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

Aug 14 @ 11:22 AM ET
Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils sign Steven Santini to three-year extension
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Aug 14 @ 12:26 PM ET
I hope they play him more but shelter him from top competition
devilspep
Joined: 07.12.2009

Aug 14 @ 12:52 PM ET
Still remember the hit on Barkov sending him into the Panther benches. Santini highlight of the year. Second best hit behind Marchand getting laid out by Severson.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 14 @ 1:02 PM ET
Still remember the hit on Barkov sending him into the Panther benches. Santini highlight of the year. Second best hit behind Marchand getting laid out by Severson.
- devilspep


I like Santini and would like to see him used reasonably and not put in a situation to fail. Get him some 3rd pair minutes and see if he can hold his own. Kid has some grit and we can use a little.

Oh, and I'll just leave this here...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA5sGT8KjBI

and...

https://www.bing.com/vide...D5CC68537D3F&&FORM=VRDGAR

Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Aug 14 @ 1:06 PM ET
I like Santini and would like to see him used reasonably and not put in a situation to fail. Get him some 3rd pair minutes and see if he can hold his own. Kid has some grit and we can use a little.

Oh, and I'll just leave this here...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA5sGT8KjBI

and...

https://www.bing.com/vide...D5CC68537D3F&&FORM=VRDGAR

- Queenie_5_hole


2 Beautiful hits from our two youngsters..They grow up so quick !
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Aug 14 @ 1:49 PM ET
Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils sign Steven Santini to three-year extension
- Todd.Cordell


Seem's like a slight overpayment, but a good signing overall as he should get his first full NHL season, and likely more responsibility as Greene and Lovejoy wrap up their contracts.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Aug 14 @ 1:56 PM ET
Seem's like a slight overpayment, but a good signing overall as he should get his first full NHL season, and likely more responsibility as Greene and Lovejoy wrap up their contracts.
- bikeguy99

had the same feeling. guess management believes in him.
thechezman
New Jersey Devils
Location: 9083103373, NJ
Joined: 04.24.2016

Aug 14 @ 6:10 PM ET
SHOULD BE LOWER PAIRING BEHIND
VATS
SEVERSON
LOVEJOY
GRYBA
SANTINI.

Thats a lot to pay for a guy in the AHL.


NEEDS TO HIT MORE AND THOSE 2017 NUMBERS WERE HORRIBLE. NO WONDER THEY SENT HIDOWN.

Maybe he skates with Butcher.
we really need another top 2 .

???-Vats
Greene -Severson
Mueller - Butcher
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Aug 14 @ 6:21 PM ET
SHOULD BE LOWER PAIRING BEHIND
VATS
SEVERSON
LOVEJOY
GRYBA
SANTINI.

Thats a lot to pay for a guy in the AHL.


NEEDS TO HIT MORE AND THOSE 2017 NUMBERS WERE HORRIBLE. NO WONDER THEY SENT HIDOWN.

Maybe he skates with Butcher.
we really need another top 2 .

???-Vats
Greene -Severson
Mueller - Butcher

- thechezman


This is how I have it at the moment. Bottom pairing will be playing around 12 minutes a night tops. Would love another top pairing D, but maybe Butch can continue to thrive into that role.

Severson - Vats
Butch - Mueller
Green - Santini
TRDevil
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toms River, NJ
Joined: 04.04.2014

Aug 14 @ 7:23 PM ET
Butcher - Vatanen
Greene - Severson
Mueller - Santini

I think Vatanen can carry a journeyman linemate on the first pairing as well as Greene at this point, and if you pair Severson with Vats you have two RHD and two LHD on each line. I know it would be a big jump from last year for Butcher, but from my perspective it seems like a way to even things out if Butcher could handle the time and if Vatanen can cover him. They could be a dynamite pairing.

Greene looked a little behind the play a lot last year and will be no faster this year and has been pretty stable with Severson.

I guess the top two lines are sort of interchangeable (similar in net skill) if they split the minutes, so if they put the Captain on the 'top pair' to start the night whats then rotate them accordingly what's the difference.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Aug 15 @ 12:30 AM ET
Butcher - Vatanen
Greene - Severson
Mueller - Santini

I think Vatanen can carry a journeyman linemate on the first pairing as well as Greene at this point, and if you pair Severson with Vats you have two RHD and two LHD on each line. I know it would be a big jump from last year for Butcher, but from my perspective it seems like a way to even things out if Butcher could handle the time and if Vatanen can cover him. They could be a dynamite pairing.

Greene looked a little behind the play a lot last year and will be no faster this year and has been pretty stable with Severson.

I guess the top two lines are sort of interchangeable (similar in net skill) if they split the minutes, so if they put the Captain on the 'top pair' to start the night whats then rotate them accordingly what's the difference.

