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Todd Cordell
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.05.2011

Apr 10 @ 10:53 AM ET
Wildcat88
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 04.10.2018

Apr 10 @ 11:08 AM ET
Hi Todd. Just wanted to send a big THANKS your way for the amazing coverage and insight that you've provided on the Devils this year. It's been a lot of fun reading your blogs. Keep up the great work!
OzBolts
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Halifax, NS
Joined: 05.09.2013

Apr 10 @ 11:10 AM ET
Good analysis, man.

For the X-factor re: the Bolts. You already know what Stammer, Kuch and Johnny are capable of. Point and, potentially, Gourde are going to be the big question marks.

Point seems to be built for the big stage... Gourde, much like the beginning of the season- who knows? Is he going to show a whole new level of flair we didn't expect this season?

Killorn is another guy to keep an eye on. He tends to get a lot of hate from Bolts fans, but has an uncanny way of showing up in the post season and in close games.

Cheers- looking forward to the series.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Apr 10 @ 11:23 AM ET
The devils are so (frank)ed
Todd Cordell
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.05.2011

Apr 10 @ 11:37 AM ET
Hi Todd. Just wanted to send a big THANKS your way for the amazing coverage and insight that you've provided on the Devils this year. It's been a lot of fun reading your blogs. Keep up the great work!
- Wildcat88


Thanks for the support. I really appreciate it!
OzBolts
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Halifax, NS
Joined: 05.09.2013

Apr 10 @ 11:37 AM ET
The devils are so (frank)ed
- shvingter88


Not necessarily... depends if 1st half Vasy or 2nd half Vasy shows up.

Also, McDonagh hasn't really seemed to be on his game in our system, yet.

Htowntigers89
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 06.30.2014

Apr 10 @ 11:45 AM ET
Does anyone know who is going to sit on D?

The last game against Washington Lovejoy was wearing an "A" on his sweater. I don't think he is going to go from wearing an "A" to being scratched. I think he is currently the only guy on our roster with a Stanley cup under his belt. Hynes won't sit him.

So who sits? Mueller, Severson ( currently in the dog house), or Moore (Coaches pet)



Id be really upset if Severson is scratched, but not surprised.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Apr 10 @ 12:31 PM ET
Does anyone know who is going to sit on D?

The last game against Washington Lovejoy was wearing an "A" on his sweater. I don't think he is going to go from wearing an "A" to being scratched. I think he is currently the only guy on our roster with a Stanley cup under his belt. Hynes won't sit him.

So who sits? Mueller, Severson ( currently in the dog house), or Moore (Coaches pet)



Id be really upset if Severson is scratched, but not surprised.

- Htowntigers89


My guess is that Lovejoy will be in along with Severson and that Mueller will sit...
But who knows. To me it's been nuts that Severson was taken out for multiple games so maybe the coaching staff is that down on him.

Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Apr 10 @ 12:36 PM ET
Dan Girardi has been dog poop for a long time and some how keeps getting contracts and play time. It's pretty amazing.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Apr 10 @ 1:18 PM ET
My guess is that Lovejoy will be in along with Severson and that Mueller will sit...
But who knows. To me it's been nuts that Severson was taken out for multiple games so maybe the coaching staff is that down on him.

- Queenie_5_hole


Hopefully Severson plays a minimum 22 minutes per night, because that's what we will need from him if our D-core are to stand a chance. Personally, I would take Mueller over Lovejoy any day, as they are both playing a comparable levels, but trending in different directions. If we are going to sit a healthy Severson, Schneids, and Bratt, do not expect the post season to go on too long.
Htowntigers89
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 06.30.2014

Apr 10 @ 1:22 PM ET
Hopefully Severson plays a minimum 22 minutes per night, because that's what we will need from him if our D-core are to stand a chance. Personally, I would take Mueller over Lovejoy any day, as they are both playing a comparable levels, but trending in different directions. If we are going to sit a healthy Severson, Schneids, and Bratt, do not expect the post season to go on too long.
- bikeguy99


Couldn't agree more
TRDevil
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toms River, NJ
Joined: 04.04.2014

Apr 10 @ 1:37 PM ET
Does anyone know who is going to sit on D?

The last game against Washington Lovejoy was wearing an "A" on his sweater. I don't think he is going to go from wearing an "A" to being scratched. I think he is currently the only guy on our roster with a Stanley cup under his belt. Hynes won't sit him.

So who sits? Mueller, Severson ( currently in the dog house), or Moore (Coaches pet)



Id be really upset if Severson is scratched, but not surprised.

- Htowntigers89



I wouldn't read too much into Lovejoy's "A" - Hall, Zajac, and Palmieri - the usual's, were all out, so someone had to wear it. I also would be disappointed, but not surprised if Severson sat, but don't think Lovejoy is keeping that "A", nor is that a factor. Hopefully they will make the right call.

