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

Aug 25 @ 10:10 AM ET
Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils 2019-20 player profile: Wayne Simmonds
TRDevil
New Jersey Devils
Location: Toms River, NJ
Joined: 04.04.2014

Aug 25 @ 11:18 AM ET
Should have some more action to see on the PP this year with all of the options on this squad.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Aug 25 @ 11:18 AM ET
Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils 2019-20 player profile: Wayne Simmonds
- Todd.Cordell


I don't think anyone will argue that we overpaid for Simmonds based on last seasons play. Honestly, I would have handed that money to Perry instead, and he is only getting 1.5M.....However, our RW situation was unacceptable and Ray went out and got a 3RW, who could certainly become a 2RW as he improves from his injuries. I think everything went wrong for Wayne, and he really has nowhere to go but up, and who cares about a 1 year overpayment?
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Aug 25 @ 11:20 AM ET
Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils 2019-20 player profile: Wayne Simmonds
- Todd.Cordell


Maroon to Tampa? That guy wants another day with Stanley!
Hesh_
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.29.2013

Aug 25 @ 11:46 AM ET
I don't think anyone will argue that we overpaid for Simmonds based on last seasons play. Honestly, I would have handed that money to Perry instead, and he is only getting 1.5M.....However, our RW situation was unacceptable and Ray went out and got a 3RW, who could certainly become a 2RW as he improves from his injuries. I think everything went wrong for Wayne, and he really has nowhere to go but up, and who cares about a 1 year overpayment?
- bikeguy99


You shouldn’t care about a 1 year overpayment at all. The Devils can handle it.

Don’t bank on him going up in value; he has clearly lost a step. I watched him quite a bit as he was one of my favorite players.

You’ve got a great locker room guy and a person your kids can learn from. If you accept where he is in his career, you’ll like his what he can bring to the table. A 15/15/30 guy is about right, and although he’s not an enforcer per se, he will make his presence known on the ice. I dunno if he’ll get time with Hughes, but that might bump his stats a touch.
WayneZ
New Jersey Devils
Location: Im officially ready for the Subbanator, VA
Joined: 01.28.2008

Aug 25 @ 11:54 AM ET
Maroon to Tampa? That guy wants another day with Stanley!
- bikeguy99

Went to the wrong team then. Haha
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: How have you not heard of your boy, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Aug 25 @ 12:19 PM ET
Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils 2019-20 player profile: Wayne Simmonds
- Todd.Cordell

I think he’ll have a dent season but I’m not expecting the old Simmonds
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: How have you not heard of your boy, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Aug 25 @ 12:19 PM ET
Went to the wrong team then. Haha
- WayneZ

Nice
GPerogie
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Hightstown, NJ
Joined: 07.13.2010

Aug 25 @ 12:44 PM ET
Simmer at 5M would be an overpay on a multi year contract, you paid a premium for a 1 year deal, Hes got all the ambition and motivation to work hard (He always does) and should be a fan favorite and great locker room presence. I think for a 1 year contract you'll be pleased with him.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Aug 25 @ 3:10 PM ET
You shouldn’t care about a 1 year overpayment at all. The Devils can handle it.

Don’t bank on him going up in value; he has clearly lost a step. I watched him quite a bit as he was one of my favorite players.

You’ve got a great locker room guy and a person your kids can learn from. If you accept where he is in his career, you’ll like his what he can bring to the table. A 15/15/30 guy is about right, and although he’s not an enforcer per se, he will make his presence known on the ice. I dunno if he’ll get time with Hughes, but that might bump his stats a touch.

- Hesh_


As I stated in the last sentence, I am fine with the overpayment. And I do expect his stock to go up from last season. Our RW competition is very weak, and he will likely be on the pp. Can't see him playing worse than last season. I am fine with this deal.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 25 @ 3:56 PM ET
I like having Simmonds on the 3rd line if he’s playing with Boqvist and Zacha. Could provide good secondary scoring.
Devils4ever
New Jersey Devils
Location: East Newark, NJ
Joined: 10.24.2013

Aug 25 @ 5:22 PM ET
Where does Boqvist fit in this year?

I could see something like...

Hall Hischier Palmieri
Gusev Hughes Bratt
Boqvist Zajac Simmonds
Wood Zacha Coleman

bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Aug 25 @ 6:11 PM ET
Where does Boqvist fit in this year?

I could see something like...

