved ripping going on.
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    Fire Hynes

    Okay I am on board now! I hate his stupid face after these 3rd period goals. I know they only show a few seconds, so it's not the full picture, but it seems like he is always silently staring or looking down at his notes...Rarely see him chomping at guys to keep their heads up or doing much coaching at all
  4. This might belong in the "Watch Taylor Hall" thread, but will put here for now: https://twitter.com/amandacstein/status/1164563772478021632?s=20
  5. Yeah I would have liked 4+ too. It is kind of crazy we only have 1 player signed through 2022-23 (Severson)..I know that will change fast (hopefully Hall), but just shows how core-less the team was. No one was earning long term contracts. Greene (5), Zajac (5.75), Schneider (6) in consecutive years coming off the books or at least greatly reduced if re-signed.
  6. I mean wow...just wow....I really could not draw up a better offseason. Subban and Gusev were both players found on "wish lists" for the devils across the blogosphere heading in to this offseason and Shero got both. Hynes can really put together a lineup with skill and speed on every line. Really should just end up being 4th line in name only with the ability to roll out lines that all have the "fast, attack, support" mantra. Hall-Nico-Palms (love having 1 line I know works to tinker around elsewhere..a go to top line has been a staple of great Devil's teams) Gusev- Hughes- Bratt (So much skill on the puck...hopefully they remember to shoot) Coleman-Zajac-Simmonds (shut down veteran line with speed (coleman) and scoring (simmonds)) Wood-Zacha-Boqvist (High skill/speed 4th line that should take advantage of other teams lack of depth) Hayden/Anderson/Rooney/Bastian/Mcleod/Seney as fill in depth....That is a DEEP forward group.
  7. I think the natural trade partner is Colorado. They have the talent to win now and Hall could really put them over the top. They also have a lot of young talent and assets. I'd start with Hall for #4 and Tyson Barrie with the expectation we'd have to give up a bit more or maybe settle for #16, but I think Colorado would be intrigued enough to listen.
  8. I'm on your side for sure. I was drinking the cool aid during the Lou years, but now I am frustrated to see Shero quote Lou with "if you have time you use it." It's a stupid simplification. I think it is disingenuous of Hall to say he wants to be here, but only if xxx takes place. He is clearly just as open to leaving as he is to signing or else he'd just sign and then be an advocate for the team to help us attract talent. Sign and be a part of the solution if that is what you want otherwise I'd move him.
  9. I'd 100% inquire on Puljujarvi. Size on the wing is one area we are extremely limited in (and especially RW). Even if he plays as a small 6'4 he's still 6'4...Puljujarvi ceiling is still high in my mind. The report says the Oilers want a 3rd line f in return (seems low)...yeah i'd give them any of coleman, zacha, zajac, wood (sweeten it with some of our abundance of 2019 picks)....worth the risk to maybe hit a HR. You are getting a guy who was a top notch prospect only 3 years ago. If he had failed on a competent team i'd hesitate more, but I'd take the risk knowing the Oilers might have botched his development.
  10. Yeah I do agree that it is tough and I usually do agree with the wait and see approach. I think I am probably just antsy for action which is clouding my judgement. From the sideline him demanding to wait to see what Shero does is hurting what Shero can do (i.e. pitch FA's on playing with Hall or players with NTC not including the Devils because they know Hall will be here), but there definitely is information/communication we don't know about that might not make that as much of a problem as I am making it out to be. Just hate the potential eventuality of Hall limiting/dictating Shero on what he can do now and then leaving. Again probably some talk/indication from the Hall camp and the Devils on expectations that might not make my perception the reality. "hey taylor we went out and did xxx.." "well I was actually looking for xyz..bye!" "well damn we wouldn't have done xxx if it weren't for you"...Too much power for one player especially one that is hurt as much as Hall.
  11. Yeah, Hall not committing and waiting to see what Shero does hampers what Shero CAN do! Frankly it is giving the player leverage that you don't have to give, while it also hurts your ability to make other moves because teams know you have the Hall problem in the background. I also see his trade value decreasing the longer we wait at this point. Teams start drafting, signing, trading for other players and that lessens their flexibility, which makes me hate this quote from Shero "It'll play itself out. There's certainly no drama on our end, except when people try to make it. He has one year left on his contract, and I hope to get to it much sooner than that. Let's play it out through the draft. Go through free agency. See where we go. As we go through the summer, we'll sit down and see where we are" https://www.espn.com/nhl/story/_/id/27006755/part-business-devils-gm-ray-shero-taylor-hall-no-1-pick-more.
  12. Would you trade Hall to stock pile the prospect pipeline with as much high-end talent as possible? Getting a 1st rounder for hall would certainly make an offer sheet where we lose a 1st or two more palatable.
  13. Colorado's #4 for Hall? Do you take it and move on?
  14. Given the talent at the top of this draft would you trade Hall for a top 10 pick this year?
  15. Steadevils

    Hughes or Kakko

    Unfortunately the youtube stream is geographically blacked out in the ol' US of A thanks to NHL network hoarding the rights I assume. Wish it was easier to watch here. International tournaments should be free to watch for all to help bring world peace! Youtube would have been a great work-friendly stream on a Friday afternoon...
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