We don't see behind the scenes so who knows what goes on behind closed doors that may drive these decisions. I think Severson is a better player and gives us a better chance to win than Lovejoy, so there has to be something we aren't seeing.
Nucker101
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: FULL SEND!
Joined: 09.26.2010

Apr 10 @ 1:45 PM ET
The devils are so (frank)ed
- shvingter88


Schneider for Nilsson + a signed Horvat jersey
Devilspep87
New Jersey Devils
Location: Devils Land, NJ
Joined: 05.05.2017

Apr 10 @ 2:17 PM ET
If Severson isn't scoring he isn't contributing much bc he can be poop defensively. We already have Vatanen and Butcher who can score on the backend. The difference between Lovejoy and Severson defensively is not much. Severson will sit game 1 and if it's a poop show then he'll probably get his shot game 2.
FAZOOL
New Jersey Devils
Location: Where's Your Ring "King" Nothing?!, NJ
Joined: 04.30.2012

Apr 10 @ 2:20 PM ET
I expect Severson to sit. If coach was going to play him this series he would've had him playing the last few games of the season to get him ready for playoffs; unless he was hurt.
All the pressure should be on TB this series. Devs were supposed to be a few years away from being playoff contenders so they have nothing to lose imo.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Apr 10 @ 2:29 PM ET
The difference between Lovejoy and Severson defensively is not much.
- Devilspep87

Interesting hot take here
Mr.Bobby
New Jersey Devils
Location: If you don't chew Big Red, then **** you.
Joined: 05.26.2016

Apr 10 @ 3:54 PM ET
Interesting hot take here
- Pomegrant



Scalding.
Crushers68
New Jersey Devils
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Joined: 02.17.2009

Apr 10 @ 5:00 PM ET
Devils in 6. We take game 1 in Tampa and all 3 at the Rock. Book it Dano (or Daneyko) The Great Cornholio has spoken!

Crushers68
New Jersey Devils
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Joined: 02.17.2009

Apr 10 @ 5:04 PM ET
Schneider for Nilsson + a signed Horvat jersey
- Nucker101


Harry Nilsson? Sold, I love his song "Everybody's Talking"
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Apr 10 @ 5:35 PM ET
seems to be a trend this year. I'm not seeing what you're all seeing with Severson. Has he REALLY looked better than Moore, Mueller, Butcher, Greene defensively or offensively? I know Lovejoy is no prize (those passes to no one in front of our net..), but I can't sit here and rant about it being a crime Severson was scratched. He just seemed like another one of our 5 bottom-pairing dmen out there. He didn't do anything spectacular offensively or defensively. He made mistakes, he's not physical, he's not fast. The beat goes on for me.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Apr 10 @ 5:44 PM ET
If you don't think Severson should be playing there is something wrong with you.

Lovejoy and Moore both play heavily protected minutes and still suck while doing so. Severson has struggled at times but that is part of growing as a player. There is no upside in playing worse players that have no chance at becoming better in spots in which young players can grow into them.

For example, Mueller is a player that a lot of people were down on. There has been times during the season in which he has played poorly and made obviously mistakes. However, the more he has played down the stretch the better he has gotten.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Apr 10 @ 5:46 PM ET
If you don't think Severson should be playing there is something wrong with you.

Lovejoy and Moore both play heavily protected minutes and still suck while doing so. Severson has struggled at times but that is part of growing as a player. There is no upside in playing worse players that have no chance at becoming better in spots in which young players can grow into them.

For example, Mueller is a player that a lot of people were down on. There has been times during the season in which he has played poorly and made obviously mistakes. However, the more he has played down the stretch the better he has gotten.

- Pomegrant


Has Severson been better than Moore, Mueller, Butcher, Greene, the past month?
I think he should be playing, but I don't think it's a travesty like we're sitting Vatanen or something
Mr.Bobby
New Jersey Devils
Location: If you don't chew Big Red, then **** you.
Joined: 05.26.2016

Apr 10 @ 5:47 PM ET
If you don't think Severson should be playing there is something wrong with you.

Lovejoy and Moore both play heavily protected minutes and still suck while doing so. Severson has struggled at times but that is part of growing as a player. There is no upside in playing worse players that have no chance at becoming better in spots in which young players can grow into them.

For example, Mueller is a player that a lot of people were down on. There has been times during the season in which he has played poorly and made obviously mistakes. However, the more he has played down the stretch the better he has gotten.

- Pomegrant



Unbelievable that this is even a conversation.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Apr 10 @ 5:49 PM ET
Has Severson been better than Moore, Mueller, Butcher, Greene, the past month?
I think he should be playing, but I don't think it's a travesty like we're sitting Vatanen or something

- MartysBetter88

John Moore should never dress. He is (frank)ing terrible. So yes, he should be playing over garbage players like Moore and Lovejoy. Fire them into the sun for all I care.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Apr 10 @ 5:53 PM ET
Unbelievable that this is even a conversation.
- Mr.Bobby


oh relax
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