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Nice one Tom. How did he get that contract out of Washington? 

 

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On ‎9‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 2:57 PM, sundstrom said:

too bad about smith.

so if i have this right, the team is set:

hall-hischier-palmieri

johansson-zacha-bratt

wood-zajac-quenville

coleman-boyle-noeson

dea

*stafford PTO

 

greene-vatanen

butcher-serverson

meuller-lovejoy

santini/gryba

 

kinkaid

lack

 

--edit - did lappin ever actually go to bingo after he made it through waivers? or is he going on the trip as insurance in case of injury?

That's 24 players, so someone has to go.  I'm guessing Gryba is the odd man out.  I'd rather see Santini and Mueller as permanent parts of the roster on D, and for forwards, I don't see how Dea doesn't get a spot when they just brought him in and he has some potential, and then of course there's the weird and never-sending love affair with Stafford, so I just don't see where Gryba fits and stays over any of those guys.

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On ‎9‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 2:57 PM, sundstrom said:

too bad about smith.

so if i have this right, the team is set:

hall-hischier-palmieri

johansson-zacha-bratt

wood-zajac-quenville

coleman-boyle-noeson

dea

*stafford PTO

 

greene-vatanen

butcher-serverson

meuller-lovejoy

santini/gryba

 

kinkaid

lack

 

--edit - did lappin ever actually go to bingo after he made it through waivers? or is he going on the trip as insurance in case of injury?

That's 24 players, so someone has to go.  I'm guessing Gryba is the odd man out.  I'd rather see Santini and Mueller as permanent parts of the roster on D, and for forwards, I don't see how Dea doesn't get a spot when they just brought him in and he has some potential, and then of course there's the weird and never-sending love affair with Stafford, so I just don't see where Gryba fits and stays over any of those guys.

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23 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

The bolded I definitely didn't like...a miscalculation by the franchise for sure.  Seemed like they were trying to address a demand that didn't exist, but my theory on that will always remain the same:  some corporate out-of-touch dipsh!ts saw some fans wearing Scouts and Rockies gear during games (though for any given game, it's a fraction of a percent of those who actually do that...there's far more Devils fans who couldn't tell you the first thing about the Scouts and Rockies), waaaaaaay overestimated fan interest in those iterations, and thought wouldn't it be so clever to incorporate elements of those jerseys, at the expense of introducing an inferior design to the outgoing Edges.  It could've been much worse though...thank whoever that someone put the kebosh on the Bingo Devils crest being the NJ Devils crest.  That would've been a disaster of Buffaslug and Fishsticks proportions.  As long as the classic NJ crest remains untouched, I can tolerate a hell of lot.

The Gorton’s Fisherman laughs at the Bing Devils’ logo, that thing is horrendously pathetic. Hell even little league teams would be embarrassed to wear that as a primary logo. I really hope one day we find out it was a Make-a-wish kid’s dream to design a logo, the organization said absolutely, we hooked them up for a few years (NHL video game style), instead of some idiot who makes an absurd amount of money saying “this looks good, hell it should be the big teams new logo!”

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2 hours ago, jagknife said:

The Gorton’s Fisherman laughs at the Bing Devils’ logo, that thing is horrendously pathetic. Hell even little league teams would be embarrassed to wear that as a primary logo. I really hope one day we find out it was a Make-a-wish kid’s dream to design a logo, the organization said absolutely, we hooked them up for a few years (NHL video game style), instead of some idiot who makes an absurd amount of money saying “this looks good, hell it should be the big teams new logo!”

I honestly think the Fishsticks jersey and the B-Devils jersey are equally horrendous.  It really is that bad.

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2 hours ago, NJDfan1711 said:

That's 24 players, so someone has to go.  I'm guessing Gryba is the odd man out.  I'd rather see Santini and Mueller as permanent parts of the roster on D, and for forwards, I don't see how Dea doesn't get a spot when they just brought him in and he has some potential, and then of course there's the weird and never-sending love affair with Stafford, so I just don't see where Gryba fits and stays over any of those guys.

It's actually 23 w/ Stafford getting the albelin, gomez treatment for a while of hanging around without a contract. (hence the asterisk).

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Someone on the Devils needs to "Wilson" that POS Kucherov next time they meet. That hit in the playoffs to Sami was unconscionable.

