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  1. I don't think panic has anything to do with it. I think we're all just so used to Marty being Marty and giving the team a chance to win every night, that it's taken some of us by surprise to see him playing the way he has the past 2 games. This is how I felt before the series started but not after the first 2 games. The Devils have outshot the Flyers in both games and did not need Brodeur to stand on his head to win them. Only on a few plays. They're not doing it consistently. The Flyers only got 26 and 18 shots in the 2 games. The defense is not playing that bad. C'mon man. When a goalie "could have had a couple of goals" in 2 playoff games, he's killing his team's chances of winning the game. I'm going to have to insist you check again then. Who do you suggest "step it up"? The scorers, with the exception of Friesen, are scoring. The defense has allowed 44 shots over 2 games. They've taken 3 penalties in 2 games. Hrdina, Gomez, Elias, Gionta, Langenbrunner, and Rasmussen all have 2 points in 2 games. Not sure what team you're talking about here. With the Devils, it has always been about the team. It has NEVER been about one individual player. This is news to me. Can you confirm this? I heard Marty state he wasn't injured after last year's playoffs. Sounds like you're trying to make excuses for the guy. Whoa, whoa, whoa. We're talking about a guy who, by his own comments made to the media, is not owning up to obviously soft play. We're also talking about a guy who slept with his sister-in-law while he was married. So I don't think the words "humble" or "class act" are appropo by any stretch of the imagination. And as far as non-support, allowing an average of 22 shots a game and only taking 3 penalties doesn't sound like "non-support" to me.
  2. I'm gonna have to say at this point, the blame game falls squarely on Marty's shoulders, with Burns closing the gap with his questionable decision to dress Larionov over Kozlov. Esche is playing great, he's making the stops. The Devils offense is not to blame. They are outshooting the Flyers 65-44. The Devils scorers are scoring, Elias, Gomez, Gionta, Langenbrunner, Hrdina, and Rasmussen all have 2 points in 2 games. Of course you'd like more from Friesen, Madden, Pandolfo, and Brylin, but it's only been two games so far. If the shot totals were reversed, I could see blaming the offense. To be honest, of the 6 goals Phily has scored, all of them were stoppable. Of the 4 Devil goals, how many were stoppable? Maybe Hrdina's breakaway? But that's about it. The Devils are getting soft goaltending and because of that, the physical pounding they've been taking looks worse that it is.
  3. I cannot believe there are some Devil fans that don't have a problem with Larionov playing. The guy is totally useless and he proved that over the regular season. He avoids physical contact like the plague. He is not the answer to beating philly. Unless of course he suits up as a second goalie next to Brodeur. Between him and Marty in the crease at the same time, we should be able to get the save percentage up to .900. Kozlov should play, especially considering his size. And I'm not too sure why Hale is a scratch either. As much as I like Martin, he's been a target of the Flyers forecheckers and is directly responsible for allowing that 1st goal in Game #1. He was racing to touch up the icing and it looked like he would win the race but at the last second he pulled up to shoulder the Flyer forechecker and not get plastered into the boards. He was afraid to take the hit to make the play. And as a result, the Flyers scored. This is not to say Brodeur isn't to blame for that goal as well. To allow a rebound into the slot off a shot from the corner boards is unacceptable as well. I don't know if I'd scratch Martin though, we need his offense.
  4. Kozlov must have been injured. To insert Larionov makes no sense whatsoever. Is there a less physical forward in the league? Is there anyone who shies away from the physical play more than Larionov? Bicek would have been a better addition than Larionov. I don't know what Burns was thinking.