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William D'Aquila

Confirmed : DeBoer is back

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Look, Ryder at 18 goals isn't doing enough to stay on an NHL team, because he doesn't do anything else at all.  He doesn't help out your other players, he's not particularly good at passing, he can't generate offense for other players really.  All of the guys you listed except maybe Ribeiro do more to help out a team in other ways.

 

The Devils took away the best center for him, which was Loktionov, who could gain the zone with the puck and had the vision to find a guy like Ryder in traffic.  Then they took away Henrique who doesn't really have that vision but still has speed enough to gain the zone.  What they gave him was Dainius Zubrus or Stephen Gionta which will just not be good enough.

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Look, Ryder at 18 goals isn't doing enough to stay on an NHL team, because he doesn't do anything else at all.  He doesn't help out your other players, he's not particularly good at passing, he can't generate offense for other players really.  All of the guys you listed except maybe Ribeiro do more to help out a team in other ways.

 

The Devils took away the best center for him, which was Loktionov, who could gain the zone with the puck and had the vision to find a guy like Ryder in traffic.  Then they took away Henrique who doesn't really have that vision but still has speed enough to gain the zone.  What they gave him was Dainius Zubrus or Stephen Gionta which will just not be good enough.

You think Lou might try and traded him in the off season, and could we get for him

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Ryder is on his 4th team in 5 years, its not just devils fans who hate on his game

 

Trrruuuue.

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Ryder is on his 4th team in 5 years, its not just devils fans who hate on his game

 

I don't buy that. Everyone knows what you are getting, but the Bruins that had Ryder for two dud years (18-15-33, 18-21-41), and they were in the running with the Devils for Ryder's services. He chose the Devils. He was traded once in that time. No biggie.

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I completely agree with this and for devils fans the kool-aid is very very very strong in many many departments and lots of fans are brainwashed to like certain things and accept and defend them no matter what.

I don't think a lot of people understand Devils hockey -- or hockey for that matter. 

 

Both sides just lose track of hockey getting completely involved with being "right" never mind that their definition of right changes with the wind. 

 

For every person dubbed a kool-aid chugger, there is a fellow mental midget going off on how brainwashed Devils fans are.

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