New Jersey Devils: Forward Report Cards At The Halfway Point

The New Jersey Devils are 22-16-3 through the first 41 games. Let's check in on how the forwards have performed at the halfway point.
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Chris Tierney (0G -3A - 3Pts)

Congrats to Tierney for making the team out of camp and finding his way into 21 NHL games this year. Unfortunately, more often than not, he has not looked like he belongs on NHL ice. Over the past few games, however, he has looked more comfortable and at least deserving of ice time. That being said, he brings next to no offense, and once players start getting out of the infirmary, he should be back to the press box.

Grade: D

Max Willman (1G - 0A - 1Pt)

There's not a whole lot to say about Willman considering he's only played in seven games. However, he did score a nice breakaway goal against the Chicago Blackhawks and has provided speed to the fourth line. He is nothing more than an AHL call-up, but you can appreciate how fast and hard he plays.

Grade: D+

Tomas Nosek (0G - 0A - 0Pts)

The only reason Nosek makes it onto this list is because of the role he was expected to play coming into the year. What once looked like a value signing has turned into $1 million added to LTIR. Nosek played in just six games before being ruled out indefinitely because of a foot injury. It's unfortunate because they had a vision for him in the bottom six and on the PK when they signed him, but it never panned out.

Grade: N/A

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