It's the run they're on. You can spin it however you want. When you finish that poorly you think you would be following the results closely early on the next season, if you were in charge.
It's the data-snooped run 'they're' on, sure. Notice that they got rid of their terrible backup goalie and replaced him with a guy who could be one of the elite goalies.
They've lost 29 out of their last 39 games. For someone that dabbles in numbers you'd think that one would stick out like a sore thumb to you.
LOL dude you keep yammering about it. Okay, first off, they have 3 OT losses this year and 2-7 in OT last year, so that's 2-10. You think that's sustainable? Second, they got AWFUL goaltending. Third, they got abysmal shooting luck.
and to double down on that, the core players that were on both teams have more or less carried over last season's offensive retardation. and the defense, which is the same unit, is still bringing the LOL's
This team is not going to be good offensively. What they're not doing right now is getting zone time or establishing the forecheck - whether that's on the personnel (they can't execute) or what, I don't know - if that doesn't get fixed, it'll be a long season. I do think it can be fixed, and that throwing out the coach after 8 games or whatever and installing a new system is asking to repeat the same issues.
The Devils have gotten awful breaks to begin with that their best offensive games have come with Brodeur in net. I'm hoping very much that we see Schneider against Ottawa and then throw Brodeur to the Rangers if he has to, but I'm not counting on that. This team isn't going to win many games where they give up 3 goals, and they have to be better in OT/SO situations.
Edited by Triumph, 13 October 2013 - 10:45 PM.