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#201 Devils731

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:47 PM

If a game goes into an OT shootout 0-0 then that's no puck luck. I caught some of this game and I can confidently say we got outplayed by a Rangers team that was more driven than us.

 

How much of the game did you see?


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:50 PM

No way, what part of the game you watched? We were the dominant team in the first, we had so many chances in the second period, EASILY could of had 3-4 goals in that period alone, there were so many high quality scoring chances, and the third was the Rangers trapping to keep the lead. We dictated the game, didnt get stuck in our zone for too long and had sustained pressure in their zone, we just had no finish as usual. Look at the Rangers three goals, Moose had a bad play but it was still a lucky ass goal and that was right after Kovy hitting the post, the second goal was just a perfect rebound off the boards, and the third was a 2 on 1 breakdown. In sorry but the team played really good IMO, especially considering our forward group at the moment.

 

Devils were the better team in every game during this three game losing streak.

 

Don't bother with him.  He watches different games than everyone else.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:54 PM

How much of the game did you see?

 

I caught quite a bit of it. Look the point is outplayed or not it doesn't matter.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:57 PM

I caught quite a bit of it. Look the point is outplayed or not it doesn't matter.

I understand what you are saying, there is no excuse, they HAVE to win. But I cant be mad after seeing my team play the way they should be playing. The wins should be coming because they played very good hockey over these last 6-7 games.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:59 PM

Don't bother with him.  He watches different games than everyone else.

 

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I understand what you are saying, there is no excuse, they HAVE to win. But I cant be mad after seeing my team playing the way they should be playing. The wins should be coming because they played very good hockey over these last 6-7 games.

 

All I'm saying is shoulda woulda coulda. I'm not upset just because with the roster the way it is, 9th place is about where they should be.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:07 PM

The pic is actually more of a reference to the excuses we make for the team. It's always "puck luck", "bounces", "so and so looked like Patrick Roy" or "We played well even though we lost". I'm sure our players can make those excuses when they hit the links in May.


Well what the hell can we do? Can't get on the ice and help them ourselves. Some people like to be more optimistic then others, so rehashed phrases like that will show up.
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:17 PM

Well what the hell can we do? Can't get on the ice and help them ourselves. Some people like to be more optimistic then others, so rehashed phrases like that will show up.

Did you hear the one about the optimist that jumped out of a 50 story building. As he fell past each floor he repeated to himself, "So far so good, So far so good."


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:19 PM

A rusty brodeur will improve this team more than most people think. The biggest part of losing brodeur during this stretch is his ability to play the puck. Our system relies heavily on it. We were in first when he went down, now since moose took over we are in 9th. Coincidence? Definitely not. This game is on moose. Devils really controlled this game. I would say 70% of this game was being played in the devils favor. First goal was a joke of an attempt to play the puck by moose, 2nd was a fluky bounce off the boards, and the third was about as soft as it could get. I expect things to turn around come Thursday.
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:20 PM

they were winning games early on they didnt deserve, just like they are losing games now they should have won.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 11:29 PM

Well what the hell can we do? Can't get on the ice and help them ourselves. Some people like to be more optimistic then others, so rehashed phrases like that will show up.

 

Especially when they are true - that's when they tend to get repeated.  The Devils haven't been playing poorly over this stretch.  If they don't make the playoffs, so be it - it's a 48 game season and their goaltending isn't up to snuff.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:08 AM

Much better performance after that miserable showing versus Montreal. We outplayed the rags for much of the game and would have two points were it not for the queen. Great game from Harold and gionta, especially. Pesonen, however, is nowhere near an NHL player. Would like to see josefson back soon. Throw in healthy Zubie, poni, lokti and we have a very decent set of forwards.
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:10 AM

My only concern is what happens to this team when they stop playing well. I guess they can't continue to shoot <7% at ES forever, but still. Zubie#8, I'm with you bud. No puck luck and I thought Lundqvist looked shaky

