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

Oct 7 @ 11:20 AM ET
Todd Cordell: Devils surprisingly stout in 5-2 win over Oilers
TRDevil
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toms River, NJ
Joined: 04.04.2014

Oct 7 @ 12:59 PM ET
Awesome game, it was fun to watch. The eye test said the Devils were dominant. But I didn't look at the numbers, Todd is always good at giving us the key figures which really support what we saw.

My yeomans takes are:

- The Devils looked 'hard to play against', fast and aggressive. Hynes work is showing in the product.

- Miles Wood said in an interview he focused on his hands all summer, and it shows.

- Wood and Zajac seem to work well together, and Q was involved most shifts.

- Mojo looked awesome. Different player than we have seen. Zacha also. I really like that pairing.

- I think this Europe trip was good for the group, they seem to already have chemistry.

- I was impressed with Mueller. He made a few key little stick plays in tight spots against McDavid that probably saved goals. Still scares the hell out of me having him on line 1. But less so after yesterday's showing. I will reserve judgement for the time being.

- I would like to just take a moment to praise the hockey gods and reiterate how beautiful it is to have an actual high horsepower top line on this team after the dark days of having players like Tootoo on the top line to fill the slot. Whatever happens these guys are young, fast and fun to watch.

- Dea looked good and was blocking shots. So far nothing too obviously horrible.

- The team looked okay less Bratt. Still feel real bad for the kid. Happy to have some depth to cover.

- Boyle looked good on the wing, and I liked Coleman at C, playing Boyle-Coleman-Noesen line when Bratt returns might be something to look at.

- Thanks for Hall female doges. That game must have made Oilers fans throw up in their mouths a little.

- Nothing like getting me all horned up for some hockey and making me wait 4 days. Looking forward to a huge test of our optimism Thursday against the Caps.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Oct 7 @ 2:39 PM ET
Awesome game, it was fun to watch. The eye test said the Devils were dominant. But I didn't look at the numbers, Todd is always good at giving us the key figures which really support what we saw.

My yeomans takes are:

- The Devils looked 'hard to play against', fast and aggressive. Hynes work is showing in the product.

- Miles Wood said in an interview he focused on his hands all summer, and it shows.

- Wood and Zajac seem to work well together, and Q was involved most shifts.

- Mojo looked awesome. Different player than we have seen. Zacha also. I really like that pairing.

- I think this Europe trip was good for the group, they seem to already have chemistry.

- I was impressed with Mueller. He made a few key little stick plays in tight spots against McDavid that probably saved goals. Still scares the hell out of me having him on line 1. But less so after yesterday's showing. I will reserve judgement for the time being.

- I would like to just take a moment to praise the hockey gods and reiterate how beautiful it is to have an actual high horsepower top line on this team after the dark days of having players like Tootoo on the top line to fill the slot. Whatever happens these guys are young, fast and fun to watch.

- Dea looked good and was blocking shots. So far nothing too obviously horrible.

- The team looked okay less Bratt. Still feel real bad for the kid. Happy to have some depth to cover.

- Boyle looked good on the wing, and I liked Coleman at C, playing Boyle-Coleman-Noesen line when Bratt returns might be something to look at.

- Thanks for Hall female doges. That game must have made Oilers fans throw up in their mouths a little.

- Nothing like getting me all horned up for some hockey and making me wait 4 days. Looking forward to a huge test of our optimism Thursday against the Caps.

- TRDevil



Optimism is going to be tested all month:

Caps
Sharks
Stars
Avs
Flyers
Predators
Panthers
Lightning

That's a brutal schedule to start a season.
TRDevil
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toms River, NJ
Joined: 04.04.2014

Oct 7 @ 3:09 PM ET
What do you guys think about Nylander? If there was somehow a way Shero could wrangle it, the following lineup would be possible:

Hall - Nico - Palms
Mojo - Zacha - Nylander
Wood - Zajac - Bratt
Quenneville - Coleman - Noesen


Would be pretty decent, no?
TRDevil
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toms River, NJ
Joined: 04.04.2014

Oct 7 @ 3:11 PM ET
Optimism is going to be tested all month:

Caps
Sharks
Stars
Avs
Flyers
Predators
Panthers
Lightning

That's a brutal schedule to start a season.

