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#1261 njdevil26

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:09 AM

Came here to complain. This Sestito callup set me off on a lot of things. I know we sit here as armchair GMs and coaches and say we could do a better job, but I really feel like I can. Guys like Michael Ryder, Steve Bernier, Bryce Salvador, and Dainius Zubrus can play like the worst pair of jeans at a the Salvation Army store and still not get disciplined in the least while guys like Gelinas, Josefson, Larsson and formerly Loktionov have to worry about making the slightest mistakes and getting banished by the dumb coach. Ryder should have sat a game or two in the press box weeks ago. Zubrus has 2 goals in 31 games and is deep in the minus column in that span and the team's answer to a MUST WIN game against one of the best teams in the league is to call up Tim freaking Sestito and sit the goalie that gives the team the best chance to win. Also, Henrique has 9 goals in 6 games and gets moved to the third line to center two players that aren't playing well. the first game, he had a goal on that line and a goal on the penalty kill (with Elias) but has been a zero point -4 player since. Please find me one other team in the league that puts their top goal scorer on the third line... then plays them only 16 minutes in a must win game (Florida).

 

Here's my lineup for tonight:

 

Ruutu-Zajac-Jagr

Henrique-Elias-Brunner

Clowe-Josefson-Ryder

Zubrus-Gionta-Bernier

 

Greene-Fayne

Volchenkov-Zidlicky

Gelinas-Merrill

 

Schneider

 

Give Josefson the chance to play with real NHL players and add some speed to a ridiculously slow line. Tell Zubrus to take a seat on the fourth line and get his sh!t together. In my 26 years of being alive I've never been more frustrated with this team and looking forward to the season ending so I can watch the Red Bulls and a team that actually wants to win.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:27 AM

i don't know what makes me angrier:

 

sestito over josefson or merrill over volchenkov.

 

if they want to put gelinas back in, fine. but don't do it for volchenkov where you're completely taking away a skillset. merrill has not been that good for weeks now.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:47 AM

Merrill is going to get eaten alive by the Bruins forwards. 


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:50 AM

In what fvcking world do the Devils justify Sestito over JJ? Do they strive to put out LESS offense in big games? I mean sh!t, JJ has at least been drawing some penalties and starting breakouts. Instead we have a guy who is absolutely useless. And Larsson CONTINUES to rot in the AHL. It's un-fvcking-believable.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:55 AM

While the actual using of the recall itself is no big deal imo, the decision in general to actually play Sestito will forever boggle my mind.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 10:55 AM

i don't know what makes me angrier:

sestito over josefson or merrill over volchenkov.

if they want to put gelinas back in, fine. but don't do it for volchenkov where you're completely taking away a skillset. merrill has not been that good for weeks now.


I've passed the point of anger, I'm not even surprised at this point.
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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:10 AM

We couldn't go an entire season without a Sestito sighting.  Sestito = playoffs.  Book it! 


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:23 AM

I've passed the point of anger, I'm not even surprised at this point.

 

Pretty much this.  I think I'm fresh out of anger by now.  It's just confusion.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:40 AM

I sometimes wonder what horrible, horrible things Josefson must have done to Lou or Deboer's pets to deserve being behind Tim Sestito.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:03 PM

Josefson himself claimed that the coaches told him that line needs more size.  It seems like a (over)reaction to playing the Bruins.  But at least the Devils haven't turned their franchise upside down like the Sabres did.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:14 PM

Josefson himself claimed that the coaches told him that line needs more size.  It seems like a (over)reaction to playing the Bruins.  But at least the Devils haven't turned their franchise upside down like the Sabres did.

 

This is so ridiculous. The Devils need more size so they take out Volchenkov (who Deboer praised days ago for playing "a man's game" against Philly), but they add Sestito for size for the Bruins. I guess in a way it makes sense with Pete's completely over-valuing the 4th line.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:16 PM

Josefson is one of the best passers on the fvcking team! It's a proven fact and he's in the fvcking press box.  Not to mention Josefson has some pretty good legs (and fresh). 


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:07 PM

No words anymore...

 

Hopefully next season, they'll inject some youth into this old, slow team. Agreed that both of those lineup choices are really strange choices (Sestito/Josefson and Merrill/Volchenkov).

 

But yeah, on the bright side, I guess we're not the Sabres.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:12 PM

Lou loves to fill in 'roles' on his team. But there is just no reason in this universe that Tim Sestito should be in the lineup against the Bruins. Lou waits until we are playing the hottest and possibly best team in the league to call up a scrappy minor leaguer.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:39 PM

We couldn't go an entire season without a Sestito sighting.  Sestito = playoffs.  Book it! 

 

He played 9 games earlier this season ;)


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:34 PM

I feel horrible for Josefson. He doesn't deserve this at all. It's a shame that the Devils would keep him around as the 14th forward all year instead of giving him a shot or trying to get him through waivers. It's clear he has no future here but he deserves to get a chance somewhere else. I know that they can't be giving away the little forward depth they have, but I just feel for this kid.

 

Also, if they are going to make a call up, I would've rather have seen Sislo who is having a great year and can score (.412 G/GP). I get that they want a "4th line guy" in Sestito, but seriously, at least call up someone who is scoring goals.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 03:03 PM

I'm fine with Merrill over Volch. Let the kids take their licks against the toughest team in the league.


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Posted 18 March 2014 - 03:38 PM

I'm fine with Merrill over Volch. Let the kids take their licks against the toughest team in the league.

arent the 2 of them paired up tonight?
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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:53 PM

@TGfireandice: Cory Schneider starts in net for Devils Thursday vs. Parise and Wild.


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Posted 19 March 2014 - 04:58 PM

'Our fate is in our own hands. We’re certainly in a race and we have to just focus on what we can control. Yesterday is yesterday and today is today. Tomorrow is tomorrow and tomorrow happens to be the most important game at this point.' http://blogs.northje...t_and_prove_it/


No Lou, our fate is NOT in our own hands- not when you're 7 points out and have to jump over 17 teams. I mean... Please with sh!t like that.


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