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

Oct 30 @ 12:16 PM ET
Todd Cordell: G9 New Jersey Devils @ Tampa Bay Lightning: Five things to watch
dmarsden2988
New Jersey Devils
Location: stafford is about equal to rya, NJ
Joined: 03.07.2011

Oct 30 @ 12:23 PM ET
Let's go Devils
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Oct 30 @ 12:58 PM ET
Ryan Callahan making $5.8M on the 4th line. Nice work if you can get it.

Also, If Gryba has struggled so much why not get Egor Yak some game action?
OR maybe put Zacha on D because it won't affect his offensive production....
Kidding.

...But seriously when you start missing Ben Lovejoy....
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Oct 30 @ 1:45 PM ET
Todd Cordell: G9 New Jersey Devils @ Tampa Bay Lightning: Five things to watch
- Todd.Cordell


Big fan of those top 3 line combos. Hopefully L4 does not see much toi. I really think Mueller has been huge in the shut down role, and is a factor in the Dev's successful pk. I agree that Gryba looks terrible with butch, and hope to see Santini sooner than later on that pairing. Lets see how we measure against the top dog. Go Devs!!!
cu45161
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.26.2016

Oct 30 @ 2:15 PM ET
Tampa got hammered by Arizona they will be looking for payback
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Oct 30 @ 2:32 PM ET
Ryan Callahan making $5.8M on the 4th line. Nice work if you can get it.

Also, If Gryba has struggled so much why not get Egor Yak some game action?
OR maybe put Zacha on D because it won't affect his offensive production....
Kidding.

...But seriously when you start missing Ben Lovejoy....

- Queenie_5_hole

I agree with trying Yakovlev out. I just don't see how anybody could be worse than Gryba.

And no, I don't miss Lovejoy at all.
Crushers68
New Jersey Devils
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Joined: 02.17.2009

Oct 30 @ 3:04 PM ET
Tampa got hammered by Arizona they will be looking for payback
- cu45161


Yeah, that is my fear as well.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Oct 30 @ 3:36 PM ET
I agree with trying Yakovlev out. I just don't see how anybody could be worse than Gryba.

And no, I don't miss Lovejoy at all.

- Pomegrant


I was wondering if we can dress 7 defenders and get Yak some game action.
I'm worried about him based on preseason, but his speed is better then Gryba.

I only miss Lovejoy in the way I would miss cleaning up cat vomit if my cat poops all over the place. Like when they get crap stuck to their fur and leave skid marks everywhere. That's how.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Oct 30 @ 4:44 PM ET
I was wondering if we can dress 7 defenders and get Yak some game action.
I'm worried about him based on preseason, but his speed is better then Gryba.

I only miss Lovejoy in the way I would miss cleaning up cat vomit if my cat poops all over the place. Like when they get crap stuck to their fur and leave skid marks everywhere. That's how.

- Queenie_5_hole

Maybe they are waiting for him to get a few more practices in with the big club to get up to speed.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Oct 30 @ 4:46 PM ET
I agree with trying Yakovlev out. I just don't see how anybody could be worse than Gryba.

And no, I don't miss Lovejoy at all.

- Pomegrant


Amen to the LJ comment. I would be fine with trying Yakovlev out for a few games to see what he can do. If he fails, maybe it would be worth looking into Kulikov from Winnipeg. They are cash strapped, and he has 4.33M remaining this season and the following which is no fuss for the devs. Former 1st rounder that can skate well, and be acquired for what would likely be peanuts. Anybody know the ETA on Santini?
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Oct 30 @ 5:01 PM ET
@ChrisRyan_NJ
The Devils have activated Ben Lovejoy off IR, and he will play tonight in Tampa. Eric Gryba has been assigned to Binghamton to clear a roster spot

Well, there you go.
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Oort Cloud, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Oct 30 @ 5:16 PM ET
The Lightning should have kept Brian Boyle. I miss that guy.

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

Oct 30 @ 5:46 PM ET
At least we don't have to deal with Hedman. It is amazing how much better Tampa's team is on paper compared to ours lol.
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Oort Cloud, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Oct 30 @ 6:42 PM ET
At least we don't have to deal with Hedman. It is amazing how much better Tampa's team is on paper compared to ours lol.
- MartysBetter88

Hedman is a F-ing beast. Having him in the press box weakens our defense considerably. Thank god for McDonagh (even with his atrocious contract) right now. But, our second and third pairs are a nightmare - Hall should be able to feast on either of Koekkoek-Girardi or Coburn Sergachev. Both are odd pairings with a promising youngster chained to an elderly pylon.

(To be fair, Coburn is playing pretty good lately)
Devils314
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 08.16.2016

Oct 30 @ 6:48 PM ET
At least we don't have to deal with Hedman. It is amazing how much better Tampa's team is on paper compared to ours lol.
- MartysBetter88


They’ve done very well at drafting and finding late round Gems the Devils on the other hand always seem to pick to one player in the first round that won’t be a NHLer lol
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Oct 30 @ 7:06 PM ET
Well, there you go.
- Pomegrant


I feel so unsatisfied.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Oct 30 @ 7:23 PM ET
I feel so unsatisfied.
- Queenie_5_hole

Experience Devils hockey.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Oct 30 @ 7:49 PM ET
Did I just see Zajac score on a break away? Surely my eyes deceive me.
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Oort Cloud, FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Oct 30 @ 8:09 PM ET
Did somebody say Coburn was playing well lately?.........

willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Oct 30 @ 8:45 PM ET
Double minor is absolutely killer there
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Oct 30 @ 8:49 PM ET
It's very clear that you don't beat teams that have 3 good lines by only having 1 good line.
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Oct 30 @ 8:53 PM ET
I think it'd be good to get Schneider in there, even if none of this is Kinkaid's fault
TwoPumpChump91
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 03.04.2016

Oct 30 @ 8:53 PM ET
It's very clear that you don't beat teams that have 3 good lines by only having 1 good line.
- Pomegrant


Very true. Especially when points line can out perform halls
devilspep
Joined: 07.12.2009

Oct 30 @ 8:54 PM ET
It's very clear that you don't beat teams that have 3 good lines by only having 1 good line.
- Pomegrant


Ironically the 2 goals were not from the Hall line. But yeah the devils are no where near the level of Tampa.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Oct 30 @ 8:59 PM ET
I think it'd be good to get Schneider in there, even if none of this is Kinkaid's fault
- willschulme

Think coach is going to give Schneider a fresh game to work with and not get shelled in his first outing.
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