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#21 Mayday

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 09:48 PM

thank jesus christ the KHP line was broken up. time to try something new. good to see zajac back.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:07 AM

New lines this morning.

Henrique Zajac Kovalchuk
Ponikarovsky Josefson Clarkson
Sykora Carter Bernier

I like! I really expect that Zajac line to be extremely dangerous with Henrique on the wing.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:45 PM

New lines this morning.

Henrique Zajac Kovalchuk
Ponikarovsky Josefson Clarkson
Sykora Carter Bernier

I like! I really expect that Zajac line to be extremely dangerous with Henrique on the wing.


I like this move a lot. I think one change can really help here, switching Poni and Sykora. Sykora is too slow against other teams' top lines and our fourth line needs some help as teams have pegged it as our weakness.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 01:44 PM

Elias is 19-for-48 in the shootout (39.6%) lifetime and 5-for-11 (45.5%) this season.

Zajac is 4-for-13 lifetime for 30.8%

But let me guess...since Elias didn't get it done last night, he needs to replaced in the shootout.

What a joke of a post.

Fwiw Elias is honestly not that good at the SO. Ive been wishing we would substitute Henrique for Elias for a long time
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:15 PM

Fwiw Elias is honestly not that good at the SO. Ive been wishing we would substitute Henrique for Elias for a long time


Based on what?

The numbers tell a different story. So Elias' 5-for-11 isn't good enough for you this season? The only thing bad about Kovy being ridiculously automatic this season is that some think that if other shooters aren't producing at somewhere near that rate, it's not enough. The fact that Kovy's now at 40.0% AFTER this season's burst should tell you how off-the-charts he's been this season. Elias is just fine in shootouts. 39.6% lifetime is very good.
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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:17 PM

Based on what?

The numbers tell a different story. So Elias' 5-for-11 isn't good enough for you this season? The only thing bad about Kovy being ridiculously automatic this season is that some think that if other shooters aren't producing at somewhere near that rate, it's not enough. The fact that Kovy's now at 40.0% AFTER this season's burst should tell you how off-the-charts he's been this season. Elias is just fine in shootouts. 39.6% lifetime is very good.



Elias has had 11 shootout attempts this season?!

I can barely remember 3. Usually it seems we win it after 2-2.5 rounds

Edited by DevsMan84, 26 March 2012 - 04:18 PM.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:31 PM

Elias has had 11 shootout attempts this season?!

I can barely remember 3. Usually it seems we win it after 2-2.5 rounds


Only six players have taken shots for the Devils this season in the shootout:

Kovy: 11-for-13
Parise: 8-for-15
Elias: 5-for-11
Clarkson: 1-for-1
Henrique: 1-for-3
Sykora: 0-for-1

That makes for a team shooting% of 59.6...the next closest team is Colorado, at 51.7.

And the Devils as a team are shooting 42.4% since this thing started. No other team is even close to 40%.
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It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 05:00 PM

Fwiw Elias is honestly not that good at the SO. Ive been wishing we would substitute Henrique for Elias for a long time

In a few weeks, shootouts won't matter anymore.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:42 PM

lol I actually thought Elias's numbers were worse in the shootout this year too, both in terms of attempts and percentage. But it's easy to get overshadowed when the guy leading off seems to make every one of them.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:37 PM

Based on what?

The numbers tell a different story. So Elias' 5-for-11 isn't good enough for you this season? The only thing bad about Kovy being ridiculously automatic this season is that some think that if other shooters aren't producing at somewhere near that rate, it's not enough. The fact that Kovy's now at 40.0% AFTER this season's burst should tell you how off-the-charts he's been this season. Elias is just fine in shootouts. 39.6% lifetime is very good.

That's better than I thought but it's because I feel like out of the goals he has succeeded on, one of two of them may have barely bounced in.. And the point is yea I think Henrique would have been better.

Whatever not like this will matter in a few games anyway
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:01 PM

That's better than I thought but it's because I feel like out of the goals he has succeeded on, one of two of them may have barely bounced in.. And the point is yea I think Henrique would have been better.

Whatever not like this will matter in a few games anyway


You're basing that on basically nothing. So be it.

Like you said, ain't no shootouts come playoff time anyway.
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Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
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It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:05 PM

lol I actually thought Elias's numbers were worse in the shootout this year too, both in terms of attempts and percentage. But it's easy to get overshadowed when the guy leading off seems to make every one of them.


And that is a lot of the problem. I've seen both Parise and Elias get criticized this season for shootout performances when neither deserved it. But that's what can happen when one guy is so off-the-charts dominant. Parise and Elias are a combined 13-for-26 this season...can't say enough about how good that is.
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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime?
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Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.

It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.

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