Hall Hischier Palmieri
Gusev Hughes Bratt
Boqvist Zajac Simmonds
Wood Zacha Coleman

- Devils4ever


I like that lineup. Tho if I were to tweak it, I would have Hayden on the RW, Woods scratched, and Coleman on the left. But a nice lineup regardless.
Devils4ever
New Jersey Devils
Location: East Newark, NJ
Joined: 10.24.2013

Aug 25 @ 6:48 PM ET
I like that lineup. Tho if I were to tweak it, I would have Hayden on the RW, Woods scratched, and Coleman on the left. But a nice lineup regardless.
- bikeguy99



I forgot we have Hayden 😅. We have a lot of options this season. It's going to be interesting for sure.
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Aug 26 @ 6:14 AM ET
I like that lineup. Tho if I were to tweak it, I would have Hayden on the RW, Woods scratched, and Coleman on the left. But a nice lineup regardless.
- bikeguy99



Bastian didn’t look terrible last year either, he could challenge Hayden for 4th line RW as well. Have a feeling we will see a few pieces moved still.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 26 @ 7:31 AM ET

John Hayden put up 5 points in 54 games last year vs Miles Wood putting up 24 points in 63 games. Just saying
Devilish4
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 06.21.2019

Aug 26 @ 8:15 AM ET
John Hayden put up 5 points in 54 games last year vs Miles Wood putting up 24 points in 63 games. Just saying
- Queenie_5_hole

Took the words out of my mouth. Hayden will be scratching and clawing to make the team and unless he is far more agressive then bastian come camp I wouldnt be entirely shocked if Bastian made it with his skating being pretty good for a large guy.

As for Wood im not sure why ppl are so fast to want to put rookies and ahlers ahead of him when he can score goals at a decent pace and play physical. Yeah last year he didnt raise his totals from the year prior but he also missed time negotiating a contract and had a couple injuries so ill take this past season as a grain of salt considering when he did play we had next to no talent on the roster anyway.

I think with the additions and ice time juggling Miles gets back to being a 15 to 20 goal scorer which is more then enough on the third line.

Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 26 @ 9:59 AM ET
Took the words out of my mouth. Hayden will be scratching and clawing to make the team and unless he is far more agressive then bastian come camp I wouldnt be entirely shocked if Bastian made it with his skating being pretty good for a large guy.

As for Wood im not sure why ppl are so fast to want to put rookies and ahlers ahead of him when he can score goals at a decent pace and play physical. Yeah last year he didnt raise his totals from the year prior but he also missed time negotiating a contract and had a couple injuries so ill take this past season as a grain of salt considering when he did play we had next to no talent on the roster anyway.

I think with the additions and ice time juggling Miles gets back to being a 15 to 20 goal scorer which is more then enough on the third line.

- Devilish4


Thanks for saying it, because I was starting to think I was crazy.

I thought Bastian did a very nice job last year. Not sure if he can fight his way onto this roster because it sure seems pretty crowded going into camp. But that's for Hynes to work out.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 26 @ 10:01 AM ET


Side note, we should either try to trade Hyden to Rangers for Lemieux. They'd get a guy under a cheap contract to help with their cap issues and we'd get a bit of an upgraded player. OR we can just offer sheet him below the level that requires a pick and we'd get him without giving them anything.
rmdevil313
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Your a (frank)ing fag and I hope you get crippled- Cranny, MN
Joined: 01.05.2009

Aug 26 @ 10:29 AM ET
Bastian didn’t look terrible last year either, he could challenge Hayden for 4th line RW as well. Have a feeling we will see a few pieces moved still.
- smellmyfinger


I think both of them end up not making the roster. I don't think we'll risk losing Carrick to waivers since we really don't have any good call up options in the AHL.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 26 @ 11:16 AM ET
I think both of them end up not making the roster. I don't think we'll risk losing Carrick to waivers since we really don't have any good call up options in the AHL.
- rmdevil313


Something like this for the 21 man game roster?
Plus we get 23 total - Scratch Rooney and Bastian?

Hall- Hischier- Palmieri
Gusev- Hughes- Bratt
Boqvist- Zajac- Simmonds
Wood -Zacha- Coleman


Greene - Subban
Vats - Severson
Butcher - Smith
Carrick

Schneider
Blackwood




rmdevil313
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Your a (frank)ing fag and I hope you get crippled- Cranny, MN
Joined: 01.05.2009

Aug 26 @ 1:01 PM ET
Something like this for the 21 man game roster?
Plus we get 23 total - Scratch Rooney and Bastian?

Hall- Hischier- Palmieri
Gusev- Hughes- Bratt
Boqvist- Zajac- Simmonds
Wood -Zacha- Coleman


Greene - Subban
Vats - Severson
Butcher - Smith
Carrick

Schneider
Blackwood

- Queenie_5_hole


Unless something changed that I didn't hear about NHL gameday roster is 20 players. You get 20+3 scratches during the regular season, I think we keep 8D+13F to start with Rooney being the extra forward.