Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
devilsrule33

2013-2014 Lineup/Roster Thread

1,544 posts in this topic

josefson with zajac and jagr - i know a few people are going to get their wish.

figured it would probably be him.. not sure how i feel about putting him in that slot

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

josefson with zajac and jagr - i know a few people are going to get their wish.

Ah very nice. Maybe he and jagr can connect.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not the ideal situation for Josefson since I believe he is a better center but he is excellent on the boards and very creative on the wing. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kinda hope Whitney gets another look at some point.. Feel bad for the guy a bit.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kinda hope Whitney gets another look at some point.. Feel bad for the guy a bit.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

 

That's it for him. I don't really understand what they hope when you give a guy a few shifts, be it Whitney, Josefson, Loktionov, etc. Very hard to adjust to the NHL speed when either you have never played or have been sitting for weeks or months.

 

For Whitney, playing with a guy like Jagr is very tough. He doesn't like to make the simple play often, and to find any chemistry in 3 minutes with him is impossible. I thought Jagr had the chance to make the obvious play to Whitney a few times but looked for something different.

 

Asking way too much from Whitney and probably asking too much from Josefson if you only give him 6-7 minutes tomorrow before Pete inevitably goes back to Zubrus on the top line.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just hope Josefson flukes out 2 assists tomorrow which should buy him 5 games on that line.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finally Josefson plays! Maybe that awesome preseason line can reunite, josefson-elias-brunner. I thought Whitney sucked last night, but who knows after a few games under his belt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@TGfireandice: Jagr on Josefson as new LW: “No. 4 this week. I started feeling bad. I’m telling myself it’s probably me or Travis.I’ve got to blame Travis."

Lmfao Jagr is awesome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's it for him. I don't really understand what they hope when you give a guy a few shifts, be it Whitney, Josefson, Loktionov, etc. Very hard to adjust to the NHL speed when either you have never played or have been sitting for weeks or months.

 

For Whitney, playing with a guy like Jagr is very tough. He doesn't like to make the simple play often, and to find any chemistry in 3 minutes with him is impossible. I thought Jagr had the chance to make the obvious play to Whitney a few times but looked for something different.

 

Asking way too much from Whitney and probably asking too much from Josefson if you only give him 6-7 minutes tomorrow before Pete inevitably goes back to Zubrus on the top line.

 

Whitney was awful from start to finish, it didn't matter who he was on a line with - forget linemates, his positioning in the D zone was like he'd been studying with Tedenby.  It was about as bad as an NHL debut as you can have, unfortunately.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Josefson is a very smart player so I really think he and Jagr could click. Either way he will be a defensive upgrade and a second man to take faceoffs so possession should go up right away.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@TGfireandice: Jagr on Josefson as new LW: “No. 4 this week. I started feeling bad. I’m telling myself it’s probably me or Travis.I’ve got to blame Travis."

Lmfao Jagr is awesome.

 

Imagine if we still had Parise.

 

Parise - Zajac - Jagr

 

:(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some interesting stats of late.

 

Henrique 33 shots last 13 games, given his career 13% if he were to continue at this pace the rest of the season he would finish the season with 24 goals. I doubt he can keep up that pace but 20 goals seems pretty safe. 

 

Michael Ryder has 36 shots his last 13 games. Say Ryder finishes the season on a 2.5 shot per game pace and shoots at his 12% rate he is projected to finish the season with 25 goals.

 

Ryane Clowe has 27 shots his last 13 games which is right on pace with his career average for s/g. He also has 11 points in that time frame. This is a legit second line in tthe NHL that should average 7 shots per game the rest of the season.

 

NJ have averaged 30.1 shots on goal the last 11 games which is well above their season average. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

NJ have averaged 30.1 shots on goal the last 11 games which is well above their season average. 

 

They're giving up more too, around 29 per game in the same stretch. Ah, imagine if Marty had started the majority of those games...*shudder*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Some interesting stats of late.

 

Henrique 33 shots last 13 games, given his career 13% if he were to continue at this pace the rest of the season he would finish the season with 24 goals. I doubt he can keep up that pace but 20 goals seems pretty safe. 

 

Michael Ryder has 36 shots his last 13 games. Say Ryder finishes the season on a 2.5 shot per game pace and shoots at his 12% rate he is projected to finish the season with 25 goals.

 

Ryane Clowe has 27 shots his last 13 games which is right on pace with his career average for s/g. He also has 11 points in that time frame. This is a legit second line in tthe NHL that should average 7 shots per game the rest of the season.

 

NJ have averaged 30.1 shots on goal the last 11 games which is well above their season average. 

Those are pretty good stats, and goes to show that speed, although important and dangerous, is not essential to hockey success. that could be the slowest line in the NHL. clowe had a horrible start and a brutal -4 Chicago game. but since then has been solid (still scares me in the D-zone).  strength and hands can trump speed, offensively

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Plenty of score effect, NJ has had the lead quite often in those games.

 

Ah, good point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jagr on Josefson:

 

 

Devils winger Jaromir Jagr said Jacob Josefson played extremely well when he stepped in to play on the first line Sunday.

"I thought he was one of the best players on the ice," Jagr said. "He didn't have that much ice time but every time he was on the ice he created plays. We didn't play very much, our whole line.

"Hopefully he can get better and better every game. He's a good player. People don't give him enough credit. He's a lot better than people think. He can make the plays offensively. Trust me, I could see it right away from the first practice."

 

http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2014/01/devils_dainius_zubrus_suffered_broken_nose_during_outdoor_game_vs_rangers.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hopefully Pete gives him an extended and legitimate look on that line. I feel like it's been a revolving door for a while. Let him get at lest 15 minutes a night and see what happens before you try to trade for a winger.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very interesting indeed. I sense a little disapproval on Jagr's part of DeBoer's treatment or impatience with Josefson.

 

He's talking about things like ice time and people not giving "him enough credit", and really, who else could he be talking about? Does he read message boards, or...?

Edited by DJ Eco

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Josefson has the skillset of a top 6 forward, not the way he has been used. I feel once he get on a little bit of a role he will be an above .5 PPG player.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Josefson has the skillset of a top 6 forward, not the way he has been used. I feel once he get on a little bit of a role he will be an above .5 PPG player.

 

This is so incredibly unlikely.  He can't finish.  At best he's a Mikael Backlund sort.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i just hope jj finds some rhythm with the other 2 and they can finally have a solid first line

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0