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#1 MODO Hockey

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 05:36 AM

More depth down the middle: Sabres sign Jacob Josefson

 

 

The Sabres are burning some evening oil Saturday, signing former New Jersey center Jacob Josefson to a one-year, $700,000 contract. The one-way deal was first reported by TSN's Ryan Rishaug.

Josefson, 26, was the Devils' No. 1 draft pick in 2009 but has had an injury plagued career and has never lived up to that promise. He had one goal and nine assists in 38 games last season.

Josefson has played 276 NHL games for the Devils over parts of seven seasons, totaling 18 goals and 42 assists. He also played six playoff games in 2012 for New Jersey, all of them coming in the Eastern Conference final against the New York Rangers and the Stanley Cup final against Los Angeles. (Full career stats here)

His career high for a season is 14 points, set over 58 games two years ago. His most productive season was 2012-13, when he had 10 goals and 25 for Albany of the AHL.

 

 

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 05:48 AM

Think this guy is more Rochester bound than anything else.



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 06:00 AM

Think this guy is more Rochester bound than anything else.


One way deal.

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 06:01 AM

One way deal.

Just means his salary stays the same if sent down



#5 MODO Hockey

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 06:30 AM

Think this guy is more Rochester bound than anything else.

 

Yea, his production pointwise is litterly a joke, maybe he has other qualitys. 



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 07:49 AM

Actually I bet this allows Girgensons to play wing.... he'll the the 4th line center



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 08:01 AM

Josefsson isn't someone you'll worry about waiving if for some reason he wasn't able to break camp with the big club.  However he does offer speed and skill to the bottom six forward group.  He's never found success at scoring in 5v5 play, but he's an electric special teams talent. 



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 08:04 AM

Josefsson isn't someone you'll worry about waiving if for some reason he wasn't able to break camp with the big club.  However he does offer speed and skill to the bottom six forward group.  He's never found success at scoring in 5v5 play, but he's an electric special teams talent.


PP or PK?

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 08:10 AM

PP or PK?

 

One gets slapped, the other goes to the Finals.



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 08:11 AM

One gets slapped, the other goes to the Finals.

 

Correct.

 

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 08:35 AM

Likely 4th line center, 11/21 in shootouts in career

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 08:41 AM

Actually I bet this allows Girgensons to play wing.... he'll the the 4th line center


My initial reaction too.

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 08:42 AM

I believe he has the worst 5v5 points per 60 in the NHL over the last 3 years.

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 08:45 AM

That is some very nice hockey info there boys.

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 09:00 AM

One gets slapped, the other goes to the Finals.


Lol!

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 09:18 AM

He's essentially this year's Derek Grant, right?

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 09:40 AM

I think Griffith is this years Grant, but I was wondering about this move.

We can move Girgensons to wing at any time. Just move Reinhart to center and give one of Bailey, Baptiste or Fasching a real chance in the NHL.

A spine of Jack, ROR, Reinhart and Larsson looks a lot better then Jack, ROR, Larsson and Josefson.

That said, I reading some Devils posts about Josefson and it seems that this guy is an excellent Pker and shootout specialist. Two skills we desperately need.

Edited by GASabresFan, 02 July 2017 - 11:41 AM.


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Posted 02 July 2017 - 05:18 PM

Defensive 4th line center who can PK and excels in shootouts? Great move.



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 05:30 AM

some are already projecting this guy to be our fourth-line center.



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 07:47 AM

Shootouts:

https://youtu.be/McOio6O_QxU

https://youtu.be/izT7rSHFcTg

https://youtu.be/JWBSspqpr5k

https://youtu.be/zsdbGy1rW2E

 

"Ouchtown, population you, bro" courtesy of Jake McCabe:

https://youtu.be/uYoYbAOwTWA

 

And, of course, the most important question: if he makes the team, what number will he wear?  Obviously 16 is out.  He wore 40 when he was younger, but Lehner's got that.  Then, he were 10 in Albany, which would be my guess.  That, or maybe Max's old number.


Edited by carpandean, 03 July 2017 - 07:55 AM.


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 08:02 AM

That said, I reading some Devils posts about Josefson and it seems that this guy is an excellent Pker and shootout specialist. Two skills we desperately need.

