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#21 devlman

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:23 PM

There's been a false misconception around this forum that Moose was horrible last season. He had a bad stretch toward the end when his team decided not to play D in front of him. Sure, that gets magnified over a shortened season, but lets not forget how stellar he was early in the season. The Devils asked a lot of him. Good luck Moose, hope you come back in a front office role.
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:27 PM

Mad appreciation Moose, mad appreciation. You're done though.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:31 PM

Hope uncle Lou finds a spot for him in the organization.

Just a great guy.
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:33 PM

i definitely appreciate Hedberg being a solid backup, but why is everyone so set to want him in the organization??

 

Hedberg has played three seasons for us as a backup...


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:40 PM

i definitely appreciate Hedberg being a solid backup, but why is everyone so set to want him in the organization??

 

Hedberg has played three seasons for us as a backup...

 

Because everyone in the organization who knows him well has nothing but great things to say about him. TG said that he has never worked with a more classy, professional player. Lou himself said that he would like to keep Hedberg in the organization. Moose has family in New Jersey and has stated in the past that he doesn't want to have to move his family again. It all makes sense, it just depends on whether Hedberg wants to keep playing and another team offers him a deal he likes.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 01:43 PM

There's been a false misconception around this forum that Moose was horrible last season. He had a bad stretch toward the end when his team decided not to play D in front of him. Sure, that gets magnified over a shortened season, but lets not forget how stellar he was early in the season. The Devils asked a lot of him. Good luck Moose, hope you come back in a front office role.

 

No, he was awful.  He had 3 great games early where he gave up 2 goals total.  He had one other game during the year where he gave up 1 goal.  He also had 1 game last year where he faced more than 30 shots.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:10 PM

There's been a false misconception around this forum that Moose was horrible last season. He had a bad stretch toward the end when his team decided not to play D in front of him. Sure, that gets magnified over a shortened season, but lets not forget how stellar he was early in the season. The Devils asked a lot of him. Good luck Moose, hope you come back in a front office role.

 

Yeah, stellar in 3 games. Then he went 4-11-1, including a 7 game winless streak. He finished with a .883 save percentage. I love the guy, but that was a horrible season.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:34 PM

No, he was awful.  He had 3 great games early where he gave up 2 goals total.  He had one other game during the year where he gave up 1 goal.  He also had 1 game last year where he faced more than 30 shots.

 

 

Yeah, stellar in 3 games. Then he went 4-11-1, including a 7 game winless streak. He finished with a .883 save percentage. I love the guy, but that was a horrible season.

 

Disagree. If youre just looking at his W-L and g.a.a. and not his actual play and the team's play in front of him, then youre not getting the bigger picture. Like I said, he did have that bad stretch, but the Devils played some terrible hockey in front of him at times. He gave his team a chance to win many nights.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:37 PM

I love Hedberg, we just have no room or no need for him really in our roster. Hes a fantastic back up though! Besides last season.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:43 PM

Disagree. If youre just looking at his W-L and g.a.a. and not his actual play and the team's play in front of him, then youre not getting the bigger picture. Like I said, he did have that bad stretch, but the Devils played some terrible hockey in front of him at times. He gave his team a chance to win many nights.

 

I saw his actual play. It was bad. Very bad. There was a reason Kinkaid got such an ovation when he debuted, and it's because everyone had lost confidence in Moose. He gave up 4 or more goals 6 times in 19 games. 


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:53 PM

Disagree. If youre just looking at his W-L and g.a.a. and not his actual play and the team's play in front of him, then youre not getting the bigger picture. Like I said, he did have that bad stretch, but the Devils played some terrible hockey in front of him at times. He gave his team a chance to win many nights.

 

The Devils played great defense in front of him.  Yeah, there was the occasional breakway or odd-man rush, but sometimes as a goalie you have to stop SOME of those.  Not all of them, just SOME.  Felt like he never did.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 02:54 PM

Yeah, stellar in 3 games. Then he went 4-11-1, including a 7 game winless streak. He finished with a .883 save percentage. I love the guy, but that was a horrible season.

 

 

Many of us were begging PDB to put a rookie with a chance into the line up. Liking a guy is fine but those games killed us. Look how close it was at the end of the season. Just winning four of his stinkers would have put the Devils in the Post season. Sure the scoring could have done the same, but you have to start somewhere for a solid foundation.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 03:08 PM

Ya did good four us, Moose.   Good luck


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 03:14 PM

Moose is a class act. It's business I know but I would have like it better if the Devils had talked to Moose before the the trade. Even if it was for one minute before.

 

 

I hope he signs with another team.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 03:43 PM

The Devils played great defense in front of him. Yeah, there was the occasional breakway or odd-man rush, but sometimes as a goalie you have to stop SOME of those. Not all of them, just SOME. Felt like he never did.


Just to add, I remember Moose having quite a few plays where he came out and mishandled the puck which led to the other team scoring.
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 04:10 PM

I saw his actual play. It was bad. Very bad. There was a reason Kinkaid got such an ovation when he debuted, and it's because everyone had lost confidence in Moose. He gave up 4 or more goals 6 times in 19 games. 

 

But again, thats asking a 40 yr old career backup to play long stretches with many games close to one another. He clearly got rattled at times, but I think he held up admirably and made some big saves the many times our D left him to dry (especially early-on). His numbers last year didnt do him justice.


The Devils played great defense in front of him.  Yeah, there was the occasional breakway or odd-man rush, but sometimes as a goalie you have to stop SOME of those.  Not all of them, just SOME.  Felt like he never did.

 

It seemed like he stopped a good number of breakaways and odd-man rushes...every islander game immediately comes to mind.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 04:15 PM

But again, thats asking a 40 yr old career backup to play long stretches with many games close to one another. He clearly got rattled at times, but I think he held up admirably and made some big saves the many times our D left him to dry (especially early-on). His numbers last year didnt do him justice.


 

It seemed like he stopped a good number of breakaways and odd-man rushes...every islander game immediately comes to mind.

 

So? That's part of his job description. He is supposed to be prepared to play when he's asked and provide us with at least average goaltending when called upon. He didn't do that. Stop trying to rewrite history. He had a bad season last year, end of story. It doesn't mean he's necessarily done, in fact I think he could bounce back and be a decent back-up again next year if he gets a contract and if he wants to.


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Posted 04 July 2013 - 05:54 PM

Thanks moooooooooose!
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 07:24 PM

Thanks Moose. I do find it interesting that his rough patch last year was the driving force to the team missing the playoffs and subsequently getting the 9th pick...and well, you know the rest.
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Posted 04 July 2013 - 08:45 PM

My daughter is bummed.
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