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    NJ Devils hockey, NE Patriots football (NOT a bandwagon fan!), NY Mets baseball or what passes for it, drums, moshing, eating, weightlifting, laughing at Ranger fans, hating the Yankees and Jets. modding cars, XBox360
  1. GDT: Lightning @ Devils, 7:30 PM

    About continuing to shoot under 5%, no. But I'd to see a lot better than 8% or so for the duration of the season. Maybe that will be enough if this goals-by-committee scoring continues...I just don't think that it can. Just like Hall won't continue to shoot 4.8%, the team won't continue to shoot 14.1%.
  2. GDT: Lightning @ Devils, 7:30 PM

    Be that as it may, he's still getting excellent chances that he's flat-out not finishing. It's not hurting the Devils at the moment. It could down the line. But like I've said, I know he won't continue to shoot what is now under 5%. As long as he keeps getting SOG (and he's already got 21), a surge should be coming sooner than later.
  3. GDT: Lightning @ Devils, 7:30 PM

    I think he will need to as some of these guys slow up (though it looks like a team that could be a solid goal-scoring group, especially once Hischier breaks the dam). If the Devils lose last night's game, you would've heard a lot more complaining about him not burying at least one of his chances. If he can put in 26+ goals AND approach 70 points, I'll take it. I get what you're saying, as long as he gets his 70 or so who cares how his points are distributed, but I don't see him getting 50 assists (though if he does, then a hell of a lot will have gone right).
  4. GDT: Lightning @ Devils, 7:30 PM

    In his first four seasons, Hall DID score at a 30.6 G/82 GP rate, on 11.5% shooting. Is it so crazy to ask him to come within 85-90% of that? I don't think it is. He's done it before, he's hardly old, and he gets enough scoring opportunities that it seems like it's very possible.
  5. Best and worst moments in the first decade at the Rock

    You bringing up a game against Montreal makes me think of a crazy game I saw there, vs the Canadiens...I think the Devils spent what seemed like the whole first period on the power play...I could've sworn that they were given a seven-minute power play (I think the Montreal player was given a standard penalty AND a fighting major, while the Devils received nothing), then Montreal committed a couple more penalties during the seven minutes...think the Devils won that one 4-1.
  6. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    Heh heh. I posted this back in July in the UFA thread...I'm re-posting it here because more and more I'm realizing that the Rangers' goaltending situation could really sink them no matter what anyone else does: As much as I hate the Rangers, if I thought they were on the cusp of something big, I could be partial and admit it. But Shattenkirk is really minimizing Lundqvist's age and possible (soon to be inevitable) decline...Lundqvist has 742 career regular season games under his belt, along with 128 playoff games...over his last six seasons, he's averaged a tick over 71 GP per season. And he's getting paid handsomely over the next four seasons, which makes it a lot harder to bail on him if he's struggling; also, if he gets hurt or slumps badly enough, there's no Talbot or Raanta to turn to anymore...it's now Pavelec...he of the 39 starts and .901 save% the past two years. Raanta was at .921 as a Ranger (44 starts), and Talbot .931 (53 starts over the prior 2 seasons). Ranger fans got VERY spoiled by the level of play from their backups...they got, on average, about 24 starts of mostly stellar play from those two...they went 60-29-9 in their games. No one can tell me that their goaltending won't see a serious downgrade from the previous four seasons. Maybe Lundqvist can somehow buck the odds and come close to what he was at his peak, but nothing really suggests that the Rangers should count on that. They should continue to be a playoff team for the foreseeable future, but it's hard to see them doing much more than getting to the second round now. They're kind of on the other side of the mountain now...just feels like they had their shot to win their Cup and simply couldn't do it. Lundqvist since the start of last season (reg season): 63 GP, 61 GS, 2.78 GAA, .909 save%. He DID play well in the playoffs overall (12 starts), though not as much in the final two games...he put up a .937 save% through 10 games, finished at .927 over 12 games. Pavelec since the start of the 2015-16 season (reg season): 43 GP, 40 GS, 2.96 GAA, .899 save%. No playoff games in that stretch (he's made just four playoff appearances for his career). Rangers clearly rolled the dice that Lundqvist isn't on the decline, and that they'd somehow strike backup gold a third time with Pavelec, despite almost zero evidence that Pavelec could approximate the terrific play they got from both Raanta and Talbot (who at times were even better than Lundqvist). Not saying their situation was entirely preventable (especially with Lundqvist's contract situation), but the trade that saw them give up Raanta and Stepan seems like it's going to bite them hard...especially short-term.
  7. GDT: Lightning @ Devils, 7:30 PM

    I don't remember the exact words, but he basically something along the lines of "Maybe the Devils will start getting on national TV more."
  8. GDT: Lightning @ Devils, 7:30 PM

