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PaulieWalnuts

Waste Mgmt Exec.
Member Since
Sep. 28, 2020
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New Jersey Devils
Birthday
Jul. 29, 1942
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West Orange
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Biography
You wont believe this . He killed 16 Czechoslovakians. Guy was an interior decorator
Forum: Armchair-GMNov. 22 at 1:56 p.m.
Thread: TDL moves
Forum: Armchair-GMNov. 21 at 3:30 a.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Opie</b></div><div>He was out of position on that first goal too ... just GAVE UP on the play once he was pinned on the boards. NHL quality winger fights through that with effort &amp; at least tries to get a stick out there. Shooter had even more room than Hedman on the third goal there

Both lapses absolutely egregious</div></div>

Just wanna point out that the kid is only 19. Even for first round picks it's unlikely that they can hang with the tempo of the NHL while still in their teens.
I think management miscalculated his timeline here, seeing Mercer lighting it up thinking that Alex'd do the same.
Feel like you're being a bit harsh on him.

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Devil1122</b></div><div>He's not ready. I hate to say it. If you look at the 3rd Tampa goal (Hedman's goal), Holtz was out of position which led to Hedman getting a clear shot. His shot is amazing but he still needs to improve all around.

Devils play 6 more games until December 4th (Hughes' reevaluation). Play Holtz 3 of those games and if he doesn't make an impact, send him down to the undefeated Comets

Another idea is to send him down right now and use those 3 games when Hughes gets back so we can see how he plays with Jack

Regardless, I think he ends up in the NHL sooner than later

Lines when Holtz gets sent down
37-13-90
11-18-63
59-70-17
16-20-49

Once 86 comes back, switch 70 for 86 and 49 for 70</div></div>

Would've been better if Holtz was put in a position to succeed for his first outings in the NHL rather than being counted on to mitigate the injuries we currently have at forward - Hughes, Wood, Boqvist, Thompson. He really should've been kept in Utica for at least Hughes to return.

And while I agree that it'd be preferable to have him sent down for the remainder of the season, there could be an issue for Wednesday's game against the Wild, given the injuries.
Other than calling up Studenic, if Boqvist or Thompson aren't fit for Wednesday I don't really see any other option than playing Holtz.
Unless we want to be graced with the talents of Geertsen again, I for one am good in that department.
Forum: Armchair-GMNov. 17 at 11:04 a.m.