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How can you?These players score 5 on 5, 4 on 4 etc. They know how to deke with the ice full. They know how to score with players trying to take their head off. Yet they can't when no one is trying to take the puck away? Sound a more of a mental bullet in their head at this point? Yeah

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'7'    552

if this team was even 4-4 in shootouts we'd have 55 points and be above the wild card

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TheRedStorm    79

More importantly, you can't practice it according to the coach either.

 

Pete also forgot to add  "you can't turn chicken sh!t into chicken salad". 

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Mike Brown    83

More importantly, you can't practice it according to the coach either.

 

I'd seriously like to know how you can practice the shootout.

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DevsMan84    575

I'd seriously like to know how you can practice the shootout.

Like they do every other fvcking drill in practice, by just doing it on their own goalies. Do it until every skater has scored at least once.

Stop taking the damn apologist route every friggin time.

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Devils731    36

Both Devils shooters put themselves in situations with large parts of the net wide open....then shot it where it wouldn't go in.

Practice may help putting yourself in a good situation, but there's not much to be done about a NHL player missing open net.

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'7'    552

Cory can't get a break.

 

He could've stopped a few in the shootout as well. But I feel horrible dumping on him for a skills competition after his brilliant play in regulation

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MadDog2020    1,806

I'd seriously like to know how you can practice the shootout.

Simple- spend 20 minutes at the end of practice practicing the shootout. 'Practicing the shootout' is pretty self-explanatory. Its fvcking break-away practice. All it is. It couldn't hurt, that's for damn sure.

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Mike Brown    83

Like they do every other fvcking drill in practice, by just doing it on their own goalies. Do it until every skater has scored at least once.

Stop taking the damn apologist route every friggin time.

 

Wow that's weird.  Unless we're shooting at our own goalies during the actual in game shootout, I fail to see how this helps.

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DevsMan84    575

He could've stopped a few in the shootout as well. But I feel horrible dumping on him for a skills competition after his brilliant play in regulation

Me too but let's not sugar coat this. Just on the shootouts and only shootouts Corey has been ass.

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TheRedStorm    79

I'd seriously like to know how you can practice the shootout.

 

You can't really "practice". What you can do is separate the players with the "hands" or those who have a skill at it and go with that. Perhaps the video guys can make SO videos of the goaltender they are facing that night and see if they can find tendencies or weaknesses and just play the percentages. That's all you can really do. It's a pure skill, it's not something learned and some players, even HOF players, don't have it. 

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thefiestygoat    134

Devils have scored 37 goals for Schneider in his 23 starts (1.60 goals per game). Shooting at a 6.28% clip for him. Devils have scored 1 goal or less in 10 of his starts (43.47%). I feel for this guy.

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Devils731    36

It couldn't hurt, that's for damn sure.

It does if you're practicing something that you don't think helps you as much as practicing something else would.

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DevsMan84    575

You can't really "practice". What you can do is separate the players with the "hands" or those who have a skill at it and go with that. Perhaps the video guys can make SO videos of the goaltender they are facing that night and see if they can find tendencies or weaknesses and just play the percentages. That's all you can really do. It's a pure skill, it's not something learned and some players, even HOF players, don't have it.

That's too much work for this coaching staff apparently as well.

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they seriously need to practice the shootout for sure its embarrassing and for all of us here and not on here knowing they will lose once they enter the shootout.

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Mike Brown    83

Simple- spend 20 minutes at the end of practice practicing the shootout. 'Practicing the shootout' is pretty self-explanatory. Its fvcking break-away practice. All it is. It couldn't hurt, that's for damn sure.

 

I guess, but they're still shooting on their own goalies.

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DevsMan84    575

It does if you're practicing something that you don't think helps you as much as practicing something else would.

At worst it's good cardio like every other practice and nothing else is as glaring as this.

I guess, but they're still shooting on their own goalies.

It's better than what they are doing now which is nothing. 0-11 it's time to start doing things differently.

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MadDog2020    1,806

Wow that's weird. Unless we're shooting at our own goalies during the actual in game shootout, I fail to see how this helps.

We did break-away drills in practice all the time when I played in high school. Teams at all levels practice one-on-the-goalie's all the time, and have since the beginning of time, long before the shootout even existed. So yeah. I disagree wholeheartedly. It can help a lot, certainly with confidence if nothing else.

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thecoffeecake    160

Simple- spend 20 minutes at the end of practice practicing the shootout. 'Practicing the shootout' is pretty self-explanatory. Its fvcking break-away practice. All it is. It couldn't hurt, that's for damn sure.

What the hell good is it gonna do to practice the shootout on Cory? He'll make fayne look like dangleberry.

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SargentD    31

Devils have scored 37 goals for Schneider in his 23 starts (1.60 goals per game). Shooting at a 6.28% clip for him. Devils have scored 1 goal or less in 10 of his starts (43.47%). I feel for this guy.

 

That's what I'm saying. Sure he isn't very good in shootouts. But overall he has played great and has almost nothing to show for it because the team doesn't score goals for him.

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MadDog2020    1,806

What the hell good is it gonna do to practice the shootout on Cory? He'll make fayne look like dangleberry.

Then they can practice on Marty. But it couldn't hurt to spend a little time at the end of practice working on it.

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Devils have scored 37 goals for Schneider in his 23 starts (1.60 goals per game). Shooting at a 6.28% clip for him. Devils have scored 1 goal or less in 10 of his starts (43.47%). I feel for this guy.

Thanks. Christ almighty. Freaking awful

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Satans Hockey    621

Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure Chico said they did do some practice for the shootout during one of the recent practices

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