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

Apr 7 @ 11:18 AM ET
Todd Cordell: Setting the table for the New Jersey Devils' 2019 off-season
vlongo4419
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.31.2013

Apr 7 @ 11:30 AM ET
I expect we wont be using all of our 2nd and 3rd round picks in this draft, I could see Shero trying to take advantage of cap-strapped teams and pulling the trigger on a Palmieri/MoJo type of trade or two. I'm not sure if i'd be upset if we keep all of the picks and make selections though.

It's also a decent free agent crop this year, baring any last minute extensions coming in, so i'd hope we'd get involved to some extent but i also see a ton of those guys getting big overpayments. I agree with Todd and i full expect us to have a busy offseason, no way in heck Shero sits on his hands after the season we just had.

Thirdly, i'm excited to see if any of our prospects make the jump! I assume Smith is likely to make the team(i'd be disappointed if he didnt), but i'm looking at guys like Jeremy Davies, Jesper Boqvist or Fabian Zetterland to see if they can take a spot in camp next season and force management's hands to keep them on the roster

Can't wait for Tuesday, go lottery balls! Land our way please!
cu45161
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.26.2016

Apr 7 @ 11:44 AM ET
All the teams that have recently done re-builds at some point had more than one first round draft pick..... we need more than one first round pick....I'm not saying it is possible, I'm just saying we need it.
alexarcher1344
New Jersey Devils
Location: New Hamburg, ON
Joined: 04.07.2019

Apr 7 @ 11:47 AM ET
Thanks for another year!

This is my go to Devils blog and it has been for many years! I hope they're a little more fun to write about this off season and next season. Nevertheless thanks man and keep up the good work!

Thank you

Lets go Devils!
jjtoepfer
New Jersey Devils
Location: Chicago, IL
Joined: 01.21.2011

Apr 7 @ 11:50 AM ET
Since the devils will getting at the very least a top 6 pick, how about a quick write up on the top 6 prospects in your opinion. I’m sure you’ve already done this for the other sites you write for but would love to read it if you have a link already.
HockeyBuzz Hotstove
Location: Barrie, ON
Joined: 09.04.2013

Apr 7 @ 12:12 PM ET
Thanks for another year!

This is my go to Devils blog and it has been for many years! I hope they're a little more fun to write about this off season and next season. Nevertheless thanks man and keep up the good work!

Thank you

Lets go Devils!

- alexarcher1344


thanks a lot!
HockeyBuzz Hotstove
Location: Barrie, ON
Joined: 09.04.2013

Apr 7 @ 12:13 PM ET
Since the devils will getting at the very least a top 6 pick, how about a quick write up on the top 6 prospects in your opinion. I’m sure you’ve already done this for the other sites you write for but would love to read it if you have a link already.
- jjtoepfer


Been doing lots of note taking and data tracking on top prospects over the last little while. Will start to write more once I know what pick range they're in. Not going to spend a ton of time talking about possibilities at, say, 5th overall and then have them win the lottery and pick 1st.
KINGS67
Season Ticket Holder
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Joined: 01.29.2010

Apr 7 @ 1:46 PM ET
Since the devils will getting at the very least a top 6 pick, how about a quick write up on the top 6 prospects in your opinion. I’m sure you’ve already done this for the other sites you write for but would love to read it if you have a link already.
- jjtoepfer

Does the “dropping 4 spots” include the pick in hand.

So the kings at the very least would be 5?
vlongo4419
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.31.2013

Apr 7 @ 1:47 PM ET
Does the “dropping 4 spots” include the pick in hand.

So the kings at the very least would be 5?

- KINGS67


Correct, you can only fall 3 spots from where you're currently at. Kings can pick anywhere from 1-5, they cannot fall further than that. We're 1-6
KINGS67
Season Ticket Holder
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Joined: 01.29.2010

Apr 7 @ 1:52 PM ET
Correct, you can only fall 3 spots from where you're currently at. Kings can pick anywhere from 1-5, they cannot fall further than that. We're 1-6
- vlongo4419

Oh cool. Thanks
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Apr 7 @ 2:01 PM ET
I did a lot of those tankathon draft sims and NJ dropped almost always. Twice went to 1st, but seemed like 4-6 was the thing. Not sure how these sims calculate stuff.
Devils4ever
New Jersey Devils
Location: East Newark, NJ
Joined: 10.24.2013

Apr 7 @ 4:16 PM ET
Who's excited for the draft lottery Tuesday?! 😂
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Apr 7 @ 4:25 PM ET
I did a lot of those tankathon draft sims and NJ dropped almost always. Twice went to 1st, but seemed like 4-6 was the thing. Not sure how these sims calculate stuff.
- Leniwm1

Realistically, there is a higher chance of dropping than anything else
archromat
Location: Moncton, NB
Joined: 01.16.2012

Apr 7 @ 4:28 PM ET
Zacha's goal last night made him look like the player NJ thought they drafted.
Senor_Elias
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.17.2013

