C'mon Tri. Don't throw minutes and me suggest these guys are playing important roles. We're asking Palmeri, Henrique, Josefson, Teddy, Mills to do something, anything.
You've named 2 players who started out on the 3rd line, and two guys who started out on the 4th line. Meanwhile, I cite two guys who played a quarter of the game and they're not playing important roles. Tedenby played under 10 minutes last night.
I consider guys like Voracek, Simmons, Jvr, Giroux who YES are all under 25 - which used to be considered not in their primes...it is now. We have Parise, who's playing with linemates who don't mesh with him. We also have Kovalchuk...who doesn't mesh with anyone ever it seems, and is great defensively.
The idea that Parise and Elias don't mesh is totally insane and I suggest remembering the 07-08 season for a refresher. Sykora might not mesh with those two, I can't speak to that, but the two best players on the line have definitely been very successful together.
These guys are light years ahead of where the Devils are.
Nonsense. The notion that NJ's defense is terrible is laughable too.
Edited by Triumph, 09 October 2011 - 08:52 AM.