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#41 NCDevsFan

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 02:54 PM

Best news of the summer so far.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:03 PM

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“We have a lot of good, young defensemen and a lot of size, which I like,” Stevens said. “I definitely like size on defense. They take up a lot of space and make things difficult on the other team’s forwards. So, I like that and just the talent level. I think this is the deepest we’ve been on defense for young, upcoming defensemen in a long time. I don’t think we’ve ever had this kind of depth before. It’s very exciting. You can never have enough defensemen. It’s a position that takes some time to develop.

“We’re looking to try to get some of these guys to the NHL as quickly as possible to help our team.”


Maybe looking too much at the tea leaves, but perhaps a sign that moves will be made or maybe a signal that Stevens wants Merrill to turn pro this year (I recall Merrill had mentioned at his first development camp that he enjoyed the short time he had working with Stevens).
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:04 PM

No bigger fan of Stevens that me but he has no experience as a coach...should be interesting.

I am asking my friend who is a Sharks' staff member about Shaw and will report back....
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:18 PM

Great Scott! its like we have gone back to the future. Both moves sound good on paper, look forward to see how they pan out whenever the season begins.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:21 PM

No bigger fan of Stevens that me but he has no experience as a coach...should be interesting.

I am asking my friend who is a Sharks' staff member about Shaw and will report back....

From what I gathered, he ran the PP, but also had a hand in their abysmal PK. He was probably fired to keep Todd Mac honest
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

Power play was one of new NJ assistant Matt Shaw's responsibilities with Sharks and they ranked 2nd in NHL on PP with 21.1% success rate.

This is huge for us, Oates sucked and this is a great improvement for a team that has scoring ability.

I'd assume Stevens would run the PK, not Shaw.

Edited by ZeroGravityFat, 17 July 2012 - 03:39 PM.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:50 PM

Power play was one of new NJ assistant Matt Shaw's responsibilities with Sharks and they ranked 2nd in NHL on PP with 21.1% success rate.

This is huge for us, Oates sucked and this is a great improvement for a team that has scoring ability.

I'd assume Stevens would run the PK, not Shaw.


I think Barr was the PK guy last year, wasn't he?
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 03:54 PM

Yes, Barr is the PK guy. The general consensus from Sharks fans is that Shaw was made to look like he ran both the (excellent) PP and (abysmal) PK, so the fans essentially wanted him out because of the PK issues. Afterward, through interviews it was made clear that he actually had very little to do, coaching-wise, with the PK.

Either way, as long as he is only running our PK, I'm thrilled.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:08 PM

Power play was one of new NJ assistant Matt Shaw's responsibilities with Sharks and they ranked 2nd in NHL on PP with 21.1% success rate.

This is huge for us, Oates sucked and this is a great improvement for a team that has scoring ability.

I'd assume Stevens would run the PK, not Shaw.


Barr ran the PK last year, he'll do it again this year.
Larry coached the D last year, Stevens does it this year.
Oates ran the PP last year, Shaw does it now.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:11 PM

oates ran a powerplay? news to me :whistling:
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:30 PM

Oh. Hell. Yes.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:53 PM

I can already picture Stevens whispering in the ear of Volchenkov and telling him to go destroy this or that guy and then give him a tap on the shoulder when he comes back to the bench.

"Not bad Volchy, but you forgot to the tell the other guy that he is next"

Edited by SS-SS, 17 July 2012 - 04:56 PM.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:12 PM

Adam Oates signs deal with the Caps
Devils trade Larry Robinson to SJ for Matt Shaw
Devils call up Scott Stevens :D

So maybe Larry left because Stevens was ready to become an assistant.

Edited by Jerseydevils0324, 17 July 2012 - 05:15 PM.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:53 PM

Does that mean that Larry pointed to Scott and said... "You're next !" ?
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:06 PM

Does that mean that Larry pointed to Scott and said... "You're next !" ?


I see what you did there lol nice
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:45 PM

I wonder if PepperKorn bought season tickets behind the Devils bench this coming season :giggle:

both of these additions seem to be very good. i think stevens would be a great mentor for larsson and any of the possible rookies who try out for the team (e.g. merrill..etc.

Is hoping for the next Rangers game where Tortorella opens his mouth again across the Devils bench and seeing Stevens react
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 07:25 PM

Excited that Scott Stevens is going to be behind the bench for the Devils next year! Hopefully Shaw works out but I'm never one to get my hopes up on the Devils having a strong PP.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:26 PM

yay stevens!
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:29 PM

PK must of passed out with all the great news, too think that she will be seeing Scott behind the bench every game and not a peep???
On the other hand I can't wait for the first game when Tortorella starts mouthing off, just to see that Stevens stare again= priceless!
Welcome back behind the bench to a true Captain!

Let's Go Devils!!!!!

Edited by Devs1965, 17 July 2012 - 09:30 PM.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 09:38 PM

This is great news.

Sounds like shaw has done an amazing job. And Stevens is, well, Scotty fvckin Stevens.

I like these hires!
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