- smellmyfinger


If they can make it through at .500 they will have done well. I have a feeling they will take a few of those teams out though.
Leichs
Season Ticket Holder
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 07.04.2013

Oct 7 @ 3:21 PM ET
Awesome game, it was fun to watch. The eye test said the Devils were dominant. But I didn't look at the numbers, Todd is always good at giving us the key figures which really support what we saw.

My yeomans takes are:

- The Devils looked 'hard to play against', fast and aggressive. Hynes work is showing in the product.

- Miles Wood said in an interview he focused on his hands all summer, and it shows.

- Wood and Zajac seem to work well together, and Q was involved most shifts.

- Mojo looked awesome. Different player than we have seen. Zacha also. I really like that pairing.

- I think this Europe trip was good for the group, they seem to already have chemistry.

- I was impressed with Mueller. He made a few key little stick plays in tight spots against McDavid that probably saved goals. Still scares the hell out of me having him on line 1. But less so after yesterday's showing. I will reserve judgement for the time being.

- I would like to just take a moment to praise the hockey gods and reiterate how beautiful it is to have an actual high horsepower top line on this team after the dark days of having players like Tootoo on the top line to fill the slot. Whatever happens these guys are young, fast and fun to watch.

- Dea looked good and was blocking shots. So far nothing too obviously horrible.

- The team looked okay less Bratt. Still feel real bad for the kid. Happy to have some depth to cover.

- Boyle looked good on the wing, and I liked Coleman at C, playing Boyle-Coleman-Noesen line when Bratt returns might be something to look at.

- Thanks for Hall female doges. That game must have made Oilers fans throw up in their mouths a little.

Nothing like getting me all horned up for some hockey and making me wait 4 days. Looking forward to a huge test of our optimism Thursday against the Caps.

- TRDevil

Oh we definitely have been throwing up for the past 24 hours now. Not because of Hall tho lol. I dont think he even had a point. Mostly just for the fact that we suck forever and there is no escaping it and even rebuilding teams sail right by us after a year or two of us being inept. Same old same old here in OilCountry
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Oct 7 @ 3:48 PM ET
What do you guys think about Nylander? If there was somehow a way Shero could wrangle it, the following lineup would be possible:

Hall - Nico - Palms
Mojo - Zacha - Nylander
Wood - Zajac - Bratt
Quenneville - Coleman - Noesen


Would be pretty decent, no?

- TRDevil



Nylander would be a great add, but the price is likely to be very high, especially for a team that should be looking at adding a defender if they are trading.
roocifer
Calgary Flames
Joined: 11.05.2014

Oct 7 @ 5:03 PM ET
Hrm, nope. Not a flames blog. Seems to be hiding.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Oct 7 @ 10:04 PM ET

Would like to see Santini (or even Gryba) in over Lovejoy. Not dumping on him but he looked slow and struggled at times.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Oct 7 @ 10:34 PM ET
I gotta admit I was impressed with both Wood and Zacha. Bummer I won't get to watch another game until next week!
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: How have you not heard of your boy, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Oct 8 @ 5:40 AM ET
What do you guys think about Nylander? If there was somehow a way Shero could wrangle it, the following lineup would be possible:

Hall - Nico - Palms
Mojo - Zacha - Nylander
Wood - Zajac - Bratt
Quenneville - Coleman - Noesen


Would be pretty decent, no?

- TRDevil

That’s a big price to pay for him
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Oct 8 @ 12:34 PM ET
If we have a winning % after October's schedule, we are playoff bound.