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3 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

 

I can't WAIT for him and Nemec to join the D...fense.  Can't happen soon enough...the Devils have obviously been collecting plenty of young talent through lost seasons/high draft picks, but I get the feeling once those two arrive, we're leaving the suckage completely behind.  After a couple of seasons, we're going to be saying "Damn, you can believe that the Devils have BOTH of these guys?!"  

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Just now, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

I can't WAIT for him and Nemec to join the D...fense.  Can't happen soon enough...the Devils have obviously been collecting plenty of young talent through lost seasons/high draft picks, but I get the feeling once those two arrive, we're leaving the suckage completely behind.  After a couple of seasons, we're going to be saying "Damn, you can believe that the Devils have BOTH of these guys?!"  

So you’re saying you are getting really excited about the D, aren’t you??

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Just now, mfitz804 said:

So you’re saying you are getting really excited about the D, aren’t you??

Not nearly as much as you get excited about the D 😉

But yeah, looking forward to the kid influx for sure.

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Just now, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Not nearly as much as you get excited about the D 😉

But yeah, looking forward to the kid influx for sure.

I have to be honest, it still kind of feels weird to have so many prospects on the way up and so many young players on the team. So not the way we did things for quite a while. Wish Luke was joining the party sooner, but I’m sure the extra year in college will help his development. 

Or, if you prefer, the development of his D skills. 

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3 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

I have to be honest, it still kind of feels weird to have so many prospects on the way up and so many young players on the team. So not the way we did things for quite a while. Wish Luke was joining the party sooner, but I’m sure the extra year in college will help his development. 

Or, if you prefer, the development of his D skills. 

On that note, I do like that Fitz is being definitive about some guys being out of chances.  I have no issue with him dumping Zacha and Kuokkanen.  Also OK with him moving on from Ty Smith...yeah, of course like I said, I would've liked to have seen him work with a non-nASS coach, but he's got one year left on his ELC, and with L Hughes and Nemec not far from joining the Devils, and other young defensemen due a look, there simply wasn't going to be much room for him.  He basically played himself out of the Devils' plans, and fortunately, Fitz nabbed someone in return who's a better fit.  

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5 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

I can’t even believe it’s only July 25, I’m so ready to get things started with this new look team. 

Same, just feels like they're so ready to turn a corner (I might be a year premature with this, but oh well).  I'm almost as excited about some of the subtractions as I am about the additions.  

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Hard to imagine but we have 3 top 10 picks that haven’t even joined the team yet. Holtz had his cup of coffee but I still think he makes the team this year. 
 

That’s why I didn’t want to trade so much away for a top line winger. We still have a lot coming up. Patience is the best thing for our fan base right now but in a couple of years we have the potential to be scary. 
 

Like a lot of you I watched them win all of their cups. I know 10 years is a long time but not that long when you consider how long some of these teams have waited to win one cup. Some haven’t even won one at all yet. With a little patience we can be right back up there in the contenders tier adding more banners to our rafters while these teams go through yet another failed rebuild. 

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Good to hear that Luke will be looking out for Seamus O’Casey. It’ll probably be good for Luke to have someone under his wing. Maybe learn a little responsibility

Or they’ll just get really drunk a lot. Either way. 

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3 hours ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

Good to hear that Luke will be looking out for Seamus O’Casey. It’ll probably be good for Luke to have someone under his wing. Maybe learn a little responsibility

Or they’ll just get really drunk a lot. Either way. 

His name is Irish enough without you adding the "O-apostrophe" in front of it!

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38 minutes ago, MB3 said:

His name is Irish enough without you adding the "O-apostrophe" in front of it!

I can't say it in my head without an Irish accent when I read it. 

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1 hour ago, MadDog2020 said:

WTF is YA?

I just watched the video- before watching, I thought YA was some kind of advanced stat I had never heard of. Now I know that Holtz just substitutes YA for when most people just say UM 🤣

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1 hour ago, MadDog2020 said:

I just watched the video- before watching, I thought YA was some kind of advanced stat I had never heard of. Now I know that Holtz just substitutes YA for when most people just say UM 🤣

His anticipated YA percentage is as useful as any other advanced stat. 

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2 hours ago, MadDog2020 said:

I just watched the video- before watching, I thought YA was some kind of advanced stat I had never heard of. Now I know that Holtz just substitutes YA for when most people just say UM 🤣

yah its sort of like the metric vs imperial system. Depending on where you live you just use a different one

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On 7/25/2022 at 3:47 PM, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

I can't WAIT for him and Nemec to join the D...fense.  Can't happen soon enough...the Devils have obviously been collecting plenty of young talent through lost seasons/high draft picks, but I get the feeling once those two arrive, we're leaving the suckage completely behind.  After a couple of seasons, we're going to be saying "Damn, you can believe that the Devils have BOTH of these guys?!"  

I hope so.  It’s been sh!tty for the past 10 years and maybe 11.  In a couple years we are looking at a team with Hughes, Hughes, Nemec, hopefully Bratt, Nico, Seigs, Hamilton, possibly, Mercer if he continues to develop and Holtz.  Then there is a bunch of prospects that can fill roles and provide support.  It’s exciting, and I’m trying to not be too optimistic.

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8 hours ago, Puckbuster said:

I hope so.  It’s been sh!tty for the past 10 years and maybe 11.  In a couple years we are looking at a team with Hughes, Hughes, Nemec, hopefully Bratt, Nico, Seigs, Hamilton, possibly, Mercer if he continues to develop and Holtz.  Then there is a bunch of prospects that can fill roles and provide support.  It’s exciting, and I’m trying to not be too optimistic.

Same...excited, but trying to temper that excitement.  This year will be about taking steps forward (and at least challenging for a WC berth well past January), but will also be about clearing out some deadwood (Tatar and Johnsson).  Will also be about exploring returns for some of the likely-to-depart UFAs.  Maybe a guy like Severson to a legit contender is worth giving up a decent prospect or another first-rounder for.  Not like Devils can't use more young bodies to add to the mix of kids.

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On 7/26/2022 at 5:52 PM, SterioDesign said:

Short for YEAH

It's a Swedish as first language thing. 

 

Swedes sometimes have a long pause in their language "to think" and it is considered completely cultural and normal 

 

He is falling back on "Yah, so" and "Yah know" a lot to fill in for the pause. Could just be nervous too.

 

His English is excellent, but he still has that habit that he prolly carried from learning Swedish first. I definitely noticed it too. 

I love languages. 

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