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#121 Martyisth3b3st

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:38 PM

Also, Kovalchuk is quietly having an awful start to the season. If the Devils are 3-5-3 or something, there is a thread named "Kovalchuk Distracted with KHL?" with 250 replies giving definitive proof of the fact.

 

He'll pick it up, but eek.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:40 PM

Another productive night for Elias and he just makes everybody around him producing even he turns 37 in couple months. Maybe shifting Elias to Kovalchuk might bring him out of the slump.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:41 PM

And it looks like Kovy as a Devil will ALWAYS have those frustrating streaks where we all wonder what the hell is going on, until he goes on one of his rampages that makes us all forget the latest frustrating streak.

 

Don't get me wrong, this is one of my favorite group of guys the Devils have ever played with. But on a team that is 5-1-3, there isn't a lot of negativity, for good reason too! I was just annoyed beyond words at how poorly they executed on the rush. I've seen too many leads blown, and a blown 3-goal-lead game against the Rangers would have had this place in meltdown central.

 

I'm thrilled with the win, sorry bub :)

 

It's all good, I understand where you're coming from.  I just get so giddy when they beat the Rangers, I tend not to see the bad things as much.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

Also, not for nothing, but if Josefson had Clarkson's luck he'd be a 40 goal scorer.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:44 PM

I actually thought kovy looked like he was turning the corner tonight. Not great by any standards but I noticed him alot more than previous games, and in a good way.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:46 PM

I don't think Kovy is really playing a bad game it's just, like the rest of the team, has a case of pass-itis
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:48 PM

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:48 PM

I actually thought kovy looked like he was turning the corner tonight. Not great by any standards but I noticed him alot more than previous games, and in a good way.

 

Good news the Devils are 5-1-3 WITHOUT Kovy being hot.  They've survived both that and losing Parise to date.  Definite major positive.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

Also I thought Larsson was our best defenseman tonight, he's been really solid since getting into the lineup.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:25 PM


Also, not for nothing, but if Josefson had Clarkson's luck he'd be a 40 goal scorer.

It has nothing to do with luck. Josefson can't shoot for his life.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:27 PM

What is going on with quoting here?

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:30 PM

Great to get a win, especially in regulation. I can't say enough great things about the Devils PK and Brodeur. Won the game for them in my opinion tonight. Thought Butler fit in nicely too.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:36 PM


And it looks like Kovy as a Devil will ALWAYS have those frustrating streaks where we all wonder what the hell is going on, until he goes on one of his rampages that makes us all forget the latest frustrating streak.


Exactly what I think is going to happen. He is creating chances, but I noticed that he sometimes tries to make the pretty pass instead of shooting. If he used his wicked shot a little more, he would have a lot more goals. I don't think he's distracted by the KHL, he knows the NHL is the place to be, and the team is doing well. It's only a matter of time before he starts scoring regularly.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:40 PM

Clarkson really coming along as a strong power forward.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:49 PM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! LOVE IT! Marty was amazing tonight.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:29 PM

Awesome game. Devils win and I got to heckle a bunch of idiot Rangers fans. Does life get any better than that? haha
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:29 PM

Great atmosphere tonight, saw almost half of a section get 'escorted' out. Security almost shoving some drunk a$$hole down a flight of stairs was the highlight in the regard.

Couple other things:

- Marty was fantastic
- Kovy was not so fantastic
- Gio can really fly out there
- Odd man rushes need a lot of work. Just shoot the damn puck
- Another 1st NHL goal scored on Marty...Triumph or someone should make a thread about it. This has got to be the 15th player at least to score his first on Marty

Oh and one last thing..if Clarkson keeps this up, he's going to get paid this summer. Big time $$$ for him. Hope it's from the Devils.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:35 PM

- Another 1st NHL goal scored on Marty...Triumph or someone should make a thread about it. This has got to be the 15th player at least to score his first on Marty

They have a thread about this on HF. Here's the list as taken from there.

Jason Woolley (10-8-1993)
Turner Stevenson (4-10-1995)
Libor Zabransky (1-5-1997)
Xavier Delisle (10-6-2000)
Evgeny Korolev (3-24-2000)
Josh Langfeld (1-13-2004)
Chad Wiseman (1-15-2004)
Brad Moran (1-27-2004)
Jozef Balej (3-15-2004)
John Pohl (12-31-2005)
Jeff Tambellini (3-14-2006)
Evgeni Malkin (10-18-2006)
Lawrence Nycholat (12-26-2006)
Tomas Fleischmann (2-24-2007)
Darren Haydar (10-13-2007)
Marc Staal (11-14-2007)
Keith Aucoin (1-10-2008)
Brian Boyle (2-2-2008)
Ryan Carter (2-8-2008)
Kyle Okposo (3-21-2008)
Martins Karsums (4-3-2009)
Christian Hanson (4-7-2009)
Matt Gilroy (10-10-2009)
Tim Kennedy (10-28-2009)
Carl Gunnarson (1-29-2010)
Zack Boychuk (2-13-2010)
Jordan Caron (10-16-2010)
Andrew Gordon (12-21-2010)
Zac Dalpe (1-1-2011)
Ryan McDonagh (4-9-2011)
Matt Read (10-8-2011)
Mark Flood (11-5-2011)
Brendan Gallagher (1-27-2013)
Robert Bortuzzo (2-2-2013)
Chris Kreider (2-5-2013)

I'm sure there are some missing but that's a good start.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:35 PM

Larsson was absolutely fantastic tonight. I think it was his best game as an NHL player.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:37 PM

I didn't realize Clarkson is an UFA. That's just great.
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