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It’s where he should be, it was like Marty being an executive with the Blues. Just wasn’t right. 

Of course, not was his being a player with the Blues for a half hour. 

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The better for the met. NYR will always attract talent just because "bright lights brah", but better chance they may still have an incompetent loser at the helm to mess it up someway now.

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34 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

It’s where he should be, it was like Marty being an executive with the Blues. Just wasn’t right. 

Of course, not was his being a player with the Blues for a half hour. 

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I don't know how serious that Yzerman to NYR thing was anyway. Seemed like it was media created like most NYR things

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30 minutes ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

I don't know how serious that Yzerman to NYR thing was anyway. Seemed like it was media created like most NYR things

If I remember correctly, I think Brooks reported it. That is a pretty big give away as far as the credibility.

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Rangers are still the center of the hockey universe in Brooksland.

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1 hour ago, DJ Eco said:

Rangers are still the center of the hockey universe in Brooksland.

I mean, that is his job.  He will always have a bit of a slant towards them because he is the NY Post beat writer for them.

He is also at least willing to criticize.  He was quite down on players like Chityl (or however you spell it) and Andersson.  He isn't on the butthole licking level of Steve Valiquette.

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1 hour ago, DevsMan84 said:

I mean, that is his job.  He will always have a bit of a slant towards them because he is the NY Post beat writer for them.

He is also at least willing to criticize.  He was quite down on players like Chityl (or however you spell it) and Andersson.  He isn't on the butthole licking level of Steve Valiquette.

Brooks definitely doesn’t hesitate to shred that team (which also caters to the NY fan, as they’ll do the same, often too much).  Brooks usually harps on ice time for certain players as his main sticking point.  

I wish Valiquette could give up 10 goals every game.  Someone really needs to remind him that his Ranger career amounted to 39 GP, 27 starts, and 14 wins.  Dude, you were barely a footnote in Blowshirt history...stop carrying yourself like your jersey number is overdue for a rafter hanging.  fvcking douchenozzle.

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6 hours ago, MadDog2020 said:

 

Ray went to scout Mini game a day or two before trade deadline. I think he made an attempt, but couldn't get an acceptable deal. 

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17 hours ago, Devils Pride 26 said:

Would anyone consider trading Palmieiri to Nashville for one of their top 4 D? 

no way, you don't fill one hole by creating a crater in another position. you trade picks and players that are not in your first two lines.

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20 minutes ago, 2ELIAS6 said:

no way, you don't fill one hole by creating a crater in another position. you trade picks and players that are not in your first two lines.

Agreed, unless it’s some sort of blockbuster trade. 

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19 hours ago, Devils Pride 26 said:

Would anyone consider trading Palmieiri to Nashville for one of their top 4 D? 

I would for Ekholm.   Rough playoff performance this year aside, 4 more years at 3.75 for that guy is a total steal.  I assume Josi is off limits.  I want nothing to do with PK (salary, age and term left on contract) or Ellis (awful since he got paid).  

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7 hours ago, 2ELIAS6 said:

no way, you don't fill one hole by creating a crater in another position. you trade picks and players that are not in your first two lines.

Offense comes from defense, and the Devils have none of it. Palmieri will never have higher value than he has right now and the Devils are in much more dire straights for a D. 

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Trading away the best goal scorer on the team is not going to help re-sign Taylor Hall. Don’t have the depth at RW to do it either. 

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You folks are putting way too much stock in Kyle Palmieri.

If you have to include him to get a good D man, you do it, plain and simple.

Palmieri doesn't offer this team anything if he isn't scoring goals.

The Devils can.always sign a winger to replace Palmieri. Getting a D man is tougher.

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20 minutes ago, njbuff said:

You folks are putting way too much stock in Kyle Palmieri.

If you have to include him to get a good D man, you do it, plain and simple.

Palmieri doesn't offer this team anything if he isn't scoring goals.

The Devils can.always sign a winger to replace Palmieri. Getting a D man is tougher.

It all depends who is being offered. Very few of our players should be considered untouchable. 

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20 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

It all depends who is being offered. Very few of our players should be considered untouchable. 

Ekholm-Sevs

Greene-Vatanen

Butcher-Carrick

Smith

Smith could get back pairing minutes if Butcher could slide over and play his offhand. Hopefully he can, he has the speed and vision needed to do so. Still needs work but would be light years better than this year.

