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#1 Dev.iL87

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:02 AM

from rotoworld:

Travis Zajac (Achilles tendon) might make his season debut as early as Friday's game against Dallas.
"That will be the earliest," said Zajac after Sunday's practice. "We'll see how this week goes and then we'll talk it over with (GM) Lou (Lamoriello) and the coaches. I'll concentrate on getting in a couple more good practices and we'll see. I feel good, though." He isn't expected to play during New Jersey's two-game road trip in Florida that will see the Devils play the Lightning on Monday and the Panthers on Tuesday.

Finally :) his comeback is really close...LGD!
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:04 AM

I can almost guarantee he will be back for Friday. Not necessarily because he will be ready, but to provide moral support for Nieds night.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:22 AM

He's no Sid Crosby, but fans of other teams have NO idea how important he is to this team in the faceoff circle, penalty kill, power play, score sheet, and so on.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:31 AM

He's no Sid Crosby, but fans of other teams have NO idea how important he is to this team in the faceoff circle, penalty kill, power play, score sheet, and so on.


Right on. Once he gets up to speed -- which may take a couple games -- his mere presence will finally bring some balance to our top 6. Plus, we'll finally have someone besides Patrik "42%" Elias to take big draws. (Patty, I love ya, but good at the dot you are not.)
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:34 AM

Right on. Once he gets up to speed -- which may take a couple games -- his mere presence will finally bring some balance to our top 6. Plus, we'll finally have someone besides Patrik "42%" Elias to take big draws. (Patty, I love ya, but good at the dot you are not.)


I look forward to a power play boost too.

First Unit:

Kovalchuk-Elias-Parise
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#6 Vic Rattlehead18

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:10 AM

Kovalchuk-Elias-Parise
Zajac-TAORMINA!

Get it right!
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:12 AM

Kovalchuk-Elias-Parise
Zajac-TAORMINA!

Get it right!


Tao did look pretty good... very fast. I was surprised.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:27 AM

He's no Sid Crosby, but fans of other teams have NO idea how important he is to this team in the faceoff circle, penalty kill, power play, score sheet, and so on.


He also puts guys in their proper places - for example you won't have fourth liners playing third line minutes and so on. One guy in or out of a line-up has repercussions up and down the line-up.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:39 AM

i expect him to be back Friday and would figure he'd be in a 3rd line role (carter's) until he's got a few games under is belt.

i would guess they'd start with:
parise-henrique-kovalchuk
sykora-elias-clarkson
tedenby-zajac-zubrus
boulton-carter-palmieri
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:41 AM

It's coming together! And with some soft home games due for us in front of packed holiday crowds, and Josefson also on the horizon, I think we can start putting together a decent run.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 11:48 AM

Kovalchuk LW with zajac wiil be perfect fit

Parisé and henrique looks good together too
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 12:45 PM

why not something like this?

kovy-travis-clarks
zach-henrique-tedenby
sykie-patty-zubrus
boulton-carter-palmieri

I am not entirely sure about right wings, but kovy must play at LW and he has some chemistry with travis last season.
Zach has chemistry with henrique and our "old guys line" plays good all season. So only questions are right wings I think :)
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 01:00 PM

why not something like this?

kovy-travis-clarks
zach-henrique-tedenby
sykie-patty-zubrus
boulton-carter-palmieri

I am not entirely sure about right wings, but kovy must play at LW and he has some chemistry with travis last season.
Zach has chemistry with henrique and our "old guys line" plays good all season. So only questions are right wings I think :)


if deboer got fired

We coach that team together

switch teddy bear and zubrus...
because tedenby parise abd henrique will be a too small line :P
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 01:17 PM

if deboer got fired

We coach that team together

switch teddy bear and zubrus...
because tedenby parise abd henrique will be a too small line :P


yes that is true :)
and then sykie can go back at his natural position at right wing.

so our lines:
kovy-travis-clarks
zach-henrique-zubrus
tedenby-patty-sykie
boulton-carter-palmieri

ok I send PM to deboer :D

Edited by Dev.iL87, 12 December 2011 - 01:29 PM.

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 02:21 PM

I cant wait to see him back in the lineup but itll be weird as I have gotten accustomed to not seeing 19 out there. :unsure:
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:04 PM

When is the earliest that Josefson can be back? February?
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:07 PM

I CANT WAIT to get Zajac back. great news, we need his so badly and it will be so nice to see what this team really is. Come on buddy, it'll be great to have you back.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 06:29 PM

When is the earliest that Josefson can be back? February?


I don't believe there's an official timeline on him yet, but February seems the probable month from what ive read. However, some have speculated that he can return in January since he's already skating now.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:12 PM

A suggestion for the Diablos...how about a Travis Zajac chant...i will be at the game and will join if so.
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Posted 12 December 2011 - 08:56 PM

Kovalchuk-Elias-Parise
Zajac-TAORMINA!

Get it right!


correction
Parise-zajac-elias
kovi-foster
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