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

Sep 17 @ 12:23 PM ET
Todd Cordell: Devils vs Rangers / Canadiens: Five things to watch
MannySilvers
New Jersey Devils
Location: ROCK LAND, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Sep 17 @ 12:28 PM ET
Panthers moving the C from Derek Mackenzie to Barkov feels like what the Devils should do Greene -> Hall. Nothing against Andy I just think Hall is objectively the leader of this team now, Greene being captain feels like a relic from a bygone era.

I think Hall-Nico-Palms is the single best line the team can ice right now but agree with the decision to put Bratt up top. Last season Bratt seemed dependent on being with Hall and Nico to produce whereas Palmieri seems to be productive regardless of where you put him in the lineup.
redmonsters
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 06.23.2015

Sep 17 @ 12:35 PM ET
As always thanks Todd, good read. Yeah, why not mix up the defensive pairings, its preseason. On the "C" question if Greene wants to give it up fine if he wants to keep it thats fine too, don't force the issue though. That would bring some hurt egos and probably some team dissension.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Sep 17 @ 2:10 PM ET
looking forward to finally watching some Devils hockey. Lots to watch for in these 2 games.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Sep 17 @ 7:01 PM ET
two games means potential for two losses
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Sep 17 @ 7:19 PM ET
DOOMED
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Sep 17 @ 7:19 PM ET
two games means potential for two losses
- Pomegrant

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

Sep 17 @ 7:44 PM ET
anyone have a link for the Habs game?

Erika isn't too bad. she takes pauses and breaths at odd times in her sentences. lots of commas. lol.

so my terrible analysis based off nearly nothing tells me Nico shows some speed, similar to last year, and not showing so much strength, similar to last year. McLeod continues to not impress when he has the opportunity to. Smith looks good.. good passer, but based off a period of preseason lol, probably should take another year developing.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Sep 17 @ 7:49 PM ET
anyone have a link for the Habs game?

Erika isn't too bad. she takes pauses and breaths at odd times in her sentences. lots of commas. lol.

so my terrible analysis based off nearly nothing tells me Nico shows some speed, similar to last year, and not showing so much strength, similar to last year. McLeod continues to not impress when he has the opportunity to. Smith looks good.. good passer, but based off a period of preseason lol, probably should take another year developing.

- MartysBetter88

Quenneville looked good. Nice goal and tried to be involved with every play.

Thought this Yakulev guy or whatever looked good too. Skates well and made some nice break out passes.
RubberBiscuitz
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 11.12.2011

Sep 17 @ 7:54 PM ET
anyone have a link for the Habs game?

Erika isn't too bad. she takes pauses and breaths at odd times in her sentences. lots of commas. lol.

so my terrible analysis based off nearly nothing tells me Nico shows some speed, similar to last year, and not showing so much strength, similar to last year. McLeod continues to not impress when he has the opportunity to. Smith looks good.. good passer, but based off a period of preseason lol, probably should take another year developing.

- MartysBetter88

We're getting moved to Quebec
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Sep 17 @ 8:33 PM ET
We're getting moved to Quebec
- RubberBiscuitz

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

Sep 17 @ 8:35 PM ET
Quenneville looked good. Nice goal and tried to be involved with every play.

Thought this Yakulev guy or whatever looked good too. Skates well and made some nice break out passes.

- Pomegrant


Quenn does look good, I agree. I haven't been impressed with Yak, but I don't feel like I'm seeing him much, which can be good. I feel like wee can't really say much based off this game for the new guys. it's all new to them. I think their 2nd/3rd games will be decent barometers.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Sep 17 @ 8:42 PM ET
Quenn does look good, I agree. I haven't been impressed with Yak, but I don't feel like I'm seeing him much, which can be good. I feel like wee can't really say much based off this game for the new guys. it's all new to them. I think their 2nd/3rd games will be decent barometers.
- MartysBetter88

Hope Quenneville can make the jump. This is probably the last shot he'll have.

Nothing happened in the 2nd. Not much to talk about there.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Sep 17 @ 8:43 PM ET
Hope Quenneville can make the jump. This is probably the last shot he'll have.

Nothing happened in the 2nd. Not much to talk about there.

- Pomegrant


the lady in the grey shirt happened. you know..
RubberBiscuitz
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 11.12.2011

Sep 17 @ 8:52 PM ET
wut?
- MartysBetter88

Joking
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Sep 17 @ 9:08 PM ET
Always thought Lappin should get more of a look than was given. Might be a candidate to make the roster this year.
devilspep
Joined: 07.12.2009

Sep 17 @ 9:09 PM ET
Ty Smith looks like a Will Butcher clone running the power play. Not a bad thing.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Sep 17 @ 9:57 PM ET
Blackwood is just not good.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Sep 17 @ 10:01 PM ET
yea I was giving Smith a nod of approval by the end of the game. If you forget he's 18, he looks like just another player that you want on your team. Just 1 game, but he did look good overall. Made some good plays, some surprising plays. Bratt didn't seem to do much. Lappin capitalized. Quenn looked good.

.. hows Zacha look?

nevermind. No points, -2, 0 shots, 1 hit, 0 blocks, 1 giveaway, 0 takeaways.. in his top line ice time of 20 minutes and 40 seconds. I have a feeling the numbers do tell the story this time.

but it's just one game.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Sep 17 @ 10:30 PM ET
You could look at the rest of the team in the Montreal game and see that nobody was good.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Sep 17 @ 11:27 PM ET
You could look at the rest of the team in the Montreal game and see that nobody was good.
- Pomegrant


None of them were good, but some of them at least got some shots on net, or got some blocks, hits, or takeaways without giveaways. Zacha is supposed to be a top 3 forward on the ice in that game and he posted one of the worst stat lines.
just 1 game and just preseason. McLeod had a nice 3rd period tonight.
thechezman
New Jersey Devils
Location: 9083103373, NJ
Joined: 04.24.2016

Sep 19 @ 3:06 AM ET
Boyle looked good on the PP.

Mcleod looked fast.

Bratt and Nico looked good with HALL leave em there.

Quenneville very good game .

Ty Smith could make this team...

We have some muscle with Gryba , Tangradi and Gabriel. B Devils should be tough.

Lappin and Pietila looked good but AHL players.


Hall- Nico -Bratt
Mojo-Zacha -Palmieri
Wood - Zajac -Stafford
Coleman- Zajac - Noesen
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Smith -Vats
Greene- Severson
Butcher - Mueller