Edit- our record over the last 11 is indeed bad, but I read that we outshot our opponents in all those games. Of course part of it is being behind, but we're playing pretty well. Like Tri said: if we miss the playoffs it will be because of a short season, bad luck and bad goaltending. I still think we make it, but a top 14 pick in this draft isn't the worst thing

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#213 ZeroGravityFat

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:06 AM

what a dominant game with nothing to show for it.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:09 AM

i really thought the guys played well honestly, they moved the puck well and had good breakouts and opportunities, the puck just wouldnt go in and Moose didnt do the key saves. That Nash goal and his play with the puck killed the game. And it's not as if its the first time this EXACT scenario happen. Team is playing well and Moose kill the momentum.

 

We we're first and Marty got hurt and got replaced by a guy who simply couldnt get the job done and Lou and Deboer decided to look away pretending it would just get better and it never did. 

 

On the bright side now we have a legit chance at the first overall pick, like... thats a fact, at this very moment we could land the first overall pick.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:31 AM

Ugh...stupid Devils.

 

I specifically ask that you win the game and you turn around and do the exact opposite thing.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:40 AM

i really thought the guys played well honestly, they moved the puck well and had good breakouts and opportunities, the puck just wouldnt go in and Moose didnt do the key saves. That Nash goal and his play with the puck killed the game. And it's not as if its the first time this EXACT scenario happen. Team is playing well and Moose kill the momentum.

We we're first and Marty got hurt and got replaced by a guy who simply couldnt get the job done and Lou and Deboer decided to look away pretending it would just get better and it never did.

On the bright side now we have a legit chance at the first overall pick, like... thats a fact, at this very moment we could land the first overall pick.

I mean Moose has been pretty bad, but our offense has been dry too
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:44 AM

I mean Moose has been pretty bad, but our offense has been dry too

 

I second that. 4 goals in three games, 2 coming from Volchenkov and Harrold.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:01 AM

I mean Moose has been pretty bad, but our offense has been dry too

 

agreed but how many one goal games we won last season? or actually during the last 20 years? 

 

obviously im not saying our offence is okay, we need more productions but the goaltending killed us. Everytime we had something going and good opportunities Moose would let in a softies on the counterattack, its killing the momentum we have every fvcking time.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:10 AM

We were, and are the better team. We lost, but our luck will turn around. We looked good in our losses to Philly, Montreal, and last night. I know that's not good enough, but it's better than what we saw a month ago (a losing team with all our players healthy that was playing horribly). Marty coming back will be a nice boost, and a big D-for-Offense trade would be nice..

 

As far as last night was concerned, I wouldn't put all the blame on Moose's shoulders. Our D's been awful, and he robbed a few shots that should've been goals almost immediately after the Rangers' 3rd goal. That would've made the rest of the game way more unbearable.

 

I'm not worried about the Rangers taking our 8th spot. Looking ahead, in a playoff series, we'd still beat them. What they did last night was play an absolutely desperate defensive scrambling game to scratch by and luckily get this ONE win, a win with almost all of their starters healthy and their "King". They won't win many more games like that down the stretch. 8th/7th place is ours for the taking, I think they'll have more trouble than we did holding it.


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 08:16 AM

OMG so much hate towards Hedberg. We all knew he wasn't great at handling the puck and passing so when he has a problem we jump on him. Both he and Marty at times lets in softies and especially now when the defense is so so and the offense can't bury the puck. Hedberg has started more games than he ever has in the past but not with this type of tight schedule. So it is his fault the Devils are losing and out of the playoffs. It is terrible that Hedberg hasn't score a goal a game. Lets hope that Marty returns and with his stick handling ability will help the offense, maybe he can score goals. Marty also can help the defense with his stick handling and passing.

 

What happens if Marty is rusty? Should I buy a gun?

 

Does Lou trade Clarkson and send a negative message to Marty and the team  or does he lose him to Free Agency? Clarkson makes $3M and will want at least $5M. Is he still playing?

 

 

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