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

Oct 22 @ 12:07 PM ET
Todd Cordell: On the top line, 2nd pairing, and Pavel Zacha's slow start
cu45161
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.26.2016

Oct 22 @ 12:46 PM ET
Oct 12 @ 11:46 AM ET

ZACHA proving everyone wrong and that is awesome-Leniwm1


CALM DOWN, 2 games no goals and no assists, don't get me wrong I'm happy for the kid, I am glad he has played well so far, I want him to play well, but just because he's finally played with some effort after 2 seasons at the beginning of his third, doesn't mean he has proved anyone wrong, other than sometimes he can put in a shift, and long may it continue. [] - cu45161


Whats it like to be so negative? -Leniwm1


hopefully today reality has sunk in.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Oct 22 @ 1:22 PM ET



If the Devil's top line has been among the top NHL lines we should keep them together and figure out a way to bring in some help in the bottom 9. And really the issue is in the middle 6 as we have had a decent 4th line.

Trading for a solid middle 6 guy or two shouldn't be too difficult.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Oct 22 @ 2:09 PM ET
To the above...

No.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Oct 22 @ 2:29 PM ET
freaking Zacha.

The thought of Hischier AND Barzal or Provorov/Werenski on this team is nauseating.
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Oct 22 @ 3:33 PM ET
Hynes really let the team have it in practice today
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Oct 22 @ 3:45 PM ET
freaking Zacha.

The thought of Hischier AND Barzal or Provorov/Werenski on this team is nauseating.

- MartysBetter88



We should try to pick up someone like Boone Jenner on the cheap and move Zacha to right wing.
CardiffGiant
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 04.05.2018

Oct 22 @ 8:12 PM ET
Come on Ray, time to trade Zacha for McDavid!
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Oct 22 @ 8:40 PM ET
We should try to pick up someone like Boone Jenner on the cheap and move Zacha to right wing.
- Queenie_5_hole


I thought Jenner was a winger?
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Oct 22 @ 10:43 PM ET
I thought Jenner was a winger?
- MartysBetter88


NHL.com has him listed at center. Rotowire says he’s a LW.

thechezman
New Jersey Devils
Location: 9083103373, NJ
Joined: 04.24.2016

Oct 23 @ 2:52 AM ET
How bout CORY .He was not good last year and KINKAId playing very well. Cory has trade value........

Trade to

Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Oct 23 @ 10:09 AM ET
How bout CORY .He was not good last year and KINKAId playing very well. Cory has trade value........

Trade to

- thechezman




I'm not completely sold on KK as a starter and Eddie Lack is a bad backup. So this team needs Cory; but if Cory can re-establish himself as an elite guy and bring in enough of a return then it's worth considering. He's 32 and his value is unlikely to increase.....
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Oct 23 @ 12:16 PM ET
Just saw a prospect update for the Devils. Xavier Bernard looks pretty promising so far. Might just be 2 defensive studs on the way.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: How have you not heard of your boy, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Oct 23 @ 12:51 PM ET
NHL.com has him listed at center. Rotowire says he’s a LW.
- Queenie_5_hole

Yup
thechezman
New Jersey Devils
Location: 9083103373, NJ
Joined: 04.24.2016

Oct 23 @ 1:45 PM ET
Cory has NOT been good for 2 03 years now.
KK is young and PLaying lights out.

trade Cory -Rooney - another prospect .. for a 2nd line center , and a D man .

Lets say C - Ryan O reilly - St louis.

Hall- Nico - PALMIERI
Mojo- Reilly - Bratt
Wood - Zacha - Coleman
Boyle- Zajac - Dea



Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Oct 23 @ 2:08 PM ET
Cory has NOT been good for 2 03 years now.
KK is young and PLaying lights out.

trade Cory -Rooney - another prospect .. for a 2nd line center , and a D man .

Lets say C - Ryan O reilly - St louis.

Hall- Nico - PALMIERI
Mojo- Reilly - Bratt
Wood - Zacha - Coleman
Boyle- Zajac - Dea

- thechezman


Cory has had two below average season while dealing with a significant injury.
KK is 3 years younger then Schneider.

Lets see how it plays out... but if Shero can work a good trade that's great. I doubt anyone wants Rooney.
Crushers68
New Jersey Devils
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Joined: 02.17.2009

Oct 23 @ 6:59 PM ET
Cory has NOT been good for 2 03 years now.
KK is young and PLaying lights out.

trade Cory -Rooney - another prospect .. for a 2nd line center , and a D man .

Lets say C - Ryan O reilly - St louis.

Hall- Nico - PALMIERI
Mojo- Reilly - Bratt
Wood - Zacha - Coleman
Boyle- Zajac - Dea

- thechezman


Corey has very little value now. He's going to have to show his game is back for at least 10-15 games before any team would even consider trading for him. Even at that, not sure we would get too much.

I think KK is due to come back to earth and we will need Corey to reclaim the #1 spot if we have any hope of making the playoffs.
New Look Devil's
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.03.2018

Oct 24 @ 1:17 AM ET
It was no secret not everyone is going to come out blazing & sustain the first 4 game crazy margins. There are more things to be excited about than not.

The tale of two losses. We were clearly out played in the 1st period but we weathered the storm by another great performance by Kinkaid. We capitalized on a PP opportunity, clanged a couple off the posts, & ended the first 1-0. A couple inches difference with the pucks off the posts and we could've been up by 3. That would have demoralized Colorado. The 2nd & 3rd period was a fairly even matchup between 2 good teams. Had we not had Noesen take out Greene behind the net we probably go to OT. Great game. Zajac could've made the difference. We didn't find a way to win
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Philadelphia game was just Gross!! The passing was terrible, we didn't move our feet well up against the boards, we didn't win the battles to the puck, we we're terrible on faceoffs, & somehow we were still 3 minutes from overtime. To play that bad and still be close to winning the game is very promising.

Can't wait for Zajac & Bratt to get back. Quenneville & Zacha need more confidence in the offensive zone. Very excited to see big bad Gryba take the I'm. Can't even begin to say how happy I am that Zajac doesn't need surgery & will be back soon