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2013-2014 Lineup/Roster Thread

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So one of Josefson/Loktionov is going to get scratched, the other on the 4th line, and Gionta is on the 2nd line. What the fvck!

 

EDIT: So apparently both Josefson and Loktionov are out for 7 D?! Ugh!!!!!!!

 

I'm not looking forward to Lou re-signing Gionta to a 2 year deal again this offseason.

 

It did look like one of Bernier or Carter was going to be scratched from how TG had it written.

 

Not only Gionta, but Carter and Bernier get an absolute free pass for their play. They are not obligated to score at all even when a guy like Bernier got moved up to the second line. Josefson and Loktionov get 5-6 minutes to score or they are out of the lineup.

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So one of Josefson/Loktionov is going to get scratched, the other on the 4th line, and Gionta is on the 2nd line. What the fvck!

 

EDIT: So apparently both Josefson and Loktionov are out for 7 D?! Ugh!!!!!!!

 

I'm not looking forward to Lou re-signing Gionta to a 2 year deal again this offseason.

 

So, I've found this to be an effective lineup predictor - take a logical, reasonable lineup and essentially think of ways to ruin it.  If you think outside the box justttt enough, you may just come up with the same lineup PDB selects. 

 

 

2 years 4 million. Book it.

 

This would make me cry.  You're totally right though, Gio has definitely been around long enough to earn a loyalty contract from Lou.  God Damnit.

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It sucks to be a fan and have to sit through these lineup decisions as the points fade away, I can't imagine what the players must be thinking

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It sucks to be a fan and have to sit through these lineup decisions as the points fade away, I can't imagine what the players must be thinking

 

I'd LOVE to know what Jagr's thinking right now.  After he publicly went to bat for Josefson, Pete gives him nine lousy minutes and then scratches him the next two games.

Most Devils fans love Gionta, as far as I can tell.  Not hard to love a guy who is 5'3" but plays hard every single shift.  

 

Most Devils fans who go to games love him...he got cheered heartily on his return to the lineup.  Most Devil fans on message boards have misplaced anger towards him.

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I'd LOVE to know what Jagr's thinking right now.  After he publicly went to bat for Josefson, Pete gives him nine lousy minutes and then scratches him the next two games.

 

Most Devils fans who go to games love him...he got cheered heartily on his return to the lineup.  Most Devil fans on message boards have misplaced anger towards him.

 

The only misplacement of anger is that we bag on Gio when this is clearly a PDB issue. It isn't Gio's fault that he's told to go out there, he does the best that he can. The problem is PDB is a dumb fvck.

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I'd LOVE to know what Jagr's thinking right now.  After he publicly went to bat for Josefson, Pete gives him nine lousy minutes and then scratches him the next two games.

 

"It doesn't matter what I think".  That sound like a happy man to you?  Because it doesn't to me.

 

http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2014/01/travis_zajac_deals_with_devils_line_changes_better_than_jaromir_jagr.html#incart_flyout_sports

Edited by Devilsfan118

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I'd LOVE to know what Jagr's thinking right now.  After he publicly went to bat for Josefson, Pete gives him nine lousy minutes and then scratches him the next two games.

 

Most Devils fans who go to games love him...he got cheered heartily on his return to the lineup.  Most Devil fans on message boards have misplaced anger towards him.

 

I don't think Pete listens or reads Jagr's quotes to the media. If Jagr is going into his office and saying that he needs continuity, that's one thing. But Pete shouldn't have to be finding out what Jagr wants through TG's blog. 

 

Personally I don't think finding the right guy on this team to play with Jagr is very easy. He's not the easiest guy to play with, and he plays outside the box of this system. You want continuity, but they stopped scoring completely with Zubrus, so it is up to Pete to find someone new. It was Josefson than Elias shortly. Not sure what Jacob did wrong, but it was a lot apparently. 

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who the hell is randy miller?

Covers the team for NJ.com. He just started recently. Used to cover the Phailures.

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Covers the team for NJ.com. He just started recently. Used to cover the Phailures.

hmmm ok well I'll stick with TG, IMO he doesn't inject opinion into his stories nearly as much as chere or this guy. It's nice to get a different perspective but I think a lot of it is guys trying to make news where there isn't any. Edited by dmann422

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hmmm ok well I'll stick with TG, IMO he doesn't inject opinion into his stories nearly as much as chere or this guy. It's nice to get a different perspective but I think a lot of it is guys trying to make news where there isn't any.

 

Miller is good. He's certainly better than Chere.

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I like Miller a lot. He gets some background and more personal stories than the other two guys do, nice different dimension.

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You have one guy who is all facts, one who like you said does more background/personal stories, and one guy who tries to get readers by writing controversial headlines.

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Miller is good. He's certainly better than Chere.

fair enough obviously I've only read one of his stories and never heard if him prior. I just don't like when an writer is trying to lead readers to a conclusion (some terrible papers are sold this way cough nypost cough) but I guess him and chere are more opinion than TG, so my problem really is that they don't necessarily label themselves that way.

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Which is exactly why I never bought for a nanosecond that Lou cared about the AHL deadline. We do inane crap like this all the time when we could have just sent him down a week ago.

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Good, I'm glad Gelinas went down. He needs some all around growth.. And he won't get that playing 3 minutes a night.

I don't want to see him become the next MA Bergeron

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Which is exactly why I never bought for a nanosecond that Lou cared about the AHL deadline. We do inane crap like this all the time when we could have just sent him down a week ago.

 

Merrill is still eligible to play in the AHL during the Olympics, and he was the most critical guy because he hasn't played a full pro season and he got hurt this year.  Gelinas has played full pro seasons (and played junior) and has played for most of this year, it's not really that essential that he play.

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Good, I'm glad Gelinas went down. He needs some all around growth.. And he won't get that playing 3 minutes a night.

I don't want to see him become the next MA Bergeron

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He can only play a couple of games, it's silly.

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Good, now when we come back from the break they can move larrson up with Merrill, and see how those two work as a pairing

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Good, now when we come back from the break they can move larrson up with Merrill, and see how those two work as a pairing

No teams would win any board battles against them and the breakout would be filthy good. It would be a waste of their skills though.

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@TGfireandice: Devils have not called anyone up so far, so it appears D Peter Harrold will be activated from IR if Volchenkov can't play Monday.

Greaaaaat...

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I kinda wish I was surprised by this. At least I would've been hopeful.

He'll get power play time too. How much you wanna bet?

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