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6 minutes ago, ringtwins said:

Someone on the Devils needs to "Wilson" that POS Kucherov next time they meet. That hit in the playoffs to Sami was unconscionable.

I'm with you on most of that. Would just much rather he gets his clock cleaned with a clean hit than a dirty hit. NJ doesn't need that bad Wilson-esque mojo in our club.    

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23 hours ago, sundstrom said:

It's actually 23 w/ Stafford getting the albelin, gomez treatment for a while of hanging around without a contract. (hence the asterisk).

Oh gotcha.  Didn't notice the asterisk, whoops.  Is there a specific deadline for when Stafford has to be given a contract?

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21 minutes ago, LittleBallofHate said:

Guys may be more interested in what the wives got (cleavage shots if you scroll through the instagram photos):   https://russianmachineneverbreaks.com/2018/10/01/the-capitals-wives-got-championship-ring-necklaces-to-match-their-husbands-rings/

Jeez. How immature can we be, looking at these pictures to see cleavage? Aren't we adults?? 

*Clicks link repeatedly*

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4 hours ago, NJDfan1711 said:

Oh gotcha.  Didn't notice the asterisk, whoops.  Is there a specific deadline for when Stafford has to be given a contract?

"When Hell freezes over" should be the answer. 

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1 hour ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

Jeez. How immature can we be, looking at these pictures to see cleavage? Aren't we adults?? 

*Clicks link repeatedly*

Damn, I thought such things were for adults only.  So now that we're adults we can't look at them because we're adults?  Make up your mind!

:mellow:

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25 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Johnny Q gets his chance. 

Wasn't he getting his chance anyway?  I thought he was going to have a spot, even with Bratt in the lineup...

Hall - Hischier - Bratt

Johannson - Zacha - Palmieri

Wood - Zajac - Noesen

Coleman - Boyle - Quennville

Unless I'm missing someone?

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12 minutes ago, NJDfan1711 said:

Wasn't he getting his chance anyway?  I thought he was going to have a spot, even with Bratt in the lineup...

Hall - Hischier - Bratt

Johannson - Zacha - Palmieri

Wood - Zajac - Noesen

Coleman - Boyle - Quennville

Unless I'm missing someone?

Looks like Q was going to play anyway.  Dea is the other one that will be probably alternating with Q.  So this is probably a chance for Dea to get a chance.  PLEASE NO STAFFORD!

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5 minutes ago, bostondevil11 said:

Looks like Q was going to play anyway.  Dea is the other one that will be probably alternating with Q.  So this is probably a chance for Dea to get a chance.  PLEASE NO STAFFORD!

Yeah that's what I was thinking - I figured Dea would've been the odd man out most of the time.  I think we all share the same sentiment about Stafford, but I can also see the organization giving him some games here and there.  I don't get it, but they obviously see or feel something we don't.

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I thought we saw Dea slotted in. There was a conversation going on just the other day about how it might be better for Quinville to be in Binghamton.  There was a conversation going on just the other day about how it might be better for Q to be in Binghamton. 

 In any event, it’s a broken jaw. How long will he actually be out for that? Will he just put on full face protection and be back shortly?

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 suspect Palms moves to 1st line & Dea to 2nd? (because he's righty?  I know many here don't want Stafford around, but he, like Spempniak are decent ace in the hole for injuries.  Ray could sign him to a (one way) contract, & send him down to Bingo if he needed the room.  No one will pick him up on waivers. He's a decent face-off guy or plays either side. 

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1 hour ago, NJDfan1711 said:

Wasn't he getting his chance anyway?  I thought he was going to have a spot, even with Bratt in the lineup...

Hall - Hischier - Bratt

Johannson - Zacha - Palmieri

Wood - Zajac - Noesen

Coleman - Boyle - Quennville

Unless I'm missing someone?

Based on preseason line combos, looked like Palms was going to be on the top line, not Bratt.  Which to me makes more sense anyway...those three always clicked well when put together (I know Bratt did early last season, but for now I would've preferred Palms on with Nico and Hall). 

Guessing Q gets the early chance.  Stafford better be here strictly as insurance.  If Stafford's in the lineup over Q for the first game, then why even have Q make the team to begin with? 

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