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#141 Carter's Mustache

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:38 PM

But I do like Zubie#8's last post. We could have won any of these games; just mental mistakes by individuals, not team mistakes, have cost us certain games. They'll turn it around but I still think Lou needs to make a trade.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

I know we're just supposed to point at the bad and act like the sky is falling after losses, but I think Laktionov is taking some big steps. Means a lot to see him on the ice when they need a goal. They must have some confidence in him and that line.


Unfortunately it's just as telling he's been the best Devil for two straight games. Four of our 'must keep' defenseman delivered benchable performances. Only Fayne and Sal weren't completely awful.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

2 wins against struggling teams in the last 7 games and losing to the islanders, Jets, Sens without their 3 top players, caps and Carolina... our PK is worst than the Justin Bieber's movie and our backup goalie has like 57 goals against in the last few games.

how are we supposed to feel ? tell me.


Like a fan of a team in a slump. They will ride it out like they always do.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

Missing Zubrus and Carter is really hurting us.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

67.4 Penalty Shot - If a defending player, except a goalkeeper, while play is in progress, falls on the puck, holds the puck, picks up the puck, or gathers the puck into his body or hands from the ice in the goal crease area, the play shall be stopped immediately and a penalty shot shall be awarded to the non-offending team. See also Rule 63 – Delaying the Game.

 

Yah...

it wasnt "from the ice", it was on the goalie pad. still a BS whistle


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:41 PM

What happened to the fvcking forecheck?
it signed with Minny over the summer !

Plus we miss Zubes. Big time. He's huge on the forecheck and on the boards.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

Like a fan of a team in a slump. They will ride it out like they always do.

They'll ride it out while ending the season in 11th place like the experts predicted. We don't really have time to "ride out" slumps. March and April are grueling. You either have it or you don't.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:42 PM

They have a massive hole at 1st line LW.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:44 PM

They'll ride it out while ending the season in 11th place like the experts predicted. We don't really have time to "ride out" slumps. March and April are grueling. You either have it or you don't.


Yep. Because every other team in the conference will go undefeated from here on out. The Devils won't get on a nice run, and no other teams will have regulation losses.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:44 PM

They'll ride it out while ending the season in 11th place like the experts predicted. We don't really have time to "ride out" slumps. March and April are grueling. You either have it or you don't.

 

They have time.   No one is running away with the bottom of the playoffs.  It's barely at .500 .500.    The holder of the 8th spot by PPG is Carolina with 17 in 16, and they're getting clubbed by the Isles right now, which means it'll revert to the Rangers at 18 in 17 if they lose.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:46 PM

They have time.   No one is running away with the bottom of the playoffs.  It's barely at .500 .500.    The holder of the 8th spot by PPG is Carolina with 17 in 16, and they're getting clubbed by the Isles right now, which means it'll revert to the Rangers at 18 in 17 if they lose.

Actually I believe Philly holds the spot at 8th with 19 points.

There's a log jam of teams with 24 points right now.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

Hedberg needs to ride the bench.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:53 PM

Actually I believe Philly holds the spot at 8th with 19 points.

There's a log jam of teams with 24 points right now.

 

They have it with 19 points in 20.    That's not accounting for games in hand.   I'm accounting for games in hand by point %.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:56 PM

Yep. Because every other team in the conference will go undefeated from here on out. The Devils won't get on a nice run, and no other teams will have regulation losses.

 

it's not really about the actual record it's about how the team is playing, our PK is horrible, our PP is average, the guys are not playing the forecheck game with intensity like they were last year. We don't get too many good scoring chances... 

 

there's no excuses the boys have not been playing well since that back to back its troubling, i KNOW that team can play great, they are just not.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:00 PM

The Devils were ekeing out wins in these sorts of games earlier in the season.  Now they're not getting the goaltending - Hedberg was bad on goal #2, horrible on goal #3, and put Zidlicky up a creek on goal #4.  

