Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
dmann422

GDT: Devils @ Leafs 1/12- 7pm EST

198 posts in this topic

you have entirely too much time on your hands...

 

I like keeping stats and records of things.  Sue me.  I have a spreadsheet of the Devils attendance for crying out loud.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only thing I'm taking away from this one is that Salvador doesn't belong on this team anymore.

I'm confident Merrill could do an equal or better job in his place. And Volch playing better has made Salvador essentially redundant and unneeded.

That damn C on his jersey will ensure we continue to carry 7D though.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only thing I'm taking away from this one is that Salvador doesn't belong on this team anymore. I'm confident Merrill could do an equal or better job in his place. And Volch playing better has made Salvador essentially redundant and unneeded. That damn C on his jersey will ensure we continue to carry 7D though. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

salvador has not looked good at all lately.. i have no idea what they are thinking with him its becoming horrible..and i think he still has another year on his contract as well ughh

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Salvador had the one bad shift but other than that he really did not look bad.  I mean yeah it's easy to say 'it was just one bad shift' but on the plus side that shift gassed the Volchenkov-Salvador for the time being, which is always good.

 

It's funny that the shots in this game were so uneven because I really didn't get that sense watching this game, but hey that's playing the Leafs for you.  And of course they rested last night, meanwhile the Devils traveled.  I guess they were battling a flu bug but good god.

 

Also Loktionov sadly earned his benching, I was really hoping he would play well but DeBoer was unhappy with his play and he was right to be.

Edited by Triumph

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A lot of teams could use a defenseman like Salvador.

Yeah, my beer league team has been looking for a slow veteran turnover machine.

Edited by hystyk28
1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Clowe had been growing on me since he came back, and that goal finally did it; I'm a Clowe fan.

 

I've always been a Clowe fan.  Dude reminds me of Randy McKay.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only thing I'm taking away from this one is that Salvador doesn't belong on this team anymore.

I'm confident Merrill could do an equal or better job in his place. And Volch playing better has made Salvador essentially redundant and unneeded.

That damn C on his jersey will ensure we continue to carry 7D though.

Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk

 

Strip Sal's sorry ass and deal him

 

Put the "C" on Greene

 

Give Travis an "A"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think 95 points is what it'll take to get in the playoffs.  If we do any of the following, we will get to that 95 point plateau.

 

23-11-1

22-10-3

21-9-5

20-8-7

19-7-9

18-6-11

17-5-13

16-4-15

15-3-17

14-2-19

13-1-21

12-0-23

 

Clowe is good in the shootout.  He was at 40% before this year.

 

 

You might like this site: http://www.sportsclubstats.com/NHL/Eastern/Metropolitan/NewJersey.html

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What about the points they're grabbing by not being behind after 60 minutes?

 

Problem is that this isn't good enough.  The Devils continue to hover around NHL .500.  Still no signs that they'll be able to be much better than that.  Obviously the first problem is that they've become shootout-impotent, and last night's shootout showed me that this issue is now firmly in the minds of the shooters (Jagr looked like he was overthinking in a big way)...basically, if the other team gets a 1-0 lead in the shootout in Round 1, it's pretty much game over at this point.  (At least the Devils aren't alone in shootout ineptitude...Detroit is 1-7 in them.)

 

The sad thing is that the Devils are getting more offense out of their defenseman than they have in years.  They've gotten 21 goals from their D this year, after getting 13 from their D in last year's 48 games.  They're getting considerably better goaltending overall...Marty's numbers are pretty similar to last season's (as in not very good), but Schneider's numbers are a quantum leap over what Hedberg provided.  Forwards like Henrique, Ryder, and Brunner get hot on occasion, but it seems like when one or two guys get it going, none of the other forwards keep it going.  Zajac becoming on offensive afterthought really hurts.   

 

Right now, the Devils look like an 82-86 point team.  They're going to need at least 90 points to grab a playoff berth.  Funny thing is, if they make it, they can probably do some damage if Schneider gets hot and is the undisputed #1 goalie, and Elias is back in the lineup and healthy.  But they've got to get in first.  The Devils are 7-3-4 in their last 14 GP (.643 point%)...if they could do something similar over their next 14 GP, I'll start to feel better about their playoff hopes. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't understand why Salvador and gionta are constantly the goats around here after every loss. Salvador had one fluke turnover and it leads to a goal, gelinas gets coned multiple times (once by the immortal stick handler David clarkson) and he's fortunate enough that Cory makes a good save.