Ekholm or any of those Nashville D (some more than others) are all-situation defensemen. A solid D would be immensely more valuable to making us into a contender. Most of Palmieiri’s production could be filled by Eberle or others on the UFA market. Not to mention, we’re getting a shot in the arm with a plug in and play top flight forward. 

I think Nashville is primed for a shakeup, they haven’t had a sniper since they lost Neal and Palms would be a great fit. We need a D in the worst way. 

Love Palms but business is business.

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https://www.blick.ch/sport/eishockey/nhl/100-fragen-an-100-punkte-hischier-werde-panisch-wenn-ich-das-ladekabel-vergesse-id15270085.html 100 questions with Nico (I copied and pasted the English translation):  1. How many points will you score in the next two years? 
Hischier: Another 100 for sure.

2. When will you fly back to Switzerland? 
In the next few days.

3. Where will you go first after landing? 
Home to Valais.

4. Who is going to pick you up at the airport?
I don't know yet. Probably my mother.

5. What do you miss about Switzerland overseas? 
Friends and family.

6. What do you miss about New Jersey in Switzerland?
Playing hockey.

7. Your team has the first draft pick again. Are you sad there's going to be another nr.1 pick on the team?
Not at all. I'm happy that we're getting another big talent. That's good for our team.

8. What do you advise the new colleague to do? 
He should enjoy it. There will be plenty to do for him, but it is a great experience.

9. Your most beautiful goal in the last 2 years? 
My overtime goal in December against Las Vegas.

10. Your best assist? 
Last season against Columbus when I set up Taylor Hall.

11. The best save against you? 
Last season against Tampa Bay, Peter Budaj was incredible. It would have been my first NHL goal.

12. Who's your best teammate? 
Taylor Hall.

13. Which teammate gave you the best advice?
Andy Greene.

14. What did he say? 
That there are no bad days in the NHL.

15. Who's the toughest player to play against in the NHL? 
Dustin Byfuglien.

16. Who's most unfair player in the NHL? 
I never had anything to do with him but I've heard a lot about Brad Marchand. Fortunately, he has never licked me.

17. From whom would you like to learn something? 
Connor McDavid.

18. What?
I'd like to have his speed and some of his technique.

19. What does the National Team mean to you? 
A lot. It's a great honor to play for Switzerland.

20. Which players do you already know? 
Most of them, from the Prospect Camps in summer.

21. How often do you hear from Coach Fischer? 
Usually once per season when he's on his North America trip.

22. What are your goals for the World Championships?
Do my best. Help the team.

23. Last year Switzerland won Silver at the World Championships. Do you feel pressure? 
No. There are expectations but they can also inspire you.

24. What does Slovakia remind you of?
I was there for the Junior World Championships and the Hlinka Tournament. They are good memories. Good stadiums!

25. Toughest group opponent at the World Championships?
Sweden.

26. Which team is going to win the Swiss championship? 
SCB.

27. Who's your toughest critic? 
Coach John Hynes.

28. When will you sign your next contract? 
Unclear. Theoretically, it's possible this summer.

29. Which athlete do you admire? 
Roger Federer.

30. Are you going to watch the NHL playoffs? 
Some highlights maybe.

31. No full games? 
No. That would too much. I'd rather be playing myself.

32. How has your Valais dialect changed abroad? 
Not too much I hope. Soon we'll find out whether they still understand me at home.

33. How's your English after two years in New Jersey? 
It's getting better and better. I can communicate with everyone.

34. The highlight of the last two years? 
The games in Switzerland and Sweden with New Jersey.

35. The low point?
Now. Because we're not in the playoffs.

36. Best Stadium in the NHL? 
T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Great atmosphere, great place to play.

37. Worst Stadium in the NHL? 
Where it has few spectators: Florida.

38. Your toughest road trip?
Last season in California. We were in the playoff race and had to play against strong teams.

39. Your best Road Trip? 
The same one: We won a lot.

40. The coldest place in the NHL?
Edmonton.

41. Your favorite city in North America?
Vancouver is beautiful.

42. The least beautiful city in North America? 
St. Louis. It's probably unfair, but the city was like deserted when I was there.

43. What can't be missing on a road trip? 
The iPad.

44. Do you panic when you forget your charging cable? 
Yes.

45. Do you still play "Fortnite"? 
Yes.

46. Which one of your ex-SCB colleagues Burren and Heim is better? 
I haven't played with them in a while. Ändu Heim is the best gamer amongst us.

