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

Sep 21 @ 9:53 AM ET
Todd Cordell: Devils get blanked by Islanders, remain winless in preseason play
MannySilvers
New Jersey Devils
Location: ROCK LAND, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Sep 21 @ 10:04 AM ET
Caught the last two periods. Zacha looked good. Arguably the most important player to develop this season. McLeod looked alright. I think JQ has a better shot to make the team than McLeod, especially if Wood isn't in the lineup opening night.
Todd Cordell
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.05.2011

Sep 21 @ 12:06 PM ET
Caught the last two periods. Zacha looked good. Arguably the most important player to develop this season. McLeod looked alright. I think JQ has a better shot to make the team than McLeod, especially if Wood isn't in the lineup opening night.
- MannySilvers


Agree on pretty much all fronts.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Sep 21 @ 12:17 PM ET
This means they sign Gabriel to a 3 year contract
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Sep 21 @ 12:41 PM ET
relieved to read some good news on Zacha.
Greene-Santini
Smith-Vatanen
Butcher-Severson

Would be the most balanced, with young guys paired with experienced guys, but lacks a true top pair. So far, these seem like the best 6 dmen in the system. Maybe put Severson with Green and Santini with Butcher? If Smith isn't ready, who the heck do we put in there... Lovejoy?? Mueller? yeesh.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Sep 21 @ 1:09 PM ET
relieved to read some good news on Zacha.
Greene-Santini
Smith-Vatanen
Butcher-Severson

Would be the most balanced, with young guys paired with experienced guys, but lacks a true top pair. So far, these seem like the best 6 dmen in the system. Maybe put Severson with Green and Santini with Butcher? If Smith isn't ready, who the heck do we put in there... Lovejoy?? Mueller? yeesh.

- MartysBetter88

Lovejoy is a right hand shot so if Santini makes the roster he slotted in as the 7th, which is fine.

Mueller is a lefty so I guess that makes sense there.
rmdevil313
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Your a (frank)ing fag and I hope you get crippled- Cranny, MN
Joined: 01.05.2009

Sep 21 @ 1:20 PM ET
relieved to read some good news on Zacha.
Greene-Santini
Smith-Vatanen
Butcher-Severson

Would be the most balanced, with young guys paired with experienced guys, but lacks a true top pair. So far, these seem like the best 6 dmen in the system. Maybe put Severson with Green and Santini with Butcher? If Smith isn't ready, who the heck do we put in there... Lovejoy?? Mueller? yeesh.

- MartysBetter88


Has Smith looked good enough to get more than the 9 games? My guess based on that lineup is that Greene-Santini will take the tough minutes, Smith-Vatanen the most minutes, and Butcher and Severson get a lot of offensive starts.
rmdevil313
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Your a (frank)ing fag and I hope you get crippled- Cranny, MN
Joined: 01.05.2009

Sep 21 @ 1:20 PM ET
This means they sign Gabriel to a 3 year contract
- shvingter88


Better or worse than Bobby Farnham?
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Sep 21 @ 2:36 PM ET
Has Smith looked good enough to get more than the 9 games? My guess based on that lineup is that Greene-Santini will take the tough minutes, Smith-Vatanen the most minutes, and Butcher and Severson get a lot of offensive starts.
- rmdevil313

I have a hard time believing that you can put Smith with Vats just because of amount of playing time. Even if he's good eating that many minutes a night is a tough thing to ask from a rookie.
VeryModernMan
Pittsburgh Penguins
Location: Munich
Joined: 06.06.2017

Sep 21 @ 4:49 PM ET
Better or worse than Bobby Farnham?
- rmdevil313


Still surprised that Shero has given up on Bobby, was always his pet-player for da GRID...
Shampoo
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 06.20.2018

Sep 21 @ 4:59 PM ET
How dirty would Willy Nylander look in a devils uni !? I think I would be willing to pluck a possible quality defender from our weak defensive corps in Severson and someone like Mcleod for Nylander but would it be enough I dont think so. What do you guys think the highest number is they match on a offer sheet ? Im not interested in giving up picks but just curious.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Sep 21 @ 5:31 PM ET
relieved to read some good news on Zacha.
Greene-Santini
Smith-Vatanen
Butcher-Severson

Would be the most balanced, with young guys paired with experienced guys, but lacks a true top pair. So far, these seem like the best 6 dmen in the system. Maybe put Severson with Green and Santini with Butcher? If Smith isn't ready, who the heck do we put in there... Lovejoy?? Mueller? yeesh.

- MartysBetter88


So Butcher gets demoted after a 44 point rookie campaign? I think he needs more TOI, not less. And Greene is in no shape to carry top 4 minutes this season. He is a smart player, but certainly a step slower than his prime.
thechezman
New Jersey Devils
Location: 9083103373, NJ
Joined: 04.24.2016

Sep 22 @ 3:06 AM ET
Hall-Nico -Bratt
Mojo-Zacha -Palmieri
Queneville - Boyle - Mcleod /Stafford
Coleman - Zajc - Anderson

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Vats -Smith
Greene -Severson
Butcher - Santini
TRDevil
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toms River, NJ
Joined: 04.04.2014

Sep 22 @ 10:37 AM ET
I am pretty optimistic about Smith, and am excited to have him, but we only have seen him at the Rookie Tourney and in ONE preseason game, so we need to settle down a bit with having his slated in on the top 4 for this season IMO. He could be all that, and I hope so. But with limited action, and a game that we lost, it's a little premature to have him on the team at all this year, let alone having him on our top line. Just seems like sky high hopes to me.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Sep 22 @ 11:23 AM ET
Better or worse than Bobby Farnham?
- rmdevil313

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

Sep 22 @ 12:58 PM ET
idk guys, I'm just spit-ballin with those D pairs for the heck of it. It's not a knock on Butcher (though it is against Severson.. which is sad).
I put Smith with Vats because he's our best righty D that could support Smith. The other 2 righties are Santini and Severson.... and Lovejoy.. lol.

I hope that pair gets 9 solid, consistent games, and we'll really see if he's ready.
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Sep 22 @ 5:16 PM ET
Wood locked up 4 years
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Sep 22 @ 5:25 PM ET
Wood locked up 4 years
- willschulme

2.75 mil per, which is a really good deal for the team.