29 jan 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>bhavikp27</b></div><div>
Sissons (idk if Groleau is eligible for AHL; has ELC SC tho)
Thing is that they have 5 top9 options at C (McLeod, Seney, Street, Schmelzer, Sharangovich) and at least two should be up imo
Maybe add a veteran G?
They should add like depth AHL/ECHL players in case of injuries/callups because NJ had like 8 players injured at some point last year and BNG had 4-5 players on PTOs</div></div>
Groleau is eliglible for the AHL, played 4 years, with more than 25 games each year, in the QJMHL. Also I think that is why the Devils signed Melchiori, Strait, Street, and Conner as AHL veterans to fill holes in the NHL due to injury or firesale if the season goes bad.
My thought for a great veteran goalie for Binninghamton would be Condon as: he wants another shot at being an NHL goalie, has NHL experience, and could get something back from TB for taking on his contract.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>acdevils30</b></div><div>Zacha is a solid two way center with what now looks like a 3C ceiling. Very responsible in the d zone, great penalty killer, but points wise there's not much there. Towards the end of last year, he started to pick up the offense and showed some positive signs. But all in all, picked at number six with the guys left on the table behind him, not great.
However, with the luck the devils have had, he will be a very solid 3C as Hischier and Hughes have taken the 1-2 roles. If he can be used as a trade piece for a top four left D, I'd be all about it. Otherwise, he's a good piece to have on the team.</div></div>
I also see him possibly as a 3C under Hischier and Hughes, however my other thought would be to play him as a left wing on a line with Hughes and Gusev. Gives that line some size and two way responsibility.
Zajac was 5th in points last year, started 63% of his face offs in the defensive zone, and played 19 mins a night. Zajac is a very good two-way center who plays the hard defensive minutes so that Hishcier, Hughes this year, and Zacha, to some extent, don't have to.
Also I have not heard a single word, report, or rumor ever come out saying that Zajac is unhappy with his contract, the team, or the coaches. Zajac has been a consummate professional and is a great example for younger players.