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

May 9 @ 11:28 AM ET
Lahey
Edmonton Oilers
Location: del's basement chilling with S, AB
Joined: 03.07.2011

May 9 @ 12:00 PM ET
Sign him and let the chips fall as they may. Plus the guy looks like a goof, give him a contract to fix himself up
jersey1414
Joined: 05.10.2013

May 9 @ 12:42 PM ET
Todd Cordell: The New Jersey Devils should let Brian Gibbons test free agency
- Todd.Cordell


2 for 2, Todd. He got off to an unreal, unsustainable start, and came back to life towards the end. Let him walk and open up a spot for competition. I know some will suggest his PK skills should warrant him a contract, but when he was out the second half of the year did anyone really notice a dip?
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

May 9 @ 1:36 PM ET

I think Gibbons was on a two way contract and I wouldn't mind signing him and keeping him around; meaning on the farm. I appreciate the effort he put in but his contract isn't really a priority.

I'm not confident we are signing Maroon, but I sure would like to.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

May 9 @ 4:03 PM ET
I think its time Quenv. gets a full time shot so thats one roster spot. Mcleod prob another. Maybe Anderson shows his poop so thats 3. No room for Gibbs
Todd Cordell
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.05.2011

May 9 @ 4:14 PM ET
I think Gibbons was on a two way contract and I wouldn't mind signing him and keeping him around; meaning on the farm. I appreciate the effort he put in but his contract isn't really a priority.

I'm not confident we are signing Maroon, but I sure would like to.

- Queenie_5_hole


Two-way contract just means he makes less money at the AHL level. Would require waivers either way.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

May 9 @ 5:36 PM ET
Todd Cordell: The New Jersey Devils should let Brian Gibbons test free agency
- Todd.Cordell

He wouldn’t be bad to keep in the ahl
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

May 9 @ 11:33 PM ET
Two-way contract just means he makes less money at the AHL level. Would require waivers either way.
- Todd.Cordell


Yeah, I’m willing to take that chance.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

May 10 @ 2:47 PM ET
Great read Todd. Gib can, and maybe should walk as we have plenty of youth knocking at the door. He had a decent season 12G 14A, but nothing special, and at 30 years old he should be licking his chops at the opportunity to get a 1 way contract. Certainly a sub 1M player. I am however hoping we can resign RFA's Wood, Coleman, Noesen all to some cheap extensions shortly. Coleman and Wood are absolute workhorses on the bottom 6. Love what they bring to the table.
CaptCrankypants
New Jersey Devils
Location: None of your business
Joined: 04.27.2014

May 11 @ 9:07 AM ET
I think they should bring him back if he's willing to sign a one or two year deal. Someone has to be the 13th/14th forward. Gibbons is exactly the type of player who would be a fit for that role. Especially since we know he can kill a penalty effectively. He also has enough trust by the coaching staff that they'll play him, but not enough that he's the new Stephen Gionta. And, while too much stock is generally put into this type of thing, I like the idea of having a guy who isn't going to take anything for granted on the roster. A 30 year-old who spent 2 seasons in the AHL before this past one and has to fight for a roster spot is exactly the type of player you want in practice.

He's not someone who the Devils will miss if they let him go, but I'm not against bringing him back in a depth type role.