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#241 Devilsfan118

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:05 PM

Firing the coach is not going to make the Devils average roster suddenly better people. It worked once, but the talent was there.
I mean, just think out loud for a minute. If you're the coach of a team about to play against the Devils, who do you key on? Kovy - sure. Any dangerous defensemen? Not really. Elias - maybe. Clarkson, Zajac, Poni? Nope.
The minimal talent on this roster is becoming painfully obvious. When you have to hope for your 4th line to consistently produce to win games you're in trouble. Big trouble.

Kovy is keyed on himself playing on RW. He's not doing sh!t at that position. If they're not going to fix that, who cares about anyone else. They're paying a guy $11M prorated to play on his offwing when his game is left to right. It's so fvcking stupid/stubborn it's unbelieveable. There is no worthy LW on this team for him to be doing this.


I absolutely agree. It made sense to move Kovy over when Zach was on the left, but with him gone there's just no reason to keep Kovy on the right.

I almost feel bad for Kovy, having learned to play the RW only to see it be a total waste. But then I remember he's getting that $11m for the next few years so I can't feel too bad.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:07 PM

Firing the coach is not going to make the Devils average roster suddenly better people. It worked once, but the talent was there.

I mean, just think out loud for a minute. If you're the coach of a team about to play against the Devils, who do you key on? Kovy - sure. Any dangerous defensemen? Not really. Elias - maybe. Clarkson, Zajac, Poni? Nope.

The minimal talent on this roster is becoming painfully obvious. When you have to hope for your 4th line to consistently produce to win games you're in trouble. Big trouble.


Lou already got couple of solid players in Lokti and Poni - on paper Devils should be able to roll out 4 lines and 6 d-men and be above .500 team In reality, among other issues Zajac being utterly snakebitten means any of the first two lines he's on is not producing anything. Look at someone like Desharnais who is dangerous himself and makes his linemates more dangerous
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#243 iamtheprodigy

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:08 PM

Kovy is keyed on himself playing on RW.   He's not doing sh!t at that position.   If they're not going to fix that, who cares about anyone else.   They're paying a guy $11M prorated to play on his offwing when his game is left to right.   It's so fvcking stupid/stubborn it's unbelieveable.    There is no worthy LW on this team for him to be doing this.

 

So I guess we're just ignoring last season when he scored 83 points on the right side? Seriously, you're barking up the wrong tree here.


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#244 CarpathianForest

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:08 PM

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Time to panic!


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:09 PM

You would be amazed how good we were in the first two periods. That 3rd period was just unreal.

It's simple they stopped skating took bad penalties, it seems like every game going into the the third if we tie it or have a 1 goal lead were doomed. Kovy needs to score or set up someone. Lou needs to pull the trigger and make a move! What it is? But something needs to shake up this team and IMO we need another forward.
Tonight was just Sad ,, Sad!
Oh yeah pleeeaaaasee bench Moose!

Edited by Devs1965, 04 March 2013 - 10:14 PM.

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#246 nessus

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:09 PM

After every devils game on this lossing streak I think there is no way the next game will leave me feelign worse, this is about the most furious I have felt after a game so far.

Yeah, I usually don't get too upset over them being in a slump, but this one got to me a bit.

 

The Devils didn't make it too hard for the Leafs this game either. They hardly had to battle.


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#247 maxpower

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

So I guess we're just ignoring last season when he scored 83 points on the right side? Seriously, you're barking up the wrong tree here.

 

He had mid 40 ES, about the same as Elias.    And there was a worthy LW on that line.    Also for the record, I didn't like that line, their games didn't mesh unless it was in transition.


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:11 PM

The Devils don't have anyone to put as Kovalchuk's RW.  They've got two guys on the roster who shoot right-handed, Clarkson whose game works with Kovalchuk's not at all, and Bernier, who can play there but shouldn't.


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:11 PM

You would be amazed how good we were in the first two periods. That 3rd period was just unreal.

 

There was really no excuse for them to come out the way they did the first minute of the third when they were completely dead and gave up two great chances, one of which goes into the net cause Elias has a once-every two years brain cramp and Moose can't cover his near post.  I mean a one goal lead and they think the game is over after forty minutes?


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#250 CarpathianForest

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:13 PM

So what's the record have to be for a playoff position now? 15-11 I think?


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:14 PM

The Leafs got 23 shots on goal today. Only 10 after the first two periods...Hedberg has been atrocious. 2 very soft goals today, a softie yesterday and just a sieve in the shootout against Buffalo. With average goaltending we could've come away with 4 points in the past two games.

 

This is the worst goaltending we've gotten in a long times. And Zubrus being out doesn't help things either


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:17 PM

The Leafs got 23 shots on goal today. Only 10 after the first two periods...Hedberg has been atrocious. 2 very soft goals today, a softie yesterday and just a sieve in the shootout against Buffalo. With average goaltending we could've come away with 4 points in the past two games.

 

This is the worst goaltending we've gotten in a long times. And Zubrus being out doesn't help things either

 

No joke. I want Clemmensen back.


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#253 maxpower

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:18 PM

The Devils don't have anyone to put as Kovalchuk's RW.  They've got two guys on the roster who shoot right-handed, Clarkson whose game works with Kovalchuk's not at all, and Bernier, who can play there but shouldn't.

 

Who cares.   Their mentality on this is fvcked up beyond all recognition.

 

God forbid we put a left shot on the RW.    If he doesn't go back, they are not going to score 5 on 5 with any consistency.


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#254 Devs1965

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:19 PM

If Lou is not going to do anything, than the hell with thinking playoffs how about picks in the draft!
Man this loss hurt bad, or should I say painful!
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:19 PM

lol clemmer is such a terrible goalie


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:20 PM

Who cares.   Their mentality on this is fvcked up beyond all recognition.

 

God forbid we put a left shot on the RW.    If he doesn't go back, they are not going to score 5 on 5 with any consistency.

 

EDIT: Nevermind I thought you were saying something else.


Edited by NJDevs4978, 04 March 2013 - 10:20 PM.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:21 PM

Tampa lost tonight. I give them the over on tomorrow's game.


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:21 PM

Who cares.   Their mentality on this is fvcked up beyond all recognition.

 

God forbid we put a left shot on the RW.    If he doesn't go back, they are not going to score 5 on 5 with any consistency.

 

Who are you going to put there?  The issue isn't putting a left shot on the RW, it's putting a left shot on the RW with a right shot on the LW.  Which is something that teams don't often do.  It hurts the breakout, and makes offensive zone play off the rush difficult too.  So again - who's going there?  

 

They're not going to score 5 on 5 with any consistency anyway.  They don't generate many shots 5 on 5.  


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:22 PM

Less Moose. More Squirrel.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:27 PM

Who are you going to put there?  The issue isn't putting a left shot on the RW, it's putting a left shot on the RW with a right shot on the LW.  Which is something that teams don't often do.  It hurts the breakout, and makes offensive zone play off the rush difficult too.  So again - who's going there?  

 

They're not going to score 5 on 5 with any consistency anyway.  They don't generate many shots 5 on 5.  

 

Play a two man game with a schlub.    It's not working at all.


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