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#321 2ELIAS6

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:00 PM

Couldn't agree more about the defense.  Fayne needs to stay in the lineup because he's actually good with the puck and he's a good skater.  Only defenseman better at skating on this team is Adam Greene.  Looking back, I really wish we would have kept Tallinder.  Why Lou didn't use a compliance buyout on Volch boggles my mind.

hey whos adam greene?!
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:02 PM

Have to give it time.  Of course everyone jumping up and down about Gionta, who played all 48 games last year, forgets that Ryan Carter just got healthy scratched, and he's never missed a game while healthy (missed 4 games last year due to concussion).

 

Since he won't move Carter to center or scratch Gionta, scratching Carter's the only way to get Olesz in the lineup.  Carter doesn't have to play every game but he shouldn't be sitting six in a row either.

 

re: Pete scratching Volch last year, yeah he got scratched a handful of times when we had EIGHT d-men.   Now we have seven, and so far it's a rotation between Larsson and Fayne which is asinine.  But hey Volch was born a lefty which might be more important than his contract in keeping him in the lineup.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 05:04 PM

hey whos adam greene?!

 

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:22 PM

Another positive is that those extra points to vancouver and edm went in the west conference so its not gonna bite us in the ass.
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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:47 PM

Guess chico thinks we traded Janssen to the 'nucks....


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:52 PM

This team could very well be competing for the division if the defense gets addressed. They have the goaltending and offense to do it.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:09 PM

Another positive is that those extra points to vancouver and edm went in the west conference so its not gonna bite us in the ass.

 

No, but those 2 points we didn't get could.

 

Guess chico thinks we traded Janssen to the 'nucks....

 

I wish.  :lol:

 

This team could very well be competing for the division if the defense gets addressed. They have the goaltending and offense to do it.

 

IMO, we don't have enough speed, nor do we have enough physicality on the blue line.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:53 PM

Since he won't move Carter to center or scratch Gionta, scratching Carter's the only way to get Olesz in the lineup.  Carter doesn't have to play every game but he shouldn't be sitting six in a row either.

 

Why doesn't this logic apply to Josefson?  Granted I think it's more likely Loktionov sits, but Gionta isn't getting a ton of ice time these days.

 

 

re: Pete scratching Volch last year, yeah he got scratched a handful of times when we had EIGHT d-men.   Now we have seven, and so far it's a rotation between Larsson and Fayne which is asinine.  But hey Volch was born a lefty which might be more important than his contract in keeping him in the lineup.

 

The only thing that got Volchenkov back into the lineup was Tallinder's injury, it's possible he could've been sitting a lot more if he'd stayed healthy.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 10:59 PM

I promise that the Devils will win a game eventually.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 04:56 PM

I promise that the Devils will win a game eventually.

 

Eventually this season, or just eventually? ;)


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 05:05 PM

Eventually this season, or just eventually? ;)

how bout tomorrow night.. yea that sounds good tomorrow night it is.
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Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:29 PM

Eventually this season, or just eventually? ;)

 

I could just take the conservative route and say eventually.  But dammit, I'm going all in and saying the Devils will win this season!

 

how bout tomorrow night.. yea that sounds good tomorrow night it is.

 

We need to be reasonable man!


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 06:55 PM

reasonable? whos got time for that sh!t when were about to go 0-5.. not us thats for sure. they need to win tomorrow night.
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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:00 PM

We only have one regulation loss so far. The sky is not falling.. There's a ton of new players, give them some time to mesh. Our offense looks better then last season already, and there's no reason our defense shouldn't be just as good.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:08 PM

Couldn't agree more about the defense.  Fayne needs to stay in the lineup because he's actually good with the puck and he's a good skater.  Only defenseman better at skating on this team is Adam Greene.  Looking back, I really wish we would have kept Tallinder.  Why Lou didn't use a compliance buyout on Volch boggles my mind.

Because we would have had to use it before the sale of the team was finalized. We can still use it after the season is over. I imagine there was concern about the actual dollars having to be paid.

Tallinder needed to go because it's clear he and Deboer weren't gonna be pals. He was definitely better than Sal or Volch. No question.


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 07:11 PM

We only have one regulation loss so far. The sky is not falling.. There's a ton of new players, give them some time to mesh. Our offense looks better then last season already, and there's no reason our defense shouldn't be just as good.

again.. its not the new faces needing time to mesh for the most part the offense is only coming from the new face and elias so far.. the problem is the old faces .... still
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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:31 PM

We only have one regulation loss so far. The sky is not falling.. There's a ton of new players, give them some time to mesh. Our offense looks better then last season already, and there's no reason our defense shouldn't be just as good.


The funny thing is that the "new players" thing doesnt work cause they are the ones producing right now while our regulars are not doing much
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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:46 PM

Ya but the whole team is having a ton of defensive breakdowns and that is costing us games more than anything else. We need to shore up the defense especially the ridiculous amount of break aways we are giving up. We also need to actually work the puck out of our zone and posses it in the other teams. Right now we seem lost on clears and are icing the puck far to often. We are at our best when we are deliberate and grind down a team in their zone, that is the core of PDB's philosophy for the team.I do think LL put together a talented group this year but if we take to long to gel we could end up missing the playoffs just from allowing too many games to slip away and being unable to win in the shootout. All and all I feel like the prediction of us not making the playoffs or being in the Stanley Cup finals is entirely accurate.

 

Since we threw up the game day thread a day up early before, any chance we get Calgary up tonight so I don't have to keep rehashing a loss?


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:47 PM

reasonable? whos got time for that sh!t when were about to go 0-5.. not us thats for sure. they need to win tomorrow night.

 

We're not 0-4.  We're 0-1-3.  I still consider the "3" as ties.  :P


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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:01 PM

The funny thing is that the "new players" thing doesnt work cause they are the ones producing right now while our regulars are not doing much

 

The 'new players' have all been making critical errors on defense and in the neutral zone, too.  We'll see this improve as the year goes on.


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