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#721 devilsrule33

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Posted 23 January 2014 - 01:36 PM

To be fair, a good portion of those players were brought up to muck it up on the 4th line, which isn't really Whitney's game.

 

I understand. I also understand that he didn't have an NHL contract. Just trying to get in the mindset of Albany's best player seeing forward after forward getting called up and wondering if he'll get that opportunity.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:09 PM

I understand. I also understand that he didn't have an NHL contract. Just trying to get in the mindset of Albany's best player seeing forward after forward getting called up and wondering if he'll get that opportunity.

 

On that line of thinking, he seems like the kind of guy that pays his dues and earned everything he's got. I think he'll really seize this opportunity and be a bit of a spark plug on that line. It wouldn't even shock me to see him score tomorrow night or even better, get his first career goal in Yankee Stadium, which would be amazing for him. I just hope he can maintain whatever energy he brings, because the goaltending and defense is finally where it should be. We just need that damn offense to capitalize on it's chances like it did Tuesday.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:50 PM

I understand. I also understand that he didn't have an NHL contract. Just trying to get in the mindset of Albany's best player seeing forward after forward getting called up and wondering if he'll get that opportunity.

 

I'm not so sure he was Albany's best forward, though he was certainly Albany's best power play forward.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:55 PM

They should put Tedenby-Gionta-Whitney out there for laughs.


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:58 PM

Would Boucher being sent down have something to do with his eligibility to play in the AHL during the olympic break? I would imagine that was part of the reason. I still doubt any kind of outside help is on the way.

 

 

Not really - the only thing Boucher has to avoid doing is playing in 16 of the Devils' last 20 games.  So if he misses 4 NJ games, he can be sent down for the break.  Thing is, he's been playing all year, so I'm not sure him playing at the break is necessarily in NJ's interest (unlike people like Gelinas and Merrill who've missed some games).

 

Lamoriello said Boucher’s demotion has nothing to do with Friday’s deadline of sending players to the minors so that they’re eligible to play there during the Olympic break next month.

“No, because that has a statistic number to it,” Lamoriello said. “That will never get in a way to making decisions. These games are too important. I can assure you we’re going to have the best roster to win.”

 

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:27 AM

I could see NJ going after Ray Whitney for the top line with Jagr and Zajac.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:51 AM

I could see NJ going after Ray Whitney for the top line with Jagr and Zajac.

 

Two off-wings on the same line?  Can't see it.  Sadly there isn't a ton available - NJ could go after Moulson but I'd prefer they save their resources.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:57 AM

Two off-wings on the same line?  Can't see it.  Sadly there isn't a ton available - NJ could go after Moulson but I'd prefer they save their resources.

It is a Lou type move, when everyone looks at the younger gagner type players he gets the older cheap guys like Hrdini or Sullivan...


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:52 AM

Why not try Loktionov at that LW spot? I know Loktionov only wants to play center but surely he'd prefer 1st line LW to health scratch?


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 09:59 AM

There is this other guy who play top 6 LW in camp and did a pretty good job of it...


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:25 AM

Why not try Loktionov at that LW spot? I know Loktionov only wants to play center but surely he'd prefer 1st line LW to health scratch?

 

He says he's not comfortable at wing.  I don't think it's a question of preference just as 'I don't think I'm good at this, please don't use me this way'.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:30 AM

He says he's not comfortable at wing.  I don't think it's a question of preference just as 'I don't think I'm good at this, please don't use me this way'.

that being the case the last thing we would want to do with him is put him in a spot on the ice where he is not comfortable... he already hasnt been too great this year to begin with
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Posted 24 January 2014 - 11:52 AM

Why not try Loktionov at that LW spot? I know Loktionov only wants to play center but surely he'd prefer 1st line LW to health scratch?

 

Because Loktionov can't play wing.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:15 PM

Why can't Sal get hurt again. It would solve a few problems


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:45 PM

There is this other guy who play top 6 LW in camp and did a pretty good job of it...

maybe by the end of the season it will happen... everyone else has had their chance at this point.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 12:48 PM

Why can't Sal get hurt again. It would solve a few problems

 

Now  now, don't wish injury on someone, especially one of our guys...

 

though I kinda agree


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:23 PM

Jacob Josefson hasn't played in over a month. Sucks that the Devils burned a year off of his waiver exemption by playing him in meaningless games as a 19 year old. Could be getting some actual game time in Albany right now if they kept him under 11 games in 2010-11.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:29 PM

Jacob Josefson hasn't played in over a month. Sucks that the Devils burned a year off of his waiver exemption by playing him in meaningless games as a 19 year old. Could be getting some actual game time in Albany right now if they kept him under 11 games in 2010-11.

 

Devils have 3 guys that shouldn't be healthy scratches hanging around. Shame there isn't anything that can be done about Josefson. Shame Merrill isn't playing here or in the AHL right now. And I think Loktionov should be in the lineup as well, but what can you do.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 06:39 PM

Jacob Josefson hasn't played in over a month. Sucks that the Devils burned a year off of his waiver exemption by playing him in meaningless games as a 19 year old. Could be getting some actual game time in Albany right now if they kept him under 11 games in 2010-11.

 

Those weren't meaningless games - he was NHL ready and NJ needed a center.  Just hurts that he wasn't able to keep up that level of play.


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Posted 24 January 2014 - 07:08 PM

Those weren't meaningless games - he was NHL ready and NJ needed a center.  Just hurts that he wasn't able to keep up that level of play.

They're not meaningless if he is a mainstay in the line up right now. In a lost season, which that was, why burn through the waiver year? Bad roster management.


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