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

Mar 13 @ 11:46 AM ET
Todd Cordell: G71 New Jersey Devils @ Edmonton Oilers: Five things to watch
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Mar 13 @ 11:53 AM ET

Holy poop, we have to play another game tonight? May god have mercy on our souls.

RubberBiscuitz
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 11.12.2011

Mar 13 @ 12:06 PM ET
Holy poop, we have to play another game tonight? May god have mercy on our souls.
- Queenie_5_hole

11 games left!! Tank Onward!
oil90
Edmonton Oilers
Location: ON
Joined: 12.05.2010

Mar 13 @ 12:40 PM ET
Im just glad we have larrson on our blueline. 20 plus minutes a night strong and tough on the opposition and rarely misses 20 plus games like some wingers in the nhl with mysterious injuries.
oil90
Edmonton Oilers
Location: ON
Joined: 12.05.2010

Mar 13 @ 12:41 PM ET
11 games left!! Tank Onward!
- RubberBiscuitz

Ya cause that worked out so well the last time... nici who, taylor who.
archromat
Location: Moncton, NB
Joined: 01.16.2012

Mar 13 @ 1:00 PM ET
It'll be fun spending three months speculating on what player we're going to be drafting... like it is nearly every other year.

It's too bad they don't just lottery right after the season is over like they used to back when TSN had NHL rights... sportsnet had to ruin it by trying to give one of their games a few extra ratings.

I'm not really worried if NJ ends up in a top 4 slot this year, but if, by chance, they end up tumbling a spot or two, I'm really worried. I think there's some fool's gold in the top 10 this year.
archromat
Location: Moncton, NB
Joined: 01.16.2012

Mar 13 @ 1:02 PM ET
Ya cause that worked out so well the last time... nici who, taylor who.
- oil90


Nico Hischier, and you better remember it!
CardiffGiant
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 04.05.2018

Mar 13 @ 1:18 PM ET
Anyone else noticed how many times a defenseman just threw the puck up the middle from the goal line last night? The Defensemen were just giving pucks away in the defensive zone. The sad part is that Damon Severson constantly does this blindly. Are they not taught at a young age never to throw the puck up in the middle unless you're 100% sure? When I play D, I'll throw pucks back in the corner if I don't have anything. Better to fight for the puck in the corner then to turn it over in front of the goalie.

I also think the D does a little too much when trying to move the puck out of their zone. I don't know if the forwards are not giving the D any open looks for an outlet pass or the D is trying to do too much and prove they're "elite" puck moving defensemen.

As for McLeod, I think he's a redundant piece on this team. He and Zacha are pretty close to the same style of play, pass first shoot later and not overly physical. Along with Zajac we have three 3rd line centers who could possibly be 2nd line centers.

I'd like to see Shero trade one of Zacha, McLeod, or Wood for a defenseman. Maybe Edmonton will be dumb enough to trade Evan Bouchard for one of the 3 forwards above (so they can skate with McDavid) and Santini (I would even add Butcher instead of Santini). Another option is a 1 for 1 trade of the forwards mentioned above for Caleb Jones.
tomburton99
New York Rangers
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.13.2009

Mar 13 @ 1:22 PM ET
Ya cause that worked out so well the last time... nici who, taylor who.
- oil90

archromat
Location: Moncton, NB
Joined: 01.16.2012

Mar 13 @ 1:30 PM ET
Anyone else noticed how many times a defenseman just threw the puck up the middle from the goal line last night? The Defensemen were just giving pucks away in the defensive zone. The sad part is that Damon Severson constantly does this blindly. Are they not taught at a young age never to throw the puck up in the middle unless you're 100% sure? When I play D, I'll throw pucks back in the corner if I don't have anything. Better to fight for the puck in the corner then to turn it over in front of the goalie.

I also think the D does a little too much when trying to move the puck out of their zone. I don't know if the forwards are not giving the D any open looks for an outlet pass or the D is trying to do too much and prove they're "elite" puck moving defensemen.

As for McLeod, I think he's a redundant piece on this team. He and Zacha are pretty close to the same style of play, pass first shoot later and not overly physical. Along with Zajac we have three 3rd line centers who could possibly be 2nd line centers.

I'd like to see Shero trade one of Zacha, McLeod, or Wood for a defenseman. Maybe Edmonton will be dumb enough to trade Evan Bouchard for one of the 3 forwards above (so they can skate with McDavid) and Santini (I would even add Butcher instead of Santini). Another option is a 1 for 1 trade of the forwards mentioned above for Caleb Jones.

