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4 hours ago, NJDevils1214 said:

I mentioned this in the GDT, but they changed the goal horn. I know, I know, it isn't a big deal...but I don't get why. I thought it was just going to be something during the "Jersey" jersey games, but last night the first goal of the night by Bastian was the regular goal horn and every other goal was this new goal horn. 🤔

Hoping that is was a one-off because I love our goal horn. But, management changing fan-related stuff without input from the fans is par for the course for this ownership group. Between that and hiring a terrible PA guy based off an amateur talent show just shows they don’t care.

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On 1/23/2022 at 2:33 PM, NJDevils1214 said:

I mentioned this in the GDT, but they changed the goal horn. I know, I know, it isn't a big deal...but I don't get why. I thought it was just going to be something during the "Jersey" jersey games, but last night the first goal of the night by Bastian was the regular goal horn and every other goal was this new goal horn. 🤔

I am far from certain on this but I think it was a malfunction / something broke.

One component / part of the horn was definitely missing.  I guess we'll see in future games whether it's fixed or... if that's the new horn.

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4 hours ago, EdgeControl said:

trade deadline seems like an eternity away, but its the only interest we,ll have this dead season 

I'd love to see us make a real trade for a real player or players but it's not likely that a non-contender makes a trade like that at the deadline. I can't get excited about dealing PK Subban or Tomas Tatar for a third round pick.

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14 minutes ago, Jerrydevil said:

I'd love to see us make a real trade for a real player or players but it's not likely that a non-contender makes a trade like that at the deadline. I can't get excited about dealing PK Subban or Tomas Tatar for a third round pick.

Yeah, you’re right, that is generally not how it works. 

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I think there is a decent chance the Devils make a relatively big move at the deadline (seller type move obviously). Johnsson is having a decent year and can fetch a 2nd or a 3rd. Some team will want PK for some weird reason and on name alone he’ll probably fetch a 3rd. 

The guy I wonder the most about is Severson. He’s hated on this forum but the hockey community has a strong opinion of him, his advanced stats are good and he’s scoring points at a career pace this year. With 2 years left on his deal, a RHD defenseman on a cheap deal (that the devils can eat some of) who can kill penalties and play on a powerplay is probably a pretty damn hot commodity. 

I wonder if the Devils can get some sort of fringe-ready top NHL prospect? It’s too late to come up with a ton of names, but every team has those guys that they’ve been excited about that just haven’t quite made it. I’d hate to just get another first round pick that we’ll see in 6 years when we’ve all already hung ourselves. 

What about a guy like Alex Turcotte? Can the Devils send Severson (salary retained) and a 2nd round pick to a team like the Kings that are fighting for a playoff spot in desperate need of defense? With Turcotte you get one of Jack Hughes’ best friends and NTDP teammates/line mates who might be ready to break into the league? 

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Turcotte is a center…not like the Devils really need another one at the moment.

That being said, if Severson could land a legit prospect, I’d be all for it.  The problem is that it seems like so many of these “prospects” that go in these deadline deals don’t tend to give you a whole lot…Kuokkanen, Foote, etc.  The fact that he’s under contract for a reasonable amount, provides some offense, and that Fitz has been a solid seller makes me wonder if the Devils could somehow get a team to cough up a late first for him…sounds crazy, I know, but look what Fitz was able to get for Coleman and then Palms/Zajac.  If Fitz has to throw something else in (say, one of the Utes, or a mid-round pick), I’d be on board with that.

Depending on who’s available, I use that pick on a goalie.

Assuming the Devils nab other picks in other deals (Johnsson, PK), they should be able to move up and snag another first-round pick, if so inclined.  They already have a pick in every round, with three picks in the fourth.  Maybe the Devils’ second (will be a high second), a third, and a fourth lands them a bottom-10 first. 

 

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2 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Turcotte is a center…not like the Devils really need another one at the moment.

