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#161 maxpower

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:31 PM

They're going to be in.   Because there's no challengers... and they manage to get points.   Get points while losing other ones.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:31 PM

Are you really surprised that people are pissed after a game where we blew two 2-goal leads to the freaking Lightning? This is the SOFT part of the schedule. You gotta beat these teams, especially when you go up by two...TWICE. No excuse for this one.

 

Well we've heard this song and dance before.  Of course Moose got all the blame the last time we crapped away points against bad teams.  Now this time I suppose Gio's walking the plank, even though Volch had a worse game.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:33 PM

That's not 'that' much of a cushion lol, especially since they play us on Monday.  That's practically a must-win game now.

Its like the end of the world on here. Its sickening sometimes. If we won and had a 4 pt cushion then everyone would be all hunky dory. Not a big difference, if the Devils are going to lose then lose in ot/so. Keep getting points, thats all that matters, points.



Or course it has.    And that's not a really good offense.   It's Steve Stamkos, the guy they didn't mark all night.

C'mon, second in the league in scoring. They have a lot of talented forwards. Thompson, Purcell, Conacher. Then you have world class players in Stamkos and St. Louis.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:34 PM

Well we've heard this song and dance before.  Of course Moose got all the blame the last time we crapped away points against bad teams.  Now this time I suppose Gio's walking the plank, even though Volch had a worse game.

 

Volch, Harrold, and Gio were all abysmal. All this being said, I said to a friend yesterday that I'd be happy to get 3 points out of these two Florida games. So if they win tomorrow, I'll feel much better. it's just tough not to get a bit pissed off when they choke away two multi-goal leads to Tampa.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:34 PM

Its like the end of the world on here. Its sickening sometimes. If we won and had a 4 pt cushion then everyone would be all hunky dory. Not a big difference, if the Devils are going to lose then lose in ot/so. Keep getting points, thats all that matters, points.

 

They were winning by 2 in the 3rd period.   It's a lost point.   It's not a game that was tied by someone early in the second period and went to OT.   That's a point up for grabs.   They sh!t away a point and basically IGNORED the top scorer in the league for the entire game.

 

Even if they won that 5-3 with the empty netter, I would have been pissed off.    It was awful.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:34 PM

In what reality is 2 points a cushion? Granted the Rangers have been sucking as well, but come on.

3 points, but they have a game in hand, so really its a 1 point cushion. But it's still something, it means the Rangers, and Islanders for that matter, still need "help" to pass us.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:34 PM

They're going to be in. Because there's no challengers... and they manage to get points. Get points while losing other ones.


That's how most of the league does it.

The Devils time of dominating the regular season is over, and people need to accept that. They will have to fight their way in like most other teams do.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:35 PM

Why are we jumping on gionta here?? We scored 4 points, we can't ask for much more than that offensively

.. Unless of course we talk about the SO, but you know what I mean

 

Oh come on already damnit.  Did you even watch the game!

 

He was on ice for three goals against and played like garbage.  Deboer matched him up against the Stamkos line again and again and got burned, and Gionta looked awful even when he wasn't.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:36 PM

Ok you guys have convinced me. Its all over, trade everyone, fire Deboer.....


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:38 PM

Thinking that this was a disgusting loss means that?   Man, you can delude yourself but that was a brutal one.   And I'm not one to go off on them anymore, I'm very glass half full.   But that was just lazy, sloppy and dumb.   They have to scratch and claw for goals, you can't be giving them back for free.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:38 PM

That's how most of the league does it.

The Devils time of dominating the regular season is over, and people need to accept that. They will have to fight their way in like most other teams do.

 

Nobody's expecting a Kovy-less Devils to 'dominate'.  But you need to beat teams you're better than at least SOME of the time.  Especially when their goalie's giving up garbage goal after garbage goal.  The comical part is Garon couldn't stop a baloon most of the game and they deke themselves into oblivion in the shootout. 


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:39 PM

Like Zubie said, its not the end of the world but this CANNOT become a trend. They need to finish off games and rack up these points before the schedule becomes tough again. We control our destiny so no excuses!


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:39 PM

Gionta needs to be waived tonight before they get on the bus.  And Volchenkov might honestly need to be amnestied in the offseason.  I loved the guy for the longest time, but he just isn't any good anymore, his skating is so poor.  Lou also needs to have a chat with Deboer.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:40 PM

Of course I am mad at the sloppy, lazy play tonight. BUT you have to be happy with the point, forget this game, and move on. Take the positives and work on the negatives.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:41 PM

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:42 PM

Like Zubie said, its not the end of the world but this CANNOT become a trend. They need to finish off games and rack up these points before the schedule becomes tough again. We control our destiny so no excuses!

 

Yeah that's the problem.  They need to start 'winning' some of these games before they feel the effects of not having Kovy against the better teams.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:42 PM

Volch had a bad game but he has been good for us in the last 3-4 weeks. Hopefully he bounces back tomorrow.


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:42 PM

Nobody's expecting a Kovy-less Devils to 'dominate'. But you need to beat teams you're better than at least SOME of the time. Especially when their goalie's giving up garbage goal after garbage goal.


They do beat teams they are better than. Teams lose to worse teams all the time. It's a crappy and disappointing loss, but it's so incredibly negative every game these days.
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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:43 PM

God, Gionta is just the absolute worst.  He and Salvador should never be on the ice together.  Shocking that a cross-ice pass works against Gionta.

 

Garon tried to give us the game and we only managed a point - that's tough.  Can we please get Tallinder in and Salvador out?  Oh wait, we named Salvador captain.  Sigh.  Two more years...


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:44 PM

Yeah that's the problem.  They need to start 'winning' some of these games before they feel the effects of not having Kovy against the better teams.

Once Poni gets fully acclimated again and Zubrus comes back, we dont have to see Gionta out in the final minute protecting a one goal lead. I know everyone hates Josefson but he is 30x better than him

 

Edit- Yes, I am aware he is concussed


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