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

Aug 12 @ 11:26 AM ET
Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils 2019-20 player profile: Will Butcher
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Aug 12 @ 11:29 AM ET
Todd Cordell: New Jersey Devils 2019-20 player profile: Will Butcher
- Todd.Cordell


What's not to love about the kid! He chose to play here when our D was as weak as I had ever seen it. He put up fantastic numbers, and has agreed to a cheap extension comparable to most teams #4/5 D. Given his age and previous performance, he has been nothing but money very well spent!
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Aug 12 @ 11:30 AM ET
Butcher has the talent and brains for 70pts... Imagine he gets that?!
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 12 @ 12:28 PM ET
What's not to love about the kid! He chose to play here when our D was as weak as I had ever seen it. He put up fantastic numbers, and has agreed to a cheap extension comparable to most teams #4/5 D. Given his age and previous performance, he has been nothing but money very well spent!
- bikeguy99


Very much appreciate Butcher for wanting to be a NJ Devil and it's gone well.

I have no worries about him putting up offensive numbers, skating well and making smart plays out of the zone and all over the ice. I'm a little concerned about his defensive play with talk of him taking a larger role but we'll see how it goes. At least I feel like Hynes/Nesreddine have more options on how to use people this year.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Aug 12 @ 4:03 PM ET
someone on a FB group posted these lines and I had to share, because..

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

different strokes for different folks.
WayneZ
New Jersey Devils
Location: Im officially ready for the Subbanator, VA
Joined: 01.28.2008

Aug 12 @ 4:06 PM ET
someone on a FB group posted these lines and I had to share, because..

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

different strokes for different folks.

- MartysBetter88


Hall on the right wing. Seems logical. Maybe have Schneider center that line instead of Nico. Put P.K. in net.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Aug 12 @ 4:08 PM ET
someone on a FB group posted these lines and I had to share, because..

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

different strokes for different folks.

- MartysBetter88


Honestly not bad.... Make that line the defensive line with some scoring. Frees up 2nd and 3rd to unleash hell. I guess depends how Hynes does line matching,
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Aug 12 @ 4:27 PM ET
Honestly not bad.... Make that line the defensive line with some scoring. Frees up 2nd and 3rd to unleash hell. I guess depends how Hynes does line matching,
- Leniwm1


oh stop it! Simmonds will never ever see 1st line LW and Hall will never see 2nd line RW.. and Zajac above Hischier?

As the thread formulates, my suspicions are being validated of this being a troll post lol. The reactions are great. worth it.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Aug 12 @ 4:39 PM ET
oh stop it! Simmonds will never ever see 1st line LW and Hall will never see 2nd line RW.. and Zajac above Hischier?

As the thread formulates, my suspicions are being validated of this being a troll post lol. The reactions are great. worth it.

- MartysBetter88


You make is sound like being on the 2nd line is a punishment. If hynes line matches 1-1 then hall is playing against lesser talent. Thats what you want. Top line doesnt need to get 19 min, its just a defensive role line is what Im saying.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Aug 12 @ 4:47 PM ET
You make is sound like being on the 2nd line is a punishment. If hynes line matches 1-1 then hall is playing against lesser talent. Thats what you want. Top line doesnt need to get 19 min, its just a defensive role line is what Im saying.
- Leniwm1


Ok not as punishment. Our MVP has always been on the left.. and is our best player.. and should be on the top line, where Simmonds should never be, let alone in Hall's LW slot lol.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Aug 12 @ 4:49 PM ET
Ok not as punishment. Our MVP has always been on the left.. and is our best player.. and should be on the top line, where Simmonds should never be, let alone in Hall's LW slot lol.
- MartysBetter88


Well hopefully those 3 will be on the PP together... Our PP needs to gurantee goals.
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Aug 12 @ 5:42 PM ET
Well hopefully those 3 will be on the PP together... Our PP needs to gurantee goals.
- Leniwm1


I just can't wait to watch this team. Anything is possible!!
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Aug 12 @ 5:49 PM ET
I just can't wait to watch this team. Anything is possible!!
- MartysBetter88


I cant wait to see how Nico plays.
Maybe its me, but it feels like we have the same team to the current Avs... And that is crazy. It took only one month? to become that. Crazy!
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Aug 12 @ 6:07 PM ET
I cant wait to see how Nico plays.
Maybe its me, but it feels like we have the same team to the current Avs... And that is crazy. It took only one month? to become that. Crazy!

- Leniwm1


your feelings betray you Mac is on another tier than any of the centers we have.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Aug 12 @ 6:15 PM ET
your feelings betray you Mac is on another tier than any of the centers we have.
- MartysBetter88


Well from a whole team pov, not a player to player. It feels like we are a deeper team though, or is that wrong too?
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Aug 12 @ 6:45 PM ET
Well from a whole team pov, not a player to player. It feels like we are a deeper team though, or is that wrong too?
- Leniwm1


you're just always wrong.
I'm kidding lol. I think a lot remains to be seen with this team. Lots of young guys with lots of potential. I just want to see what the heck Gusev is going to do for us, and how Hughes and Hischier play.

I think worst case scenario, if Hughes really does struggle, Zajac will just get more time, which isn't a terrible thing. Give Hughes the easier matchups.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

Aug 12 @ 7:23 PM ET
you're just always wrong.
I'm kidding lol. I think a lot remains to be seen with this team. Lots of young guys with lots of potential. I just want to see what the heck Gusev is going to do for us, and how Hughes and Hischier play.

I think worst case scenario, if Hughes really does struggle, Zajac will just get more time, which isn't a terrible thing. Give Hughes the easier matchups.

- MartysBetter88


Imagine Gus becomes Kuch?
MartysBetter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: 94Nevermore, NJ
Joined: 07.01.2010

Aug 12 @ 7:42 PM ET
Imagine Gus becomes Kuch?
- Leniwm1


would be pretty unreal lol
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 12 @ 8:14 PM ET
oh stop it! Simmonds will never ever see 1st line LW...
- MartysBetter88


Last year Stefan Noesen started a game on our 1st line. I mean I hope you’re right but you never know. Not to mention Hynes likes to juggle lines when things go bad.
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 12 @ 8:16 PM ET
Btw. This was somewhat interesting. Specifically the mini documentary of Connor Carrick.
https://www.allabouttheje...12-19-consistency-edition
cu45161
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 07.26.2016

Aug 12 @ 8:29 PM ET

Btw. This was somewhat interesting. Specifically the mini documentary of Connor Carrick. - Queenie_5_hole


was there supposed to be a link below this or am I missing something
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 12 @ 8:47 PM ET
was there supposed to be a link below this or am I missing something
- cu45161


Yes. I added it. My bad.
shvingter88
New Jersey Devils
Location: How have you not heard of your boy, CT
Joined: 10.12.2009

Aug 12 @ 9:27 PM ET
Imagine Gus becomes Kuch?
- Leniwm1

He won’t


DOOMED!
redmonsters
New Jersey Devils
Location: NY
Joined: 06.23.2015

Aug 13 @ 8:20 AM ET
I do not think Shero is done. To many cap strapped teams. He is circling like the shark he is......
Queenie_5_hole
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 05.01.2015

Aug 13 @ 9:22 AM ET
I do not think Shero is done. To many cap strapped teams. He is circling like the shark he is......
- redmonsters


I don't think Ray Ray is looking to make a move. This roster is very good on paper and the real deficiencies have been addressed. But I totally agree that there are likely opportunities with teams trying to get cap compliant. If something very worthwhile was presented Shero could pull the trigger.

Buffalo's situation with Rasmus Ristolaninen is potentially one that comes to mind.
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