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#21 DevilMinder

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:06 AM

On one hand it sucks to lose a top line forward but on the other his injury was making him a liability. Get better Kovalchuk!
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:06 AM

Better an end with pain than pain without end
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:07 AM

I bet its a hamstring or a groin.

Has to be.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:07 AM

Good thing about Sestito, like you've all said, is his grit and intensity. He doesn't take too many penalties but does play hard. And I think he'll DRAW some penalties out of the Flyers. He's like a Clarkson from 3-4 years ago, could be good, could be bad... We'll see.

Just trying to stay optimistic.


The guy has 0 goals in 64 NHL games. He's like Clarkson if you removed the goal-scoring talent and added more falling down. The 4th line will get annihilated tonight, it's just a question of whether Brodeur can make the stops.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:09 AM

When you adjust Tim Sestito's ice time, he basically has the same career shots on goal rate as Cam Janssen.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:11 AM

If Steven Gionta was called up today, and not a few weeks ago, no one would have ever thought he would be a game-changer at a few clutch moments this series. But that's how the story of the playoffs played out. We'll see what Sestito does and react.

Have some faith, at least in the rest of the team!
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:13 AM

Zharkov can play a pretty gritty game, but he also got knocked around a bit at the same time. Sestito held his ground a little better.

I can imagine Clarkson moves up to the 2nd line and Bernier moves up to the 3rd line and Sestito fits in the 4th line.


I think he has worked on that since the start of the season from what I have seen in the game highlights in the Albany thread. Zharkov is also the bigger body out of the two.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:13 AM

If Steven Gionta was called up today, and not a few weeks ago, no one would have ever thought he would be a game-changer at a few clutch moments this series. But that's how the story of the playoffs played out. We'll see what Sestito does and react.

Have some faith, at least in the rest of the team!



Very nice point DJ!
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:15 AM

When you adjust Tim Sestito's ice time, he basically has the same career shots on goal rate as Cam Janssen.


It's sad really. He's gotten so many looks and has generated nothing, but yet they keep giving him more chances. The sad part is there is just no one to really bring up when you know Zharkov won't get another shot and Tedenby was never going to be.

Not sure what I want the lines to be tonight since that 4th line has been really good. It really sucks that Philly can role 4 excellent lines, so much so that you can't really hide anyone.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:15 AM

we started the diablos when this team sucked ass last year, we will support anyone who steps on the ice.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:16 AM

UPDATE: Tom Gulitti says that Larsson is skating on one of the defensive lines, and they moved Harrold to RW on the fourth line. I like this move A LOT better.


EDIT: Just to repeat, these are all options and not final decisions. I think that's why the Devils started their skate 15 minutes earlier. Nice move by DeBoer.

Edited by DJ Eco, 01 May 2012 - 10:17 AM.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:17 AM

The guy has 0 goals in 64 NHL games. He's like Clarkson if you removed the goal-scoring talent and added more falling down. The 4th line will get annihilated tonight, it's just a question of whether Brodeur can make the stops.


Yeah. Pretty much this.

I also credited with you on the thought you had a few days ago. This pretty much encapsulates your point on the fact that if Parise leaves, the Devils are in trouble. They have no NHL caliber talent in the organization on the wings.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:17 AM

I bet its a hamstring or a groin.

Has to be.


Nothing concrete but the rumors I saw suggested his back. That would explain his skating loss and shooting shyness.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:18 AM

My guess is that we wont have to worry about Sestito and we'll see Adam back on D. It's the safer move, I think, because if AL struggles on D Pete can move Harrold back and then double shift a forward with Gio and Carter on the 4th line, probably Zach.

Edited by NLinfante, 01 May 2012 - 10:18 AM.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:19 AM

Could be worse, guys.

Could be Boulton.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:19 AM

UPDATE: Tom Gulitti says that Larsson is skating on one of the defensive lines, and they moved Harrold to RW on the fourth line. I like this move A LOT better.


EDIT: Just to repeat, these are all options and not final decisions. I think that's why the Devils started their skate 15 minutes earlier. Nice move by DeBoer.


This is an interesting idea. I want Zharkov or even Tedenby, but I'm glad the team is trying to think outside the box and realized Kovalchuk is a serious liability at this point.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:20 AM

harrold is our luxury forward/d. it helps a lot with strategy.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:22 AM

Nothing concrete but the rumors I saw suggested his back. That would explain his skating loss and shooting shyness.


Interesting. Might make some sense since we haven't seen him wind for many of those rockets at the point, which require a lot of torque and balance, which would put strain on the back.

Either way, even if he gets three or four days of rest, I'm not sure it will dramatically help over the series.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:22 AM

Elias centering Parise and Clarkson. Zajac centering Ponikarovsky and Zubrus; Henrique centering Sykora and Bernier.

Peter Harrold skating at RW on fourth line with Carter and Gionta. Larsson paired with Volchenkov. Other two D pairs the same.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 10:24 AM

Nothing concrete but the rumors I saw suggested his back. That would explain his skating loss and shooting shyness.



Lou confirmed it was a "day-to-day lower-body injury".
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