Honestly, the forward group looks like something an expansion team would ice. Old guys, rejects, reclamation projects, and lunch pail players. That's what they go in to battle with against faster, and usually more skilled teams every night. I just can't get upset when the results aren't there. It's starting to look like this team overachieved last year because of the Czechs all having one final good season, and now the wheels have completely fallen off.
I think ultimately he'll end up in the mold of an Andy Greene. He isn't going to put up flashy offensive numbers or do anything to wow you, but he's going to give you 20+ minutes a night in all situations. He did struggle this year, but I think that was mostly a sophomore slump + having to cover for Zidlicky.
It's only a few games, but this Blandisi kid looks like he could be a potential diamond in the rough signing by the Devils. He got his first NHL goal tonight in a 3 point game for him playing with Zajac and Palmieri. It's kind of amazing the results they've gotten from cheap moves this year. Palmieri for a 2nd and 3rd round pick, Stempniak on a PTO, Moore on a cheap three year deal, Blandisi as an unsigned draft pick. Hell, even Bobby Farnham has been a good pickup for them.
Even if they ul