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

Aug 28 @ 11:45 AM ET
Todd Cordell: On Nico Hischier and Will Butcher
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 28 @ 12:26 PM ET
I think the question isn’t just how much did Hall Help Hischier but how much did Hischier help Hall?

As Nico gets bigger and stronger, he’s going to improve. He got pushed around a lot but was still so impressive.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 28 @ 12:26 PM ET


Butcher is just a gift from the Hockey gods!
RubberBiscuitz
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 11.12.2011

Aug 28 @ 12:39 PM ET
I think the question isn’t just how much did Hall Help Hischier but how much did Hischier help Hall?

As Nico gets bigger and stronger, he’s going to improve. He got pushed around a lot but was still so impressive.

- Queenie_5_hole

They both drive the defense back. The opposing team has to watch both of them at the same time which is why whoever plays on the Hall/Nico line will benefit by being open.
MannySilvers
New Jersey Devils
Location: ROCK LAND, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Aug 28 @ 1:15 PM ET
Especially considering the roster hasn't changed all that much, my biggest "ask" of the team going into this year is for them to give Nico and Butcher more ice time. I think both were relatively sheltered (Butcher more-so) last year, understandably as rookies, but I think they're the type of players who will blossom with a larger role.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Aug 28 @ 2:23 PM ET
just get the season started already.. the endless off-season.

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bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Aug 28 @ 3:12 PM ET
They both drive the defense back. The opposing team has to watch both of them at the same time which is why whoever plays on the Hall/Nico line will benefit by being open.
- RubberBiscuitz


I would like them split. Hall is a tremendous rushing winger who generates offense by himself. Hisch is a terrific playmaker who would benefit with guys like palms/Mojo to set up. Hall doesn't need much talent surrounding him to succeed. Proved that in Edmonton.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Aug 28 @ 5:53 PM ET
#30 is coming back to NJ, in case anyone cared. Biz side of Devils.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 28 @ 7:24 PM ET
#30 is coming back to NJ, in case anyone cared. Biz side of Devils.
- Leniwm1


Do you mean Peter McDuffe or Alain Chevrier?
erose55
New Jersey Devils
Location: Piscataway, NJ
Joined: 07.09.2018

Aug 28 @ 9:33 PM ET
Nico is a stud. Sandwiched between McDavid and Matthews, quietly dangling his way through Jersey. Drooling over what he's gonna be doing in 3 years
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Aug 29 @ 6:37 AM ET
Butcher is just a gift from the Hockey gods!
- Queenie_5_hole

Yes
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Aug 29 @ 9:24 AM ET
#30 is coming back to NJ, in case anyone cared. Biz side of Devils.
- Leniwm1

everyone seems to care and I really couldn't care less lol
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Aug 29 @ 10:17 AM ET
everyone seems to care and I really couldn't care less lol
- MartysBetter88

It’s not a big deal. Just good to see his with the org that gave him everything.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Aug 29 @ 10:35 AM ET
everyone seems to care and I really couldn't care less lol
- MartysBetter88


From what I understand and read, the articles saying he knows the fan base so much and wishes the team was, not in his words, more popular since they were one of the best during his years.

So I think he will try to spread the Devils logo around to get the team a bigger, more popular fan base. If that will be his role, its gonna be huge.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 29 @ 8:22 PM ET
everyone seems to care and I really couldn't care less lol
- MartysBetter88


There have been 10 guys who wore #30 for the franchise, including Chad Erickson in ‘92 who played 2 games(1 win, 1 loss and gave up 9 goals on 55 shots).

I don’t really care either but it’s nice to see the franchise have some tie to the halcyon days. I’m more desperate for them too bring back #4 (Scott Stevens not Jamie Huscroft) to run a proper defense.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Aug 30 @ 1:23 PM ET
There have been 10 guys who wore #30 for the franchise, including Chad Erickson in ‘92 who played 2 games(1 win, 1 loss and gave up 9 goals on 55 shots).

