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Barring injury, the only teams I see potentially being worse than us next year are Carolina, Arizona, and Buffalo. I think we're going to be picking in pretty much the same spot we did this year.

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You post horsesh!t rumors, I will call it out, every time.  That's just how it is going to be.  If you devoted a thread to the bullsh!t rumors, I would stay out of that thread, but if

"WE CAN'T SCORE A GOAL AND THEY SPEND MONEY ON CURING CANCER. I THOUGHT THIS WAS A HOCKEY TEAM, NOT A MEDICAL CENTRE. SPEAKING OF CENTRES ZAJAC SUCKS."

Should be a fairly busy off season for Lou Shero this summer. Lot's of free agents to sign or let go, maybe a couple of trades, have to find a coach or two, and then there's the draft. I'll edit in ch

lol okay....

 

how many goals you think Schneider is going to score this year? and do you think he's going to be on the first or 2nd PP unit? 

 

In all fairness, there are a couple of guys on the roster that Cory may outscore...

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lol okay....

 

how many goals you think Schneider is going to score this year? and do you think he's going to be on the first or 2nd PP unit? 

So you think NJ won't score any goals on the PP? They have Gelinas and Severson on the point so most likely some unsung hero will have a career year playing on the PP. If Schneider plays like next year NJ will be outside top 5.

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Barring injury, the only teams I see potentially being worse than us next year are Carolina, Arizona, and Buffalo. I think we're going to be picking in pretty much the same spot we did this year.

Buffalo will be very strong next year.
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Buffalo will be very strong next year.

Buffalo has a pretty talented roster after all the changes they've made.  They have a strong, young goaltender in Lehner, their defense is the weak link I think, with Gorges and Weber leading the way.  Their offense has Kane, ROR, Eichel, Moulson, Ennis leading the way, then sprinkle in a few veterans such as Gionta and Legwand.  

Buffalo is a hell of a lot closer than we are with the young forwards that they've acquired.  Their top 6 is going to be at worst, decent; At best, playoffs caliber.   

Meh, they might be as good as Colorado. Their defense is still pretty shaky, and the goaltending is suspect.

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No, seriously, I think Lehner will be great.  Johnson has proven to be a very very solid backup.  I thought Johnson was a fluke backup playing behind Rask and that Boston defense, but he's good.

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Buffalo dropped an entire 1st line on to their team without giving up very much from their present squad.  I don't think they are done for the summer, either.  They've also got a better coach.  I think they could be in the mix for the playoffs, but I wouldn't bet on them to make it.

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Barring injury, the only teams I see potentially being worse than us next year are Carolina, Arizona, and Buffalo. I think we're going to be picking in pretty much the same spot we did this year.

I really think this team may impress a little bit more than what seems of us may think they are capable of. Solid goaltending, we will have a pretty solid D I think and if the young forwards can figure it out as well as the older guys here.. we won't be so bad
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This season will depend on if the vets still have one season left in them somewhere and if the newer guys can actually keep up.  I really could see this season being just like last year, albeit at least the team should in theory be faster paced.

 

While Haynes has been preaching a more up-tempo style, past Devils coaches did that as well and had at best partial success.  Sutter abandoned it after only a few games in his first season, it failed miserably for MacLean and while DeBoer preached a forechecking style, it was a mixed result IMO.

 

By this time next year, we will be looking at a completely changed Devils team.  Besides the guys locked up on long term contracts (Greene, Schneider, Larsson, Henrique) and a few other players, the rest of the slots will be filled with guys who weren't here 3 years ago.

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I really think this team may impress a little bit more than what seems of us may think they are capable of. Solid goaltending, we will have a pretty solid D I think and if the young forwards can figure it out as well as the older guys here.. we won't be so bad

 

But even if we are a bit better, our whole division has gotten a lot better (except the Rangers who are still very good).

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I think we'll be a much more fun team to watch than last year. New players, new management, new coaches, new style (hopefully), etc. Even if we aren't any better than last year I think it will still be exciting just because so much has changed.

 

In the end though, like Eco said, just about everyone around us got a lot better this offseason. I like what we're doing and where this team is headed though. Being patient with the rebuild.

 

I would prefer one more year of a nice draft pick but if these guys surprise us all and finish close to the playoffs I'll be happy too. 

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Also, I'd love to cross out Havlat and Ryder in the original post. Any chance either of these guys are signed by anyone this season? I'm guessing they'll have to wait for injuries to start before anyone signs them.

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With Zubrus gone, we probably have 9 forwards that are locks to make the team (Cammy, Zajac, Palmieri, Henrique, Elias, Ruutu, Josefson, Tootoo, Matteau*) with another spot likely going to one of O'Brien or Gionta, so that leaves 4 spots at forward to be battled for by youngsters. Guys that will probably get serious looks are gonna be Zacha, Boucher, Kalinin, Coleman, Blandisi, and maybe Thompson. Kujawinski and Pietila could maybe even make a bid for a spot if they have a good camp. I think I'd still like to see another UFA signing for a forward, but as of now I'd like an opening night roster up front of:

 

Zacha - Zajac - Cammalleri

Henrique - Elias - Palmieri

Matteau - Josefson - Kalinin

Ruutu - O'Brien/Gionta - Tootoo

 

I wouldn't want to see any of our kids get plugged in as 4th liners or healthy scratches, so I think a signing for a 3rd or 4th line RW like Kopecky would remedy this. Considering our status on the right side, I wouldn't be surprised to see them try Cammy on the RW, I believe he played on the RW at times in Calgary as well.

 

EDIT: Forgot about Tootoo lol

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I wouldn't be upset or surprised to see Pietila get a shot in the bottom 6 if he has a good camp because realistically, that's likely where he'll end up long term anyway and he plays the perfect style for such a role.

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Really have to say I like the moves that Shero has made so far. Parting with someone like zubes is never easy especially when you have all of the idiot fans talking sh!t about him now. The guys was a solid player for us during his years here so let's not forget that. However this was a smart move his time has clearly been up for a while now and moving forward comes in time with everyone and it's been time for zubrus and nj to move on. Iam really hoping ray trades for atleast just 1 impact player up front that we need here

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I still think Shero signs or trades for one or two forwards. He even mentioned that today as Chere reported.

 

Shero did, but not in a "could happen any minute" kind of way.  I think he's going to be pretty patient with this. 

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Toronto beat writer Kyle McKenna: Rumored ‪#‎NJDevils‬ contacted Toronto in terms of JVR.

 

Well its just a rumor but i'm still really excited just to imagine the possibilities haha

 

so of course this is simply a rumour but what do you guys think we'd have to give up for him? he was once traded for Schenn so who knows

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Toronto beat writer Kyle McKenna: Rumored ‪#‎NJDevils‬ contacted Toronto in terms of JVR.

Well its just a rumor but i'm still really excited just to imagine the possibilities haha

so of course this is simply a rumour but what do you guys think we'd have to give up for him? he was once traded for Schenn so who knows

I don't want to be on the other side of a Lou trade. He knows us too well. He'd fleece us. Edited by Jerzey Devil
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2nd + Boucher + one of our defenders, just haven't decided who yet. Definitely not Severson, Larsson, Greene, or Santini. Probably not Merrill. Maybe though.

Probably not enough for Leafs though. Who would Lou want to take from us? He does have quite a relationship with Merrill.

I do love the idea of JVR on the Devils but I hate thinking about what we'd have to give up to get him. I also like the idea of collecting guys from NJ.

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