That being said, if Severson could land a legit prospect, I’d be all for it.  The problem is that it seems like so many of these “prospects” that go in these deadline deals don’t tend to give you a whole lot…Kuokkanen, Foote, etc.  The fact that he’s under contract for a reasonable amount, provides some offense, and that Fitz has been a solid seller makes me wonder if the Devils could somehow get a team to cough up a late first for him…sounds crazy, I know, but look what Fitz was able to get for Coleman and then Palms/Zajac.  If Fitz has to throw something else in (say, one of the Utes, or a mid-round pick), I’d be on board with that.

Depending on who’s available, I use that pick on a goalie.

Assuming the Devils nab other picks in other deals (Johnsson, PK), they should be able to move up and snag another first-round pick, if so inclined.  They already have a pick in every round, with three picks in the fourth.  Maybe the Devils’ second (will be a high second), a third, and a fourth lands them a bottom-10 first. 

 

Like 70% of prospect “centers” wind up wingers in the league. That’s like saying “don’t draft this catcher, we have one” in baseball. 

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lets not sleep on zacha either, kid has the skating handling and shot of a decent top 6 player. teams may bite. plus i dont think theres a Dman besides graves and dougie who can fetch something ias a  throw -in or bundle.  im interested to see what happens

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9 hours ago, MB3 said:

I think there is a decent chance the Devils make a relatively big move at the deadline (seller type move obviously). Johnsson is having a decent year and can fetch a 2nd or a 3rd. Some team will want PK for some weird reason and on name alone he’ll probably fetch a 3rd. 

The guy I wonder the most about is Severson. He’s hated on this forum but the hockey community has a strong opinion of him, his advanced stats are good and he’s scoring points at a career pace this year. With 2 years left on his deal, a RHD defenseman on a cheap deal (that the devils can eat some of) who can kill penalties and play on a powerplay is probably a pretty damn hot commodity. 

I wonder if the Devils can get some sort of fringe-ready top NHL prospect? It’s too late to come up with a ton of names, but every team has those guys that they’ve been excited about that just haven’t quite made it. I’d hate to just get another first round pick that we’ll see in 6 years when we’ve all already hung ourselves. 

What about a guy like Alex Turcotte? Can the Devils send Severson (salary retained) and a 2nd round pick to a team like the Kings that are fighting for a playoff spot in desperate need of defense? With Turcotte you get one of Jack Hughes’ best friends and NTDP teammates/line mates who might be ready to break into the league? 

I would be quite happy with a deal that brings in a Turcotte type guy, but I feel like getting a prospect like that requires trading a better piece than we have to offer. 

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6 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

I was going to say struggling county music singer from Nashville. 

I was going to say he looks like the guy the food drive is collecting for. 

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2 hours ago, Chimaira_Devil_#9 said:

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He looks like he is about to break into a house with Joe Pesci.

“Homeless vet, anything helps” sign meanwhile he just left his coffee shop job after his basket weaving class during his 7th year of college.

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11 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Turcotte is a center…not like the Devils really need another one at the moment.

That being said, if Severson could land a legit prospect, I’d be all for it.  The problem is that it seems like so many of these “prospects” that go in these deadline deals don’t tend to give you a whole lot…Kuokkanen, Foote, etc.  The fact that he’s under contract for a reasonable amount, provides some offense, and that Fitz has been a solid seller makes me wonder if the Devils could somehow get a team to cough up a late first for him…sounds crazy, I know, but look what Fitz was able to get for Coleman and then Palms/Zajac.  If Fitz has to throw something else in (say, one of the Utes, or a mid-round pick), I’d be on board with that.

Depending on who’s available, I use that pick on a goalie.

Assuming the Devils nab other picks in other deals (Johnsson, PK), they should be able to move up and snag another first-round pick, if so inclined.  They already have a pick in every round, with three picks in the fourth.  Maybe the Devils’ second (will be a high second), a third, and a fourth lands them a bottom-10 first. 

 

This is a great draft to have more picks in first round. If we will have an options, Fitz must trade Zacha, Severson, Johnsson, etc no matter. Ofcourse Severson, especially with retain, will give us legit prospect + 1st. Thats top-4 defenseman who can eat a lot of minutes. And after Fitz should sign free agents on the market to help here and now. When FA contracts will ends, guys from fresh drafts will step into the Devils squad. Someone from Utica will grow into something, Gritsyuk have a legit chance to be good NHLer, but he needs time. But for now I dont wanna see more unveteranian offense. Jack and Nico needs expirienced help for the next 2-3 years for better development. And Mercer too. He can`t be the best player of his line.

