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#121 caron14

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:31 PM

Maybe i should restart to do my sh!tty GDT im 2-0-1 so far


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:32 PM

Lou doesn't need to make any drastic moves. The same pieces that nearly won the Cup last year, for the most part, are still there. We've just been plagued by injuries all year and it's affected the team in ways we couldn't anticipate. I'd prefer Lou be prudent like he usually is and not make moves for the sake of making them. There are teams that do that every year like the Rags and Phailures and look where it gets them. Let those loser teams win the headlines on ESPN. The Devils are still plenty in it. No need to panic.  :thumbsup:  On to Boston...


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:35 PM

Lou doesn't need to make any drastic moves. The same pieces that nearly won the Cup last year, for the most part, are still there. We've just been plagued by injuries all year and it's affected the team in ways we couldn't anticipate. I'd prefer Lou be prudent like he usually is and not make moves for the sake of making them. There are teams that do that every year like the Rags and Phailures and look where it gets them. Let those loser teams win the headlines on ESPN. The Devils are still plenty in it. No need to panic.  :thumbsup:  On to Boston...

 

And there's plenty of other teams like the Kings that make bold trades and win the cup.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:42 PM

And there's plenty of other teams like the Kings that make bold trades and win the cup.

 

Dean Lombardi isn't half the GM Lou is.  Let's not forget the Kings were an 8th seed last year. Luckily for them, they happened to get hot at the right time.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:43 PM

And there's plenty of other teams like the Kings that make bold trades and win the cup.

 

they had plenty of assets to do so and an amazingly perfect storm of stupidity in columbus.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:45 PM

Dean Lombardi isn't half the GM Lou is.  Let's not forget the Kings were an 8th seed last year. Luckily for them, they happened to get hot at the right time.

 

The difference between the division title and the 8 seed were 2 points.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:45 PM

Dean Lombardi isn't half the GM Lou is.  Let's not forget the Kings were an 8th seed last year. Luckily for them, they happened to get hot at the right time.


They were 8 cause they had a bad start and only became a team later in the season and went on a roll...were where weare cause weve been constantly bad and luckily in a terrible conference this year
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:50 PM

It would be awesome if we failed our way to a playoff spot!


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:52 PM

David Clarkson was double shifted, played 23:27 [lead all forwards] and was a minus 1 with 6 shots, only 1 being a legit scoring chance

 

Double shifting a guy with a whole 4 points in his last 22 games cannot be explained.

 

What the freaking hell happened to our coaching staff? Our PP is atrocious. Its literally Oates' system. Our worst forward is getting the most ice time.

 

Yes, Gionta has been awful lately too, but at least he has freaking hockey IQ. Clarkson has literally lost every ounce of any hockey intelligence he's ever had. He doesn't belong in the top-6, let alone getting the most ice time, including damn near the last 2 full minutes [save for 15 seconds] when we're down 2. I'm sick of him going to his freaking face all the time with that stupid look on his face of bewilderment that the refs didn't give him a call. I'm sick of his stupid chirping, sick of the passes to literally no one. :argh:

 

Clueless Clarkson is killing our team and the fact the coaches keep calling his number is a freaking disgrace.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:53 PM


Lou doesn't need to make any drastic moves. The same pieces that nearly won the Cup last year, for the most part, are still there. We've just been plagued by injuries all year and it's affected the team in ways we couldn't anticipate. I'd prefer Lou be prudent like he usually is and not make moves for the sake of making them. There are teams that do that every year like the Rags and Phailures and look where it gets them. Let those loser teams win the headlines on ESPN. The Devils are still plenty in it. No need to panic. :thumbsup: On to Boston...

my. How insipid. Just what this team needs :)
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:54 PM

Bad things. Bad things everywhere.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:55 PM

At least Clarkson has a personality
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:57 PM

Lou doesn't need to make any drastic moves. The same pieces that nearly won the Cup last year, for the most part, are still there. We've just been plagued by injuries all year and it's affected the team in ways we couldn't anticipate. I'd prefer Lou be prudent like he usually is and not make moves for the sake of making them. There are teams that do that every year like the Rags and Phailures and look where it gets them. Let those loser teams win the headlines on ESPN. The Devils are still plenty in it. No need to panic.  :thumbsup:  On to Boston...

