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

Jul 1 @ 9:18 AM ET
Todd Cordell: Setting the table for the New Jersey Devils in free agency
AkA
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 10.01.2008

Jul 1 @ 9:42 AM ET

apparently getting gryba...yay.
Shampoo
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 06.20.2018

Jul 1 @ 9:58 AM ET
Todd I thought Gryba was terrible with the Sens, was this not true ? I can say I havent watched much of him other then the odd tilt but is he not a terrible skater ? He doesnt come off to me as a guy mobile enough to play or at least not the way we want to? Am I way off on this guy ? Did Ray take the getting pushed around a little to serious or is this guy a sleeper with some edge ?
Todd Cordell
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.05.2011

Jul 1 @ 10:04 AM ET
Todd I thought Gryba was terrible with the Sens, was this not true ? I can say I havent watched much of him other then the odd tilt but is he not a terrible skater ? He doesnt come off to me as a guy mobile enough to play or at least not the way we want to? Am I way off on this guy ? Did Ray take the getting pushed around a little to serious or is this guy a sleeper with some edge ?
- Shampoo


He's good at defending the blue line in the NZ and physical around the net and in the corners. Brings zero offense. Is OK in a 6/7 role.
Shampoo
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 06.20.2018

Jul 1 @ 10:05 AM ET
He's good at defending the blue line in the NZ and physical around the net and in the corners. Brings zero offense. Is OK in a 6/7 role.
- Todd.Cordell

Ok thanks! Excited about the nasty he brings just figured he wasnt a Shero Devils guy.
Shampoo
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 06.20.2018

Jul 1 @ 10:16 AM ET
Is Gudbranson really bad ? I know he was never elite but I thought for a while he was a decent player who was nasty and mean. A guy that you didnt need to tell to hit ppl because he knew. He also seemed like a guy who had 0 offense but good defense? Was the good defense just the toughness tricking me into thinking that = defense ? And finally he seemed like a player who despite his size and physicality was a strong skater ? That wouldnt be transitioned out because of that ability to skate. Was that all wrong lol ? Or is he a decent player ? I feel like if what i thought about him was right then he would be a bitter fit then Gryba but again im a fan.
Crushers68
New Jersey Devils
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Joined: 02.17.2009

Jul 1 @ 10:30 AM ET
Just the fact that we’re targeting Gryba assures me I will be disappointed with how today plays out. Hoping for the best but will probably end the day saying, meh!
thechezman
New Jersey Devils
Location: 9083103373, NJ
Joined: 04.24.2016

Jul 1 @ 10:40 AM ET
Not the fastest skater. No offense.
sort of a goon . Is he a upgrade over LOVEJOY -probably. But not much... LHD .

Greene - Vatanen
Mueller - Butcher
Eric Gryba - Severson

ehhhhh
vlongo4419
Season Ticket Holder
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.31.2013

Jul 1 @ 10:44 AM ET
Not the fastest skater. No offense.
sort of a goon . Is he a upgrade over LOVEJOY -probably. But not much... LHD .

Greene - Vatanen
Mueller - Butcher
Eric Gryba - Severson

ehhhhh

- thechezman


He's a righty, he'd take lovejoy's place on the right side. Also, Butcher plays the left side
AkA
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 10.01.2008

Jul 1 @ 10:54 AM ET

unrelated, but sometimes i like to look at the parise/suter cap hits & years. was really upset when we lost parise, but now so glad we didn't make that deal.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Jul 1 @ 11:20 AM ET
Dumb. Play Santini over this guy. *rolls eyes*
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Jul 1 @ 11:36 AM ET
Dumb. Play Santini over this guy. *rolls eyes*
- MartysBetter88


I really like Shero but why can’t we land a quality defensive free agent? I mean Moore, Schlemko, Quincey Prout, Gryba...

Not to mention the guys who pretty much got buried in the farm... or Lovejoy

If it wasn’t for the hockey gods gifting him Butcher it would be a sweep of garbage.

But Santini who put in time on the top pairing can’t crack the lineup now. Why?
RubberBiscuitz
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 11.12.2011

Jul 1 @ 11:37 AM ET
Shero is going after Panarin or Ek65
thechezman
New Jersey Devils
Location: 9083103373, NJ
Joined: 04.24.2016

Jul 1 @ 11:45 AM ET
Butcher was playing off his shooting side . D need an upgrade today . Plus secondary scoring.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Jul 1 @ 11:49 AM ET
Todd I thought Gryba was terrible with the Sens, was this not true ? I can say I havent watched much of him other then the odd tilt but is he not a terrible skater ? He doesnt come off to me as a guy mobile enough to play or at least not the way we want to? Am I way off on this guy ? Did Ray take the getting pushed around a little to serious or is this guy a sleeper with some edge ?
- Shampoo




Assuming Vatanen and Severson are playing the top 4 minutes on the right side Gryba, Lovejoy and Santini would all be in the mix for third pair. That’s not terrible. Right now our depth on the left side is Greene, Butcher, Mueller. Need a lot of help on the left side.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Jul 1 @ 11:57 AM ET
You can't complain about the Gryba signing if you wanted them to get tougher around the net. This is what that looks like.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Jul 1 @ 11:59 AM ET
You can't complain about the Gryba signing if you wanted them to get tougher around the net. This is what that looks like.
- Pomegrant



I think at the end of the day, the best thing we can say is at least we didn’t give Jack Johnson 5 years.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Jul 1 @ 12:00 PM ET
I think at the end of the day, the best thing we can say is at least we didn’t give Jack Johnson 5 years.
- smellmyfinger

He's a one year depth guy that doesn't cost a lot of money. It really is fine.

Now three years of Ian Cole at 4.25 is terrible. And 5 mill for Bozak lol
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Jul 1 @ 12:02 PM ET
He's a one year depth guy that doesn't cost a lot of money. It really is fine.

Now three years of Ian Cole at 4.25 is terrible. And 5 mill for Bozak lol

- Pomegrant



I’m good with Gryba as depth. Jeff Beagle is about to get 3.5 million per year. I’m becoming more OK with Ray sitting this one out if he has to.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Jul 1 @ 12:04 PM ET
I’m good with Gryba as depth. Jeff Beagle is about to get 3.5 million per year. I’m becoming more OK with Ray sitting this one out if he has to.
- smellmyfinger

3 mil for Cam Ward from Chicago... Ryan Reaves with a 2.7 mil contract. Rousell and Comeau getting 2.5 each. The GMs are all smoking crack this offseason or know that the league is going to lock out again and don't have any problems using their free buyout they will negotiate. Ridiculous off season so far. Doing nothing this year is the way to go.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Jul 1 @ 12:11 PM ET
Gryba BECAUSE a package deal with our other D heading to Ottawa....

This is why Shero was very quiet.

EK 65 is coming to Newark.
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Jul 1 @ 12:15 PM ET
Gryba BECAUSE a package deal with our other D heading to Ottawa....

This is why Shero was very quiet.

EK 65 is coming to Newark.

- Leniwm1

Unlikely
Relentless
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 06.19.2012

Jul 1 @ 12:18 PM ET
Nothing wrong with a little nasty. Probably a one year deal for hardly any $$. He could rotate in bottom pair when they play physical teams. Shero saw how they got pushed around in front of their net throughout the year.
dmarsden2988
New Jersey Devils
Location: stafford is about equal to rya, NJ
Joined: 03.07.2011

Jul 1 @ 12:31 PM ET
Grabner to the desert for 3 years 3.5
AkA
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 10.01.2008

Jul 1 @ 12:37 PM ET
Better than him going back to the rangers.
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