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Transcript of Holtz and Bratt’s conversation:  

For all who missed the game. Holtz is very dangerous in his little and big things. He is definitely need in good two way center and good clutcher\rebounder. btw Thompson looks impressive, but h

Holtz was on COVID list, he had some back problems this year, he lost his center because of injury. and he isn’t a player who can play solid 200-foot game. Devils have Hischier to create a space

44 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

Yep. Looks like his NHL contract is starting next season.

As much as I kind of want to see what he’s got, I think it’s a better plan to let him play in the AHL for a year (or a month, or whatever is left lol).

He’ll still be 19 at the start of the season (if it starts on time) and turns 20 at the end of January. 

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1 minute ago, mfitz804 said:

As much as I kind of want to see what he’s got, I think it’s a better plan to let him play in the AHL for a year (or a month, or whatever is left lol).

He’ll still be 19 at the start of the season (if it starts on time) and turns 20 at the end of January. 

Can he still get a 9-game look to start the season, before he'd have to be sent to, er, Utica?  Depending on how he does in preseason of course.  

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I was watching three last games of binghampton. This is a reason to watch more of their games.
Holtz was great in his first half of the season, but i didnt watch second half of Djurgorden`s games. 
Could Mercer join AHL soon? he ends his season in QJMHL too. 

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Holtz is on an ATO, but signed ELC starting next year. I don't know how many games he gets on a ATO, (Binghamton) but we'll see.  I'd love to see Mercer get his feet wet too. 

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Holtz looks like a bit of a tank in this photo. Broad shoulders and looks like he has some upper body strength. Much needed , maybe he can get the rest of the young guys in the gym. 

 

 

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Mercer signed way back in December. Would love these guys to get in some games with the big fellas next season. 

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28 minutes ago, titans04 said:

All depends on the camera angle I guess.  He looks more like a Devil here.

 

 

He looks like a bobblehead there.

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6 hours ago, titans04 said:

All depends on the camera angle I guess.  He looks more like a Devil here. #stickman

 

 

Yeah not so much here. He at least looks like he has a decent frame to bulk up a bit. 

2 hours ago, Devs3cups said:

Here's a compilation of his highlights from this season, if it hasn't been posted yet. Even the posts are impressive haha!

 

This video should be titled Alexander Holtz/William Ecklund highlights. Those two have an incredible understanding. If Ecklund is there when we pick and is the BPA I think we have to go for him. 

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AHL will be a nice Baptism. All of us fans are guilty of anointing rookies on their hype. We don't know how he'll fare. But optimistic for sure. 

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13 hours ago, Chimaira_Devil_#9 said:

This video should be titled Alexander Holtz/William Ecklund highlights. Those two have an incredible understanding. If Ecklund is there when we pick and is the BPA I think we have to go for him. 

I can’t even imagine the level of meltdowns we’ll see if we take another small forward with our top 10 pick. Especially in such a good draft for defense. Not saying he should be off our board (or any forward for that matter), but at some point we have to add some blue chip prospects to the blue line. And this seems like the right year to do that. 

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Just now, Nicomo said:

I can’t even imagine the level of meltdowns we’ll see if we take another small forward with our top 10 pick. Especially in such a good draft for defense. Not saying he should be off our board (or any forward for that matter), but at some point we have to add some blue chip prospects to the blue line. And this seems like the right year to do that. 

That’s the way I see it as well. 

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53 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

I can’t even imagine the level of meltdowns we’ll see if we take another small forward with our top 10 pick. Especially in such a good draft for defense. Not saying he should be off our board (or any forward for that matter), but at some point we have to add some blue chip prospects to the blue line. And this seems like the right year to do that. 

This is true but at the same time we've been wrong. I was very upset with the Blackwood pick at the moment lol 

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12 minutes ago, Devilsfan118 said:

Man how great would it be if this kid turns out to be a legit goal scorer.

Excited to see what he does in the AHL.

We basically NEED him to become a legit goal scorer

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1 hour ago, Nicomo said:

I can’t even imagine the level of meltdowns we’ll see if we take another small forward with our top 10 pick. Especially in such a good draft for defense. Not saying he should be off our board (or any forward for that matter), but at some point we have to add some blue chip prospects to the blue line. And this seems like the right year to do that. 

No I agree, I want a defenseman, I will take any of the ones slated to go in the top 5. But if we end up drafting further back and they all go and Ecklund is there, I think you make that move. 

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