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Triumph    645

The first goal was going to be a goal anyway, he just managed to make a lowlight out of it.   Not even sure I want to blame him on it, the Leaf on the other side of the crease was wide open.

 

Yeah because this makes a ton of sense.

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Triumph    645

And if you put him with Zajac now, he'd be pretty much even.   Bob Carpenter even.  Nothing ever happens.

 

Which is fine.  That's what the Devils are trying to do - play low-event hockey.  What did playing run and gun in Atlanta ever get Kovalchuk other than a huge contract?  Kovalchuk's a break-even or worse player playing Atlanta's style and he's the same here.  Would you rather have him be scoring more and giving up more, or scoring less and giving up less?  With the NHL's point system it's a no-brainer.

 

Here's a look at it from someone who watches the Leafs a lot:  http://t.co/N3WtGKukS9

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NJDevs4978    219

Those last two penalties against the leafs were garbage. I absolutely hate when sh!tty refs try to make their sh!tty game look less bias with late calls to even up the numbers when the game is out of reach.

And just 16pps in the last 5 games is horse sh!t

 

They could have had 40 PP chances, it wouldn't matter.  The 5-on-4 PP is awful, especially when they line Kovy up at the right side where he can only pass.

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Devils01    5

CAN LOU OPEN HIS fvckING EYES AND START MAKING SOME TRADES. GET OFF YOUR fvckING ASS LOU!!

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NJDevs4978    219

Well he has made two already, although I wonder how many more games with this bad forward core we have to go before people realize maybe having healthy scratch d-men sitting in the press box while we had an immediate need up front is costing this team games.

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lazer    49

Well he has made two already, although I wonder how many more games with this bad forward core we have to go before people realize maybe having healthy scratch d-men sitting in the press box while we had an immediate need up front is costing this team games.

 

ding ding ding

 

addition by subtraction 

 

and yes that first goal was not on moose

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Devils01    5

WOW JUST SAW THE HIGHLIGHTS HEDBURG WAS SCRAP.

 

PLZ DONT PUT HIM IN NETS TOMRROW.

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Zubie#8    192

Deboer NEEDS to get Kovy going at even strength. Put Patty on the other side.

 

Elias Loktionov Kovalchuk

Henrique Zajac Clarkson

Ponikarovsky Josefson Matteau

CBGB

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Devil Dan 56    370

CAN LOU OPEN HIS fvckING EYES AND START MAKING SOME TRADES. GET OFF YOUR fvckING ASS LOU!!

Caps lock makes your point more valid. If you had opened your eyes, you may have noticed that Lou did make 2 trades, pulling in Loktionov and Ponikarovsky for nothing. What panic trade would you suggest? Tallinder for bobby Ryan?

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.849 save% for Hedberg in his last six.  Doesn't get much worse than that.  Doesn't help that the Devils have completely stopped scoring as well.   

 

Not sure what Lou can really do...like some have already pointed out, it's not like Lou has done nothing...he's made two moves already.  Maybe Kinkaid could get a game, but I trust DeBoer, and if he thinks Hedberg gives the Devils the best shot to win, I gotta go with DeBoer on that one.   

 

Lou has always been patient...I would expect a few more losses (of course hopefully that doesn't happen) before Lou would think about doing anything drastic.

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EdgeControl    189

Deboer NEEDS to get Kovy going at even strength. Put Patty on the other side.

 

Elias Loktionov Kovalchuk

Henrique Zajac Clarkson

Ponikarovsky Josefson Matteau

CBGB

Kovy is attracting WAY too much attention now,  throw the kovalchuk zajac elias line back together for a game. we have nothing to lose now

as scary as zid is in the D end he needs a 2nd pairing. behind greenes first

but if hedberg cant find a solution to his stick and 5 hole issues its all moot! we just can't overcome that ineptitude in net

Is it just me or does Kovy's skating look a little slower?

maybe a bit, but he's getting triple coverage at the blueline

 

 

 

could be kovy has lost a bit of confidence in his shot too, he's had some big misses lately. but I cant tell how much he's missing by

Edited by EdgeControl

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SterioDesign    261

i like articles like "Kessel finally delivers on home ice as Leafs explode in third to beat Devils"

 

lol good way to feel good about yourself i guess but the Leafs didnt explode, the Devils implode. thats different

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I'm still not worried with average goaltending we win at least 3 of these games. 

 

Problem is you don't know if the Devils will get average goaltending going forward.  One guy is 40 and the other is 39, and as we all know the first guy has played more games in net than anyone ever has in the NHL.  Even if he's effective, his body might not be able to handle it much longer. 

 

As for Hedberg and ANY goalie who's 39, who knows?  He did a nice job the last couple of seasons, but he's no guarantee either.

 

Not saying Brodeur can't recover and Hedberg won't snap out of this slump, but let's face it, both guys are question marks going forward, especially given their ages.  No one knows if this is just a rough patch, or a sign of things to come.

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Triumph    645

Clarkson has 24 shots in the last 8 games - I'm not worried about him.  He's not going to score 30 goals in this shortened season.

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njd3b1ink    28

After clearing my head and thinking about the game I think something to take away from this game, and the sabers game is that they seem to be trending upward. With average/good goaltending we win those games. It's annoying that moose is blowing games but I'm glad that they are executing their system better and just playing a better all around game compared to a week ago. Lets get a win tonight LGD

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Sneax    15

After clearing my head and thinking about the game I think something to take away from this game, and the sabers game is that they seem to be trending upward. With average/good goaltending we win those games. It's annoying that moose is blowing games but I'm glad that they are executing their system better and just playing a better all around game compared to a week ago. Lets get a win tonight LGD

problem is eventually they will get frustrated and not even manage to do that, daboer is a great coach so we have that going for us, but it's hard to continue to believe in a system if you aren't winning.

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SterioDesign    261

After clearing my head and thinking about the game I think something to take away from this game, and the sabers game is that they seem to be trending upward. With average/good goaltending we win those games. It's annoying that moose is blowing games but I'm glad that they are executing their system better and just playing a better all around game compared to a week ago. Lets get a win tonight LGD

 

yeah this. still not convinced they played that well in buffalo but the first 2 periods yesterday we're certainly more Devilish in term of effort and pressure.

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Mitico12    27

Rally behind Kinkaid tonight. However, PDB will most likely go with Hedberg.

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aylbert    70

They need to give Hedberg a rest...    we won't get much worse in nets than we have been with another body in nets; but we could see what we have in Kinkaid.

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eaglejelly    181

EDIT: wrong thread

Edited by eaglejelly

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Devs3cups    47
Tom Gulitti ‏@TGfireandice 53m
Devils'
locker room opened after tonight's gamelb_icon1.png and
Johan Hedberg was sitting at his locker -- only player in the room.


 

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Onddeck    70
Tom Gulitti ‏@TGfireandice 53m

Devils'

locker room opened after tonight's gamelb_icon1.png and

Johan Hedberg was sitting at his locker -- only player in the room.

 

Damn... he was probably reading our forums all night

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