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GDT: Devils @ Wild. 8:00 pm EST

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I am so happy that Kovalchuk got that one. He was the victim of a few bad breaks that led to goals and it's honestly looking like we're getting ready to run him out of town and then he strikes with a laser. We have played a decent period, it's unfortunate that some bounces went in for the Wild but overall it's been a decent 1st period here - I even thought that power play looked good.

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Amazing how a tremendous PK can make the difference in this team not only in confidence but without it, they'd be buried i.e. 2010. Imagine where they would be if they could just straighten out the garbage hockey. That is if they even can with this roster as constructed.

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I missed it--what happened to Backstrom?

EDIT: I see he's on the bench now. Chico says he doesn't know why either.

Edited by CAdevsfan

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WILD announcers think he was tweaked on the Clarkson pass through the crease - but unsure.

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A late...Lets Go Devs!! I see Kovy is starting fly around and shoot! Lets go boys!

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missed pretty much the whole first period... is it safe to say that its on Marty so far ?

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holy moose i didnt think those were all marty's fault but the team is defenitley playing better now

edit: check that moose is just stopping this game from getting blown out.

Edited by lazer

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Jeez Kovy - how many times per game?

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MOOOOOSSSSEEEEE :moose: :moose:

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The Heatley goal I suppose he saves most of the time, but it was a seriously sick shot.. The other two I dont think you can fault Marty at all.

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Anybody else follow @Goalvalchuk on twitter? It's absolutely hilarious to read along to during the game

@Goalvalchuk on the last play of the period: Hahaha... I scare all of you. Is joke!

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MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSE!!! Can anyone name a more consistent guy for us this year? I don't think so. Even if we come away with nothing this game he has given us a shot. Love that guy.

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when kovulchuckski does bury one it gets fun

tallinder's 2nd int. interveiw was sh!t imo

"its hockey it happens, we got to try and stop that"

haha not picking on him but that bad goal last game is still haunting

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yeah marty gets bad bounces just like zach; the effort is there,

so is it psychological

this year is an opportunity imo, top line great goalies good vets

just gotta get their headski out of their buttski

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Hoping for more hustle & effort reminiscent of that past period in the 3rd. Let's the the Patty-Sykkie-Zubie line contribute! Cmon DEVILS

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missed pretty much the whole first period... is it safe to say that its on Marty so far ?

Someday someone is going to say, "hey Chorske you were right about Kovalchuk and we, well... we were wrong."

Kovalchuk is a big problem with coughing up the puck at crap times, it skips over his stick, he trips over Parise's skates, he half-arses it out there. This guy should never have been put on a line with Parise nor should he have ever been paid what he wanted. So stupid, but here we are watching him not make a single person better around him and have a crap season. Sure he might turn it on, but I wouldn't bank on it. I can hardly wait for the ney sayers to say, "he almost single-handledly put the Devils into the post season." ALMOST doesn't count. The Devils almsot won the cup in 2001. No one remembers that key point unless reminded of it.

I still get a kick out of someone on a previous thread who said something to the extent that "I see that Jamie Langenbrunner was NOT the problem." To whomever said that, I'll gladly buy you a beer. Lags wasn't the problem, Rolston might have been overpaid, but he was not the problem. While it isn't one thing, there are some players still on the team who are.

ON a positive note, I hope John MacLean proves people wrong with Captain Kirk in Carolina. Him being fired for poor preformances from players was crap despite what Lemaire did. Let's face it Lemaire is a great coach, but once you hit rock bottom like the Devils did, there is only one place left to go and that is UP. I'm not sure if the Devils can do much else with what they have. I like the optimism that surrounds the return of Zajac, but I don't think he is going to be the Super-Bandaid to fix this problem. Afterall, he can't skate for 60 minutes or should I say 65 given the track record for OT/shootouts.

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ok well i know some people are throwing all the blame on Kovy all the time... but 3 goals on 4 shots? how is it Kovy's fault?

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That ramble made me chuckle, thanks for the post Chorske

Edited by Devilsfan118

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