- CardiffGiant


Only way we're getting Bouchard is if we trade them our first rounder this year (at 4th if lottery cooperates) and take Lucic with it.
SwedfishLars
New Jersey Devils
Location: AB
Joined: 02.19.2016

Mar 13 @ 1:56 PM ET
That was a awful game to be at!!! The dome was silent when we got the shorty but when Johnny G scored on the penalty shot it was over....Hoping for not the same tonight just a lost please
MaximumBone
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Every day is a Klefbom day, BC
Joined: 06.15.2012

Mar 13 @ 2:08 PM ET
Anyone else noticed how many times a defenseman just threw the puck up the middle from the goal line last night? The Defensemen were just giving pucks away in the defensive zone. The sad part is that Damon Severson constantly does this blindly. Are they not taught at a young age never to throw the puck up in the middle unless you're 100% sure? When I play D, I'll throw pucks back in the corner if I don't have anything. Better to fight for the puck in the corner then to turn it over in front of the goalie.

I also think the D does a little too much when trying to move the puck out of their zone. I don't know if the forwards are not giving the D any open looks for an outlet pass or the D is trying to do too much and prove they're "elite" puck moving defensemen.

As for McLeod, I think he's a redundant piece on this team. He and Zacha are pretty close to the same style of play, pass first shoot later and not overly physical. Along with Zajac we have three 3rd line centers who could possibly be 2nd line centers.

I'd like to see Shero trade one of Zacha, McLeod, or Wood for a defenseman. Maybe Edmonton will be dumb enough to trade Evan Bouchard for one of the 3 forwards above (so they can skate with McDavid) and Santini (I would even add Butcher instead of Santini). Another option is a 1 for 1 trade of the forwards mentioned above for Caleb Jones.

- CardiffGiant



I'll tell you what; the best deals I'll offer for each of those slum pickings is Bear for Zacha, Russell for Zajac and Ryan McLeod for Michael McLeod (because trading brothers sounds fun).
tomburton99
New York Rangers
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.13.2009

Mar 13 @ 2:15 PM ET


I'll tell you what; the best deals I'll offer for each of those slum pickings is Bear for Zacha, Russell for Zajac and Ryan McLeod for Michael McLeod (because trading brothers sounds fun).

- MaximumBone

Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Mar 13 @ 2:48 PM ET
Back-to-backs are good for the tank.
Devils4ever
New Jersey Devils
Location: East Newark, NJ
Joined: 10.24.2013

Mar 13 @ 4:00 PM ET
Im just glad we have larrson on our blueline. 20 plus minutes a night strong and tough on the opposition and rarely misses 20 plus games like some wingers in the nhl with mysterious injuries.
- oil90



Dude, get a life. Your attention seeking is pathetic.
rawwdogg88
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 06.18.2013

Mar 13 @ 4:06 PM ET
The tank is real!
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: How have you not heard of your boy, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Mar 13 @ 4:24 PM ET
3-2 OT oil
redmonsters
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 06.23.2015

Mar 13 @ 7:03 PM ET
Please God, no loser point for us.
Crushers68
New Jersey Devils
Location: Hilton Head Island, SC
Joined: 02.17.2009

Mar 13 @ 7:35 PM ET
Good write up Todd. Didn’t realize Corey’s save percent has been so high lately. Hope he continues that as it would be good to see him find his game again on a consistent basis. (Looking to next year)
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Mar 13 @ 7:36 PM ET
Yakovlev injured. Guess we won't see him again this season.
redmonsters
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 06.23.2015

Mar 13 @ 7:40 PM ET
Elliot Friedman says we are one of two leading for Nico Sturm. Imagine that, 2 Nicos.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: How have you not heard of your boy, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Mar 13 @ 8:19 PM ET
Elliot Friedman says we are one of two leading for Nico Sturm. Imagine that, 2 Nicos.
- redmonsters

Who
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Mar 13 @ 8:24 PM ET
Yakovlev injured. Guess we won't see him again this season.
- Pomegrant


Colton White his NHL debut on D!

Pray.
Pomegrant
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 01.18.2010

Mar 13 @ 8:27 PM ET
Colton White his NHL debut on D!

Pray.

- Queenie_5_hole

Thanks for jinxing it, bumhole. he'll get injured this game too.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Mar 13 @ 9:27 PM ET
Thanks for jinxing it, bumhole. he'll get injured this game too.
- Pomegrant


Thanks for believing I have that much control.
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