- TRDevil


Only thing is you have 2 D playing their opposite sides. For some it's no big deal, but for others it can be a major issue
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Aug 15 @ 3:18 AM ET
I just want the season to get going already so we can have closure on what to expect - a train-wreck, or more pleasant surprises like last year.. with hopefully Zacha, Butcher, Santini, Mueller, Bratt, Hischier, and a new young prospect making progressive jumps in their play. There will be a lot to watch with our kids, but if we just flat out suck (that defense..), it's gona be a long season.
TRDevil
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toms River, NJ
Joined: 04.04.2014

Aug 15 @ 7:28 AM ET
Only thing is you have 2 D playing their opposite sides. For some it's no big deal, but for others it can be a major issue
- bikeguy99


As far as I know Butcher, Greene and Mueller are LHD and Vatanen,Severson and Santini are RHD no?
cu45161
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.26.2016

Aug 15 @ 7:57 AM ET
Butcher - Vatanen
Greene - Severson
? - Santini
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 15 @ 10:13 AM ET
Butcher - Vatanen
Greene - Severson
? - Santini

- cu45161



The question isn't who is Santini playing with. It's who is Mueller playing with. Mirco is very likely to make the team. Santini will have to fight for the #6 spot against Lovejoy and the rest.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Aug 15 @ 10:39 AM ET
The question isn't who is Santini playing with. It's who is Mueller playing with. Mirco is very likely to make the team. Santini will have to fight for the #6 spot against Lovejoy and the rest.
- Queenie_5_hole


The question isn't 'what are we going to do', the question is 'what aren't we going to do?'

Anyone?
Anyone?
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 15 @ 12:13 PM ET
The question isn't 'what are we going to do', the question is 'what aren't we going to do?'

Anyone?
Anyone?

- Leniwm1


Bueller. Bueller.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa0N3JtEE3o
Relentless
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 06.19.2012

Aug 15 @ 12:41 PM ET
With the new commitment to Santini and Edmonton losing Andrej Sekera to a serious injury, Shero should offer up Lovejoy to the Oilers. One year left on his contract should bring back maybe a 5th.
Open up opportunity for the younger guys to see if they will ever stick.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Aug 15 @ 12:52 PM ET
With the new commitment to Santini and Edmonton losing Andrej Sekera to a serious injury, Shero should offer up Lovejoy to the Oilers. One year left on his contract should bring back maybe a 5th.
Open up opportunity for the younger guys to see if they will ever stick.

- Relentless


Problem is Lovejoy isnt the only expendable D in the NHL, they might have better options. But I like your thinking.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Aug 15 @ 2:32 PM ET
As far as I know Butcher, Greene and Mueller are LHD and Vatanen,Severson and Santini are RHD no?
- TRDevil


Ya you aren't wrong. Vats is listed as a LHD, but shoots right. Vice versa with Mueller so it shouldn't matter after all. It would probably be preferred to have as you've listed
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Aug 15 @ 2:34 PM ET
With the new commitment to Santini and Edmonton losing Andrej Sekera to a serious injury, Shero should offer up Lovejoy to the Oilers. One year left on his contract should bring back maybe a 5th.
Open up opportunity for the younger guys to see if they will ever stick.

- Relentless


Wouldn't be the worst trade between Ed and Nj. However they will likely be cap contrained after they negotiate Nurses contract. 2.67M for a horrible NHL defenseman is unlikely to fetch any return.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 15 @ 4:53 PM ET
Wouldn't be the worst trade between Ed and Nj. However they will likely be cap contrained after they negotiate Nurses contract. 2.67M for a horrible NHL defenseman is unlikely to fetch any return.
- bikeguy99



You never know what could happen when Chia and Shero get on the phone....
But we could east some of the salary or trade some cap space with them in the process. I don't think Edmonton would be interested in Lovejoy, but if there was it could get worked out.
thechezman
New Jersey Devils
Location: 9083103373, NJ
Joined: 04.24.2016

Aug 16 @ 7:14 PM ET
Shero said Butchers inures will be managed again this year as he continues to learn.
He will play PP minutes and be a third pairing. -he did well there.

Mueller -Vats -Mueller is big and makes good decisions also fast. he must learn
Greene -Severson -Greene will be 36 . hs steadiness will help SEVERSOn develop.
Butcher -Santini /Lovejoy -Lovejoy is slow . but the stay at home style let Butcher do his thing .
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shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Aug 17 @ 5:39 AM ET
Shero said Butchers inures will be managed again this year as he continues to learn.
He will play PP minutes and be a third pairing. -he did well there.

Mueller -Vats -Mueller is big and makes good decisions also fast. he must learn
Greene -Severson -Greene will be 36 . hs steadiness will help SEVERSOn develop.
Butcher -Santini /Lovejoy -Lovejoy is slow . but the stay at home style let Butcher do his thing .
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- thechezman

So you’re saying we’re DOOMED