    His lack of finishing off chances has been covered up by the fact that there's been so much scoring by committee so far this season. Some of these guys are not going to keep this up...the Devils are going to need him to start scoring more. If this was an isolated 6-game sample to start the season, that would be one thing, but he's now racked up a very unimpressive 21 goals in 78 GP as a Devil, with an 8.1 S%. I'm hopeful that he can start converting at a better rate, because the Devils are going to need that from him before much longer. Obviously he can do more than score (he's a strong passer and that was on display last night), but I'd be a lot happier if he was closer to a 30 G/82 GP rate instead of low-20s/82 GP...especially with the number of looks that he gets. Yeah glad to see Cory chuckling and smiling more than anything else. That guy deserves to have some fun around here for a change.
  9. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    heh heh, he really hasn't done sh!t for a while now. I already posted this, but he had 6 goals and 3 assists through his first 10 NHL games. Was still doing well for a rookie when he put up 10 goals and 7 assists through 29 GP...sure, a 20.8 shooting% in those 29 games suggested some kind of dropoff coming, but no way the Rangers brought him in thinking he would ever disappear offensively as completely as he has. There are some mild reasons for optimism, as far the Rangers are concerned...his SOG are up to 2.00 per game...he was well below that once his numbers dropped off so dramatically. But I think don't think the Rangers signed him thinking that he wouldn't be able to contribute right away.
  10. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    Even better about the Rangers stumbling out of the gate is that their early schedule is extremely favorable to them: 24 of their first 37 GP are at home. Obviously they're not far into this stretch and can still recover, but not an ideal spot to dig yourself into any kind of hole. The evening-out period will be a bear for them from 12/29 on: they'll get just 17 home games out of their 45 remaining games to end their season, and no prolonged homestands.
  11. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    heh heh, Lo Duca...he of the bulging eyes...I went to the game where he threw a sh!tfit and tossed his equipment onto the field from dugout...wonder how many anabolic goodies were in his system when he did that.
  12. 2017-2018 Out of Town Thread

    Jimmy Vesey now with 7 goals and 8 assists in his last 70 GP (regular season and playoffs). Ouch.
  13. GDT: Lightning @ Devils, 7:30 PM

    Yeah, not sure why mfitz is directly comparing a teenager who's played in 6 NHL games to a soon-to-be 26-year-old who's played in 459. You don't grade those guys on the same scale. If I'm going to criticize Hall for not converting enough of his chances, it's only fair to point out that he should definitely have more assists than he does in a Devil uniform...he's created some nice scoring opportunities for others, who didn't put them home. Tri is right that Hall can absolutely be a tremendous passer. It's really funny...imagine if someone had told you, just before the season started: "Hey, guess what, the Devils are going to jump out to a 5-1-0 start!" "Really? Awesome! So I guess Hischier is going to keep scoring goals like he did in preseason. Or someone else...maybe Hall, or Palms, or Henrique, will be unconscious to start the season, and score 5 or 6 goals out of the gate. Maybe two guys will do that." "Nope. Hischier will be still be looking for his first goal, and Hall will only have scored once. Palms will miss a game and pot two. Henrique will also score a couple." "So only five goals combined from those four through six games? Man, they must be winning tight, low-scoring defensive battles. Or Cory must be stopping 95% of the shots coming his way." "No and no. The Devils will average over 4 GPG. Cory will be at .917. The defense will be a bit scary to watch at times and these games will actually be more of the high-scoring variety. If anything, without Cory and KK, they'd probably give up a good chunk more goals than they already have." "SO HOW THEY HELL ARE THEY DOING THIS?!" "Thirteen different players will score at least one goal. Four of them will notch three each. Guess who they are." "Johansson? Zacha? Ummmmmmm...did Zajac somehow come back way early from his torn pec?" "Nope...the three-goal club is Bratt, Gibbons, Stafford (in only three games!), and Wood." "WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?" "And oh yeah, that Hobey Baker award winner who'd never played a minute in the NHL? He's going to have nine assists!" (Head explodes, Scanners-style)
  14. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    Didn't Willie interview for at least one managerial job after the Mets canned him? I know he did for the Brewers (actually twice...before AND after his Mets gig)...he lost out to Ken Macha, who then hired him as a bench coach when Willie called him to congratulate him on getting the job. Maybe that interview didn't go all that well. And yeah, Omar and Willie both making too many things about race didn't serve either one well. Omar was especially obsessed with being a Latino GM...his locker rooms were pretty divided...I remember after a bad loss, one of the white players (forget if he was named or anonymous) said to the press something like "You can ask those guys questions too...they speak English, believe me." As for the Mets gig...yeah, I gotta think long and hard about that one if I'm a potential candidate. The ownership is incompetent, meddlesome and incapable of doing the right thing until they do the wrong thing first, and the GM is half-asleep, completely not proactive and far too willing to punt seasons away.
  15. GDT: Lightning @ Devils, 7:30 PM

    Nico has four assists. Hall is clearly not garbage but it would be really nice if he started finishing a bit more often. It's only six games this season, but it's not a new trend since he's been here.