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#81 NJDevs4978

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:35 PM

I was just trying to inject some humor in a pretty ba situation lol.

Honestly I think he will be out minimum two weeks but probably closer to four to six.

 

At this point I'd sign for 2-4 and pray we get Zubrus back fast enough to where we could at least compensate for a month if Marty can stay out of the rocking chair and stop giving us Moose puckhandling flashbacks :P


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:36 PM

Injuries to your best player sometimes gells a team more. Look at Ottawa... 

Sad to see kovy get hurt, sucks, but the world isn't over and we still have hockey to be played 


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:39 PM

Injuries to your best player sometimes gells a team more. Look at Ottawa...

Sad to see kovy get hurt, sucks, but the world isn't over and we still have hockey to be played


This is how I feel. I'm at least willing to wait and see a few games before hitting the panic button.
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:40 PM

I remember earlier this season the Rags Callahan suffered what looked like a very severe shoulder injury during a fight and only missed like 2-3 games. Hopefully we'll be just as fortunate.


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:54 PM

I know this is off topic but we all root for the same team in the arena lets act like we care for eachother outside of the arena too. Tonight I saw eratic driving by several cars leaving parking lots as I was exiting the arena and I literally saw an old couple who had their young grandchild with them put in serious danger because of stupid teen drivers. A little patience can go a long way. We've already had one tragic accident after a game this year let's all try and prevent another one.


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 10:59 PM

I know this is off topic but we all root for the same team in the arena lets act like we care for eachother outside of the arena too. Tonight I saw eratic driving by several cars leaving parking lots as I was exiting the arena and I literally saw an old couple who had their young grandchild with them put in serious danger because of stupid teen drivers. A little patience can go a long way. We've already had one tragic accident after a game this year let's all try and prevent another one.

 

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:15 PM

Injuries to your best player sometimes gells a team more. Look at Ottawa... 

Sad to see kovy get hurt, sucks, but the world isn't over and we still have hockey to be played 

 

Or the Penguins without Malkin/Letang.  

 

Thing is, we were bad without Marty and Zubrus so I'm not sure how optomistic I can be if they're without Kovy for even the rest of the regular season.


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:19 PM

Or the Penguins without Malkin/Letang.  

 

Thing is, we were bad without Marty and Zubrus so I'm not sure how optomistic I can be if they're without Kovy for even the rest of the regular season.

Our bad play had a lot to do with who was in net. While we'll suffer offensively we've still got some offense.


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 11:35 PM

Luckily they don't use him right, so it softens the blow.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:15 AM

Worst day of my life... I went to ottawa this weeked 7 hours of driving having awesome ticket.... And the one i came to see is likely gonna miss the game! I cant tell you how crap i feel. I still hope he an play but i dont like my chance... Hope i can do the warmup anything i just want to see him so badly
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:13 AM

Luckily they don't use him right, so it softens the blow.

 

I'm sure that him shooting 6% at even strength is because he plays at right wing.  he'd be back up around 17% if they used him right.

 

It won't hurt NJ at even strength that Kovalchuk is out (besides replacing the minutes which won't be easy), but on special teams, those will both suffer.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:18 AM

That was one of the most boring games ive ever watched. Thank god I didn't pay to see that live.
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:44 AM

I'm sure that him shooting 6% at even strength is because he plays at right wing.  he'd be back up around 17% if they used him right.

 

It won't hurt NJ at even strength that Kovalchuk is out (besides replacing the minutes which won't be easy), but on special teams, those will both suffer.

 

RW definitely has an effect on his shooting %.   It's going to be a disaster on the kill because unless there was a recent slump, he was running around even.   Which is remarkable with some of the goaltending/defensively play we've gotten.    He's gotten legitmately good at it.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:12 AM

Is that Mattias Tedenby's music?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:02 AM

I don't understand why you keep downplaying the importance if playing in your natural position. If you'd seen Kovys interviews after the horror-season from hell and what he said about having to play RW... It truly boggles the mind why anyone would sign one of the best snipers in the world, pay him 9-10 million a year, and then make him play out if position.
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 06:25 AM

I hope Kovy isn't out for as long time. I won't believe Lou's medical report. If the 5 minute PP is an example of what happens to the PP if Kovy is missing we need new coaches.
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:39 AM

If Kovy is out, I dont see how we make the playoffs.

The Devils schedule in April is brutal.
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:15 AM

I don't understand why you keep downplaying the importance if playing in your natural position. If you'd seen Kovys interviews after the horror-season from hell and what he said about having to play RW... It truly boggles the mind why anyone would sign one of the best snipers in the world, pay him 9-10 million a year, and then make him play out if position.

 

He has also said quite the opposite after having a good season on RW (ie last year). He encouraged Ovechkin to stick with it early in the season.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:22 AM

Iam also as concerned as anyone else I was there as soon as I saw him go down and not get up i almost sh!t my pants... There's no doubt about it that he is a HUGE part of this team with everything he does ... But we are all fans of the "team" he is just one player on it... We survived (kinda)without Marty for the past month they are not going to just call it quits and throw I'm the towel now because kovy is hurt... They're a team everyone else is going to have to step up and play some better hockey. We shouldn't have to be in a situation to where we lose one guy and the entire season is just screwed over it. As I said I know his importance here (obviously) but geesh let's try to have some faith here fellas... Zubrus where are you... :/
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:33 AM

Iam also as concerned as anyone else I was there as soon as I saw him go down and not get up i almost sh!t my pants... There's no doubt about it that he is a HUGE part of this team with everything he does ... But we are all fans of the "team" he is just one player on it... We survived (kinda)without Marty for the past month they are not going to just call it quits and throw I'm the towel now because kovy is hurt... They're a team everyone else is going to have to step up and play some better hockey. We shouldn't have to be in a situation to where we lose one guy and the entire season is just screwed over it. As I said I know his importance here (obviously) but geesh let's try to have some faith here fellas... Zubrus where are you... :/

 

This team needs 20 more points (16 games left) to be secure and "surviving" like they did (8 points in 13 games) without Marty would most likely mean missing the playoffs.


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