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#221 Jas0nMacIsaac

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:30 AM

He's not though because Sykora gets paid 800k.


On pace for 215 shots, I think there is a good chance Sykora scores 20 goals.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:41 AM

Oh, and the screechyness is hilarious. :lol: Blame everyone time. Probably didn't have a problem with the Buffalo game or the Tampa game or the couple of other times they've gone to the brink of doing this but come back.


To be expected after a loss like this. The worst thing about games like this is the cliche-spewing that gets regurgitated after losses: "Devils need to play 60 minutes" (NO team in the NHL plays 60 minutes night after night), Insert captain here needs to be a better leader, blah blah blah. As if captains are constantly making inspirational speeches and willing teammates to victories. Some fans have such a bloated, romanticized idea of what an NHL captain is.

The Devils are what they are...they probably have a few more points than they really deserve, so as much as losing a game in this fashion sucks, consider this loss things balancing out a little bit. They did go 3-2 to start off this 13 road games in 18 games stretch. Yeah, 4-1 would've been awesome, would've loved to have seen it, but this team is a work in progress, which means they're going to stumble at times, and have us all yelling "WTF?!" at our TVs.

10-8-1 and still within striking distance of first. No Zajac, no Josefson, pretty much nothing from Tedenby, an .888 save% from Marty, and Zach Parise not really looking much like Zach Parise. And five regulation wins in 19 GP. Could be a lot worse, really.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:46 AM

Glad to see someone (Kovy) stick up for Volchenkov. Glad I missed the 3rd period. Parise has no excuses as his injury was 1-year ago and he's only 27 years old.
Brodeur looked real bad on that last goal. There's still something seriously wrong with this team, we fold at any adversity.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:50 AM

There's still something seriously wrong with this team, we fold at any adversity.


The exact opposite has been said when the Devils have come back from down 2-0 on the road twice this season.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:53 AM

That hurt. Need to put these games away. C'mon Devils! start another streak Wednesday!!!
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:02 AM

The exact opposite has been said when the Devils have come back from down 2-0 on the road twice this season.


When the Devils come back, this team has heart and fight, doesn't quit, etc.
When a team comes back against the Devils, the Devils blew it, they wither against adversity, etc.

Easy to forget that the other team is trying to win a game too. Maybe Florida deserves a little credit for not giving up?

Not saying the Devils couldn't have played better over those final two periods...just saying that there's other ways to look at this, other than only through the red-and-black glasses, Devils-control-their-destiny-at-all-times viewpoint.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:22 AM

It's not the end of the world. That was a tough road trip and a tough first quarter of the season. The devils are above 500, the offense has started to click, they are scoring by committee, and the eastern conference is wide open. A couple more wins and we are in the mix at the top. A much easier schedule coming up should allow the team to work on team defense, limiting mistakes, being more disciplined. Think back one year and chill out, relax. This deacons is drastically better than last year.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:25 AM

Glad to see someone (Kovy) stick up for Volchenkov. Glad I missed the 3rd period. Parise has no excuses as his injury was 1-year ago and he's only 27 years old.
Brodeur looked real bad on that last goal. There's still something seriously wrong with this team, we fold at any adversity.


They don't fold with adversity, they fold with any prosperity :P

We've come back from 2-0 down on the road three different times to beat playoff teams this year so it's not fair to say they can't handle adversity. By the same token they're just as likely to blow a 2 or 3-goal lead as they are to come back from one. It's a strange team right now.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:10 AM

Glad this garbage is happening at the beginning of the year. They've gotta shake this crap off.

Exactly. Robinson has to throw a temper tantrum @ our defensive play.
If we don't go 3-0 the next 3 games, we've got serious problems and Lou needs to make a move.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:12 AM

It's going to take some time for them to win consistently. They need games like this to realize what it takes to be winners. Once they unscramble themselves in front of their net, they'll be ok. DeBoer's just going to have to figure out how to beat the opposing forecheck. That's been our nemisis for the past 5-7 years.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:12 AM

A couple weeks back, we were happy but skeptical after two close wins over two bad teams. Since then, we've seen wins over the Caps and Sabres, ended a goalie's calendar-year-long lossless streak, scored 18 goals in 6 games while Marty looked pretty vintage, the PP showed signs of life and the PK continued to be stellar. We're only .500 over that stretch, but two of those three losses were games that we were in right up until the last couple minutes. This team was very close to being 5-1 over that stretch.

We've got four very winnable games coming up. First is the last-in-the-West BlueJackets, then two against the last-in-the-East Isles, and a game in Colorado where the Avs (6-20-2 in their last 28 there) can't seem to buy a win. This is a prime opportunity to build some momentum.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:34 AM

the Devils just need to get Zajac back, put Parise back on his left side, let Kovi play with Henriqe, on another line, you can insert the top 2 RW's at the time. Then we'll see if Parise is back. I'm sure he'll do better as a left wing again with Travis as his center and Kovi on another line.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:49 AM

A couple weeks back, we were happy but skeptical after two close wins over two bad teams. Since then, we've seen wins over the Caps and Sabres, ended a goalie's calendar-year-long lossless streak, scored 18 goals in 6 games while Marty looked pretty vintage, the PP showed signs of life and the PK continued to be stellar. We're only .500 over that stretch, but two of those three losses were games that we were in right up until the last couple minutes. This team was very close to being 5-1 over that stretch.

We've got four very winnable games coming up. First is the last-in-the-West BlueJackets, then two against the last-in-the-East Isles, and a game in Colorado where the Avs (6-20-2 in their last 28 there) can't seem to buy a win. This is a prime opportunity to build some momentum.

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Yeah, but this is the Devils we're talking about. I don't even consider the game against the Jackets a sure win.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:51 AM

Exactly. Robinson has to throw a temper tantrum @ our defensive play.
If we don't go 3-0 the next 3 games, we've got serious problems and Lou needs to make a move.


The Devils just are not good enough to assume 3-0, especially with two rivalry games against a team we haven't done very well against the last few years.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:52 AM

I found this exchange between Cangialosi and Chico a bit puzzling...

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CHICO: "So, like I was saying, Brodeur shows great lateral movement on the save and puts the rebound into..."
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:03 AM

It figures that the one season where we can come back from 2 goal deficits is also the one where we give up 3 goal leads.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:09 AM

Yeah, but this is the Devils we're talking about. I don't even consider the game against the Jackets a sure win.


It isn't, with Mason out and Carter back.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:10 AM

The Devils just are not good enough to assume 3-0, especially with two rivalry games against a team we haven't done very well against the last few years.

Look at the last 2 islander losses: 6-0,5-0. they have to feel bad - kinda like us last year but w/ a few more wins.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:30 AM

The Devils just are not good enough to assume 3-0, especially with two rivalry games against a team we haven't done very well against the last few years.

Then they aren't good enough to make the playoffs. They can't beat Columbus at home and a NYI team that's falling apart they're in trouble.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:40 AM

And the Isles had 14 straight losses before an ill-fated loss to them around this time last year.
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