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Jon Merrill recalled from Albany

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Zid makes some defensive mistakes, but he does actually know how to play defensively.  This year he hasn't been bad defensively.  Greene has been excellent.  Don't get me wrong.  But his offensive game has been lacking.  I think overall Zid has been our best d-man.

Lacking what? Greene was never an offensive dynamo save for that one 30 something point season a few years back when he took Martin's place. Zid has played well, but he has at least one WTF moment every game.

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I know nothing of gelinas' personality but whenever a young player comes up and looks as good as he did I worry that they may get a little too comfortable... And wind up having games like last night.

Not saying this is the case but at the very least Merrill can push gelinas similarly to how gelinas seemed to push Larsson (who has looked great since gelinas came up)

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If Merrill's up, you want him to play, and that means somebody has to sit. Volch is playing decently, and he's your big guy, so you sit Gellinas, Fayne, or Larsson. IMO Larsson and Fayne need to play. If Gellinas is hurting at all, he should sit.

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Damn! I hope he is okay, that was a weird fall. So much blood, maybe just the visor? seemed high up on his face though

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Yeah I think/ hope that's one that just looks worse than it is.

We're down to 5 defensemen on a 2 nd if a back to back. I shudder what they'll look like in the 3rd.

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Greene is the better man. Zids may put points but he's a defensive liability. He's not horrible he's like mediocre.he should be a la burns. On offense. But burns is a good defensemen.

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And now he's dead.    Seriously, Murphy's Law.   Call the guy up for someone who may or may not be injured, and then he gets gouged in the face by his visor and ends up on Planet Zutar

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Yeah I think/ hope that's one that just looks worse than it is.

We're down to 5 defensemen on a 2 nd if a back to back. I shudder what they'll look like in the 3rd.

good thing we have Urbom in the minors to call up.......oh crap

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Can someone make a southpark meme, jon merril finally gets called up aaaaaaaaand hes gone

 

Aaaaaaand he's gone

 

 

Seriously though, that was a nasty collision.  Hope he's alright.

Edited by third man in

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Did someone seriously curse this team?

thats not the issue... they just have no decent talent.. take a look at the roster.. our best player right now is almost 42.. our best player on the team is elias and the man is 37..

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thats not the issue... they just have no decent talent.. take a look at the roster.. our best player right now is almost 42.. our best player on the team is elias and the man is 37..

I think he means Merrill getting hurt on his first (or second) shift

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I think he means Merrill getting hurt on his first (or second) shift

just another one to add to the injury list.. lets all be honest fans here.. merrill or no merrill we are still going to lose to this minny team... and im not being negative i obviously want the devils to win just as much as anyone here.. but im being honest..

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Well his NHL career lasted pretty long. Only thing he'll be doing from now on is running to the mailbox once a day.

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I think he means Merrill getting hurt on his first (or second) shift

 

Thank you.  lol

Edited by Mike Brown

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http://blogs.northjersey.com/blogs/fireice/comments/merrill_leaves_nhl_debut_with_facial_lacerations_and_possible_concussion/

 

 

Merrill sustained facial lacerations and a possible concussion when he crashed hard into the left corner boards in the Devils’ end just 4:49 into the game.

Merrill appeared dazed and had a cut over his left eye as he was helped off the ice. He was not available to talk to the media after the game.

Devils coach Pete DeBoer said Merrill underwent base-line testing (which is done to determine if a player sustained a concussion).

I feel horrible for him. Suffered a cracked vertebrae last year which caused him to miss a lot of time in his junior season after missing half of his sophomore year on suspension. Hopefully he doesn't have a concussion.
 

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