Devils 2018-19 team discussion (news and notes) - Preseason

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  1. zharkenby Registered User

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    Wood-Zajac-Q could be an awesome third line, I like that a lot. Wood and Q are competitors. They’ll grind it out and chip in some goals, going to be fun to watch in gritty games
     
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    That was the line I suggested the other day, glad Hynes is still lurking around here.
     
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    Yeah, I'd actually be OK with the 4th line being Boyle with the 2 Texans. I think they would provide the same type of spark to Boyle as they do with Trav.

    The beauty of our depth at wing is you can move the majority of these guys up and down the lineup without missing a beat.
     
  4. Cult of Hynes Hynes is never wrong.

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    Oh cool, so awesome the game wont be on TV.
     
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    Did someone say, Gritty?
     
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    Greene/Severson is preemptively sending chills down my spine.
     
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    Knew that was coming :laugh:
     
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    Money. We can give it to him, and Toronto will have a tough time matching something close to $8 million a year for when they need to extend Matthews and Marner.
     
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    havent seen much of any preseason. how is zacha doing? still a bust?
     
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    On this forum? Yes... even if he is doing well :help:
     
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    Zacha always looks good in preseason, he's playing second line center so he isn't a bust.
     
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    I've only seen the game he played in Montreal, I thought he looked good. He was putting himself in more positions to create offense but his line with MoJo and Palms were out of sync all night. Apparently he had another strong game against the Isles but I didn't see that one myself.
     
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    I like Zajac with the Texans because it's a classic counter-attack checking line where the sum of all the parts is greater.

    Admittedly, Zajac has spent his post-Parise/Langs career covering for weaker defensive wingers but the guy is also getting older. It may be a better move to have two linemates who think the game in a similar way, instead of two kids who want to go, go, go.
     
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    That actually makes sense to me. Put Greene in the vet mentor role and hopefully he can help Sevs in the d zone and help Sevs become steadier. If Mueller can hold the fort down with Vats I think Greene might be good for Sevs.
     
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    Unfortunately not.... unless you have a smart tv ;)
     
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    nhl network has tonights game listed at 11:30 but no idea if its going to get blacked out here
     
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    They tried that last year a little bit, didn’t they? To my knowledge it didn’t work well.
     
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    Whats he gonna help severson with? How to turn the puck over easily and make a weak clear that gets you caught in the d zone more? Severson has the turning the puck over easily covered.
     
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    Greene has lost a step while Severson is awful in his own end. That pairing is a disaster waiting to happen.
     
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    well wouldnt it automatically be blacklisted since it isnt MSG or NBC? I know neither is hosting the game but I dont think those types of details are ironed out in the contracts - could be wrong
     
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    yeah that's an interesting point, how does playing with responsible defensive partners ever help anyone anyway?
     
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    Hopefully Greene can offer more than that. Greene has been in the league since the WHA merger days it seems. Presumably he’s learned something about how to make decisions and how to best handle certain situations that he can impart to Sevs. Maybe.
     
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    Hall Nico Palms
    MarJo PZ Bratt
    Coleman Zajac Noesen
    Wood Boyle JQ
    Stafford

    Greene Vats
    Mueller Sevs
    Butcher Lovejoy
    Smith Santini

    KK
    Lack
    MBW

    To start the season? Alternatively maybe Seney sticks and STAFFORD is released from his PTO?
     
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    I don’t think Stafford is going to be released. Somebody’s gotta stay in the press box on a regular basis and it shouldn’t be a youngster.
     
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    Why are Smith and Santini sitting
     
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