47. Best NHL tradition missing in Switzerland? 
The rookie party. Whereby, there's one in Switzerland, too but nothing else comes to mind.

48. What could the NHL learn from Switzerland?
Fewer games in the regular season.

49. Best question you've been asked this season? 
I don't know.

50. Weirdest question you've been asked this season?
I don't know.

51. You became assistant captain this season. What does the "A" mean to you?
A great honor.

52. What's so special about it? 
It shows the confidence the Coaches have in me.

53. Has the letter changed anything? 
No. I am not treated differently.

54. How did you find out about the "A"? 
I came into the locker room and the letter was on my jersey. As simple as that.

55. If you say "A"... you must also say "C"? 
I don't know about that. Maybe someday. I certainly wouldn't say no.

56. Do you want to captain the National Team now? 
Same here. I wouldn't say no. But let's be honest, these are my first World Championships. The Coaches probably won't consider me.

57. Who's the best Captain you ever had? 
Two: Andy Greene in New Jersey and Martin Plüss in Bern.

58. Speaking of Captains: Would you rather do the boat license or the flight license?
Boat license.

59. Do you have the US car license? 
Yes.

60. Which car do you drive? 
A Mercedes.

61. With which piece of music do you listen to get pumped for a game?
That depends.

62. Genre? 
Usually Rap.

63. Are you healthy? 
Yes.

64. Not banged up after the long season? 
Not at the moment.

65. Since when are you pain free? 
Since I'm back from my injury.

66. More than half of this stress interview accomplished: What else is stressing you?
At the moment I'm leaving my apartment. I'm moving to another apartment next season. There's a lot to do, that's a bit stressful for me.

67. What do you do against stress? 
I listen to music. That distracts me.

68. What do you eat if you want to treat yourself to something?
A burger.

69. Where will you be training this summer? 
In Bern.

70. In which areas do you need to improve? 
Physically, above all. And technically.

71. New York or New Jersey? 
New Jersey.

72. If the draft was this year: Pettersson or Hischier?
I think I now know the weirdest question of the year.

73. Raclette or Hischier-Sandwich? 
Raclette.

74. Owetschkin or Crosby? 
Crosby.

75. Shorthander or Powerplay Goal?
Powerplay goal.

76. Penalty or Powerplay? 
Penalty.

77. How often do you practice backhand shots? 
Every day.

78. Which celebrity from New Jersey comes to your mind first?
Martin Brodeur.

79. Mets or Yankees? 
I don't care about baseball.

80. Then football: Giants or Jets?
Jets.

81. Do you play golf?
Yes.

82. Which handicap? 
36.

83. Left or Right? 
Right.

84. When was the last time you went skiing?
6 years ago.

85. Ski or Snowboard? 
Snowboard.

86. What is a hockey professional not allowed to do? 
Going on the ski slope.

87. Are you interested in politics? 
No.

88. When will you buy the FC Sion? 
That isn't planned at the moment.

89. Would you then keep Christian Constantin? 
That's another candidate for the weirdest question.

90. Pirmin Zurbriggen or Roland Collombin? 
Zurbriggen.

91. Gold at the World Championships or Stanley Cup? 
Stanley Cup.

92. Matterhorn or Gurten? 
Matterhorn.

93. Sopranos or Boardwalk Empire? 
Never heard.

94. Devil or Angel? 
Devil.

95. Book or tablet? 
Tablet.

96. Have you ever jumped off a 10-meter board?
Yes.

97. Boxing or UFC? 
Boxing.

98. Dog or cat? 
Dog.

99. What can you do better than Wayne Gretzky?
Nothing.

100. When was the last time you had a 100 Swiss Francs bank note in your hand?
Last summer.

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Observations about a few of them:

#13: That’s why he’s captain. I knew there had to be some reason. 

#16: Comedy, I like it. 

#28: With Taylor being eligible for extension, I must have completely overlooked this fact. 

#71: Smart answer kid. 

#72: Excellent call-back, kid has comedic chops. 

#99: He May be funnier than Wayne. 

Thanks for posting this. 

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32 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Observations about a few of them:

#13: That’s why he’s captain. I knew there had to be some reason. 

#16: Comedy, I like it. 

#28: With Taylor being eligible for extension, I must have completely overlooked this fact. 

#71: Smart answer kid. 

#72: Excellent call-back, kid has comedic chops. 

#99: He May be funnier than Wayne. 

Thanks for posting this. 

I liked that Andy Greene stuff as well. 

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