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GDT: Game 1 Devils @ Penguins.

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Our defenseman are throwing wristers as if that sh!t will ever go in. No chemistry tonight

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Our defenseman are throwing wristers as if that sh!t will ever go in. No chemistry tonight

 

I said this last year.  Pucks have got to get to the net from the point.

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We can't play 5 men in the O Zone if Volch or Sal are on the ice. One of them has to play a safety since they can't transition back onto defense and keep getting beat by the odd man rushes. However, if PDB and Lou have the stones they could sit Volch and Salvador, bring in Fayne, Merrill, Severson or Gelinas and throw caution to the wind tomorrow. The Isles are a quicker team and there will be more odd man rushes with Sla and Volch humping it out there.

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Zajac and Henrique need to step it up this season...no excuses

 

Zajac and Henrique need to do whatever Crosby did and get better at face offs.

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We can't play 5 men in the O Zone if Volch or Sal are on the ice. One of them has to play a safety since they can't transition back onto defense and keep getting beat by the odd man rushes. However, if PDB and Lou have the stones they could sit Volch and Salvador, bring in Fayne, Merrill, Severson or Gelinas and throw caution to the wind tomorrow. The Isles are a quicker team and there will be more odd man rushes with Sla and Volch humping it out there.

 

This team doesn't have a lot of speed.  But if we play our game, it shouldn't make a huge difference.

 

Zajac played tonight?

 

I didn't notice him until he hit the post in the 3rd.   :argh:

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Zajac and Henrique need to do whatever Crosby did and get better at face offs.

thats asking a lot

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i need to see 3 games before i can judge what this team looks like to me.

 

i am watching larsson closely and greene had a great game.

 

maybe some fake shot/pass from the point.

 

LGD!

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Sloppy play by the devils. But what can you say it's the first game they will fix the negatives and get back to it tomorrow night. It's just one game!

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thats asking a lot

 

Yeah, I forgot these guys got paid peanuts

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I love how people are saying the season is over haha its one game calm down

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Will this team ever be good at faceoffs?

 

When they stop letting Gionta take them that will go a long way.

 

Zajac went 57%, which is ballpark for him, and they had long periods where he didn't take any

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Brunner looked good. And Schneider looked good on some of his saves tonight. That's all I really got.

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Not going to get too bent out of shape over this one. 1st game of the year, lots of new faces, chemistry will take some time. Penguins took advantage of the Devils defensive lapses, credit to them. A bit annoying how much this game resembled last season with all the "puck luck" going against the Devils but it's just 1 game. I can see this team struggling a bit early in the year and taking off a bit late once they get chemistry.

Really liked Clowe standing up for Salvador at the end of the 1st and Brunner with 8 shots was awesome.

Another bad game by Gionta. 0/7 in faceoffs, 0 shots, -2, defensive lapses that helped lead to goals against. Hope Josefson is in tomorrow.

Larsson had a real rough game with some costly errors but it's only game 1 of his 3rd year. I'm sure he'll keep learning from his mistakes. He's only 20.

Weird seeing Henrique intentionally taking faceoffs over Zajac at some points. Zajac finished 8/14, Henrique 1/6.

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This is the thing about them controlling shot counts, they don't produce with theirs and the chances they give up in return are pretty decent.

Fear not. If this trend continues for another eight years, the law of averages is bound to kick in, and we'll finally get some luck.

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Yeah, I forgot these guys got paid peanuts

thats why I said they need to step it up this year...they're making good money now and are supposed to be the core of this teams future.

But they're not gonna be no Crosby

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Speed is missing in so many ways.  Watching Bryce, the decision making in handling the puck is just too long and that's beside having to T it up before shooting.

When the puck gets within 30' of A-Fluery, he goes down.  They needed to get that puck up tonight which they didn't.

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Not going to get too bent out of shape over this one. 1st game of the year, lots of new faces, chemistry will take some time. Penguins took advantage of the Devils defensive lapses, credit to them. A bit annoying how much this game resembled last season with all the "puck luck" going against the Devils but it's just 1 game. I can see this team struggling a bit early in the year and taking off a bit late once they get chemistry.

Really liked Clowe standing up for Salvador at the end of the 1st and Brunner with 8 shots was awesome.

Another bad game by Gionta. 0/7 in faceoffs, 0 shots, -2, defensive lapses that helped lead to goals against. Hope Josefson is in tomorrow.

Larsson had a real rough game with some costly errors but it's only game 1 of his 3rd year. I'm sure he'll keep learning from his mistakes. He's only 20.

Weird seeing Henrique intentionally taking faceoffs over Zajac at some points. Zajac finished 8/14, Henrique 1/6.

 

Zajac was playing some LW, he spent alot of time on that wall.   I have no idea what the thought process was there.   He's the only guy on the team that wins faceoffs.    Henrique is passably bad, Elias is regular bad, Lokti was awful last year (but came out a winner last night), and Gionta is the worst faceoff guy in the league.

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thats why I said they need to step it up this year...they're making good money now and are supposed to be the core of this teams future.

But they're not gonna be no Crosby

 

I hate sounding like a broken record, but they are the key to our season.

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