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

Aug 12 @ 12:01 PM ET
Todd Cordell: On Butcher, Mueller, and promoting from within
cu45161
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.26.2016

Aug 12 @ 12:22 PM ET
sissons or the russian guy might get in ahead of muller, you never know, plus there are still cap straped teams to take players from
mcjags
New Jersey Devils
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Joined: 06.12.2007

Aug 12 @ 12:22 PM ET
With the left hand side so weak, I am surprised that there hasn't been any move to shore it up, even if it is a chance signing or trade.

I've heard that Ben Hutton has been shopped, I'm sure his analytics look like garbage because of the team he's on, but he was once considered promising (2 years ago). He has 1 year left at 2.8 Million, so it doesn't really crush our cap for next season. Seems like a candidate to at least take a chance on if the price is right.
cu45161
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.26.2016

Aug 12 @ 2:08 PM ET
And what are you giving up for Ben Hutton ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
mcjags
New Jersey Devils
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Joined: 06.12.2007

Aug 12 @ 2:27 PM ET
And what are you giving up for Ben Hutton ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- cu45161

Well, considering I said 'it depends what the price is', I don't know. All of the stories written about him state that he's been on the market for a few months with no takers. So, I would assume the price isn't high. A mid level prospect? A mid draft pick? I'm not saying anything like Zacha for him...although I would be fine with Santini straight up for him.
cu45161
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.26.2016

Aug 12 @ 8:02 PM ET
i'm thinking muller straight up
thechezman
New Jersey Devils
Location: 9083103373, NJ
Joined: 04.24.2016

Aug 13 @ 1:37 AM ET
It all depends on the Partners .Butcher is a puck rusher .so is Severson .
If Butcher ,severson and Vats are in top 4. thats 3 rushers. If mueller plays 2 thats 2/2

Greene -Vats
Mueller - Severson
Butcher -Santini/Lovejoy

or if Mueller excels ( hopefully ) he is big ,fast ,hits and has good hands.

Mueller-Vats
Greene -Severson
Butcher -Lovejoy/Santini


Nighthawk
Vancouver Canucks
Location: North of the 49th, BC
Joined: 01.09.2015

Aug 13 @ 1:48 AM ET
The knock on Hutton last year was his conditioning. Green is demanding of everyone & Hutton became a poster boy for the example. His skating is very good & IMO he got caught up in the coaching change & didn’t get in the good books. In Vancouver he gets an unfair rough ride when ppl cite his $2.8m contract. He can bounce back easily enough & if traded the change of scenery would be good for whoever gets him. He is not an aggressive D man but in todays game thats overplayed & will supply offence & help the breakout.

To summarize he’d be a nice LHD fit for the Devils at a good price. A 3rd rounder would do it. Paired with Severson would be seamless. 4th is more likely all he fetches.
cu45161
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.26.2016

Aug 13 @ 6:40 AM ET
your not getting a pick for hutton
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Aug 13 @ 9:48 AM ET
DOOMED
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Aug 13 @ 10:03 AM ET
It all depends on the Partners .Butcher is a puck rusher .so is Severson .
If Butcher ,severson and Vats are in top 4. thats 3 rushers. If mueller plays 2 thats 2/2

Greene -Vats
Mueller - Severson
Butcher -Santini/Lovejoy

or if Mueller excels ( hopefully ) he is big ,fast ,hits and has good hands.

Mueller-Vats
Greene -Severson
Butcher -Lovejoy/Santini

- thechezman


Unfortunately we don't have the luxury of balancing our lines. We need our top 2 D pairings to play 46-48 minutes. Love Greene but his speed and conditioning are questionable. So:

Severson - Vats
Butch - Mueller
Green - Santini

Still hoping we add a top 4 D to the lineup like Nurse or Sbisa, but if not, Mueller will be getting some serious TOI that he hasn't exactly deserved. Hopefully he, or someone else can rise to the task. And please never write Lovejoy in the lineup again. Thanks