All this is ignoring the true problem that we have scored 17 regulation goals in our last 10 games. You will not win many nhl games with that offensive production.

As much as we love zubie-zajac-jagr around here that line has completely dried up, and if we want to start winning consistently we need our top line to produce.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't understand why Salvador and gionta are constantly the goats around here after every loss. Salvador had one fluke turnover and it leads to a goal, gelinas gets coned multiple times (once by the immortal stick handler David clarkson) and he's fortunate enough that Cory makes a good save.

All this is ignoring the true problem that we have scored 17 regulation goals in our last 10 games. You will not win many nhl games with that offensive production.

As much as we love zubie-zajac-jagr around here that line has completely dried up, and if we want to start winning consistently we need our top line to produce.

 

that could be part of why. I dont feel Salvador is bringing as much "good defence" and he's not bringing any offence or transition game either and he's done. At least Gelinas is doing that and he'll only get better so i feel like giving him a pass

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that could be part of why. I dont feel Salvador is bringing as much "good defence" and he's not bringing any offence or transition game either and he's done. At least Gelinas is doing that and he'll only get better so i feel like giving him a pass

I won't pretend that salvador is an offensive dynamo, but there is a misconception that gelinas brings a ton off offense. The magic he had when he first came up has cooled off.

His shot is nice, but he only has 15 shots in his last 10 games. If he is supposed to be an offensive specialist (that's what Pete has essentially used him as), that's not gonna cut it, especially whe he is below average in the defensive zone.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I won't pretend that salvador is an offensive dynamo, but there is a misconception that gelinas brings a ton off offense. The magic he had when he first came up has cooled off.

His shot is nice, but he only has 15 shots in his last 10 games. If he is supposed to be an offensive specialist (that's what Pete has essentially used him as), that's not gonna cut it, especially whe he is below average in the defensive zone.

 

the magic was only that it was going in, he made some really good plays actually deking guys and getting in good positions last night. Made a great play in OT and got a good shot. There's no way in a million year Salvador could have done something like that. 

 

Not always about stats but a good shot can result in a rebound, faceoff in the offensive zone, etc etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the magic was only that it was going in, he made some really good plays actually deking guys and getting in good positions last night. Made a great play in OT and got a good shot. There's no way in a million year Salvador could have done something like that. 

 

Not always about stats but a good shot can result in a rebound, faceoff in the offensive zone, etc etc.

 

He made lots of good plays and he did things (ie shooting) that lead to other good things, like the ones you mention at the end. 

 

If Gelinas had kept up his shooting (good things would most likely continue to happen) people wouldn't be talking about his "defensive slump". His offense disappeared and then people started talking about the defense.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the magic was only that it was going in, he made some really good plays actually deking guys and getting in good positions last night. Made a great play in OT and got a good shot. There's no way in a million year Salvador could have done something like that.

Not always about stats but a good shot can result in a rebound, faceoff in the offensive zone, etc etc.

in overtime with more room gelinas looks great, but it's not a coincidence that he sat for ten minutes straight in the third...

We can agree to disagree on this, and again I'm not trying to knock gelinas because I think he can be useful, I just find it confusing how Salvador gets so much heat when he wasn't nearly the worst defensemen in the ice.

I suspect it has to do with the shiny new toy syndrome that gelinas has going for him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We can agree to disagree on this, and again I'm not trying to knock gelinas because I think he can be useful, I just find it confusing how Salvador gets so much heat when he wasn't nearly the worst defensemen in the ice.

I suspect it has to do with the shiny new toy syndrome that gelinas has going for him.

 

The contract, the captaincy and the knowledge that when it really falls of a cliff, it'll be fast and brutal. If Sal was on his last year and not carrying a letter I don't think people would care as much.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

in overtime with more room gelinas looks great, but it's not a coincidence that he sat for ten minutes straight in the third...

We can agree to disagree on this, and again I'm not trying to knock gelinas because I think he can be useful, I just find it confusing how Salvador gets so much heat when he wasn't nearly the worst defensemen in the ice.

I suspect it has to do with the shiny new toy syndrome that gelinas has going for him.

 

It has nothing to do with Gelinas really.

 

Salvador has a C on his chest, a bad contract, can't produce or bring any transition, doesn't make other players around him better. Team was actually doing better with him outside of the lineup. We have another identical kind of player in the lineup too. 