When (I hope) Kemmel, Slafkovsky, Perevalov or Yurov will be ready, our core will be more expirienced, mature and independent  players.

 

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3 hours ago, Chimaira_Devil_#9 said:

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He looks like he is about to break into a house with Joe Pesci.

he looks like that reddit slob that singlehandedly tanked their antiwork movement.

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10 hours ago, MB3 said:

Like 70% of prospect “centers” wind up wingers in the league. That’s like saying “don’t draft this catcher, we have one” in baseball. 

Where are you getting this “70%” from?  Is it based on anything legit?

Considering that the Devils have a 1C and 2C locked up for several years beyond this one, don’t think it’s all that crazy to want to see the Devils address more glaring needs (like their wingers, for starters…by acquiring a guy who calls LW or RW home).  Maybe Turcotte can transition to wing, maybe he can’t…we don’t know.  Not like making up some % means that it’s somehow probable that he’ll be a successful winger though.  

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10 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Where are you getting this “70%” from?  Is it based on anything legit?

Considering that the Devils have a 1C and 2C locked up for several years beyond this one, don’t think it’s all that crazy to want to see the Devils address more glaring needs (like their wingers, for starters…by acquiring a guy who calls LW or RW home).  Maybe Turcotte can transition to wing, maybe he can’t…we don’t know.  Not like making up some % means that it’s somehow probable that he’ll be a successful winger though.  

Since when are you a semantics sally? Zacha was drafted as a center and fits better on the wing. Jesper Bratt was C/LW. Your wifey Kyle Palmieri played center in juniors, my buddy’s claim to fame is beating him so handedly in the circle that he cross checked my buddy in the back of the head and got a 10-and-game.

My cousin is a former player that had a good chance at the show and he’s now a scout. He says that all centers can play wing; but most wings can never transition to center. Turcotte was just an example thrown out there, and I know you’ve made a habit of gatekeeping which topics I’m allowed to engage in discussion. Just give me a heads up if this is one where you’d like me to “cut it out”, too. 

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4 minutes ago, MB3 said:

Since when are you a semantics sally? Zacha was drafted as a center and fits better on the wing. Jesper Bratt was C/LW. Your wifey Kyle Palmieri played center in juniors, my buddy’s claim to fame is beating him so handedly in the circle that he cross checked my buddy in the back of the head and got a 10-and-game.

My cousin is a former player that had a good chance at the show and he’s now a scout. He says that all centers can play wing; but most wings can never transition to center. Turcotte was just an example thrown out there, and I know you’ve made a habit of gatekeeping which topics I’m allowed to engage in discussion. Just give me a heads up if this is one where you’d like me to “cut it out”, too. 

Dude all I’m going to say is you have some very bizarre and unnecessary emotional reactions to people’s posts sometimes.  I’ll just leave it at that. 

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Friedman during the Canucks/Flames games said he thinks the Devils are in on Conor Garland. There's a couple other teams apparently possibly interested  but with his fairly sizeable cap hit for another 4 years the number of teams that can realistically take him on is less. Somehow the guy is getting 4.9m per.  No wonder they want to unload him. Seems like a lot of money. A very middle of the road guy who I guess would be an upgrade that ultimately doesn't change much imo.  He'll be 26 in March. 

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11 minutes ago, titans04 said:

Friedman during the Canucks/Flames games said he thinks the Devils are in on Conor Garland. There's a couple other teams apparently possibly interested  but with his fairly sizeable cap hit for another 4 years the number of teams that can realistically take him on is less. Somehow the guy is getting 4.9m per.  No wonder they want to unload him. Seems like a lot of money. A very middle of the road guy who I guess would be an upgrade that ultimately doesn't change much imo.  He'll be 26 in March. 

i said this before but i really wanted the Devils to draft him. Saw him play here in Moncton when he played juniors and he was burning the league in scoring.

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