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#221 EdgeControl

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:31 AM

Amber alert issued for Zach and Kovy. last four games havent been productive, and the win over the flyers seems like months ago. subtract the one hattrick game and zachs last 20 game numbers arent exactly top line flattering. obviously our top players need to play better! what will it take to get zach going?


Rangers seem to get their sticks on everything! and had our passing lanes shut down.
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#222 maxpower

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:43 AM

Eric Boulton continues one of the worst seasons I've ever seen a professional hockey player have. Jesus, you're down 2-0 against a team who is going to choke you out in the 3rd, you score 2 goals in the period, and you end up down going into the 3rd because he hits someone from behind for no reason.

And of course he gets his next shift, when Cam, who at least had the common sense to make a LEGAL hit, gets benched. :lol:
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:48 AM

Met like collapse you people are clowns.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:14 AM

Is it me or does it seem at least lately whatever line Clarkson is on he brings his linemates down? It happened when he was on Elias' line and now it is happening to his line with Josefson and Poni.


IMO, that was our second best line last night. Of course, that's like saying they were the second-least smelly turd in the bowl.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:20 AM

IMO, that was our second best line last night. Of course, that's like saying they were the second-least smelly turd in the bowl.



Very true but overall in terms of production we were getting some when the third line was Poni, Zubrus, and Bernier. I feel like while that line does do some good things, goals are harder to come by with that line.
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#226 95Crash

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:28 AM

I thought Parise was pretty bad. Multiple bad turnovers when under little to no pressure.

I thought I had mentioned his turnovers in my post you responded to but see I did not. It must've been in an earlier post. I was speaking more about effort and scoring chances. I thought Zach had the effort last night and came close to scoring a few times but just couldn't connect. I guess there's been a lot of that from him this season. But that's why IMO he needs to be on a different line. Paired up with Kovy, he's not reaching his full potential. I don't think it's entirely his fault.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:32 AM

I thought I had mentioned his turnovers in my post you responded to but see I did not. It must've been in an earlier post. I was speaking more about effort and scoring chances. I thought Zach had the effort last night and came close to scoring a few times but just couldn't connect. I guess there's been a lot of that from him this season. But that's why IMO he needs to be on a different line. Paired up with Kovy, he's not reaching his full potential. I don't think it's entirely his fault.


They hinder each other, IMO, and it's only because Kovy is having a really good year and Parise is having a pretty good year that they put their numbers up. Both have good chemistry with the C, though. Just a weird line. Only time Parise and Kovy are on the same page is when they're poaching. Everyone on that line has that in common.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:41 AM

Henrique needs to be dropped from the top line ASAP. He is spent and bringing down kovy and zach. I'd swap him w jj.

And cams fights are a bore this season. I duno what he brings to a lineup.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:51 AM

Henrique needs to be dropped from the top line ASAP. He is spent and bringing down kovy and zach. I'd swap him w jj.


I wouldn't mind swapping Henrique and JJ for at least a period or two to see if those lines click at all. JJ and Kovy work well on the PK together, and Zach can play with anyone. Henrique first impressed us all this season with his work on a line with Tedenby and Clarkson (the short-lived THC line), and Poni is a major upgrade over Teddy.

In theory, I like it.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:11 AM

Kovalchuk looked like the stereotype everyone had him pegged for prior to this season. He gave up on numerous backchecks but none led to goals due to Marty being brilliant. Skated with straight legs often and generally looked lazy and like a guy who’d given up on this game.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:20 AM

Very true but overall in terms of production we were getting some when the third line was Poni, Zubrus, and Bernier. I feel like while that line does do some good things, goals are harder to come by with that line.


Clarkson by himself does well, but his linemates def suffer. I'd put Clarkson on the fourth line and put the Poni, Bernier, Zubrus line back together. My lines:

Parise JJ Kovy
Sykora Henrique Elias
Bernier Zubrus Poni
Carter Zajac Clarkson
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:26 AM

Clarkson by himself does well, but his linemates def suffer. I'd put Clarkson on the fourth line and put the Poni, Bernier, Zubrus line back together. My lines:

Parise JJ Kovy
Sykora Henrique Elias
Bernier Zubrus Poni
Carter Zajac Clarkson


Clarkson is a great boards guy, but to be a good cycle team like we try to be, you need two on one line. Him and Poni are very good together. I would make the lines

Parise JJ Kovy
Sykora Zubi Elias
Clarkson Henrique Poni
Carter Zajac Bernier / Boltone

Green - Fayne
Salv - Zid
A. Train - Teo

Tim to sit Adam for few games, he as NO confidence
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:27 AM

Elias has never played right wing in his life and now you want to make that change a few weeks before the playoffs. People are delusional
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:36 AM

Elias has never played right wing in his life and now you want to make that change a few weeks before the playoffs. People are delusional


If you were referring to my post, I just put the three names up there, the location of the names on the line were not intended to be positions.

And also, changing lines before the playoffs wont kill everyone, trust me

Edited by socbrian, 20 March 2012 - 10:37 AM.

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#235 devlman

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 11:44 AM

Elias has never played right wing in his life and now you want to make that change a few weeks before the playoffs. People are delusional


Then switch him with Sykora before you have a heart attack. :rolleyes:
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:08 PM

For those who are superstitious, in 1996, we lost to Otttawa on the last game of the season to be put out of the playoffs. And it's a DAY game.



The Devils don't play that bad during day games as everyone thinks.
They're like 3-5.
Day games are definitely lame but could be worse.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:19 PM

Parise Zub Kovy
Sykora Elias Clarkson
Bernier Henrique Poni
Carter Zajac JJ

I know JJ is a center but he is a better option both defensively and offensively than Boulton/Jansen
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