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#21 Joonas #6

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:47 AM

I'll take a one armed Kovy over a two handed Clarkson any day.

 

Or one legged Kovy over two legged Clarkson.

 

Clarky is like a fvcking bambi on skates. Haha.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:52 AM

Chere: Kovakchuk is out for the second session.

 

i dont know 'bout you guys but i read it fast and read that he was "out for the season". My heart skipped a few beat


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:00 PM

Whether/when he comes back ultimately depends on whether the Devils are in the playoff race.  Despite paying lip-service to the idea that the Devils play to win every game, Lou did shut down Parise in 2010-2011 when the Devils were eliminated from the playoffs.  I would prefer he do the same thing with Kovalchuk.  There's no sense risking injury for games that don't matter.  In fact, if that's where the season is heading, I'd like the Devils to call up Urbom and Gelinas to get a few games to see what they can do. 


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:01 PM

Chere: Kovakchuk is out for the second session.



i dont know 'bout you guys but i read it fast and read that he was "out for the season". My heart skipped a few beat


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:13 PM

Whether/when he comes back ultimately depends on whether the Devils are in the playoff race.  Despite paying lip-service to the idea that the Devils play to win every game, Lou did shut down Parise in 2010-2011 when the Devils were eliminated from the playoffs.  I would prefer he do the same thing with Kovalchuk.  There's no sense risking injury for games that don't matter.  In fact, if that's where the season is heading, I'd like the Devils to call up Urbom and Gelinas to get a few games to see what they can do. 

Second this. Sit Volch and Sal for a few games. See what the future holds.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:15 PM

The Devils always practice the PP, so that's nothing new.  The Devils didn't practice the shootout before and it never mattered before.

 

I'm highly doubting taking 1 penalty shot at practice today will actually make anyone better or worse at the shootout.  I would guess it's more to try and mentally shake the team up, since it's a change.

 

makes a huge difference actually. deboer finally gets to see each player and how they act for the shot. we have been cycling the same 3 now maybe he will be inclined to try someone who he saw a spark with.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:18 PM

makes a huge difference actually. deboer finally gets to see each player and how they act for the shot. we have been cycling the same 3 now maybe he will be inclined to try someone who he saw a spark with.

 

The Devils have used 10 different shooters in the shootout this season.  They haven't been shy about mixing things up.  Elias and Kovy are the only 2 that have been consistently out there.  So if the huge difference is the Devils can choose different shooters, well, I imagine Kovy and Elias will still be the mainstays with others mixed in.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:18 PM

well kovie is not available for 2 more games, so i'd like to see someone other than elias and zajac who keep missing.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:22 PM

well kovie is not available for 2 more games, so i'd like to see someone other than elias and zajac who keep missing.

 

Elias is good at the shootout, so he's going to keep going out there.  I don't think one practice shot is going to change anyone's mind on that.  Zajac has only taken 4 shots this year, so he hasn't been involved in more shootouts than he's been in.  Zajac is 1 for 4, which is pretty average for 4 shot attempts, most guys will end up at 1 or 2 goals out of 4.


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#30 Mitico12

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:44 PM

Realistically, even if Kovy comes back, how good can he really be out there with a gimpy arm?


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:45 PM

Realistically, even if Kovy comes back, how good can he really be out there with a gimpy arm?


Kovy at 75% is still our star player. The morale boost alone could save us
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:54 PM

well kovie is not available for 2 more games, so i'd like to see someone other than elias and zajac who keep missing.

 

I would like to see PDB say fvck it and make a shootout list that confuses the goalie. Volchenkov, Sal, Gio. We'd lose the s/o but it would be fun to watch. Perhaps Volch would channel his inner Marek Malik.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 12:59 PM

such great news, hoping the team can just keep it together until his return... they said he will be back before he is 100% .. said he didnt have any pain in his shoulder but he has yet to take a slap shot doesnt want to push it. good good good stuff right here kovalchuckless period is almost over phew
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:53 PM

Kovy's interview afterwards was pretty damn funny.

 


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 01:54 PM

I would like to see PDB say fvck it and make a shootout list that confuses the goalie. Volchenkov, Sal, Gio. We'd lose the s/o but it would be fun to watch. Perhaps Volch would channel his inner Marek Malik.

Sometimes I think throwing in a guy who has never taken a shootout attempt or only has taken a couple, can work. Like has been said, the SO is something the goalies train for by watching tape and studying their moves/tendencies. If there was no tape, the goalie is as unprepared as he can be, right?


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:05 PM

I would like to see PDB say fvck it and make a shootout list that confuses the goalie. Volchenkov, Sal, Gio. We'd lose the s/o but it would be fun to watch. Perhaps Volch would channel his inner Marek Malik.

 

Volchenkov has a cannon of a shot, if he takes it early when the goalie doesn't setup and it's on target, i bet he scores. Zid could probably do the same. Brodeur stopping all the shots and one out of those two clowns scoring is a game winner. Brodeur hasn't been lights out in the shootout which makes the difference. He's been  the difference maker last year when he took the shot and saved first giving us the edge.


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:31 PM

Kovy's interview afterwards was pretty damn funny.

 

 

The ending is pretty funny......he almost said a** hah


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:46 PM

Kovy at 75% is still our star player. The morale boost alone could save us

 

Good teams dependent on one player.  IF he is not 100% you run the risk of long term damage.


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