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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:18 PM

One positive we can take is that the Devils survived an early valley. I admit I thought a big slump was coming once after that 3-1-1 smoke-and-mirrors start, but they managed to shorten it. And Henrique has been a nice story...who knows how long it lasts, but guys who burst onto the scene like that give us all something to cheer for and something to hope for.

Starting to wonder if Tedenby should be down at the A...just don't see him improving much getting less than 10 minutes of ice time, like he did last night. No shame in getting seasoning in Albany if he needs it.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:28 PM

Agreed. However, I do see a positive in the come backs in Philly. Coming back from down 2-0 and 3-2 was nice to see and I think a good sign. It seems too many times the last couple of years that games were over once it hit 2-0.

This weekend will be very interesting, especially with the Kovalchuk dynamic.


Good point. The comeback win over Philly was nice, but I would've preferred it came in regulation. A nice string of regulation wins would be great to see right now. Though I'd also like to see them go undefeated, I'd like a million dollars, and I'd like to motorboat Jennifer Connelly (circa Career Opportunities, please). Maybe I'm asking too much?
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:30 PM

Starting to wonder if Tedenby should be down at the A...just don't see him improving much getting less than 10 minutes of ice time, like he did last night. No shame in getting seasoning in Albany if he needs it.


Tedenby might be better served with 10 NHL minutes since his mental game is what really needs the work. He'll be able to make any number of mental mistakes and get away with it in the AHL because of his physical skills. He really needs to learn what works at the NHL level, I think.

For example, Tedenby seems to have learned he needs to initiate the contact with players, even though he's smaller, to ensure he is getting proper leverage against the bigger player. At the AHL level I'm not sure he would have the need to do something like that.

In the end, I'm going to guess he'll develop about the same getting lots of AHL minutes or a few NHL minutes.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 04:33 PM

Good point. The comeback win over Philly was nice, but I would've preferred it came in regulation. A nice string of regulation wins would be great to see right now. Though I'd also like to see them go undefeated, I'd like a million dollars, and I'd like to motorboat Jennifer Connelly (circa Career Opportunities, please). Maybe I'm asking too much?


It'd be great if they swept the Caps. That would definitely up the confidence. Either way, I'd be ok with the million bucks and the Jennifer Connelly thing...
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 05:15 PM

And, let's be honest, while the effort last night was impressive it's still a one-goal win over Carolina, and we needed OT to beat the 'Peg. I'll happily take 'em, but they're not exactly statement wins.

This weekend's home-and-home is going to say a lot about this team. Hopefully last night's effort continues ...


This whole six-game stretch will say a lot - home Friday, then on the road for the Caps, Bruins, Sabres, Lightning and Panthers. At least they did pretty much what they've had to do on this homestand - win winnable games. Now they gotta sneak a couple out of a stretch where they'll be favored to win maybe one of the six games.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 06:03 PM

These last three games have been fun. It's nice to see the team start to gel and the young guys start to find their way in this league, but there are still going to be plenty of growing pains. I am not going to get too bothered if they lose these next three games.


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