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

Sep 24 @ 11:59 AM ET
Todd Cordell: P4 New Jersey Devils @ New York Rangers: Searching for a win
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: We are never not our boys, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Sep 24 @ 12:05 PM ET
7-4 rags

DOOMED
MannySilvers
New Jersey Devils
Location: ROCK LAND, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Sep 24 @ 12:12 PM ET
I'm starting to think there's a real possibility Bratt is not on the opening night roster. There aren't many spots up for grabs now that Wood has signed. If one or two young forwards (who are mostly older than Bratt) such as Lappin, McLeod, Quenneville, Anderson, or Seney have a strong remainder of camp/pre-season and Bratt remains relatively invisible, he could start the year in Binghamton.

Hall, Hischier, Palmieri, Johansson, Zacha, Wood, Zajac, Noeson, Coleman, and Boyle are ten locks for opening night (barring injury) which leaves two spots in the lineup plus one or two in the press box for Bratt, that group of rookies, and/or Stafford.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Sep 24 @ 12:13 PM ET

Don't feel good about Kink-Lack as our tandem to start the season.
Todd Cordell
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 09.05.2011

Sep 24 @ 12:15 PM ET
Don't feel good about Kink-Lack as our tandem to start the season.
- Queenie_5_hole


Yeah, far from ideal.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Sep 24 @ 12:25 PM ET
I'm starting to think there's a real possibility Bratt is not on the opening night roster. There aren't many spots up for grabs now that Wood has signed. If one or two young forwards (who are mostly older than Bratt) such as Lappin, McLeod, Quenneville, Anderson, or Seney have a strong remainder of camp/pre-season and Bratt remains relatively invisible, he could start the year in Binghamton.

Hall, Hischier, Palmieri, Johansson, Zacha, Wood, Zajac, Noeson, Coleman, and Boyle are ten locks for opening night (barring injury) which leaves two spots in the lineup plus one or two in the press box for Bratt, that group of rookies, and/or Stafford.

- MannySilvers



Everyone sort of assumed the 2nd half of last year was rookie fatigue but maybe Bratt's just not ready. Some time on the farm might help. He's really young.

If guys like Lappin and Q look more ready then they deserve the spot. I also like they're a little older. I also think of Lappin and Q as more versatile and a better fit for the bottom of the lineup.

Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Sep 24 @ 1:03 PM ET
I thought Speers would be better. Too bad.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Sep 24 @ 2:01 PM ET
I thought Speers would be better. Too bad.
- Leniwm1


I saw him in person against the Islanders two years ago (preseason game at Barclay's). He had a very good game overall and his staking/speed was quite impressive. I really thought he'd be better too.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Sep 24 @ 2:59 PM ET
https://www.facebook.com/...d/videos/628994247496385/
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Sep 24 @ 3:05 PM ET
Yeesh. Smith with gryba. Good luck kid.
SwedfishLars
New Jersey Devils
Location: AB
Joined: 02.19.2016

Sep 24 @ 4:01 PM ET
I'm really liking that third line maybe slot Q on the left side of the third might look nice....
Rednblackk
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 08.19.2018

Sep 24 @ 5:19 PM ET
Interesting lines..my gab prospect to make it other than lapping is JQ because he is older and more ready
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Sep 24 @ 7:31 PM ET
Gryba is uh... not good.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Sep 24 @ 7:55 PM ET
I say if lappin has a good game, he's on the team.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Sep 24 @ 9:23 PM ET
Hall-Nico-Palmieri line looks real nice. Excited for the season to see them play. Smith has logged a lot of minutes and looks good. Definitely think he'll get those nine games.

Rest of the team is pretty whatever. Lack is just not good at all. Schneider recovery needs to be sooner than later.
SwedfishLars
New Jersey Devils
Location: AB
Joined: 02.19.2016

Sep 24 @ 10:08 PM ET
Hall-Nico-Palmieri line looks real nice. Excited for the season to see them play. Smith has logged a lot of minutes and looks good. Definitely think he'll get those nine games.

Rest of the team is pretty whatever. Lack is just not good at all. Schneider recovery needs to be sooner than later.

- Pomegrant

I thought Lack played well Q didn't look as good as prior the Hall Hischier Palms line looked well regular season ready.....Gryba might have Lovejoy's job?!
RubberBiscuitz
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 11.12.2011

Sep 24 @ 10:49 PM ET
The team felt very "blah", but I understand its only preseason. Once we get into the regular season things will come together.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Sep 24 @ 11:25 PM ET
The team felt very "blah", but I understand its only preseason. Once we get into the regular season things will come together.
- RubberBiscuitz


sorry to be a downer, but we had our most non-blah players in the lineup tonight. it is what it is. we remain that one young stud away.
redmonsters
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 06.23.2015

Sep 25 @ 6:22 AM ET
New Flyers mascot is somerhing. I know its for the kids, but this thing might scar them for life in person.
MannySilvers
New Jersey Devils
Location: ROCK LAND, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

Sep 25 @ 9:26 AM ET
The top line, assuming we stick with Hall-Nico-Palms, is great. In my mind up there with the majority of top lines in the NHL. The issue with NJ this year will be the depth below that. Zacha needs to take a big step forward for the Devils to have success. Johansson needs to be healthy and productive. Wood should get more ice time and can hopefully have a bigger impact.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Sep 25 @ 9:28 AM ET
sorry to be a downer, but we had our most non-blah players in the lineup tonight. it is what it is. we remain that one young stud away.
- MartysBetter88


No no. Second most cap space in the league. We're winning!
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Sep 25 @ 10:47 AM ET
Devils signed JÉRÉMY GROLEAU

Also, anyone intersted in Duchene? He'll be FA soon and probably would need to take less than his current 6 mil?