 

How can we possibly have some kind of transition game when we have a pairing of Sal /Volchenkov? Guys have to run after a bouncing puck coming off the glass or rush for a slapper around the boards from the red line. Thats all they can do. 

 

Plus when we can finally settle in the offensive zone and work hard on the boards to finally get the puck to the point, it goes to one of them. Which is where pucks goes to die. It's killing the play. And DeBoer is playing them a lot so its a good chunk of the game that we know we wont produce much. If there's no transition the forwards can't do much.

 

If they be like, unfvcking real defensive players shutting down everything, well fine we could make a point. But no they are not.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

in overtime with more room gelinas looks great, but it's not a coincidence that he sat for ten minutes straight in the third...

We can agree to disagree on this, and again I'm not trying to knock gelinas because I think he can be useful, I just find it confusing how Salvador gets so much heat when he wasn't nearly the worst defensemen in the ice.

I suspect it has to do with the shiny new toy syndrome that gelinas has going for him.

 

 

The reason he hasn't done as much latley is because teams are setting out to take away space from him. His shot is such a threat, that teams are moving guys higher up to try negate it.

 

Apparently he hasn't been able to create space despite that, but it does other good things for the team. While the opposition is focused on trying to stop him, it gives other guys room.

 

 

 

Salvador is 1 dimensional, and he's probably the worst defensive defensemen we have on the ice right now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't understand why Salvador and gionta are constantly the goats around here after every loss. Salvador had one fluke turnover and it leads to a goal, gelinas gets coned multiple times (once by the immortal stick handler David clarkson) and he's fortunate enough that Cory makes a good save.

All this is ignoring the true problem that we have scored 17 regulation goals in our last 10 games. You will not win many nhl games with that offensive production.

As much as we love zubie-zajac-jagr around here that line has completely dried up, and if we want to start winning consistently we need our top line to produce.

 

The offense is definitely a concern, that should be apparent to anyone watching the games.  The team can't score, no denying it.

 

But the problem with Salvador isn't just the glaring stuff (he had the one big one last night, obviously), but he does a lot of little things that subtly hurt the team, in my opinion.  He can't make a breakout pass, he can't hit the net (he just throws it into a corner whenever it comes to him), he's become unreliable in his own end..

 

He's essentially always been an offensive black hole, but now he's not holding his own in the D zone.  I almost prefer he not be used on the PK anymore, to be honest.

 

Gelinas is a rookie, he's going to make stupid mistakes.  I'm okay with him learning the game as we go - as I am with Merril and Larsson.  But when you see a veteran who's supposed to bring 'leadership' to the team continuously do stupid sh!t.. it makes you wonder

 

Edit:  Great points by Marshall, SD and Sneax.  SD really hit the nail on the head.

Edited by Devilsfan118

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i mean if we're gonna have strictly defensive guys i'd like them to be younger and fast AT LEAST. Guys like Georges, Hjalmarsson, Girardi, Vlasic, Hamonic, Hamhuis etc etc.

 

Santini could be one i guess, thats good news on that. But with defensive dmen you kind of need good experience too, our guys have that but the body doesnt follow.

Edited by SterioDesign

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Salvador made one really glaring bad play and so it's time to kill him - I don't even think that play was really his fault either, Clowe shouldn't be there - it was going to be a nice breakout until that happened.

 

He's playing better than last year, that's for sure.  Find it funny no one is mentioning Gelinas being turned inside out by Clarkson, but that's probably because it isn't even noteworthy - someone turns Gelinas inside out every game these days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i mean if we're gonna have strictly defensive guys i'd like them to be younger and fast AT LEAST. Guys like Georges, Hjalmarsson, Girardi, Vlasic, Hamonic, Hamhuis etc etc.

Santini could be one i guess, thats good news on that. But with defensive dmen you kind of need good experience too, our guys have that but the body doesnt follow.

most of these guys are top 2 or three defensmen on their teams. It's unfair to compare volchenkov and Salvador to them, they're both 3rd pairing guys for us at this point.

Difficult to respond to everyone on my phone so I'll just say in general I appreciate a critical analysis of a player's performance like sterio gave, the problem I had earlier were comments like "strip him of the c and give it to greene" or "just retire already" - it's unfortunate that decent discussion gets clouded by these types of posts.

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