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#261 SterioDesign

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:16 PM

Compressed schedule + injuries... teams are going to be all over the place.   That and Chicago is singlehandedly depressing point totals in the West.

 

yeah we have more games than most teams after us and they have maybe 1-2 pts behind us...


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:17 PM

I think Zubrus absence is affecting us more than we thought it would. He's not a bigtime scorer but contributes on offense, and he's very strong along the boards. Just a solid presence.

 

And I know Buffalo didn't have Vanek, but we held them to 21 shots in regulation and a whopping 2 shots in overtime. Half of the OT was Buffalo on a 4 on 3 PP. I don't think Buffalo had an odd man rush all game. Brodeur likely wins this game.

 

Half of them were quality chances though, the shot total was a little misleading.  Marty would have done better in the shootout than Moose standing like a statue, but it would have been hard to see us scoring anyway.  Especially since for whatever reason they decided to put Henrique in the shootout after he already showed his best shootout move in the third period.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:19 PM

Another interesting thing statistically.   You think Zajac has blown this year?   Kovy only has 2 more points 5 on 5 and got one of the 2 today.   Hmmm.

Really no one has put up a good 5 on 5 total other than Clarkson and Elias.

 

I wish Pete would give in on this already.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:19 PM

Gotta stop with the slump nonsense. This team is bottomed out.

 

Well we'll find out which team is the real team soon enough.  I never believed they were as good as the 8-1-3 start, and I don't think they're as bad as the 2-6-2 stretch now.  


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:27 PM

I think Zubrus being out, in addition to Parise being bye bye, our
board game on the wings has taken a big hit - especially on the top two
lines. All the line up slots are out of place and our depth is not
great (hard to be in the cap era).

 

Travis played well with Zach for a reason. it was a forechecking style, that Kovy isn't. Pete and Lou need to fix that.

 

Zubbie can't come back fast enough, but until then, I wish there was a way to pick up some talent.

 

Part of me wishes too while we're reeling a little bit, is to shift some style into a trap-transition game.

 

Butler, Gionta, Salvador, Zidlicky are all horrow shows .


Edited by HellOnICE, 02 March 2013 - 09:21 PM.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 07:33 PM

I think Gionta should only be on the ice when Carter and Bernier are on the ice. He shouldn't be involved in PKs or switching up lines.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 08:43 PM

Gionta has been playing his butt of but I would rather have Josefson in between Carter and Bernier at this point.

 

EDIT: scratch that thought, swap Butler for Josefson, Butler has been horrendous.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:00 PM

I think Zubrus being out, in addition to Parise being bye bye, our
board game on the wings has taken a big hit - especially on the top two
lines. All the lline up slots are out of place and our depth is not
great (hard to be in the cap era).

 

Travis played well with Zach for a reason. it was a forechecking style, that Kovy isn't. Pete and Lou need to

 

Zubbie can't come back fast enough, but until then, I wish there was a way to pick up some talent.

 

Part of me wishes too while we're reeling a little bit, is to shift some style into a trap-transition game.

 

Butler, Gionta, Salvador, Zidlicky are all horrow shows .

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:19 PM

+

Loktionov continues to show is a legit NHL player

The PK

Fayne- dude needs to stay in the lineup

Jr had a hell of a game, including that pass to Loktionov

It was good to see Carter back out there

 

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Hedberg. I know he's trying, but he has to stop a shootout attempt

PP

Refs

Salvador/Zidlicky- Can't believe neither has sat out yet


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:30 PM

+

Loktionov continues to show is a legit NHL player

The PK

Fayne- dude needs to stay in the lineup

Jr had a hell of a game, including that pass to Loktionov

It was good to see Carter back out there

 

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Hedberg. I know he's trying, but he has to stop a shootout attempt

PP

Refs

Salvador/Zidlicky- Can't believe neither has sat out yet

 

 

Salvador unfortunately ain't gettin benched w/ that C on his chest no matter how awful he is. Should've never been resigned in the first place 


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:48 PM

You guys are all way too hard on Salvador, he's not anywhere close to the biggest problem right now.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:12 PM

You guys are all way too hard on Salvador, he's not anywhere close to the biggest problem right now.

He got outmuscled by Jochen Hecht on the third goal. It's not like it was Lucic or anything


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:25 PM

Ryan Miller will get sh!t when we're home on Thursday, what a fvcking prick for taunting Henrique after his shootout miss.  


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:31 PM

Ryan Miller will get sh!t when we're home on Thursday, what a fvcking prick for taunting Henrique after his shootout miss.  

 

We should have been crashing around the crease all day and rattle that little choke artist, but no one got to him. We all gave him space and let him be comfortable.

 

Miller has been a mediocre goaltender since letting the pathetic softie for Crosby in the Gold Medal game. Hell, take an interference and actually run the skinny, skeleton look alike. It'll put a little sand in the Sabres' pants and we'll 86 the Kaleta show.

 

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:32 PM

yeah we have more games than most teams after us and they have maybe 1-2 pts behind us...

 

Unless I'm misunderstanding you... NYR and WAS are only teams behind us in the standings with fewer games played... And they are more than 1-2 points behind us.


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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:44 PM

Unless I'm misunderstanding you... NYR and WAS are only teams behind us in the standings with fewer games played... And they are more than 1-2 points behind us.

 

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:38 AM

You guys are all way too hard on Salvador, he's not anywhere close to the biggest problem right now.

 

as long as they don't bench Fayne to keep him in, it's livable since he's basically a 3rd pairing D at this point. Half the d's gone in the tank and the goaltending's been awful lately. I may not like him, but you're right there are much bigger problems. Salvador's salvador and at least it's not Mark Fraser


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 08:05 AM

as long as they don't bench Fayne to keep him in, it's livable since he's basically a 3rd pairing D at this point. Half the d's gone in the tank and the goaltending's been awful lately. I may not like him, but you're right there are much bigger problems. Salvador's salvador and at least it's not Mark Fraser

 

You do realize Fraser's a +15 this year in Toronto? :lol:  But yeah, and Salvador's not leaking goals like Moose or invisible like Zajac or as bad as Zidlicky at making bonehead plays/taking penalties, or making dumb PP'ing mistakes like Bobby Boucher Butler.  That's just for starters.  Yet after every game it's Devils lose?  Bash Salvador again.  As if he's going to score any goals or play goal.  Golden boy Larsson and Andy Greene have been awful lately, but let's bash Salvador some more.


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:24 AM

He got outmuscled by Jochen Hecht on the third goal. It's not like it was Lucic or anything

 

More like outpositioned by a faster skater, and Moose gave up a weak rebound.  That's going to happen occasionally considering Sal's slower than dirt.  But when Andy Greene gets blown by a 300-pound defenseman it's 'oh, the guy's faster than he looks' :lol:


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 10:03 AM

More like outpositioned by a faster skater, and Moose gave up a weak rebound. That's going to happen occasionally considering Sal's slower than dirt. But when Andy Greene gets blown by a 300-pound defenseman it's 'oh, the guy's faster than he looks' :lol:

That wasn't Greene's fault. Buff's rush started behind his own goal and he definitely is among the league's fastest when he gets a head of steam. Not to mention how poorly Henrique, Kovalchuk and Moose played that one.

Hecht got the puck at the blue line and pyloned Sal. I actually thought Sal did well on the Pk, but these kinds of plays can't happen
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