Discussion in 'New Jersey Devils' started by SeidoN, Apr 15, 2018.
Interesting that such signings are going on during playoffs.
He signed the contract in New Jersey today and will skate with members of the team tomorrow.
YES THANK GODDDDDD
Put him in for Grabner!
I'd play him tomorrow....
For some reason I thought he was a big guy but what I just read says 5’11”.
I think Joey has a great chance to make the team next year. Really excited to see how him and Mcleod are.
get er done lol
For real though, couldn't they sign him to his ELC to begin next year instead? Seems odd that they'd sign him to one to begin this season while we're in the playoffs. Could have been a part of Anderson's negotiation though. The guy's a winner... and we need to win right now aha
I fully expect him to play if NJ is burning an entry level year.
That would be insane if he plays tomorrow. I dont even think they will put bratt in, let alone a kid with zero pro experience?
Joey Anderson is going to be a terrific player. While he is never going to challenge for the Art Ross Trophy, he has 25g-60pt upside, skates extremely well, plays two-ways with an excess of smarts & heart. He is known for being a great kid, a leader wherever he laces up the skates. He also fills a big need for the Devils as a natural right winger.
Though it's uncertain if he will step into the Devils line-up right away, I think it's quite possible that the Devils top four RWs next season are Palmieri/McLeod/Anderson/Noesen. A lot of potential there.
What about stepping in literally right away?
He's a fantastic player, glad we got this done sooner rather than later.
play as in tomorrow night? Yeah, I HIGHLY doubt that...
Just saw the news, I'm so ****ing happy
You're probably right
But you have to think he'd at least be an option if he signed his contract to begin this year and is joining the team tomorrow. There's a lot of depth he'd have to jump but I mean, even Hynes said today that a number of guys haven't deserved to stay in the lineup.
I don't see it as a realistic option at all. Especially when we have other capable guys who could step in.
He couldn’t sign to begin the year because he was still in college. There’s not a chance he breaks into this lineup before Bratt gets back in.
They aren’t burning anything, his contract won’t start until next season
Yeah, I get he couldn't sign at the beginning of this year. But his contract begins this season (2017/2018) despite us being in the playoffs, two games away from elimination.
his contract starts this year, or else he wouldn't be able to practice (potentially play) with the team