I don’t really care either but it’s nice to see the franchise have some tie to the halcyon days. I’m more desperate for them too bring back #4 (Scott Stevens not Jamie Huscroft) to run a proper defense.

- Queenie_5_hole


me too. Stevens all day.
MannySilvers
New Jersey Devils
Location: ROCK LAND, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Aug 31 @ 5:43 PM ET
Perfect role for Marty, can be involved in the organization but isn't a coach or GM where he risks ruining his legacy among fans and/or sticking around too long because nobody will fire him, ala John MacLean, Sakic and Roy at times in Colorado.
thechezman
New Jersey Devils
Location: 9083103373, NJ
Joined: 04.24.2016

Sep 2 @ 2:51 AM ET
MOJO ,Butcher , Severson , Mueller , Coleman and Wood are the keys for this year .
If they can step up.we will be fine . If not we are in trouble.

Could use another RW. mix it up...

Hall-Nico- Bratt
Mojo- zacha -Palmieri
Coleman -zajac -Noesen
Quenneville -Boyle - Wood
cu45161
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.26.2016

Sep 2 @ 8:13 AM ET
Hall-Quenneville- Palmieri
Wood- Nico -Mojo
Bratt-Coleman -Noesen
zacha -zajac- anderson
TRDevil
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toms River, NJ
Joined: 04.04.2014

Sep 2 @ 12:28 PM ET
I think we will see something along the lines of:

Hall - Nico - Palms
Mojo - Zajac - Anderson
Wood - Zacha - Noesen
Coleman - Boyle - Speers/Bratt







TRDevil
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toms River, NJ
Joined: 04.04.2014

Sep 2 @ 12:31 PM ET
MOJO ,Butcher , Severson , Mueller , Coleman and Wood are the keys for this year .
If they can step up.we will be fine . If not we are in trouble.

Could use another RW. mix it up...

Hall-Nico- Bratt
Mojo- zacha -Palmieri
Coleman -zajac -Noesen
Quenneville -Boyle - Wood

- thechezman


I agree that the performance of those listed will make or break the season. Speers and or Anderson may slot in at RW..

shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Sep 2 @ 1:03 PM ET
Hall-Quenneville- Palmieri
Wood- Nico -Mojo
Bratt-Coleman -Noesen
zacha -zajac- anderson

- cu45161

Q on the top line
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Sep 2 @ 4:26 PM ET
MOJO ,Butcher , Severson , Mueller , Coleman and Wood are the keys for this year .
If they can step up.we will be fine . If not we are in trouble.

Could use another RW. mix it up...

Hall-Nico- Bratt
Mojo- zacha -Palmieri
Coleman -zajac -Noesen
Quenneville -Boyle - Wood

- thechezman


We sure could use another RW. Palms is great, and I agree he should not play on Halls line to aid in balancing scoring. I love that 2nd line combo. Wood should be promoted to 3rd line, maybe even L1 if Palms is paired with Zacha, as I would prefer him to Bratt. Really hoping Joey Anderson can jump into the league in a meaningful capacity. Otherwise Nick Shore is a talented and fast young (25) UFA that is listed as Centre, but shoots right. He would be a great bottom 6 addition in my opinion.

Hall-Nico- Wood
Mojo- zacha -Palmieri
Coleman -zajac -Noesen
Quenneville -Boyle - Bratt/Anderson
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Sep 2 @ 11:53 PM ET
Karlsson traded yet? lol. what an offseason
TRDevil
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toms River, NJ
Joined: 04.04.2014

Sep 3 @ 8:50 AM ET
Karlsson traded yet? lol. what an offseason
- MartysBetter88


It was a very boring offseason, at least it's almost over.

No real news other than Marty for weeks, which has little to do with the new team itself, and there isn't a much of anything to look forward to in camp. Biggest excitement is if and who of Anderson/Q/Mcleod/Speers will make the team, and maybe getting a few flashes of what Smith "may" look like soon. I can't even find the date they are all showing up in Newark for camp. I guess we may have been spoiled with all the past moves, but this seems like an unusually low profile year.
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