Apr 7 @ 4:48 PM ET
Zacha's goal last night made him look like the player NJ thought they drafted.
- archromat


The question is why don’t we see more of that, at least in attempts
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Apr 7 @ 5:20 PM ET
The question is why don’t we see more of that, at least in attempts
- Senor_Elias


Not sure if I understood Dano and Cang but did they say Elias was helping Zacha recently or did I totally misunderstand?
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Apr 7 @ 5:33 PM ET
Realistically, there is a higher chance of dropping than anything else
- willschulme



37.7% chance at pick #5, that’s the highest probability.
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Apr 7 @ 5:54 PM ET
Not sure if I understood Dano and Cang but did they say Elias was helping Zacha recently or did I totally misunderstand?
- Leniwm1

He's helping to coach so it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility. I hope so. Another Czech and obviously a great player. Hopefully it continues to pay off
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: How have you not heard of your boy, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Apr 7 @ 9:04 PM ET
Todd Cordell: Setting the table for the New Jersey Devils' 2019 off-season
- Todd.Cordell

Thanks for writing awesome articles throughout this long season


DOOMED
archromat
Location: Moncton, NB
Joined: 01.16.2012

Apr 7 @ 9:30 PM ET
I pulled up some history:

Our 2015 draft forum: https://www.hockeybuzz.co...d_id=127442&forum_id=1%22

Our 2016 draft forum: https://www.hockeybuzz.co...p?thread_id=136287&page=1

Our 2017 draft forum: https://www.hockeybuzz.co...p?thread_id=145116&page=1

Our 2018 draft forum: https://www.hockeybuzz.co...p?thread_id=153233&page=1

Enjoy.
willschulme
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.06.2013

Apr 7 @ 10:41 PM ET
I pulled up some history:

Our 2015 draft forum: https://www.hockeybuzz.co...d_id=127442&forum_id=1%22

Our 2016 draft forum: https://www.hockeybuzz.co...p?thread_id=136287&page=1

Our 2017 draft forum: https://www.hockeybuzz.co...p?thread_id=145116&page=1

Our 2018 draft forum: https://www.hockeybuzz.co...p?thread_id=153233&page=1

Enjoy.

- archromat

Wow that throwback
draft Chychrun, trade a 3rd + Merrill for Yakupov and have a Sting Alumni of Boucher, Yak, Zacha, Chychrun

trade severson +2nd, 3rd, and an additional 2nd/3rd for Hall

trade cammy for a late 1st rd pick

Hall-Rico-Palms
Boucher-Zajac-Yak
DSP-Zacha-Elias
Blandisi-JJ-Kalinin

Greene-Lars
Moore-Schlemko
Warsofsky/Chychrun-Santini/Merrill

(wakes up from dream)

- Senor_Elias

This quote is crazy in a lot of ways. Hall, the fact that our lineup is significantly better than this one and yet was considered a dream, and the relics of Devils teams past. Warsofsky, Jacob Josefson, Boucher. Wow
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Apr 8 @ 12:12 AM ET
watched the encore presentation. only made me more annoyed. good for you, Bastian. good for you, Zacha. and damn great for you, Zajac. You're all bumholes and failures. Thank you for a lost season, and potentially a lost great player in the draft. BUT AT LEAST WE WON A MEANINGLESS GAME IN OT!! So Resilient!!!
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Apr 8 @ 12:12 AM ET
I pulled up some history:

Our 2015 draft forum: https://www.hockeybuzz.co...d_id=127442&forum_id=1%22

Our 2016 draft forum: https://www.hockeybuzz.co...p?thread_id=136287&page=1

Our 2017 draft forum: https://www.hockeybuzz.co...p?thread_id=145116&page=1

Our 2018 draft forum: https://www.hockeybuzz.co...p?thread_id=153233&page=1

Enjoy.

- archromat


I can't look. it'll make me hurl.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Apr 8 @ 12:16 AM ET
I did a lot of those tankathon draft sims and NJ dropped almost always. Twice went to 1st, but seemed like 4-6 was the thing. Not sure how these sims calculate stuff.
- Leniwm1


There are a ton of other teams with a chance to win the lotto over us. Their odds aren't that much worse individually than ours. But if you throw them all in together along with us.. they're bound to win more than we are because there's more of them.

.. at least I think I'm understanding that correctly. I'm tired, have to poop, and don't wana wake up in the morning to go to work.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Apr 8 @ 12:29 AM ET
rmdevil313 is always right.

"I said from the start that Zacha is the one guy I wanted to avoid. I'll gladly eat crow in 5 years if I'm wrong. "
"But who's the best forward with subpar hockey sense? It could have been the small ice, playing center or whatever, but everytime I watched him he seemed to react to what was around him and not anticipate. Again, please rub it in my face when I'm wrong, but I'm going to be disappointed until he proves me wrong, especially if Prov becomes an all star."

idk if Zacha has subpar hockey sense. who am I kidding. he's minimally effective on office. woopdee-do.
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