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Opening Night Line Combos

Created by: Sledgie
Initial Creation Date: Sep 17, 2019
Published: Sep 17 at 4:29 pm
Team: 2019-20 New Jersey Devils
Team Explanation
1st Line is great, don't touch it.

Hughes and Gusev seem to be making quick chemistry with each other, and throwing Zacha on wing there with two legitimate playmakers might finally make him use his shot more. Also is the defensive babysitter for the inevitable turnovers of his line mates.

The Jespers circling around the offensive zone together could be fun with Zajac doing net front for them or being the defensively responsible one.

That fourth line seems mean and annoying, insanely overpaid for what they bring but will punch you in the mouth.

Unfortunately on D, don't see any way Smith can make the team with those contracts. Hes in a weird spot being too good for the WHL but not good enough for the NHL yet.
Buyouts
  • Mike Cammalleri: $1,666,667
Recapture Fees
  • Ilya Kovalchuk: $250,000
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
NJD
NJD
BOS
NJD
NJD
NJD
2021
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
2022
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
NJD
CBJ
NJD
NJD
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$81,500,000$75,963,333$0$5,875,000$5,536,667

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
NJD
Hall, Taylor
$6,000,000
LW, C
UFA - 1
NJD
Hischier, Nico
$925,000
C
UFA - 1
NJD
Palmieri, Kyle
$4,650,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 2
NJD
Gusev, Nikita
$4,500,000
LW
UFA - 2
NJD
Hughes, Jack
$925,000
C
RFA - 3
NJD
Zacha, Pavel
$2,250,000
C
RFA - 3
NJD
Boqvist, Jesper
$925,000
C, LW, RW
RFA - 3
NJD
Zajac, Travis
$5,750,000
C
NTC
UFA - 2
NJD
Bratt, Jesper
$749,167
LW, RW
RFA - 1
NJD
Wood, Miles
$2,750,000
LW
RFA - 3
NJD
Coleman, Blake
$1,800,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 2
NJD
Simmonds, Wayne
$5,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
NJD
Vatanen, Sami
$4,875,000
LD
UFA - 1
NJD
Subban, P.K.
$9,000,000
RD
UFA - 3
NJD
Schneider, Cory
$6,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 3
NJD
Butcher, Will
$3,733,333
LD
UFA - 3
NJD
Severson, Damon
$4,166,666
RD
UFA - 4
NJD
Blackwood, Mackenzie
$697,500
G
RFA - 1
NJD
Greene, Andy
$5,000,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 1
NJD
Carrick, Connor
$1,500,000
RD
UFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
NJD
Mueller, Mirco
$1,400,000
LD
RFA - 1
NJD
Hayden, John
$750,000
C, RW
RFA - 1
NJD
Rooney, Kevin
$700,000
RW, C
UFA - 1

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Hall, T.
Zacha, P.
Simmonds, W.
Subban, P.
Palmieri, K.
Power Play 2
Gusev, N.
Hischier, N.
Bratt, J.
Butcher, W.
Hughes, J.
Penalty Kill 1
Coleman, B.
Zacha, P.
Greene, A.
Severson, D.
Penalty Kill 2
Hischier, N.
Zajac, T.
Vatanen, S.
Subban, P.

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Sep 17 at 4:46
#1
Isles777
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 2,178
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If Greene wasn't the captain it would be an easier decision to start smith over him
Sep 17 at 5:47
#2
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 616
Likes: 111
Quoting: Isles777
If Greene wasn't the captain it would be an easier decision to start smith over him


Greene was one of the most reliable defensive D-man for the Devils last year and played close to 21 mins a night. It is sad to say but, as a Devils fan, I trust Greene the most at even strength; he doesn't bring much offense anymore but I don't worry about him making bad turnover or being out of position.
Sep 18 at 9:24
#3
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 451
Likes: 126
Quoting: FireShero
Greene was one of the most reliable defensive D-man for the Devils last year and played close to 21 mins a night. It is sad to say but, as a Devils fan, I trust Greene the most at even strength; he doesn't bring much offense anymore but I don't worry about him making bad turnover or being out of position.


I really hope they give the second line a look, I think zacha will turn heads if he gets an opportunity

Also I think smith makes team, I think a dman gets traded
Sep 18 at 10:42
#4
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 616
Likes: 111
Quoting: glc_0908

Also I think smith makes team, I think a dman gets traded


The Devils game Smith 23 mins the first game, so he is getting his chance. I think the Devils carry 8 D-men out of the gate; with Carrick and Smith as scratches, and also with the hope that Vatanen rebounds somewhat to increase his trade value before moving him early in the season.
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Sep 18 at 2:33
#5
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 451
Likes: 126
Quoting: FireShero
The Devils game Smith 23 mins the first game, so he is getting his chance. I think the Devils carry 8 D-men out of the gate; with Carrick and Smith as scratches, and also with the hope that Vatanen rebounds somewhat to increase his trade value before moving him early in the season.


carrick looked like a man on a mission game 1 of preseason though lol
Sep 18 at 3:53
#6
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 616
Likes: 111
Quoting: glc_0908
carrick looked like a man on a mission game 1 of preseason though lol


Yeah, but at this point I have given up prediciting lines with all the combinations the Devils have. In spite of my name, Shero has done a great job of getting talented players thoughout the line-up.
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