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Devils select Nico Hischier #1 overall in 2017 Draft


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Nico's new marketing line:   "I Love To Hockey"

Yup..

Nico Hischier‏ Verified account @nicohischier Wow - thank u all for the incredible support. It's been an amazing few days. Can't wait for @NJDevils hockey! #lovetohockey #Thankful

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2 minutes ago, mikepeluso8 said:

Months not years?

Let's not judge this pick too early.  Nolan was more pro ready. Shero went with long term up side.  Patrick probably will have a quicker impact on his team..  let's all not flip out over it. 

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14 hours ago, MadDog2020 said:

Patrick turns it over, Nico scores. Hopefully a sign of things to come:

And who fed him that 'great pass'   Nikita Popugayev - our 4th round pick.

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Hynes said both Hischier and Nolan Patrick, who went No. 2 to the Flyers, were “good players” and added while the perception of Patrick’s game is it might be “a little bit more mature at this time,” Hynes said while the Devils did their research, “we didn’t necessarily feel that way.”

“Nico just seemed like he was the right fit on and off the ice for us,” Hynes said.


 http://www.northjersey.com/story/sports/nhl/devils/fireandice/2017/06/24/devils-day-2-nhl-draft/426000001/

 

Not to read *too* much into Nolan Patrick; but I'm beginning to believe more that he and the Devils were not a good fit relationship wise.    
But; Patrick was clearly disappointed not to be the 1OA.

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21 minutes ago, moustic said:

And yes i'm in love...

Devils need to do everything they can to brand themselves with this kid.

I want Hall, Palms and Nico on billboards throughout the state.

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Devils need to do everything they can to brand themselves with this kid.
I want Hall, Palms and Nico on billboards throughout the state.


While I'm with your sentiment entirely, but let's not brand this kid as a Crosby or a McDavid, or franchise turnaround savior until we see him puck or two in the net in an NJ Jersey.

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4 hours ago, Devilsfan118 said:

Devils need to do everything they can to brand themselves with this kid.

I want Hall, Palms and Nico on billboards throughout the state.

Actually saw a Nico Billboard on my way to the Shore this morning.

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I know I'm showing my age with this one but the media guys should use audio of Pam Grier in Above the Law saying "Nico!". Some good sound bites there.

Or more recent they could play off of, "Nico, this is your cousin. Let's go bowling". 

 

 

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