I'm very interested to see how many of you are still willing to give Josefson a chance in NJ.
Personally, I think he's been a black hole offensively and we need more. Some people have him penciled into the third line C spot when Zubrus comes back, I just don't see it. His good defense isn't going to be enough to keep him with the big club. The 4th line of Carter/Gionta/Bernier is set and shouldn't be broken up so DeBoer can't put him there.
Josefson has shown that he can't do anything noteworthy on the offensive side of the puck, so why not give Loktionov a chance and send Jake back to the AHL to play with his buddy Tedenby? I'm not saying that the Devils should give up on him completely, he may still break out offensively, but he probably needs a little more seasoning in the minors before that time comes
What do you guys think? Is it time to send Josefson to the American league or is he still worth his spot on the NHL roster?
EDIT: Checked TG's Twitter, Jo sent to Albany, Loktionov called up. Thank you god.
He does well on the PK, and his playmaking is better than people are giving him credit for. He's also excellent at carrying the puck into the zone, which is a somewhat rare and valuable skill. Yayo will be fine, sending him down isn't going to solve anything.
But is he going to fill the exact same role? Playing 6-9 minutes a game (since I assume Loktionov won't be their first choice to fill his role on the PK)? Is it really worth it? Be it to make that swap, or to have Loktionov playing so little? Other than bringing in a new face, what will that change accomplish if the role/minutes don't change?