 


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:04 PM

They don't have many good options.  They should put Elias with Clarkson though, or Loktionov - someone who can get him the puck.  He's no longer able to get the puck in space.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:09 PM

They don't have many good options.  They should put Elias with Clarkson though, or Loktionov - someone who can get him the puck.  He's no longer able to get the puck in space.

 

In my opinion, Tim Sestito or Krys Barch are better options than Clarkson right now. At least if they screw up and turn the puck over, it's expected. Plus DeBoer wouldn't dare give them the most ice time out of all forwards and second to only Greene.

 

I know we've been over this before and Clarkson won't be scratched, but something NEEDS to be done to get him to wake the hell up and rewarding him for disastrous play with more ice time is baffling and so many other bad adjectives I wont use here.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:21 PM

They don't have many good options.  They should put Elias with Clarkson though, or Loktionov - someone who can get him the puck.  He's no longer able to get the puck in space.

 

Elias has been with Clarkson more than enough this year, Clarkson was sucking Elias down his black hole.



In my opinion, Tim Sestito or Krys Barch are better options than Clarkson right now. At least if they screw up and turn the puck over, it's expected. Plus DeBoer wouldn't dare give them the most ice time out of all forwards and second to only Greene.

 

I know we've been over this before and Clarkson won't be scratched, but something NEEDS to be done to get him to wake the hell up and rewarding him for disastrous play with more ice time is baffling and so many other bad adjectives I wont use here.

 

He wasn't being rewarded for bad play tonight, at least not in the first period.  He actually played well when nobody else did.  Then of course he reverted back to form in the last two periods but they still had to run him out with Zajac puking and Kostopolous doing his best Michael Spinks against Mike Tyson impression.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:24 PM

I've seen alot of talk about what the devils will do at the deadline and I still think this team should be buyers. If they can find a good player that wouldnt be a rental using draft picks and prospects then I think Lou should do it. Reasoning being that I think next year is the devs chance to make an impact in the playoffs again. I don't see this team doing much this season, too many banged up guys and too many players underachieving. That being said we still have a real good core of players, when their playing their game that is. Kovy, Elias, Zidlicky, Broduer, Henrique, Zajac and I think next year the pieces can be put into place to make a special team. Devils might have over 30m free in cap space if they buyout either volchenkov or tallinder, so they can definitely find talent in free agency and the possibility of adding a younger dman like Merill could be a big addition for us. I think Lou might be targeting next year, I could be wrong but I think the "devils should be sellers" mentality isn't the way to go.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:25 PM

Elias has been with Clarkson more than enough this year, Clarkson was sucking Elias down his black hole.



 

He wasn't being rewarded for bad play tonight, at least not in the first period.  He actually played well when nobody else did.  Then of course he reverted back to form in the last two periods but they still had to run him out with Zajac puking and Kostopolous doing his best Michael Spinks against Mike Tyson impression.

 

See, I don't see him playing well at all, even in the first. I see him being very VERY lazy, especially on the back check. I see blind as hell passes to no one in particular. I see crappy gamesmanship where he feels he's entitled to calls.

 

I'm also looking at it from my seats at the Rock and not on TV so I could be missing things.

 

They couldn't fill Kostopoulos's role by committee? They had to stick with Clarkson and Clarkson alone? He struggled enough on his 2nd line shifts, let alone being a massive liability to an already suspect 4th line.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:27 PM

Adam Henrique has been generating absolutely NOTHING for the entire year, he has been fortunate with many opportunistic goals but he has to step his game up. Last year he was a forecheck machine this year he is complacent.


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Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:30 PM

Adam Henrique has been generating absolutely NOTHING for the entire year, he has been fortunate with many opportunistic goals but he has to step his game up. Last year he was a forecheck machine this year he is complacent.

 

He is also playing without Parise.


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