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

Mar 3 @ 10:24 AM ET
Todd Cordell: Bruins 1, Devils 0: Five observations from a low-event loss in Boston
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Mar 3 @ 10:43 AM ET

The Devils organization has done a remarkably poopty job handling Yakovlev who is a dynamic gem from KHL. It’ll blow monkeys to see him bolt to another team as a free agent. How we found the guy and let him rot in the Bing is boneheaded. It’s worse but similar to picking JS Dea and then giving him away for nothing.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Mar 3 @ 10:58 AM ET
The Devils organization has done a remarkably poopty job handling Yakovlev who is a dynamic gem from KHL. It’ll blow monkeys to see him bolt to another team as a free agent. How we found the guy and let him rot in the Bing is boneheaded. It’s worse but similar to picking JS Dea and then giving him away for nothing.
- Queenie_5_hole

You keep talking about Dea as if he was good. He scored one goal in the first game then was garbage. He is a nothing player.
drew18
New Jersey Devils
Location: Places in the
Joined: 02.27.2015

Mar 3 @ 11:25 AM ET
Hey Todd, great write up as usual. I do not have Twitter, but routinely check your tweets around games. Ignore that idiot who bashed your 4 points. It has been a tough season and some humor is a nice touch. That guy is a douche.
FAZOOL
New Jersey Devils
Location: Where's Your Ring "King" Nothing?!, NJ
Joined: 04.30.2012

Mar 3 @ 11:31 AM ET
Why would we not want to keep such a versatile player in Yak?
shoreorrpark
Boston Bruins
Joined: 04.03.2016

Mar 3 @ 11:43 AM ET
Blackwood is a stud.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Mar 3 @ 11:57 AM ET
Blackwood is a stud.
- shoreorrpark



Thank god. Because the last few years of the Schneider contract may be painful.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Mar 3 @ 11:57 AM ET
Why would we not want to keep such a versatile player in Yak?
- FAZOOL

cause he isn't going to resign with us.
shoreorrpark
Boston Bruins
Joined: 04.03.2016

Mar 3 @ 12:58 PM ET
Thank god. Because the last few years of the Schneider contract may be painful.
- smellmyfinger

Nah, he's a top tier goalie.
He's pretty awesome imo.
Just hard to play to his peak level while injured.
See Carey Price for reference.
You guys get this spring off because of injuries.
Watch out next year.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Mar 3 @ 1:05 PM ET
Nah, he's a top tier goalie.
He's pretty awesome imo.
Just hard to play to his peak level while injured.
See Carey Price for reference.
You guys get this spring off because of injuries.
Watch out next year.

- shoreorrpark



He is top tier when healthy, problem is he will be 33 next year, has had a nagging hip injury and has 3 years at 6 mil left. Blackwood is a great insurance policy.
Devils314
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 08.16.2016

Mar 3 @ 3:08 PM ET
If Blackwood can turn into a #1 goalie Cory is an excellent backup to have for the 3 seasons yeah the contract sucks but I don’t see the devils having cap issues in the near future Hall will probably leave Nico and Jesper will get paid but nothing crazy
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Mar 3 @ 3:15 PM ET
You keep talking about Dea as if he was good. He scored one goal in the first game then was garbage. He is a nothing player.
- Pomegrant


He put up 3 goals and 5 points in 20 games and is better then at least half the stiffs on the roster. Plus he was traded at the deadline. Not saying he was actually good but was an asset. We have plenty of empty contracts so there was no need to get rid of him. And why keep Drew ‘2 goals in 41 games’ Stafford?

Just saying it’s odd. But yeah who cares?
drew18
New Jersey Devils
Location: Places in the
Joined: 02.27.2015

Mar 3 @ 4:11 PM ET
He put up 3 goals and 5 points in 20 games and is better then at least half the stiffs on the roster. Plus he was traded at the deadline. Not saying he was actually good but was an asset. We have plenty of empty contracts so there was no need to get rid of him. And why keep Drew ‘2 goals in 41 games’ Stafford?

Just saying it’s odd. But yeah who cares?

- Queenie_5_hole


Drew Stafford is a top line player in the NHL................
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Mar 3 @ 4:27 PM ET
Drew Stafford is a top line player in the NHL................
- drew18


Drew18! Is that you Drew Stafford???


Where’s Tom Burton? Great loser point by the Rangers. Yuge!
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: How have you not heard of your boy, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Mar 3 @ 7:46 PM ET
You keep talking about Dea as if he was good. He scored one goal in the first game then was garbage. He is a nothing player.
- Pomegrant

Some people
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Mar 3 @ 8:02 PM ET
Some people
- shvingter88


Yeah, right!

Ducks and Sens win!!!
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Mar 3 @ 8:48 PM ET
Thank god. Because the last few years of the Schneider contract may be painful.
- smellmyfinger


Just think, he is only gonna get better.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Mar 3 @ 10:56 PM ET
Anaheim won a game! Sens too!

the Yak thing is bonkers. frustrating, mesmerizing. I just don't get it.
drew18
New Jersey Devils
Location: Places in the
Joined: 02.27.2015

Mar 4 @ 6:30 AM ET
Drew18! Is that you Drew Stafford???


Where’s Tom Burton? Great loser point by the Rangers. Yuge!

- Queenie_5_hole


tomburton99
New York Rangers
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.13.2009

Mar 4 @ 11:49 AM ET
Drew18! Is that you Drew Stafford???


Where’s Tom Burton? Great loser point by the Rangers. Yuge!

- Queenie_5_hole

Yeah but they've dropped to 13 in the east. Losers of 4 in row. We're on the move.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Mar 4 @ 12:19 PM ET
Yeah but they've dropped to 13 in the east. Losers of 4 in row. We're on the move.
- tomburton99


Race to the bottom....ugh.
Devils4ever
New Jersey Devils
Location: East Newark, NJ
Joined: 10.24.2013

Mar 4 @ 12:41 PM ET
Drew18! Is that you Drew Stafford???


Where’s Tom Burton? Great loser point by the Rangers. Yuge!

- Queenie_5_hole



He's in hiding...won't be back until devils win and rangers lose 😂
tomburton99
New York Rangers
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.13.2009

Mar 4 @ 1:23 PM ET
He's in hiding...won't be back until devils win and rangers lose 😂
- Devils4ever

The Rangers have been losing...
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Mar 4 @ 2:13 PM ET

We are driving Yak away for sure, which is unfortunate. He has earned more TOI than he is recieving. This team was poised to be a great oppurtunity for any D looking for a serious role, and what do we do? We play Lovejoy and Greene nonstop and keep all other potential D on the bottom pairing or healthied. I would be thrillled it Yak re-signed next year, but doubt he wants to be a Dev anymore. Honestly he would slot in perfectly with the Caps who need an affordable LD.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Mar 4 @ 2:26 PM ET
He is top tier when healthy, problem is he will be 33 next year, has had a nagging hip injury and has 3 years at 6 mil left. Blackwood is a great insurance policy.
- smellmyfinger


Blackwood has been great. A healthy Schneids splitting the duties with Blackwood is fine with me going forward. A 2 year bridge extension would be just what the Devs need to keep that duo affordable until Schneids is off the books as well.

Also noticed that Sylfverberg extension. Same age and similar production as Mojo. 5.25M AAV for the next 5 seasons seems like a reasonable comp.
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