 

Josefsson did not play PK last year



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 11:31 AM

Josefsson did not play PK last year


I checked the stats, he did play 21 minutes. Admittedly that's not much, but I did find out he won nearly 52% of his draws.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 05:05 PM

Likely 4th line center, 11/21 in shootouts in career


And this will provide an underrated contribution likely, given our abysmal shootout record last season.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 07:18 PM

And this will provide an underrated contribution likely, given our abysmal shootout record last season.

 

Sadly, an extra goal for us probably wouldn't have helped win most of theirs.  Lehner was "oh for" in many of them, as were most of our forwards.



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 08:44 PM

Hopefully he spends most of his time in Rochester or the press box.

Does one of you guys who follow the Amerks closely know the details of the limits of NHL experience rules?

How close are they getting?

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 09:14 PM

Hopefully he spends most of his time in Rochester or the press box.
Does one of you guys who follow the Amerks closely know the details of the limits of NHL experience rules?
How close are they getting?

It's a pro game limit and it's based on the number of guys dressed. Since the AHL is a developmental league, teams are required to dress 12 skaters with 260 games or less of pro experience (NHL, AHL and major Euro leagues) and 1 player with 320 games or less of pro experience. The other 5 skaters have no limits.

Griffiths is actually at 261 pro games. Therefore he qualifies for the 13th developmental skater position.
Tennyson is at 283. Bailey is at 162. Porter is at 606 and only qualifies as one of the 5 non-developmental skaters.

Edited by GASabresFan, 03 July 2017 - 09:15 PM.


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 09:27 PM

Hopefully he spends most of his time in Rochester or the press box.
Does one of you guys who follow the Amerks closely know the details of the limits of NHL experience rules?
How close are they getting?


I read they have room to add a vet

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:05 PM

It's a pro game limit and it's based on the number of guys dressed. Since the AHL is a developmental league, teams are required to dress 12 skaters with 260 games or less of pro experience (NHL, AHL and major Euro leagues) and 1 player with 320 games or less of pro experience. The other 5 skaters have no limits.

Griffiths is actually at 261 pro games. Therefore he qualifies for the 13th developmental skater position.
Tennyson is at 283. Bailey is at 162. Porter is at 606 and only qualifies as one of the 5 non-developmental skaters.


Thanks for that info.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:41 PM

Sadly, an extra goal for us probably wouldn't have helped win most of theirs.  Lehner was "oh for" in many of them, as were most of our forwards.


"Oh for" in all of his SO, actually. :/

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 10:46 PM

Spoke to a friend today about this cat. He's a long time Devils fan.
He said this kid should be better than he is. Mentioned his skating but also said he disappoints a lot to.

Really don't know what to make of this kid.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 06:53 PM

I think Griffith is this years Grant, but I was wondering about this move.

We can move Girgensons to wing at any time. Just move Reinhart to center and give one of Bailey, Baptiste or Fasching a real chance in the NHL.

A spine of Jack, ROR, Reinhart and Larsson looks a lot better then Jack, ROR, Larsson and Josefson.

That said, I reading some Devils posts about Josefson and it seems that this guy is an excellent Pker and shootout specialist. Two skills we desperately need

Those players are all going to play lots of minutes in Rochester to get more seasoning than to come up and sit around playing 5 minutes a night on the 4th line.

 

What good will that do them?  Either put them on a top  line or keep them down there.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:36 PM

I am actually really excited for this pick up. I think he has some untapped talent and we will be surprised with what he does this year. At worst he is a third line ok specialist.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:04 PM

Yep tbots has signed a lot of under the radar UFAs. I'm especiLly excited about Rochester. I think they will be good, which will be good for our you kids' development. This was GMTMs biggest failure.

We still have ample camp room, I think he still has one big move left, hopefully a trade for a LW. Would love a Jagr signing, as long as one of our RWers could play the offwing, or maybe a n of our centers moving to LW??

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:22 PM

 

"Ouchtown, population you, bro" courtesy of Jake McCabe:

https://youtu.be/uYoYbAOwTWA

 

And, of course, the most important question: if he makes the team, what number will he wear?  Obviously 16 is out.  He wore 40 when he was younger, but Lehner's got that.  Then, he were 10 in Albany, which would be my guess.  That, or maybe Max's old number.

 

Random thought about that clip: the Devils were skating three guys name -son, one -sen, and Zacha.