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

May 21 @ 10:36 AM ET
104shutout30
New Jersey Devils
Location: Holbrook, NY
Joined: 07.11.2007

May 21 @ 10:39 AM ET
I don't care if he doesn't light up the stats sheet as long as he can eat minutes and help keep the puck out of the net
PapaSquat
Florida Panthers
Location: Smokes Crack :), NY
Joined: 06.02.2015

May 21 @ 10:51 AM ET
Yay!
cu45161
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.26.2016

May 21 @ 10:51 AM ET
do you see the devils reaching the playoffs again and do you see the devils improving there defence and ofence
Devils314
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 08.16.2016

May 21 @ 11:13 AM ET
do you see the devils reaching the playoffs again and do you see the devils improving there defence and ofence
- cu45161


So far Shero has upgraded the roster every offseason so I would expect him doing everything he can to upgrade the team this offseason and with the devils taking a big step forward this season they will become a more attractive destination for free agents. As for the playoffs IMO as long as they stay healthy (hopefully get a full season out of Mojo) I think they will qualify again
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

May 21 @ 11:29 AM ET


I think we're OK letting John Moore walk and replacing him from the system with a guy like Santini, MacDonald or Yakovlev.

Signing Carlson or trading for a high end defender would be ideal, but I don't think you can rely on that happening. I read Mueller played well for Switzerland at Worlds...
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

May 21 @ 11:49 AM ET
So far Shero has upgraded the roster every offseason so I would expect him doing everything he can to upgrade the team this offseason and with the devils taking a big step forward this season they will become a more attractive destination for free agents. As for the playoffs IMO as long as they stay healthy (hopefully get a full season out of Mojo) I think they will qualify again
- Devils314


If we can sign Patrick Maroon and get a couple of actual productive players to replace Hayes and Stafford it would be a nice little step without requiring anything major to happen. Obviously making a bigger splash would be nice but realistically as much as I'd love to sign John Tavares, I don't see it happening. As you said, with Ray I'm optimistic.

The D seems harder to improve and I'm dreaming of adding Carlson from Washington, but it seems unlikely.
jersey1414
Joined: 05.10.2013

May 21 @ 12:09 PM ET
If we can sign Patrick Maroon and get a couple of actual productive players to replace Hayes and Stafford it would be a nice little step without requiring anything major to happen. Obviously making a bigger splash would be nice but realistically as much as I'd love to sign John Tavares, I don't see it happening. As you said, with Ray I'm optimistic.

The D seems harder to improve and I'm dreaming of adding Carlson from Washington, but it seems unlikely.

- Queenie_5_hole


I was big on Carlson too, and I still wouldn't mind it, but LHD seems to be more of a glaring hole. Especially if we assume Moore is gone.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

May 21 @ 12:33 PM ET
I was big on Carlson too, and I still wouldn't mind it, but LHD seems to be more of a glaring hole. Especially if we assume Moore is gone.
- jersey1414



I'm not good at paying attention to LHD vs. RHD so good point.
Devils314
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 08.16.2016

May 21 @ 1:06 PM ET
I'm not good at paying attention to LHD vs. RHD so good point.
- Queenie_5_hole


Could look at adding Calvin de Hann he’s a LHD he’s 27 and could be a middle pairing defenseman for us
Todd Cordell
Location: Barrie, ON
Joined: 02.10.2014

May 21 @ 1:24 PM ET
Could look at adding Calvin de Hann he’s a LHD he’s 27 and could be a middle pairing defenseman for us
- Devils314


I like this idea. I think he'd be cheaper than Moore and he's better, IMO.
Devilspep87
New Jersey Devils
Location: Devils Land, NJ
Joined: 05.05.2017

May 21 @ 1:50 PM ET
I still wouldn't mind another capable right handed shot to bump lovejoy from the lineup
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

May 21 @ 2:04 PM ET
I wonder how much of Carlson's pts are because of Ovi.

Doughty and EK65 do it on their own. Not sure Id pay Carlson what he wants soley because of that.
vlongo4419
Season Ticket Holder
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.31.2013

May 21 @ 2:11 PM ET
I wonder how much of Carlson's pts are because of Ovi.

Doughty and EK65 do it on their own. Not sure Id pay Carlson what he wants soley because of that.

- Leniwm1


Yeah he's not worth the contract he'll be getting, it's Shattenkirk all over again unfortunately. Also his points this season aren't indicative of what he'll give you every year, nearly half of his 68 points where on a pp consisting of Ovie/Kuzy/Backstrom/Oshie, ect. And in his previous 7 seasons, he's put up over 39 points one time. I'd take him around 5-5.5 million per, maybe 6 absolute tops. But he'll be getting over 7.5 most likely and its not worth it at all imo, especially when he's "sheltered" and doesn't play against top units every night(niskanen and orlov do)

I'd rather try to get De Haan through free agency, then upgrade our D by trying to bring in another Vatanen-type of defenseman or two(as in a solid top 4 guy who can slot in top pairing if needed)
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

May 21 @ 2:18 PM ET
Another mueller
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

May 21 @ 8:11 PM ET
Another mueller
- shvingter88



(frank)ing doomed.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

May 21 @ 9:43 PM ET
(frank)ing doomed.
- smellmyfinger

he played well at the World Champs, which is nice.
TRDevil
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toms River, NJ
Joined: 04.04.2014

May 22 @ 7:14 AM ET
DSP had a hell of a game last night. Cool to see him working out well in Washington and his career taking a step up. I liked him okay but would still prefer Maroon. Hopefully he signs with us for a reasonable deal.
TRDevil
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toms River, NJ
Joined: 04.04.2014

May 22 @ 7:17 AM ET
The Caps were in beast mode. The finals will be a real battle no matter who plays Vegas, but I would like to see the Caps make it.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

May 22 @ 8:38 AM ET
The Caps were in beast mode. The finals will be a real battle no matter who plays Vegas, but I would like to see the Caps make it.
- TRDevil


A first year expansion team vs 1974 expansion team that’s never won the cup is a pretty good story line for the finals.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

May 22 @ 9:01 AM ET
The Caps were in beast mode. The finals will be a real battle no matter who plays Vegas, but I would like to see the Caps make it.
- TRDevil

Vegas in 4