Wanna blog? Start your own hockey blog with My HockeyBuzz. Register for free today!
 
Forums :: Blog World :: Todd Cordell: Revisiting my 2017-18 Eastern Conference predictions
Author Message
Todd Cordell
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.05.2011

May 23 @ 11:02 AM ET
Feds91Stammer
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Tatar Fan Boy, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 23 @ 11:17 AM ET
It was a long year Todd. I could barely watch.
HockeyBuzz Hotstove
Location: Barrie, ON
Joined: 09.04.2013

May 23 @ 11:22 AM ET
It was a long year Todd. I could barely watch.
- Feds91Stammer


Me neither. I think the Wings were near the bottom of my most-watched list.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

May 23 @ 11:40 AM ET
Side note, I dont think Eichel is as good as people think. And def not $10 mil a year good.
Feds91Stammer
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Tatar Fan Boy, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 23 @ 12:02 PM ET
Me neither. I think the Wings were near the bottom of my most-watched list.
- ToddCordellVAN

I average 70+ games of theirs a year. This year it was less than 10.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

May 23 @ 12:10 PM ET
Side note, I dont think Eichel is as good as people think. And def not $10 mil a year good.
- Leniwm1

I’m not a fan of his
CaptCrankypants
New Jersey Devils
Location: None of your business
Joined: 04.27.2014

May 23 @ 12:17 PM ET
I average 70+ games of theirs a year. This year it was less than 10.
- Feds91Stammer

No one on the Devils blog has any sympathy for Detroit. I still get PTSD flashbacks from watching 70+ games of the 14-15 team that featured Steve Bernier on the top pp, Stoatesariello, and Adam Henrique leading the team in scoring with 43 points. The Devils would have Connor McDavid right now if Schneider didn't put up a .925 sv% that season.
Feds91Stammer
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Tatar Fan Boy, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 23 @ 12:35 PM ET
No one on the Devils blog has any sympathy for Detroit. I still get PTSD flashbacks from watching 70+ games of the 14-15 team that featured Steve Bernier on the top pp, Stoatesariello, and Adam Henrique leading the team in scoring with 43 points. The Devils would have Connor McDavid right now if Schneider didn't put up a .925 sv% that season.
- CaptCrankypants

Nobody is looking for sympathy...
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

May 23 @ 12:42 PM ET
Nobody is looking for sympathy...
- Feds91Stammer


Sympathy For The Devil
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

May 23 @ 12:55 PM ET
Nobody is looking for sympathy...
- Feds91Stammer



WHERE IS MR UNDERWOOD????
Feds91Stammer
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Tatar Fan Boy, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 23 @ 1:05 PM ET
WHERE IS MR UNDERWOOD????
- smellmyfinger

I hear that he may be coming back very soon
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

May 23 @ 1:13 PM ET
Side note, I dont think Eichel is as good as people think. And def not $10 mil a year good.


Eichel sure looks like a star player to me. His ppg is fantastic, and he can battle in the corners with the best of them. Just needs to quit spraining his ankles and play a healthy 82 games to prove he is worth the big $$$
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

May 23 @ 1:51 PM ET
I hear that he may be coming back very soon
- Feds91Stammer



This makes me tingly in special places.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

May 23 @ 2:40 PM ET

The Devils are a really weird case. Their offense was respectable, as I thought it'd be. The defense certainly had its share of issues. Cory Schneider had the worst year of his career. And yet the Devils drastically out-performed expectations. Taylor Hall playing at a MVP level was a big factor, no doubt, but I'm still not entirely sure how the Devils were as good as they were. I was way off on them.

-Todd Cordell


This is why the Devils need to keep adding quality pieces. They certainly seemed to over performed almost all season. Vegas is another team that is clearly greater then the sum of their parts. Eventually you expect things to even out a bit. So just because we snuck into the playoffs this year I sure wouldn't bank on it next year.

I'm guessing Schneider bounces back but I don't think you can expect more from anyone else. The kids (like Nico and Zacha) should tick up but I wouldn't expect much more from them. Shero needs to add some legit guys like Maroon and not done players like Stafford and Hayes.
OzBolts
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Halifax, NS
Joined: 05.09.2013

May 23 @ 2:43 PM ET
I don't know much about NJ's prospect pipeline- what's the story on D help coming up?

bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

May 23 @ 2:53 PM ET
I don't know much about NJ's prospect pipeline- what's the story on D help coming up?
- OzBolts


Signed a KHL guy last week. Was good enough to crack the Russian men's lineup for the gold medal, but realistically he will be a fringe NHL/AHL player. Otherwise I have low expectations for the D prospects in our system. Trades and Free agency are the brightest avenues at the moment.
Devilspep87
New Jersey Devils
Location: Devils Land, NJ
Joined: 05.05.2017

May 23 @ 4:38 PM ET
I don't know much about NJ's prospect pipeline- what's the story on D help coming up?
- OzBolts


Nothing too spectacular. Steven Santini is probably the best they have but was sent down midway during the season. Then you have Kapla a college free agent signing and really not much else of note as far as guys ready to step in.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

May 23 @ 8:02 PM ET
Serious question...

Why is Barry Melrose still employed and on TV?

Horrible player, horrible coach and a horrible,horribly biased and ignorant commentator.
RubberBiscuitz
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 11.12.2011

May 24 @ 9:51 AM ET
Serious question...

Why is Barry Melrose still employed and on TV?

Horrible player, horrible coach and a horrible,horribly biased and ignorant commentator.

- Leniwm1

Many of the national broadcasters (except for Doc) are biased. Its sad but they are just drinking the cool-aid that the NHL made them. I watched most of the Caps/Pens and Caps/TB series and they seem to always be against the Caps.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

May 24 @ 12:08 PM ET
Serious question...

Why is Barry Melrose still employed and on TV?

Horrible player, horrible coach and a horrible,horribly biased and ignorant commentator.

- Leniwm1

Because people like his hair