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GDT: New Jersey @ Edmonton - 1/11/12

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You're awesome because you only come out of the woodwork to bash other forum members.

I didnt bash anyone dummy. I laughed at a funny post.

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BTW..I was getting hated on before about saying Zajac was out for a month. He's shut down for 3 weeks. If I read correctly he won't be skating at all. So how is me saying he'll be out of the line up for a month 'blowing things out of proportion" ?

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well i was pissed we got tied but hey... gave Zach another goal and kovy and patty another assist

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I'm watching an old GI Joe cartoon. They just lost a couple billion dollars worth of military equipment to Cobra.

Oh and Destro was surely involved in his fair share of orgies in the 70's.

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All I know is Zubby is the team DJ, and he's the one responsible for over-hauling the music for warmups. Which I'm fine with, especially since "Hello" is their new entrance song.

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oh sh!t oilers didnt score 5 on 5 that was a PPG?

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solid outing. A BS penalty blew the shutout, nothing you can really do about that shot but whatever. Good win.

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so Hall got the first star... mmm why?

Canadian media. Ridiculous they didn't include Hedberg.

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Funny, for all the complaining about the goaltending, in four of the last five games they've allowed only one goal, two goals in a fifth game, and three goals in a sixth. The other two were bretty brutal...6 goals in each one...and the goaltending in Calgary was as bad as it gets. But we keep stressing the importance of being able to save 90% (at the very least) of the shots that come their way...well, here are the save%s over each of those eight games:

.957, .966, .906, .778, .917, .976, .571 (ouch), .957

No one's going to take a gander at the Devils' goaltender tandem and think they've got a couple of brick walls in net, but as we've seen, at least recently, there's reasons to hope their play might be getting better, even if we have to deal with Calgary-type trainwrecks here and there.

I didn't read through the whole thread, but Kovy's second intermission interview really jumped out at me...the guy seemed so focused, almost annoyed that he couldn't stay out there...almost like "Screw this interview sh!t, and this intermission, I want to get out there and I want to keep playing." It's weird, as much as he improved when Lemaire took over, and was trying to improve his shortcomings(and as frustrating as he can be, I don't think not trying was ever Kovy's problem), now that I see the way he's playing lately, it feels like he's being more true to himself, and is more comfortable on the ice as a result. It means we'll have still have to deal with "WTF?" moments, and "WTF?" games, and occasionally even two or three "WTF?!?" games in a row, but if the overall result is what we've been seeing for a while now (13 G and 14 A in his last 22 GP), I'll take it.

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Canadian media. Ridiculous they didn't include Hedberg.

I found it incredible as well. How do you get one assist in a loss and get the first star? If anything it's almost like they're unintentionally mocking him considering how many chances he had to score and failed.

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It's clear that Kovalchuk hates doing interviews at the intermission - there was one time recently where they said he would be on and then he was bumped 'cause someone else scored.

But yeah, Kovalchuk is well over 4 shots/game now. He's 4th in the league in total shots. This is the player the Devils signed up for - even last season, Kovalchuk was never really well above 3 shots per game in any month besides March. He keeps scoring but his shooting percentage remains largely stagnant - that's because he's shooting so much. It's easy to forget that this is a player who's scored on one of every 7 shots in his career.

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I was watching that game last night wondering where the heck we'd be if Kovy went out for a month or three, and it wasn't a happy thought. It was actually right before he picked that guy's pocket and scored on the breakaway. ;)

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I'm watching an old GI Joe cartoon. They just lost a couple billion dollars worth of military equipment to Cobra.

Oh and Destro was surely involved in his fair share of orgies in the 70's.

This one? (NOT safe for work!)

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The best part was that he kept staring at the camera and you can tell the guys behind the camera were telling him to be more natural and look at deb too.

Lol it kinda reminded me of the last scene in pee-wee's big adventure.

This is the scene I meant yesterday in my post. It is classic.

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I was watching that game last night wondering where the heck we'd be if Kovy went out for a month or three, and it wasn't a happy thought. It was actually right before he picked that guy's pocket and scored on the breakaway. ;)

Yeah...he's a big part of our success, and even though a lot of our fans nit-pick every mistake he makes, he's really an outstanding player. And if you live outside this area and dont watch Devil games, I'm sure the highlights from the NHL every night show Kovi doing something good.

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Best thing about last night was, despite the Oilers looking better for a good part of the game, our star players stepped up and carried us. The Kovy goal was the complete anti-kovy type play that nobody thought we would see a couple of years ago. Out working somebody at the point on the PK and burying the goal. Perfect combination of skill and effort. Elias and Parise down low on the power play; great to see.

17 for Kovy and 15 for Zach now. Lets see how hot they can get. In a year where its been a lot about depth players, it was great to see those two play huge in the win.

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That dudes a good player but uh ya..I'm just as confused.

You know those secondary assists are tough and hard to come by :rolleyes:

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Funny, for all the complaining about the goaltending, in four of the last five games they've allowed only one goal, two goals in a fifth game, and three goals in a sixth. The other two were bretty brutal...6 goals in each one...and the goaltending in Calgary was as bad as it gets. But we keep stressing the importance of being able to save 90% (at the very least) of the shots that come their way...well, here are the save%s over each of those eight games:

.957, .966, .906, .778, .917, .976, .571 (ouch), .957

No one's going to take a gander at the Devils' goaltender tandem and think they've got a couple of brick walls in net, but as we've seen, at least recently, there's reasons to hope their play might be getting better, even if we have to deal with Calgary-type trainwrecks here and there.

I didn't read through the whole thread, but Kovy's second intermission interview really jumped out at me...the guy seemed so focused, almost annoyed that he couldn't stay out there...almost like "Screw this interview sh!t, and this intermission, I want to get out there and I want to keep playing." It's weird, as much as he improved when Lemaire took over, and was trying to improve his shortcomings(and as frustrating as he can be, I don't think not trying was ever Kovy's problem), now that I see the way he's playing lately, it feels like he's being more true to himself, and is more comfortable on the ice as a result. It means we'll have still have to deal with "WTF?" moments, and "WTF?" games, and occasionally even two or three "WTF?!?" games in a row, but if the overall result is what we've been seeing for a while now (13 G and 14 A in his last 22 GP), I'll take it.

Exactly. Thanks for pulling the individual game numbers together like that. The distribution is off, which presents skewed results.

The Devils seasons stats at this point present a pretty classic statistical "lie" right now. Unfortunately we've got a few fellow fans in our midst who apparently have just enough understanding of statistics to be dangerous, and not enough to recognize the impact that the distribution spread can and does have.

I don't blame goaltending for our goals against problems this season. The problem is clearly the defense corp, and this illustration helps to highlight the issue. Goaltenders do not go from having .920 save percentages to .650 save percentages without help.

I agree with your analysis of Kovy as well. The way that he acted during that interview really hit me, too.

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