 

Goal #1 annoys me because Barch has to earn his paycheck by getting his face punched in for 90 seconds, NJ brings Kovalchuk back out after he had just had a shift because now Barch is icing his face in the penalty box, and he coasts on the backcheck and they score.

 

2 penalties drawn is the number I'm disappointed in - not enough zone time, not enough pressure.  

 

The 3 days off should be a help.  Get some guys some much needed rest, work on special teams, and things should be back to .500 in no time.  Remember, all NJ has to do to make the playoffs is go .500.



it's not really about the actual record it's about how the team is playing, our PK is horrible, our PP is average, the guys are not playing the forecheck game with intensity like they were last year. We don't get too many good scoring chances... 

 

there's no excuses the boys have not been playing well since that back to back its troubling, i KNOW that team can play great, they are just not.

 

What indicates that the team can play great?  It's been 18 games.  How many great games do they have?  

 

They're an okay team - some good forwards, no huge liabilities on D besides Salvador, and hopefully okay goaltending.

 

Oh and by the way, Adam Henrique is on notice.  


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

The Devils were ekeing out wins in these sorts of games earlier in the season.  Now they're not getting the goaltending - Hedberg was bad on goal #2, horrible on goal #3, and put Zidlicky up a creek on goal #4.  

 

Goal #1 annoys me because Barch has to earn his paycheck by getting his face punched in for 90 seconds, NJ brings Kovalchuk back out after he had just had a shift because now Barch is icing his face in the penalty box, and he coasts on the backcheck and they score.

 

2 penalties drawn is the number I'm disappointed in - not enough zone time, not enough pressure.  

 

The 3 days off should be a help.  Get some guys some much needed rest, work on special teams, and things should be back to .500 in no time.  Remember, all NJ has to do to make the playoffs is go .500.

 

The pointless extra Kovy shifts drive me nuts when Gionta fubars his 30 seconds on the PK half the times he's out there.   Take away one or two of those shifts and you no longer need to play 6 on the PK, which is excessive in the first place.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:02 PM

The only thing that has changed since we won the home at home against Pitt is that we lost Carter. So what gives? Why are we totally sh!tting the bed now? I don't think this team can handle the intensity of this many games in so short of a span.

And we could talk about slump, but it's not like a goal scoring drought or anything like that, it's like a slump across the board. We're not losing 2-1, 3-2; we're losing 5-1 and 4-2.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

it's not really about the actual record it's about how the team is playing, our PK is horrible, our PP is average, the guys are not playing the forecheck game with intensity like they were last year. We don't get too many good scoring chances...

there's no excuses the boys have not been playing well since that back to back its troubling, i KNOW that team can play great, they are just not.


That's why I'm not really worried. We all know how they can play, and we know they can beat the best in the east. Now it's time for deboer to get them playing more consistently.

Even the best devil teams have had these stretches, so it shouldn't surprise us that a middle of the road devils team would.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:04 PM

The Devils were ekeing out wins in these sorts of games earlier in the season.  Now they're not getting the goaltending - Hedberg was bad on goal #2, horrible on goal #3, and put Zidlicky up a creek on goal #4.  

 

Goal #1 annoys me because Barch has to earn his paycheck by getting his face punched in for 90 seconds, NJ brings Kovalchuk back out after he had just had a shift because now Barch is icing his face in the penalty box, and he coasts on the backcheck and they score.

 

2 penalties drawn is the number I'm disappointed in - not enough zone time, not enough pressure.  

 

The 3 days off should be a help.  Get some guys some much needed rest, work on special teams, and things should be back to .500 in no time.  Remember, all NJ has to do to make the playoffs is go .500.



 

What indicates that the team can play great?  It's been 18 games.  How many great games do they have?  

 

They're an okay team - some good forwards, no huge liabilities on D besides Salvador, and hopefully okay goaltending.

 

Oh and by the way, Adam Henrique is on notice.  

 

i agree with this, seeing Kovalchuk coasting on that forecheck realllly pissed me off. 

 

i'd say out of 18 games... they played... 4 or 5 great games? is that fair?


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