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#1 Zubie#8

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:31 AM

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The New Jersey Devils came two victories short of winning the fourth Stanley Cup in franchise history last season, but a key member of that run no longer is with the organization.

How the club overcomes the loss of Zach Parise via free agency certainly will go a long way in predicting their playoff fortunes. While it may be the million-dollar question, it's one coach Peter DeBoer doesn't seem too concerned about. The second-year coach is confident his club can overcome the departure of last season's captain and, in the process, build upon last season's success.

"[Parise] was obviously an important part of our team, but this League allows you to feel sorry for yourself for about two minutes and then you have to pick yourself up and come up with a plan moving forward," DeBoer said. "I think that's where we're at now … moving forward."

Here are six questions the Devils face heading into the 2012-13 season:


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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:46 AM

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Who is going to take Parise's spot? Now I know lots of players can't replace him when it comes to his work ethic and leadership, but we still need to make up those points that we lost because of his absence. We need to trade for someone.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:34 AM

Who is going to take Parise's spot? Now I know lots of players can't replace him when it comes to his work ethic and leadership, but we still need to make up those points that we lost because of his absence. We need to trade for someone.

20 goals from Zajac and 10 goals from Yayo.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:36 AM

Left wing Patrik Elias had groin surgery in early July, but is expected to be ready for training camp in September.


Am I that far out of the loop, or is this the first anyone's hearing of this?
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:38 AM

Am I that far out of the loop, or is this the first anyone's hearing of this?



Lou quickly mentioned this and TG reported this around the time of Parise's signing with the Wild. It was for something minor and it was on the opposite side as where he had his previous surgeries. He should be back in time for training camp.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:40 AM

Who is going to take Parise's spot? Now I know lots of players can't replace him when it comes to his work ethic and leadership, but we still need to make up those points that we lost because of his absence. We need to trade for someone.


The Devils don't have to answer that question today. For one, who even knows when the season will get underway, with the lockout looming. And second, there are likely going to be some names that will become available once all of the CBA dust settles. I think this team is going to bounce back from losing Zach much more strongly than some would think.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:45 AM

im guessing a full season of zajac, a more experienced josefson/henrique, tedenby, and our 4th line can collectively make up for what parise produced.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:54 AM

im guessing a full season of zajac, a more experienced josefson/henrique, tedenby, and our 4th line can collectively make up for what parise produced.


On a scale of 1-10, here's how likely I think the scenarios you listed will come to fruition (5 being average):

Zajac helping. 8

Josefson and Henrique helping. 6.5

Tedenby helping. 3

4th line repeating last year's playoff performance: 5.5

They won't all happen, but hopefully scenarios #1, 2, and 4 happen just enough.
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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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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 01 August 2012 - 11:50 AM

im guessing a full season of zajac, a more experienced josefson/henrique, tedenby, and our 4th line can collectively make up for what parise produced.


The problem with this logic is that it assumes no injuries. Injuries will happen, and with the team as constituted, the Devils would be entering a world of pain if they suffer even one injury to a top six forward.

Edited by Triumph, 01 August 2012 - 11:53 AM.

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:09 PM

No mention of newfound NHL offensive phenom Bryce SalvadORR replacing Parise's production? Ya'll are nuts.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:41 PM

The problem with this logic is that it assumes no injuries. Injuries will happen, and with the team as constituted, the Devils would be entering a world of pain if they suffer even one injury to a top six forward.

Agreed. A loss to our top 6 would be devastating if it is kept as is. We have a plethora of depth on defense, but I don't know if our forward corps could handle injuries to a top six guy, let alone multiple ones
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:42 PM

20 goals from Zajac and 10 goals from Yayo.

I'm sorry, I feel really dumb but what do you mean by Yayo???
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 01:56 PM

I'm sorry, I feel really dumb but what do you mean by Yayo???

Yayo, JoJo, Jacob, Josefson, Jacob Josefson! :boogie:
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:10 PM

Yayo, JoJo, Jacob, Josefson, Jacob Josefson! :boogie:



Has anyone on the team called him that or is that a fan creation? I know people have been calling him that on here for a bit now and never knew if that is just something the fans created.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 02:15 PM

Yayo, JoJo, Jacob, Josefson, Jacob Josefson! :boogie:

Yes. It's short for the way they pronounce the name in Sweden. ya-cob yo-sef-son

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 03:56 PM

Guys, guys, guys....guys...are we all forgetting about the production we gained in adding Krys Barch to the line-up? All our problems have already been solved.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:01 PM

Guys, guys, guys....guys...are we all forgetting about the production we gained in adding Krys Barch to the line-up? All our problems have already been solved.

The sad part is that this is true.

Barch > Janssen + Boulton

So add two extra goals and MAYBE 3 more assists depending on his playing time :boogie:

...heck he only needs two points to surpass Janssen and Boulton

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:11 PM

The sad part is that this is true.

Barch > Janssen + Boulton

So add two extra goals and MAYBE 3 more assists depending on his playing time :boogie:

...heck he only needs two points to surpass Janssen and Boulton


I truly believe we added more this offseason by subtracting Boulton than through anything else. Having him not wasting ice time and going into the season with a legit 4th line is seriously gonna make at least a noticeable difference.
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 04:28 PM

What is the over/under on games played for Janssen? For Barch?
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Posted 01 August 2012 - 05:24 PM

What is the over/under on games played for Janssen? For Barch?

I HOPE under ten for Cam, and under 15 for Barch without having any significant injuries but as we all know they will get more than that. I want our 4th line intact.

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