Derek21 Posted February 23, 2017 Share Posted February 23, 2017 On 2/21/2017 at 8:33 AM, NJDfan1711 said: We have Santini who looks like he may pan out as a 2nd or 3rd line full time NHLer. If we were to get a decent draft pick this year that we could use on a defenseman, then we're not looking too bad. We're just in a terrible situation right now, because if we trade Henrique for a d-man, then all of a sudden we're back to kinda where we were before we got Hall, starved for offense again. I'm not saying Henrique = Hall, but he's one of the few guys who actually does score for us right now. We need to try to land some guys in free agency and see if a draft pick or two pan out. Does anyone think McLeod will be NHL ready next year? Maybe the year after? Would be nice if he blossomed early and we could get rid of a DSP/Bennett type player and solidify the bottom two lines a little more. They drafted some good players. Blake Speers being one. He has the look of a 3rd liner. Ceiling is probably 2nd line. Was very effective for Canada in the WJC. Good speed and a good passer. Quenneville seems like the big prospect. Almost a point per game at the 'A.' He plays center. When they traded Larsson for Hall, they went for offense. Hall will give you that. He hasn't been totally healthy or consistent. I thought he'd be a lock for 30 goals and 70 points. I had the Devils just missing the 2nd wildcard to the Islanders. Agreed on Santini. He looks like he's gonna be good. They took him high and were patient. Defenseman take time. He played collegiate and they didn't rush him. Maybe they figured he could eventually replace Larsson. But the issue is more about your depth. Too many vets who aren't that good. Moore being one. Quincey, who has been decent. And Lovejoy, who they gave the contract to. He's okay. But nothing special. They need to get younger on the back end. They have one good defensive prospect in Colton White. He and Speers play on Sault Ste. Marie. He's 19. Wood has great speed like his father. But is streaky. If he ever learns to be consistent, you could have a solid secondary scorer. He could become a fixture on the penalty kill. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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